At the beginning of February, we did echo of the news that spoke of the selectors of automatic change confusing in some cars from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). Now, after the relevant investigations, the company italoamericana has been called to review more than 1.1 million cars due to a selector, automatic change which can cause confusion, and may cause accidents.
In Europe there are only model affected by this call for review, the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Other affected models are the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300. The total number of units to review, always with the change automatic ZF eight-speed, is 1.129.202 cars, of which 811.586 have been sold in the united States. Canada post 52.144 additional units, while in Mexico the number of cars affected is 16.805. In the rest of the world are 248.667 the cars affected.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is already equipped with a selector to change to more conventional
With 41 cases were reported, the FCA and the NHTSA have found that the dial can cause confusion, leading users to leave the car without placing the shift in the position P, so that the car could move. The selector of the change of these cars always return to its initial position of rest, and there is where the problem for many users. It seems to be that the warnings are audible and visual emitted by the car when the door is opened with the engine started up and without selecting the P are not sufficient.
For this reason, FCA will make a call to fix on the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the car most affected by the number of units. The solution will consist of a reprogramming software that will prevent the car you can arrive at move in certain circumstances, even if the driver fails to select the P. it Also will become more noticeable the different warnings. FCA will start the call to review coming up, as is usual, without cost to the customer.
In ActualidadMotor we have tested both the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 diesel as the Grand Cherokee SRT, both equipped with a gearbox ZF eight-speed transmission and, therefore, the selector in question. Certainly, on some occasions it is easy to go wrong with the selected gear.
Source – FCA
Jeep Grand Cherokee
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