Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles <FIA.MI><FIATY.PK>,
is recalling some 2014 models because in certain temperatures
the transmission shift lever may have a delayed effect or no
effect on selecting a gear, according to documents filed with
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If there is no effect, the car will not shift out of park, and
if there is a delayed effect the vehicle may move in an
unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a
crash, according to the NHTSA documents.
As of February 20, Chrysler was unaware of any accidents or
injuries related to the problem, according to the NHTSA
Dealers will replace the shifter module or update the shifter
software as needed free of charge. The recall is expected to
begin in April.
(Reporting by Ben Klayman in Detroit;
editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
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