Statement: Column-shifter Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI)

Posted on 23. Dec, 2017 by in Chrysler Canada

December 22, 2017

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

FCA US LLC is willingly recalling an estimated 1.48 million trucks in a U.S. to assistance forestall occupants from inadvertently relocating a vehicles’ gear-shifters out of a “park” position.
 
The remember is singular to vehicles versed with shifters mounted on their steering columns. Those with rotary-dial shifters or floor-mounted shifters are unaffected.

An FCA US examination of margin information led to a find that Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) might not duty scrupulously if theme to specific high-temperature conditions for enlarged periods. The conditions are unchanging with those that start when there is long brake-pedal focus while a car is waiting in park.

If BTSI becomes disabled, a vehicle’s shifter might be changed out of park though brake-pedal application, or a participation of a pivotal in a ignition. In such circumstances, a car might vaunt unconsidered transformation – if a parking stop has not been set, as endorsed in FCA US owners’ manuals.

The Company is wakeful of 7 potentially associated injuries and a tiny series of potentially associated accidents.
 
“FCA US will revive BTSI duty in a vehicles theme to this recall,” advises Tom Mc Carthy, Head of Safety Compliance and Product Analysis. “Nevertheless, as always, we titillate business to use their parking brakes, as recommended, and to safeguard that child occupants are not left unattended.”
 

Affected are certain 2010-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; 2011-2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 framework cabs; 2016-2017 Ram 3500 framework cabs with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of reduction than 10,000 lbs. Certain 2009-2017 Ram 1500 pickups are also enclosed in a campaign. Certain 2009-2017 Ram 1500 pickups are also enclosed in a campaign, though heavy-duty trucks paint a infancy of a influenced vehicles.
 
All model-year 2017 trucks built after Dec. 31, 2016, are excluded.

 
Additional populations of these vehicles are also being removed in Canada (est. 249,520); Mexico (est. 42,747) and certain markets outward a NAFTA segment (ext. 14,950).
 
Affected business will be suggested when they might report service. FCA US urges all business to mind a instructions on remember notices.
 
Customers with concerns might call FCA US during (866)-220-6747.

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