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FiatChrysler has had some notable transmission-related recalls in the past, and it's about to kick off yet another.
Fiat Chrysler's Ramtrucks division has issued a voluntary recall for approximately 180,795 pickup trucks in the US. The models below are all affected, but Ram noted that most of the recalled vehicles are heavy-duty variants and not the sole light-duty variant on the list:
2017-2018 Ram 1500 pickups
2017-2018 Ram 2500, 3500 pickups
2017-2018 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 chassis cabs
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2016-2017 Ram 3500 chassis cabs with a GVWR under 10,000 pounds
Voluntary recalls are recalls that the automaker issues on its own. Sometimes, the feds will catch wind of a potential issue, investigate it and summarily compel an automaker to issue a recall. That's not the case here -- FCA caught the issue and is making moves to remedy it.
The issue stems from the column shifter on the aforementioned vehicles. A part called the brake transmission shift interlock, which works to ensure the vehicle is not shifted out of park without first engaging the brake, might overheat. If that happens, the shifter could be moved out of park without pressing the brake or even without putting a key in the ignition. This is, quite obviously, a rollaway hazard.
Ford Recalls Nearly 350,000 F-Series Trucks That May Roll Away When Parked
In addition to a sea of trucks, a small handful of Mustangs are also affected.Ford is recalling close to 350,000 trucks—the vast majority being of the F-Series variety—over a gear shift issue that may cause the vehicles to roll away when parked. According to the company, the fault lies with a clip that locks the transmission with the gear shift cable failing to fully engage. If the clip becomes loose, a Ford that was put in park and turned off may not be in park at all.
The overheating "has been linked" to owners leaving their feet on the brake pedal while idling in park. While waiting for the recall to begin, Ram has advised owners to set the parking brake each and every time the vehicle is put in park.
Ram is currently developing a remedy, so it's unclear how it will solve the issue at the moment. Nevertheless, dealers and owners will start receiving notifications at the end of March.
In 2016, Fiat Chrysler because owners were having a hard time understanding how a strange rocker-style shifter works (it has since been phased out). Last year, FCA for a software bug that wouldn't shift the transmission into park even though the owner moved the shift lever to P.
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Ram Recalls 200,000 Trucks For Slipping Out Of Park
"FiatChrysler has had some notable transmission-related recalls in the past, and it's about to kick off yet another. Fiat Chrysler's Ramtrucks division has issued a voluntary recall for approxima...
Fiat-Chrysler recalls 1.8 million Ram pickups
The recall is due to a mechanical issue that could make it possible for the driver to accidentally shift the truck out of park.
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