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.