Dodge Recalls 27,000 Darts To Check Transmission Problems

Dodge Recalls 27,000 Darts To Check Transmission Problems

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling more than 26K Dodge Dart vehicles that it had sold in the markets from 2013 to 2015. To be precise, the model years 2013, 2014 and 2015 Darts are recalled by the company with transmission issues. The recalls are becoming a fashion these days and Fiat looks to be a company that has made the maximum recalls of its different brand of vehicles this year.

The documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the FCA confirms this news that the Dodge Darts may experience transmission problems with a few of its vehicles brought out during the years 2013 to 2015, This recall is done in order to do away with the risk of an accident due to this issue.

The problem that Dodge Darts are facing is in the transmission control module and the bracket that holds it in its place. The FCA has said in its statement that the bracket may apply more force than needed to disrupt the functioning of the circuit board within the transmission control module. If this is to happen then the Dart vehicle will automatically shift to neutral gear and this way the acceleration of the vehicle will be disabled.

FCA says that this glitch will not affect the engine of the Dodge dart in any manner and it will always be on. It will also not activate any air bags or other safety features in the car and they will remain active.

The FCA has identified at least 23 incidents of Dart’s transmission control module bracket problem this year that had resulted in loss of the power of the engine suddenly.

The company also said that it does not of any accidents or injuries caused to people because of this transmission issue in Dodge Dart cars. The recall of Dodge Dart vehicles is limited to the 2013 to 2015 vehicles equipped with dual dry clutch transmissions.

As many as 23,688 vehicles that are registered in the United States needs to be brought to FCA dealerships to get the problem sorted out. The remaining Darts out of the 28K are in Canada, Mexico and other countries.

There is no timeline set by the FCA for this recall. The company will be sending notices to the car owners later. Once an owner gets the notice, he or she will have to take the vehicles to the Dodge dealer to replace the transmission control module and the mounting bracket free of charge.

References:

www.thecarconnection.com

www.autoblog.com

www.wwmt.com

September 19th, 2015 by