Fiat Chrysler has recalled 27,520 Dodge Dart sedans worldwide because the small cars’ transmissions can unexpectedly shift into neutral.
The recall affects Dodge Dart 2013-2015 model years with dual dry-clutch transmissions. FCA is recalling 23,688 Darts in the U.S., 3,376 in Canada, five in Mexico and 451 that were sold outside North America.
The company is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the defect but is taking precautions.
FCA says a mounting bracket can disrupt a circuit board in the transmission control module causing the vehicle to shift into neutral. This could result in a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash. The engine stays on and the airbags and other safety features aren’t affected.
The dashboard warning light may illuminate if the problem is present.
FCA will notify customers, and dealers will replace the transmission control module and bracket for free.