Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling an estimated 1.48 million trucks in the U.S. equipped with shifters mounted on their steering columns.
Occupants can inadvertently move the vehicles’ gear-shifters out of the “park” position.
If the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) becomes disabled, a vehicle’s shifter may be moved out of park without brake-pedal application, or the presence of a key in the ignition.
Chrysler says it is aware of seven potentially related injuries and a small number of potentially related accidents.
The following vehicles are being recalled:
- 2010-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups;
- 2011-2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs;
- 2016-2017 Ram 3500 chassis cabs with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 10,000 lbs; and
- 2009-2017 Ram 1500 pickups.
In addition, an estimated 249,520 of these vehicles in Canada, 42,747 in Mexico and 14,950 in markets outside the NAFTA region are being recalled.
All model-year 2017 trucks built after December 31, 2016, are excluded.
What to do
Chrysler will advise owners when they may schedule service, at which time the company will restore BTSI function in the recalled vehicles.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.