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Major ZF safety recall

by David Zatz on

ZF North America, which supplied nine-speed automatics to Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Honda, and Land Rover,  said that they had made at least a half million sensors which can push their nine-speed transmissions shift into neutral without warning.

ZF nine speed 9

The problem was discovered and originally reported by FCA; ZF  said that the recall would be handled by its automaker customers.

The fault lies in a connector on a wiring harness which was not crimped properly, resulting in a mixed signal that tells the transmission to move to neutral. FCA has already recalled well over 300,000 vehicles with this problem, which ZF claims can be fixed with a software update though it’s hardware related. So far, there have been no reported injuries.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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