Dodge has announced a recall of approximately 298,000 model-year 2013-16 Dart sedans equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions due to issues with the transmission side shifter cable. A faulty part the connects the vehicle’s transmission to the gear selector could fail, preventing the driver from shifting correctly. The vehicle may actually stay in Drive, Reverse, or Neutral, even if the driver shifted the selector into Park, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dodge parent company Fiat Chrysler will begin notifying owners on May 31. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the transmission side shifter cable bushing.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.