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Fiat Chrysler recalls over 300K Dodge Dart cars due to rollaway risk

April 2019 – Detroit News — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly.

The recall covers Dodge Dart compact cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions.

The company says a bushing can fail, causing the shifter cable to come loose from the transmission. That means when a driver shifts to park or another gear, the gear may not change and the car could roll away.

Fiat Chrysler says it doesn’t know of any related crashes or injuries. But it advises owners to shut off the engine and set the parking brake before leaving the cars.

Dealers will replace the bushing at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start May 31.


RECALL: Shifter Cable Bushing May Detach From Transmission

Report Receipt Date: APR 11, 2019
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V293000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 298,439

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Vehicle: DODGE DART 2013-2016

APRIL 2019 — Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions. The shifter cable bushing may fail allowing the shift cable to detach from the transmission. If the shifter cable detaches from the transmission, the vehicle may not perform the shifts performed by the driver. Additionally, despite selecting PARK with the shifter, the vehicle may roll away. These scenarios may increase the risk of a crash. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission side shifter cable bushing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 31, 2019. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V34. 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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