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From Products Liability Law Daily, September 15, 2015

Increased crash risk prompts recall of Dodge Darts for possible unexpected transmission shift to neutral

By John Dumoulin

Chrysler has recalled approximately 23,629 model year 2013-2015 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured from February 24, 2012, to June 16, 2015, because the affected vehicles may experience failure of the transmission control module (TCM), causing the transmission to unexpectedly shift into neutral. If the transmission shifts into neutral, it can cause loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash, Chrysler reported (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 15V542, Report receipt date: August 26, 2015).

Remedy. Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the TCM and bracket, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Contact information. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R42. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Chrysler; FCA US LLC

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