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Fiat Chrysler Issues Recall for Nearly 230,000 Trucks, Faulty Shifters

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to recall roughly 228,500 trucks sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to repair faulty shifters.

About the Fiat Chrysler Shifter Recall

According to Reuters, the brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) equipped in the vehicles may overheat. This can cause the shifter to be repositioned without brake-pedal application even when the key is not in the ignition.

If, for example, the defect were to occur when the vehicle was in the park position, the vehicle could begin moving inadvertently, posing a roll away hazard and increasing the risk of crash and injury.

The company said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents and that the recall is limited to vehicles equipped with gear-shifters on their steering columns.

Fiat Chrysler previously said it would recall 1.8 million in December to fix a defective part that could allow the driver to shift out of park without depressing the brake pedal.

Vehicles Included in the Fiat Chrysler Shifter Recall

The following vehicles models are affected by the Fiat Chrysler:

  • 2017-2018 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2017-2018 Dodge Ram 2500
  • 2017-2018 Dodge Ram 3500
  • 2017-2018 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
  • 2017-2018 Dodge Ram 4500 Chassis Cab
  • 2017-2018 Dodge Ram 5500 Chassis Cab

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Recall Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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