2014 – 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 – 2014 Chrysler 300
What are the defects?
Drivers may inadvertently fail to engage the “PARK” position before exiting the vehicle.
If the engine is left running, the “PARK” position is not engaged and the “PARK BRAKE” is not applied prior to the driver exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away striking and injuring the driver, passenger or bystanders.
Overview of the electronic shift lever
The electronic shift lever (Figure A) in the affected vehicles does not move like a conventional T shifter (Figure B). The electronic shift lever is spring loaded and always returns to the same center position like a joystick after the desired gear is selected.
What are the hazards?
The vehicle may roll away striking and injuring the driver, passenger or bystanders.
What should consumers do?
FCA Australia will notify vehicle owners who can take their vehicle to a Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership whereby the vehicle will have work conducted to safe guard against the possibility that the vehicle is not properly put into the “PARK” position.