Dodge, Ram Eight-Speed Gear Shifters Under Investigation

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By Matt Schmitz

Complaints of rollaway crashes and injuries involving Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles once again have federal safety regulators investigating the automaker's electronic gear shifters.

According to The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 43 owner complaints — including reports of 25 crashes and nine injuries — placing a million model-year 2013-16 Ram 1500 pickup trucks and 2014-16 Dodge Durango SUVs under scrutiny.

The problems described by owners mirror those that resulted in the recall of more than 800,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees in the U.S. earlier this year. In one of those reported cases — still under investigation by Los Angeles police — 27-year-old "Star Trek" film actor Anton Yelchin was killed when his 2015 Grand Cherokee rolled away and pinned him against a mailbox pillar and security fence at his home.

The shifters involved in this latest probe are different from those previously implicated in rollaway crashes, but both are electronically linked to the transmission as opposed to physically via cable.

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The Durangos and Rams now being investigated have a four-position rotary knob on the dash that clicks into place when a gear is selected. In 34 of the recent cases, owners reported the vehicles moving while the shifters were in Park, and many said the engines were running.

With the investigation underway, NHTSA and FCA urge drivers to always engage the parking brake when they stop the vehicles. Get the full story from The Detroit News here.

Cars.com photos by Evan Sears

 

2016 Ram 1500 Electronic Gear Shifter

 

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This should have happened months ago. People need to dies to investigate. This company needs to go away.

I drive a lot of rentals so "reading the owners manual" is not practical. I am always surprised that the majority of vehicle are Ram, Jeep or Dodge despite the constant claims about fleet sales regarding Ford. Anyway, I think the knob shifter is a silly eye catcher and feels really cheap to me. Fix the problem, blaming your customers is poor policy.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ford Motor Co. today issued two recalls for roughly 9,400 vehicles in North America.

The automaker is recalling over 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks that do not contain a proper fuel tank strap reinforcement.


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Ford Recalls 2017 Ford Super Duty Trucks to Fix Fuel Tank Problem
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Ford is recalling about 8,000 Super Duty Pickup trucks from the 2017 model year because they might be missing a reinforcement that holds the fuel tank in place.

The automaker said the missing reinforcement could lead to the fuel tank strap separating from the frame. The might cause the fuel tank to drag on the ground as the truck is driven and start a fire.
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Ford is recalling about 8,000 Super Duty Pickup trucks from the 2017 model year because they might be missing a reinforcement that holds the fuel tank in place.

Ford is recalling about 8,000 Super Duty Pickup trucks from the 2017 model year because they might be missing a reinforcement that holds the fuel tank in place.

Ford is recalling about 8,000 Super Duty Pickup trucks from the 2017 model year because they might be missing a reinforcement that holds the fuel tank in place.

Ford is recalling about 8,000 Super Duty Pickup trucks from the 2017 model year because they might be missing a reinforcement that holds the fuel tank in place.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ford Motor Co. today issued two recalls for roughly 9,400 vehicles in North America.

The automaker is recalling over 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks that do not contain a proper fuel tank strap reinforcement. Separately, it’s recalling about 1,300 2016 Ford Taurus sedans, 2016-17 Flex crossovers, 2017 Explorers and Police Interceptor Utilities and 2016-17 Lincoln MKT crossovers with leaky turbocharger oil supply tubes.

Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to either issue.

In the Super Duty truck issue, a missing reinforcement could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame, resulting in the fuel tank moving out of position and potentially contacting the ground, increasing the risk of a fuel leak, Ford said.

That could potentially lead to a fire. The trucks were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Aug. 10 to Sept. 17 this year.

About 7,103 are in the United States, 964 are in Canada and two are in federalized territories.

In the second recall, an improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tube could leak engine oil, leading to the potential increased risk of fire. The affected Taurus sedans were built at Chicago Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 2; the Flex crossovers were built at Oakville Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 10; the Explorer SUVs were built at Chicago Assembly Oct. 15-Nov. 12; the Police Interceptor Utility were built at Chicago Assembly on Nov. 2; and the MKT crossovers were built at Oakville Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 10.

About 1,157 are in the U.S., 126 are in Canada and six are in federalized territories.

In both cases, dealers will install the correct parts free of charge.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ford Motor Co. today issued two recalls for roughly 9,400 vehicles in North America.

The automaker is recalling over 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks that do not contain a proper fuel tank strap reinforcement. Separately, it’s recalling about 1,300 2016 Ford Taurus sedans, 2016-17 Flex crossovers, 2017 Explorers and Police Interceptor Utilities and 2016-17 Lincoln MKT crossovers with leaky turbocharger oil supply tubes.

Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to either issue.

In the Super Duty truck issue, a missing reinforcement could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame, resulting in the fuel tank moving out of position and potentially contacting the ground, increasing the risk of a fuel leak, Ford said.

That could potentially lead to a fire. The trucks were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Aug. 10 to Sept. 17 this year.

About 7,103 are in the United States, 964 are in Canada and two are in federalized territories.

In the second recall, an improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tube could leak engine oil, leading to the potential increased risk of fire. The affected Taurus sedans were built at Chicago Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 2; the Flex crossovers were built at Oakville Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 10; the Explorer SUVs were built at Chicago Assembly Oct. 15-Nov. 12; the Police Interceptor Utility were built at Chicago Assembly on Nov. 2; and the MKT crossovers were built at Oakville Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 10.

About 1,157 are in the U.S., 126 are in Canada and six are in federalized territories.

In both cases, dealers will install the correct parts free of charge.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ford Motor Co. today issued two recalls for roughly 9,400 vehicles in North America.

The automaker is recalling over 8,000 2017 Super Duty trucks that do not contain a proper fuel tank strap reinforcement. Separately, it’s recalling about 1,300 2016 Ford Taurus sedans, 2016-17 Flex crossovers, 2017 Explorers and Police Interceptor Utilities and 2016-17 Lincoln MKT crossovers with leaky turbocharger oil supply tubes.

Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to either issue.

In the Super Duty truck issue, a missing reinforcement could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame, resulting in the fuel tank moving out of position and potentially contacting the ground, increasing the risk of a fuel leak, Ford said.

That could potentially lead to a fire. The trucks were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Aug. 10 to Sept. 17 this year.

About 7,103 are in the United States, 964 are in Canada and two are in federalized territories.

In the second recall, an improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tube could leak engine oil, leading to the potential increased risk of fire. The affected Taurus sedans were built at Chicago Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 2; the Flex crossovers were built at Oakville Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 10; the Explorer SUVs were built at Chicago Assembly Oct. 15-Nov. 12; the Police Interceptor Utility were built at Chicago Assembly on Nov. 2; and the MKT crossovers were built at Oakville Assembly Oct. 18-Nov. 10.

About 1,157 are in the U.S., 126 are in Canada and six are in federalized territories.

In both cases, dealers will install the correct parts free of charge.

@HEMI

1. are you an idiot?
2. are you an idiot?
3. are you an idiot?

instructions: please repeat the above questions ten times and include your answers below.

repeat.

Just buy a Tundra. Gets you home safe and sound.

Why do certain Ford and FCA fans feel they need to hijack the comments section every time there is a negative article posted concerning their beloved brands?

Why do certain Ford and FCA fans feel they need to hijack the comments section every time there is a negative article posted concerning their beloved brands?


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 21, 2016 12:46:14 PM

Go away idiot. You're the reason for all this. GO AWAY!!!

Go away idiot. You're the reason for all this. GO AWAY!!!

Posted by: Frank | Dec 21, 2016 1:07:07 PM

Actually, it all started after your lame comment. If what you said were acted on, Ford would have been gone back in the seventies.

Starting with the bigger of the two, the American automaker issued a recall for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, a pickup truck that costs as much as $80,000 in its plushest specification. These workhorses are being called back to fix “a missing reinforcement [that] could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame.” The worse case scenario is a fuel leak from the gas tank, a circumstance that could lead to a vehicle fire.

8,069 vehicles are affected, i.e. 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks manufactured at the Kentucky plant from August 10 to September 17, 2016. To remedy this mess-up, Ford instructed its dealers to inspect the presence of a reinforcement bracket on the crossmember at the front of the fuel tank strap attachment. If no such bracket is found by the service technician, dealers are obliged to install one at no cost to the affected owner.


Ford Recalls 2016 and 2017 MY Vehicles Over Two Problems

21 Dec 2016, 14:10 UTC · by Mircea Panait
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Less than a week before Father Christmas makes his arrival, the Ford Motor Company issued not one, but two safety recalls. In total, 9,421 Fords and Lincolns of all shapes and sizes are affected.
[2017 Ford F-450]
Starting with the bigger of the two, the American automaker issued a recall for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, a pickup truck that costs as much as $80,000 in its plushest specification. These workhorses are being called back to fix “a missing reinforcement [that] could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame.” The worse case scenario is a fuel leak from the gas tank, a circumstance that could lead to a vehicle fire.

8,069 vehicles are affected, i.e. 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks manufactured at the Kentucky plant from August 10 to September 17, 2016. To remedy this mess-up, Ford instructed its dealers to inspect the presence of a reinforcement bracket on the crossmember at the front of the fuel tank strap attachment. If no such bracket is found by the service technician, dealers are obliged to install one at no cost to the affected owner.

The second recall announced today involves certain 2016 and 2017 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with the 3.5-liter GTDI V6. To be more specific, these vehicles include the MKT, Flex, Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Taurus. The problem these nameplates share comes in the form of potentially leaking turbocharger oil supply tubes due to inadequate brazing.

In the presence of an ignition source, the turbocharger oil could ignite, thus increasing the risk of fire. 1,352 vehicles are affected by the said condition, most of them built at the Chicago and Oakville plants from October 15 to November 12, 2016. In the Police Interceptor Utility’s case, make that November 2, 2016. The fix, as you might think, is simple: replace the tubes.

To find out if your car is affected, use the NHTSA’s look-up by VIN tool.
Ford recall NHTSA safety 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty 2017 Ford Explorer 2017 Lincoln MKT


Ford Recalls 2016 and 2017 MY Vehicles Over Two Problems

21 Dec 2016, 14:10 UTC · by Mircea Panait
/ Home / News / Recalls
Less than a week before Father Christmas makes his arrival, the Ford Motor Company issued not one, but two safety recalls. In total, 9,421 Fords and Lincolns of all shapes and sizes are affected.
[2017 Ford F-450]
Starting with the bigger of the two, the American automaker issued a recall for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, a pickup truck that costs as much as $80,000 in its plushest specification. These workhorses are being called back to fix “a missing reinforcement [that] could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame.” The worse case scenario is a fuel leak from the gas tank, a circumstance that could lead to a vehicle fire.

8,069 vehicles are affected, i.e. 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks manufactured at the Kentucky plant from August 10 to September 17, 2016. To remedy this mess-up, Ford instructed its dealers to inspect the presence of a reinforcement bracket on the crossmember at the front of the fuel tank strap attachment. If no such bracket is found by the service technician, dealers are obliged to install one at no cost to the affected owner.

The second recall announced today involves certain 2016 and 2017 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with the 3.5-liter GTDI V6. To be more specific, these vehicles include the MKT, Flex, Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Taurus. The problem these nameplates share comes in the form of potentially leaking turbocharger oil supply tubes due to inadequate brazing.

In the presence of an ignition source, the turbocharger oil could ignite, thus increasing the risk of fire. 1,352 vehicles are affected by the said condition, most of them built at the Chicago and Oakville plants from October 15 to November 12, 2016. In the Police Interceptor Utility’s case, make that November 2, 2016. The fix, as you might think, is simple: replace the tubes.

To find out if your car is affected, use the NHTSA’s look-up by VIN tool.
Ford recall NHTSA safety 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty 2017 Ford Explorer 2017 Lincoln MKT


Ford Recalls 2016 and 2017 MY Vehicles Over Two Problems

21 Dec 2016, 14:10 UTC · by Mircea Panait
/ Home / News / Recalls
Less than a week before Father Christmas makes his arrival, the Ford Motor Company issued not one, but two safety recalls. In total, 9,421 Fords and Lincolns of all shapes and sizes are affected.
[2017 Ford F-450]
Starting with the bigger of the two, the American automaker issued a recall for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, a pickup truck that costs as much as $80,000 in its plushest specification. These workhorses are being called back to fix “a missing reinforcement [that] could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame.” The worse case scenario is a fuel leak from the gas tank, a circumstance that could lead to a vehicle fire.

8,069 vehicles are affected, i.e. 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks manufactured at the Kentucky plant from August 10 to September 17, 2016. To remedy this mess-up, Ford instructed its dealers to inspect the presence of a reinforcement bracket on the crossmember at the front of the fuel tank strap attachment. If no such bracket is found by the service technician, dealers are obliged to install one at no cost to the affected owner.

The second recall announced today involves certain 2016 and 2017 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with the 3.5-liter GTDI V6. To be more specific, these vehicles include the MKT, Flex, Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Taurus. The problem these nameplates share comes in the form of potentially leaking turbocharger oil supply tubes due to inadequate brazing.

In the presence of an ignition source, the turbocharger oil could ignite, thus increasing the risk of fire. 1,352 vehicles are affected by the said condition, most of them built at the Chicago and Oakville plants from October 15 to November 12, 2016. In the Police Interceptor Utility’s case, make that November 2, 2016. The fix, as you might think, is simple: replace the tubes.

To find out if your car is affected, use the NHTSA’s look-up by VIN tool.
Ford recall NHTSA safety 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty 2017 Ford Explorer 2017 Lincoln MKT


Ford Recalls 2016 and 2017 MY Vehicles Over Two Problems

21 Dec 2016, 14:10 UTC · by Mircea Panait
/ Home / News / Recalls
Less than a week before Father Christmas makes his arrival, the Ford Motor Company issued not one, but two safety recalls. In total, 9,421 Fords and Lincolns of all shapes and sizes are affected.
[2017 Ford F-450]
Starting with the bigger of the two, the American automaker issued a recall for the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, a pickup truck that costs as much as $80,000 in its plushest specification. These workhorses are being called back to fix “a missing reinforcement [that] could lead to a fuel tank strap separating from the frame.” The worse case scenario is a fuel leak from the gas tank, a circumstance that could lead to a vehicle fire.

8,069 vehicles are affected, i.e. 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks manufactured at the Kentucky plant from August 10 to September 17, 2016. To remedy this mess-up, Ford instructed its dealers to inspect the presence of a reinforcement bracket on the crossmember at the front of the fuel tank strap attachment. If no such bracket is found by the service technician, dealers are obliged to install one at no cost to the affected owner.

The second recall announced today involves certain 2016 and 2017 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with the 3.5-liter GTDI V6. To be more specific, these vehicles include the MKT, Flex, Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Taurus. The problem these nameplates share comes in the form of potentially leaking turbocharger oil supply tubes due to inadequate brazing.

In the presence of an ignition source, the turbocharger oil could ignite, thus increasing the risk of fire. 1,352 vehicles are affected by the said condition, most of them built at the Chicago and Oakville plants from October 15 to November 12, 2016. In the Police Interceptor Utility’s case, make that November 2, 2016. The fix, as you might think, is simple: replace the tubes.

To find out if your car is affected, use the NHTSA’s look-up by VIN tool.
Ford recall NHTSA safety 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty 2017 Ford Explorer 2017 Lincoln MKT

Becasue of Hemi/GMSRGREAT/JOHNNY this site has lost its mind and is now a trash can for the under 13 year old crowd

@Mark Williams,

re: Hemi/GMSRGREAT/JOHNNY

Due to the total lack of moderation on this site, I'm forced to agree with Nitro twice in the space of 24 hours.

Can nothing be done about this foolishness?

Yikes!...oh no, here we go again :-((...can't wait to see RAM fangirls excuses for this one :-))
Posted by: Lionel | Dec 20, 2016 5:28:02 PM

I am not a fan girl and I will admit I am not a fan of the rotary shifter in my truck. I think it was a gimmick where one wasn't needed. I would have prefered the column shifter 100 times more. But it wasn't that big a deal and obviously not a deal breaker or I wouldn't have bought it.
I will wait to see what the issue really is before I run around with my head on fire.
Till then I will enjoy the sweet, sweet song of my Hemi.
Posted by: gomjabber | Dec 20, 2016 5:34:29 PM

This is why I don't trust the park on anything and try not to park on a hill unless I have to. Lol
Posted by: Gasser V8 | Dec 20, 2016 6:00:55 PM

This is why I don't buy trucks with hockey puck shifters.
Posted by: Scott 2 | Dec 20, 2016 6:08:57 PM

Yea that's why I don't buy junk.
Posted by: Bronco2020 | Dec 20, 2016 6:10:34 PM

No excuse for this. They have to find, if the problem is with the electronics, or between the ears of the driver.
Rotary shifters are in any semitruck, but it could be challenging for a movie stars.
Anyhow, I still enjoy my 2010 RAM 1500 4x4 Auto mode Laramie. No Trany , engine, brakes, airbags recall.


Posted by: RAM | Dec 20, 2016 6:18:54 PM

Some people should not be allowed to mess with a knob and some should. I have never had a problem with mine. I may not think it is the best way to shift gears but it is the best truck to shift gears in.
Posted by: Bob | Dec 20, 2016 6:38:30 PM

Lionel was out trying to drive FCA's again, their not like Fords.
For Overly Retarded Drivers.
Posted by: johnny doe | Dec 20, 2016 6:50:56 PM

@Mark Williams,

re: Hemi/GMSRGREAT/JOHNNY

Due to the total lack of moderation on this site, I'm forced to agree with Nitro twice in the space of 24 hours.

Can nothing be done about this foolishness?

Posted by: papajim | Dec 21, 2016 2:09:52 PM

Excuse me, I post facts supported with links or info easily available from the internet.

Excuse me, I post facts supported with links or info easily available from the internet.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 21, 2016 2:26:26 PM

Same here, the story I posted has been verified by PUTC. But I was having trouble with posting and it got posted a bunch of times. I don't know how this happens. PUTC just verified my post in a new article about the Super Duty recall. Sorry for th multipost.

The camaro is the wifes car, although I do like it, its not as nice as my basic 3 series BMW...

Posted by: Nitro | Dec 21, 2016 11:28:34 AM

Keep dreaming, 63,000 buck Camaro makes a 83,000 buck BMW look like a joke. I guess if your compare your 90s Camaro to a new BMW then sure, but this is present model cars.

http://www.carscoops.com/2016/03/can-chevys-new-2016-camaro-ss-beat-bmws.html

It's also known that a parking brake may freeze up in the winter. Posted by: CT | Dec 21, 2016 10:55:33 AM

They make wheel chocks every day, or cut you 2 blocks of wood to use. The more you use parking brakes less, likely they are to freeze or rust up, Sure if 40F and gonna drop to 0F, and its wet out stuff freezes. But that's what wheel chocks are made for.

Fix the problem, blaming your customers is poor policy.
Posted by: NorthernMN | Dec 21, 2016 12:16:32 PM

It's not FCA problem people are to dumb to shift to park and use the parking brake.

Same here, the story I posted has been verified by PUTC. But I was having trouble with posting and it got posted a bunch of times. I don't know how this happens. PUTC just verified my post in a new article about the Super Duty recall. Sorry for th multipost.
Posted by: HEMI | Dec 21, 2016 2:49:50 PM

Go to the contact link below and tell them your comment multi posted. They will delete and fix that problem for you. Also if people are using your name to post, do the same and report them. It works, who ever that one fool was aint posting on with my name anymore. Even tho I'm not fan of Nitro or Lionel I know them last few post mostly wasn't made by them. Report these clown's and help fix the comment secontion on this site.

Go to the contact link below and tell them your comment multi posted. They will delete and fix that problem for you. Also if people are using your name to post, do the same and report them. It works, who ever that one fool was aint posting on with my name anymore. Even tho I'm not fan of Nitro or Lionel I know them last few post mostly wasn't made by them. Report these clown's and help fix the comment secontion on this site.

Posted by: johnny doe | Dec 21, 2016 8:41:51 PM

@ johnny doeby; this coming from the multi-personality poster culprit himself takes the cake HAHAHA!...Merry Christmas all!!!

I don't post under multi names no matter how much you wished it was true. Little early but Merry Christmas too.

I own a 2016 RAM 1500 and have forgot to put it in park a few times due to stopping on a hill - get caught up in a conversation or looking at my stupid phone and then go to hit the stop button (push button start) and it reminds me that I'm not in park. Gotta pay attention ... pretty sure these very few cases are people just not paying attention to what they are doing.

My Ram 1500 has this gear selector and although I am not in love with it, I do like the openness of the console and column. I have inadvertently left it in the wrong gear, put it in park in my driveway while attempting to turn the radio down. Out of the million vehicles equipped with this knob, 43 official complaints is not news worthy. This is what happens when you put a mediocre solution into a vehicle customers don't expect change. Are Jaguar, Land Rover, and Ford Fusion owners crying? No, because those customers paid for "something different" and the novelty of the knob attracts them; pickup owners not so much. After one year with this truck I still love it and the transmission.

My knob shifter decided to stop working this morning while I was pulling up to back into a parking space. So there I was stuck in the middle of the parking lot blocking all traffic until the tow truck came. My truck has 40,000 miles on it something like this should not go out when you first buy a truck.

The parking brakes should work properly. To reduce the chances of parking brake failure, we must have to go for proper vehicle service.



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