Dodge Challenger Being Recalled Because It Could Crush Your Foot


Among other rollaway-related situations.

Fiat Chrysler has just announced that it is recalling 7,802 2017 model year Challengers in the US, specifically with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, due to rollaway fears. The problem specifically lies with the transmission software. It now requires an update in order to ensure the big coupe remains in “park.” FCA claims that drivers may shift into “park” while the engine is running and “erroneously believe their vehicles are in ‘park’ because their shifters and instrumentation may indicate so.”

If drivers then exit their cars without setting the parking brake, the cars could roll. All FCA has to do in order to resolve the problem is a transmission software update that will “better enable drivers to engage ‘park.’” Fortunately, FCA is not aware of any injuries or accidents related specifically to this issue. Supposedly, the affected Challengers currently have software that will automatically shift them into ‘park’ once the ignition is shut off. If they fail to shift into ‘park,’ there’s a warning indicator for the driver stating “Service Trans…Press Brake When Stopped…Key Off Engine to Engage Park.”

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Alongside the affected US market Challengers, another 390 units are being recalled in Canada with another 119 outside of North America. Obviously affected owners will be notified by mail and the fix itself will be free of charge at the dealership.

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