Last month the company’s local arm confirmed it would recall 47,451 examples of the two models for the electronic ‘monostable’ gear shifter as part of a wider global recall.
This week's announcement is not an additional recall, but rather confirmation that the recall is now underway in Australia.
According to FCA, the vehicle’s electronic shifter may inadvertently fail to correctly engage the ‘park’ position before exiting the vehicle if the engine is left running.
The vehicle could potentially roll away as a result, which could lead to a collision and/or injury to the vehicle’s occupants and third parties.
FCA advises that customers should always check their vehicle is in ‘park’ and the hand brake is applied before the vehicle.
The vehicles will be checked to make sure the vehicle’s ‘park’ gear is not improperly engaged.