Almost 1.5 Million Ram Trucks Recalled by Chrysler over Rollaway Concerns
The transmission can be shifted out of PARK without pushing the brake or having the key in the ignition
A new auto recall from Chrysler affects approximately 1.48 million Ram trucks equipped with a column shifter.
What's the problem?
On these vehicles, 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.
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.
The following Ram truck models are included in this recall: model year 2016-2017 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 10,000 lbs., model year 2011-2017 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Cab Chassis, model year 2009-2017 Ram 1500, and model year 2010-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks.
What happens next?
Chrysler says that the remedy for this recall is still under development. Vehicle owners can expect to receive notification of the recall in early February 2018.
Owners with questions can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Reference recall number T79.