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Minor 2017 Challenger recall for fractions of a second

by David Zatz on

FCA is recalling around 8,300 2017 Dodge Challengers with 5.7 liter V8 engines coupled to automatic transmissions (not the full run). The reason is because, for less than a second after shifting into Park, the panel will show “P,” but the car won’t actually be in Park. It’s possible for a person to open their door before the car is actually in Park, if they’re fast enough.

The global recall updates the software to get the transmission into Park much more quickly — though, again, it already takes less than a second.

The recall, which does not involve any new parts, was started before any customer incidents were reported; the safercar.gov still shows no complaints about these cars. An FCA spokesman said the company had discovered the issue internally.

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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