RAM 3500 2017: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
|Make : RAM||Model : 3500||Year : 2017|
|Build Dates : 2009-09-01 - 2016-12-31|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V821000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2018-02-26||Date Received by ODI: 2017-12-20||Date Added to Database: 2017-12-22|
|Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: T79|
|Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1482874|
Chrysler "FCA US LLC" is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating "GVWR" of less than 10,000 lbs, 2011-2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, 2009-2017 Ram 1500 and 2010-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks, all equipped with a column shifter. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock "BTSI" pin to stick in the open position. With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.
Being able to shift the transmission without pushing the brake pedal and/or without a key in the ignition can increase the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, inspect the BTSI, and, as necessary, replace it, free of charge. The recall began February 26, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T79.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.