Monday, February 8, 2016

NHTSA expands Fiat Chrysler roll-away inquiry.

The New York Times (2/7, Jensen, Subscription Publication, 12.03M) reports that the NHTSA “said on Saturday that they had intensified an investigation into about 856,000 Fiat Chrysler models, citing a concern that the vehicles could roll away when drivers think the automatic transmission is set on ‘park.’” The Times says 121 accidents have been tied to the issue, resulting in 30 injuries. The Times says most complaints involve Jeep Grant Cherokees and that the investigation also includes the 2012-14 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger with the 3.6-liter V-6. Investigators say that an electronic gear selector system “is not intuitive and provides poor tactile and visual feedback to the driver, increasing the potential for unintended gear selection.” 

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