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Big (but not too scary) ProMaster recall

by David Zatz on

FCA is recalling 222,207 ProMaster vans in the United States (and  their counterparts in Canada and Mexico) because the transmission shifter cable/lever assembly may break—possibly resulting in the car being left in Drive, Reverse, or Neutral when the driver shifts it to Park. The car’s PRNDL (shift indicator) will still show the correct gear, since it’s linked to the transmission computer and not the shifter.

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The recall, which only affects 2014-19 gasoline V6 (3.6 Pentastar) vans, is FCA’s number W00 and NHTSA number 20V036. Since the problem was caused by the assembly process, the new cable/lever assembly may be exactly the same as the old one (part 68166623AC); but it will be installed properly.

Drivers of these vans should watch for warnings such as “Vehicle not in PARK” and “Door Ajar,” and keep an eye on the gear indicator when they change gears, until the recall is done.

There have already been 545 warranty claims which may be related to the issue, which first came to the safety group’s attention last May.  However, FCA reported that only around 3% of ProMasters are actually affected.

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