Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling 5,834 units of 2022 Dodge Charger Pursuit (LD) models equipped with the Police Group (AHB) option and Durango Pursuit (WD) models with Police Group (AYF) for their shifter assembly not being properly heat-treated, which can prevent the shifter from properly engaging in the “drive” position.
Shifters that are not properly heat-treated may bend during use, which may prevent the shifter from properly engaging the “drive” position or may slip out of the “drive” position while driving, resulting in an unexpected loss of motive power which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.
The vehicle affected by the recall are as follows:
- 3,420 units of Dodge Charger Pursuits – built from January 9th, 2022 to June 30th, 2022
- 2,414 units of Dodge Durango Pursuits – built from February 6th, 2022 to June 29th, 2022
Dealers will replace the shifter assembly free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Thursday, January, 12th, 2023. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is ZB3.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
- On September 27th, 2022, the FCA US, LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation into the 2022 Dodge Charger Pursuit and 2022 Dodge Durango Pursuit for a loss of motive power.
- From September 2022, through November 2022, FCA US TSRC reviewed vehicle records and met with FCA US engineering to review supplier test results to understand the performance of improperly heat-treated shifter pawls.
- As of November 11th, 2022, FCA US is aware of 0 customer assistance records, 0 warranty claims, and 0 field reports potentially related to this issue for all markets.
- As of November 11th, 2022, FCA US is not aware of any accidents or injuries potentially related to this issue for all markets.
- On November 17th, 2022, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.