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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Unexpected shifting into neutral

Just received this notice from NHTSA via email:

NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 16V529
Manufacturer : Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Make / Model Years : CHRYSLER / 2015
JEEP / 2014-2015
RAM / 2015
Subject : Transmission may Shift Unexpectedly to Neutral

I had this happen to me in December 2015, reported it to Jeep and the dealer--although at the time I thought the car had been hacked, this is a much more likely explanation for the loss of acceleration I experienced in rush hour interstate traffic. I was very fortunate to get the car off the road without incident.

NHTSA records reflect a number of similar reports. No recall notice from FCA yet, and I assume that won't occur until they have a fix. (By the way, if you're not already registered with NHTSA to receive recall emails, you should do so now.) I used the NHTSA VIN search tool to check for open recalls on my 2014 Limited, and it showed none. I assume that will change once the FCA notice goes out.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 10:35 AM
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Another thread, already started: New ZF recall pending

Good to have more detailed info, though.

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