DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly.
The recall covers Dodge Dart compact cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions.READ MORE: State Health Department Urges Texans To 'Get FULLY Vaccinated ASAP'
The company says a bushing can fail, causing the shifter cable to come loose from the transmission. That means when a driver shifts to park or any other gear, the gear the transmission is in may not change and the car could roll away.
The automaker says there is no warning before a shift cable loosens, but if the cable does disconnect from the transmission a driver may notice the shifter moves without much effort.READ MORE: American Plans To Invest In A Budget Airline Based In Chile
Fiat Chrysler says it doesn’t know of any related crashes or injuries. But it advises owners to shut off the engine and set the parking brake before leaving the cars.
Dealers will replace the bushing at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start May 31.MORE NEWS: Fight At Gas Pump Escalates After Teenager Pulls Out Gun, Shoots At Off-Duty Cop
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