Chrysler Recall Affects 26,000 Units Due to Automatic Transmission Trouble
Approximately 26,000 Chrysler units have been recalled recently due to a defect in the automatic transmission in Chrysler 200 vehicles. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) the voluntary recall stems from an issue that occurs when drivers shift gears into parking mode (P). Vehicles continue in motion even after an attempt to park them.
Chrysler Vehicles Affected by Recall
The specific model affected by the Chrysler recall is the 2015 Chrysler 200, a model with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Approximately 26,000 units manufactured between May 9 and December 15, 2014 have been identified as potentially defective. The automatic transmission parking rod may break or become dislodged – preventing the vehicle shift lever from adequately shifting into parking mode. This could cause the vehicle to continue in motion, increasing the risk of a car crash.
Measures Taken to Repair Recalled Units
As for the measures taken by the manufacturer to repair the Chrysler recall units, Chrysler announced that it will notify the owners of recalled vehicles and dealerships to properly inspect the automatic transmission system. If necessary, the defective parts will be replaced at no cost to the owner. The Chrysler recall starts April 10, 2015. If you are the owner of a recalled vehicle, please immediately contact Chrysler’s customer service line at 1-800-853-1403. Owners of vehicles affected by the recall should continue to monitor the website of the NHTSA to get the latest news about the recall or by visiting www.safercar.gov
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Safercar.gov Automatic Transmission Not Shifting Into Park. Retrieved on March 5, 201.
NHTSA Defect Notice 573 Report . Retrieved on March 5, 2015.