Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.8 million trucks to fix shifter issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. unit stated on Friday it would recall about 1.8 million trucks in the United States, Canada, Mexico and some other countries to repair a part if not running could allow the motorist to shift out of park without depressing the brake pedal.

The automaker stated it knew 7 possibly related injuries and a “small number” of possibly related crashes.

The recall is limited to vehicles geared up with shifters mounted on their guiding columns. Those with rotary-dial shifters or floor-mounted shifters are untouched, FCA United States LLC stated.

All model-year 2017 trucks developed after December 31 are excluded, the company informed.

The brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) might not work effectively if subjected to particular high-temperature conditions for prolonged durations, the company said, including that if it ends up being disabled it could likewise allow the driver to move out of park without the key in the ignition.

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