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Recall: 230K Ram Trucks for Roll Away Risk

Vehicle may shift out of park even when there is no key in the ignition

February 22, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a voluntary recall for almost 230,000 Ram trucks

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a voluntary recall for almost 230,000 Ram trucks due to a faulty brake transmission shift interlock system that can cause the vehicle to unintentionally shift out of park.

According to Cnet.com, this recall affects 180,795 Ram pickup trucks in the US. Models include:

·  2017-2018 Ram 1500 pickups

·  2017-2018 Ram 2500, 3500 pickups

·  2017-2018 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 chassis cabs

·  2016-2017 Ram 3500 chassis cabs with a GVWR under 10,000 pounds

Only Ram trucks with a steering-column mounted gear shift are affected.

The recall is due to a component within the column shifter called the brake transmission shift interlock that stops the vehicle from being shifted out of Park without first engaging the brake.

Fiat Chrysler says if the shift interlock overheats, which may happen if a driver leaves his/her foot on the brake pedal while the truck is idling in park or shortly after parking and turning off the truck.

Dealers will begin fixing the recalled trucks starting March 30. Fiat Chrysler advises always setting the parking brake until the repair is done.

For more details and to check a vehicle's VIN number, go to the NHTSA recall website.

 

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