A Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) electronic gear shifter class-action lawsuit alleges more than 1 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles have electronic shifters that are hazardous to your health.
FCA says their transmission pumps “may not conform to specifications” and need to be recalled in the 2015-2016 Journey and Grand Caravan.
They thank the discovery of the problem to an examination of warranty data that caused an internal investigation of the six-speed automatic transmissions.keep reading article "It's Time to Dump Your Dodge Transmission Pump"
The government has closed their investigation into FCA’s electronic gear shifters after the automaker agreed to a software update recall.
But that doesn't mean they like the design change, saying the "monostable shifter isn't consistent and simply isn't easy to use."
And yet, it appears at this point the only thing drivers have to look forward to is more chimes and audible warnings.keep reading article "How Many Accidents Have Electronic Gear Shifters Caused?"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 1.1 million vehicles with electronic gear selectors.
While the system is working as it was designed, it's the design that's the problem.
"A driver should know the gear-selection based on multiple sets of indicator lights, unlike normal shifters that use a gear-selector position. However, hundreds of drivers have caused their vehicles to roll away because of not realizing the vehicles aren't in Park."
An investigation was opened earlier this year. One or two rollaways might be an accident, but hundreds? That screams of a "back to the drawing board" situation for the FCA team.…keep reading article "Electronic Gear Shifter Rollaways Lead to Massive FCA Recall"
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into e-Shift last summer.
They have since upgraded the investigation to an engineering analysis and have included the Dodge Charger.
"NHTSA says to date, there are 306 incidents of Jeep Grand Cherokees rolling away after owners believed the SUVs were shifted into "Park." The 306 rollaway incidents resulted in 117 alleged crashes and 28 injuries. Those injuries include pelvic fractures, broken kneecaps, a ruptured bladder, busted ribs, sprained knees, trauma to the legs, lacerations to the face and various other injuries."…keep reading article "Dodge Charger Added to FCA e-Shift Investigation"