A total of 7,802 Dodge Challengers in the U.S. are being recalled to address a possible safety issue.
According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), drivers may shift into park while the engine is running, “erroneously believing their vehicles are in ‘park’ because their shifters and instrumentation may indicate so.” Afterward, if the driver exits the vehicle without setting the parking brake, the vehicles could roll away. The affected vehicles are powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Those vehicles have software that automatically shifts into park when ignitions are turned off.
In order to resolve the issue, the American automaker will update the transmission software to better enable drivers to engage park. The company is unaware of any injuries of accidents related to the issue and said the recall is unrelated to any previous campaigns.
An additional 390 cars are being recalled in Canada and another 119 outside North America.
Last year, FCA recalled 1.1 million vehicles worldwide for a rollaway defect that caused 68 injuries and 266 reported crashes.
Discuss this story on our Dodge Challenger Forum