Fiat Chrysler recalls over 4,000 RAM trucks in Mexico

The brake-transmission shift interlock may overheat on some vehicles, causing the shifter to be repositioned without brake-pedal application or the presence of a key in the ignition
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17/02/2018
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On Friday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recalled 228,508 Ram trucks worldwide to fix a problem with gear shifters.

In a statement, FCA disclosed that the problem affected 180,975 vehicles in the United States, 42,045 in Canada, 4,066 in Mexico, and 1,422 in other markets.

The recall includes certain Ram 2500 and 3500 2018-2017 model pickups, Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 2016-2017 model chassis cabs with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of fewer than 10,000 pounds, and Ram 1500 2017-2018.

The brake-transmission shift interlock (BTSI) may overheat on some vehicles, causing the shifter to be repositioned without brake-pedal application or the presence of a key in the ignition.

However, FCA mentioned that it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this defect.

Back in December, FCA announced the revision of 1.8 million trucks to repair a defect that allowed vehicles to be removed from the "park" position without the need to apply the brake.

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