Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling the ‘WK’ Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 from various model years, over concerns the electronic shift lever may not correctly engage ‘park’.
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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.

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FCA advises that customers should always check their vehicle is in ‘park’ and the hand brake is applied before the vehicle.

Affected Chrysler 300s were built between the 2012 and 2014 model-years, while the recalled Jeep Grand Cherokees fall in the 2014-2015 model-years.

Owners of the affected 300s and Grand Cherokees will be contacted by FCA Australia and notified to present their vehicle to their local Chrysler or Jeep dealer.

The vehicles will be checked to make sure the vehicle’s ‘park’ gear is not improperly engaged.