The brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) may overheat on affected vehicles, the automaker said, which could cause the shifter to be repositioned without brake-pedal application, or the presence of a key in the ignition. Overheating can occur when a driver keeps a foot on the brake while the car is idling in park, according to FCA.

The recall affects the following vehicles:

  • 2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups
  • 2017-18 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs
  • 2017-18 Ram 3500 chassis cabs that weigh less than 10,000 pounds
  • Some 2017-18 Ram 1500 pickups are included, “but heavy-duty trucks represent the majority of affected vehicles.”

FCA said it is not aware of any injuries or accidents associated with the recall, which is limited to vehicles equipped with gear shifters on their steering columns.

In December, the automaker announced that it would recall about 1.8 million trucks in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and some other markets to fix a part that if not operating could allow the driver to shift out of park without depressing the brake pedal.

Source: ABC Action News

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