March 17, 2014 – 9:10 am ET
DETROIT (Reuters) — Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L vehicles in the United States due to the fact drivers might not be ready to shift out of park, according to paperwork filed with U.S. safety regulators.
Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Vehicles, is recalling some 2014 models simply because in specific temperatures the transmission shift lever might have a delayed impact or no impact on selecting a gear, in accordance to paperwork filed with the National Highway Targeted traffic Security Administration.
If there is no result, the automobile will not shift out of park, and if there is a delayed impact the motor vehicle may possibly move in an unintended or sudden path, escalating the danger of a crash, in accordance to the NHTSA paperwork.
As of Feb. 20, Chrysler was unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the difficulty, according to the NHTSA paperwork.
Dealers will substitute the shifter module or update the shifter application as necessary totally free of charge. The recall is expected to commence in April.