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Recall 19V068000

Transmission Unexpectedly Downshifts While Driving

Recall Details

For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, the transmission may downshift while driving, causing abrupt vehicle deceleration. Dealers will update the transmission control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, the transmission may downshift while driving, resulting in the vehicle abruptly decelerating. This can cause an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Fiat must be performed by a Fiat dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2019. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Fiat 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 V20.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, February 05, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 05, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,933
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V068000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Fiat Spider 124 vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. Due to incorrect programming of the Transmission Control Module (TCM), certain conditions may cause the vehicle to unexpectedly downshift and abruptly decelerate.
Consequence
If a downshift occurs, the vehicle will suddenly decrease speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the TCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V20.
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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