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Recall 18V100000

Shift Lever Can Be Moved Out Of Park Without Depressing The Brake Pedal

Recall Details

The Brake Transmission Shift Interlock system may have a pin that sticks in the open position, resulting in the transmission being able to be shifted out of the Park position without depressing the brake pedal. This could result in the vehicle rolling away unexpectedly. Dealers will update the Body Control Module software free of charge tor resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The shift lever may be able to be moved out of the locked park position without depressing the brake pedal due to a fault with the mechanism that controls it. If this happens, the vehicle may come out of the Park gear and allow the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, resulting in an accident or injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ram truck must be performed by a Ram dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ram dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is U11.

Electrical & Lights, February 8, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 8, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
180,462
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V100000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, all equipped with a column shifter. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position. With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.
Consequence
Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the Body Control Module software. Dealers will also test the BTSI operation, replacing the solenoid as necessary. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U11.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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