The recall affects model years 2013 thru 2016 Dart cars with automatic transmissions, which contain the allegedly defective part that could prevent drivers from shifting vehicles into park. FCA said a cable bushing may degrade after prolonged exposure to high ambient heat and humidity.
The automaker said that no crashes or bodily injuries have been linked to the problem, but it has been named in thousands of vehicle repair reports.
Owners of the recalled Darts should make sure they shut off the vehicle and engage the parking brake. Fiat Chrysler will replace the transmission side shifter cable bushing, the automaker said.
The recall covers about 298,000 U.S. vehicles, 20,117 in Canada, 3,400 in Mexico and about 900 outside of North America.
The company did not said when repairs will be ready. Fiat Chrysler ended production of the Dart in 2016.