Dodge recalling Darts over auto shifting concerns

Certain cars may have an auto transmission cable bushing that may degrade

Published: April 19, 2019, 5:30 PM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 2:54 PM

2013 Dodge Dart

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling over 320,000 Dodge Dart compact sedans over an automatic transmission cable that could prevent the driver from shifting gears.

A company investigation uncovered certain cars equipped with a cable bushing that may degrade over time, especially when it is exposed to high ambient heat and humidity, potentially prohibiting the driver from shifting gears.

The company is not aware of any incidents related to the automatic transmission issue but is initiating the recall of 2013-16 Dodge Darts over concerns of unintended vehicle movement once the driver leaves the vehicle parked. FCA is advising customers to follow instructions in the car’s owner’s manual about shutting down the engine and engaging the parking brake.

In total, 323,693 Darts are affected, with 298,439 in the US and federalized territories, 20,117 in Canada, 3,389 in Mexico and 873 outside North America.

FCA will advise customers when they have the parts to initiate service, but customers with questions or concerns can call the Recall Information Centre at (800) 853-1403.