NHTSA: Chrysler Issues Auto Recall Over Accident Risks

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to report on how auto recalls are faring in comparison to the auto recalls issued in the first quarter of 2014. But as far as we can tell, companies appear to continue with to issue recall after recall. This may be a sign that the auto industry is not yet ready to put safety ahead of profits.

NHTSA Reports Chrysler Auto Recall, Issue Could Cause Serious Accidents

The latest auto recall issued by Chrysler has reportedly affected 25,734 vehicles.

The official announcement issued by the NHTSA indicates that impacted vehicles include the 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles that were produced between March 9, 2014 and December 15, 2014. The official report claims that the recall was issued after the firm learned that the vehicles come with automatic transmission parking pawls that may end up becoming contaminated. The issue could also lead to the park rod becoming dislodged. If either of the probable scenarios takes place, the driver may have a hard time shifting the transmission into the Park position.

The issue could then lead to an accident since the driver may not know that the transmission is not actually engaged when he or she attempts to park. That could then cause the vehicle to roll away. As a result, the car may crash into another car or a bystander.

The feature involved in this recall will have to be replaced so that the issue does not lead to accidents. If consumers have any further concerns related to the recall, make sure to contact Chrysler to ask more details.

At the moment, Chrysler claims to be contacting consumers with the recalled vehicles. Any transmission found with any contamination or other issues will be replaced. The official recall campaign should begin on April 10, but if you have the car in your possession and you want to talk to specialists, contact the closest authorized dealership right away.

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