In early 2016, a recall was issued for the Monotstable electronic shifter. The Monostable shifter is a part that was installed in about one million vehicles produced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The shifter's design and utility are believed to contribute to drivers accidentally leaving vehicles in gear when they intend to park, which has resulted in more than a hundred accidents and over three dozen injuries. Celebrity Anton Yelchin's death, an unusual accident at his home involving his Jeep, might be linked to the recalled shifter. Yelchin's body was found stuck between his Jeep and a brick fence.
Curious if your vehicle has the recalled shifter and wonder what you should do? The vehicles affected in the recall include:
2012-2014 Chrysler 300 Sedans (certain engine sizes)
2012-2014 Dodge Chargers (certain engine sizes)
2014 Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans
2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees
If you are concerned you might have a recalled part in your car, verify with the governments national Recalls site. This online tool will check all recalls associated with your vehicle after your enter your VIN.
When you take your vehicle to a dealer for repairs and they attempt to charge you, know that they should not. Learn how to handle a dealer who tries to charge for recalled part repairs.