Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2017 Dodge Challenger over an issue with the transmission that could prevent the vehicle from remaining in the PARK position.
The defect: the transmission may not remain in the PARK position if that gear is selected, the engine is still running, and the driver exits the vehicle exited.
The hazards: if the vehicle is exited without the transmission remaining in the PARK position and without the parking brake set, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: certain 2017 Dodge Challenger vehicles equipped with 5.7L V8 engines and eight-speed automatic transmissions.
Number of vehicles affected: 7,802 (United States figure).
The fix: Dodge parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will notify owners, and dealers will update the transmission control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Dodge Challenger recall should visit recalls.mopar.com and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners can also contact Fiat Chrysler customer service with questions by using the following information.
- FCA Customer Care: 1-800-853-1403
- FCA Recall Number: T41
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V431000