The NHTSA stated it has received 43 complaints of either a Ram 1500 or Dodge Durango rolling away from a parked position. These roll away incidents allegedly happened after the driver placed the vehicle’s transmission in park and exited the vehicle. This has allegedly resulted in 25 crashes and nine injuries to date. Some reports say the engine was running at the time, and others report it was shut off.
The vehicles subject to the evaluation include the Dodge Durango from model years 2014 to 2016 and Ram 1500 pickups from model years 2013 to 2016. These vehicles have an electronic rotary control for driver gear selections that is different to the shifter that FCA recalled earlier this year for rollaway issues.
In April, Fiat Chrysler recalled more than 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the vehicles may roll away after drivers exit.