Recalled Chrysler Vehicles May Remain in Gear When Drivers Exit, Posing Injury Hazard

The manufacturer is including about 810,000 vehicles in its recall

2012 Dodge Charger / Chrysler Vehicles May Remain in Gear When Drivers Exit, Posing Injury Hazard
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April 29, 2016

Chrysler has announced a recall for vehicles with a defective transmission.

The company is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles, and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The affected vehicles, equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a monostable gear selector, may not adequately warn the driver when the driver's door is opened and the vehicle is not in "park". This may allow the driver to exit the vehicle while it is still in gear.

Drivers that think the transmission is in the "park" position could be struck by the car if they attempt to exit while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged.

The manufacturer believes that about 810,000 vehicles are potentially impacted.

Chrysler will notify owners affected by the recall, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. Dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of a rollaway vehicle, free of charge.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.

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