NHTSA Investigates FCA For SUVs That Roll Out Of Park
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening a preliminary evaluation into the 2014 Dodge Durango and 2014-205 Jeep Grand Cherokee after 14 complaints of the SUVs rolling out of Park. An estimated 408,000 of them could be affected, if a recall is necessary.
All of the current complaints submitted to NHTSA about the issue concern the Grand Cherokee, and the claims allege that the SUV can roll out of Park whether or not the engine is running. Some folks report that they check the indicator each time because the gear sometimes fails to engage.
Among the 14 cases, there are five accounts of crashes and three injuries, including a situation with someone allegedly being rolled over.
NHTSA’s preliminary evaluations are meant to investigate “the scope, frequency, and safety-related consequence” of a reported problem. They don’t necessarily lead to a recall.