Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.8 Million Trucks Due to Shifting Problem

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.8 Million Trucks Due to Shifting Problem

Fiat Chrysler has put a recall on almost 1.8 million ram trucks. More spcifically, the trucks involved include the following: Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 pickups between the 2009 and 2017 model years. The Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) on certain Ram vehicles may not work properly if exposed to high-temperature conditions for long periods of time, FCA says.

The automaker stated it knew 7 possibly related injuries and a "small number" of possibly related crashes.

No firm date for when customers will be notified was given in the statement, only that customers will be notified when they may schedule service to fix the problem.

Here's what Twitter users had to say about the latest recall.

Auto owners in New Zealand are likely to be caught up in a worldwide vehicle recall by Fiat Chrysler that comes after a fault was discovered in 1.8 million of its vehicles.

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Tom McCarthy serves as Fiat Chrysler's head of safety compliance and product analysis.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has entered talks with diesel owners and the US Department of Justice, as the parties near settlement over cars fitted with emissions defeat devices. In such circumstances, a vehicle may exhibit inadvertent movement - if its parking brake has not been set.

Feinberg said that "We're looking for different substantive ways to secure an early comprehensive settlement", adding a settlement could occur before testing on vehicles is completed in March.

Most of the recalled trucks, though, are heavy-duty vehicles, the company said.

In July, Fiat Chrysler won approval from federal and California regulators to sell 2017 diesel vehicles after it came under scrutiny for alleged excess emissions in older diesel models. That problem affected 23 recalls and over 11 million vehicles.

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