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Dodge Recall E17: Unintended Vehicle Movement

2004 Dodge Ram 3500

This error is an unintended action that may result in a lack of transmission park pawl engagement and possibly delayed rearward movement of the vehicle.

Power Train — Automatic Transmission — Lever And Linkage — Column Shift

Summary
On certain pickup trucks equipped with diesel engines and automatic transmissions, in an attempt to exit the vehicle quickly without shutting off the engine and removing the key, the driver may inadvertently leave the automatic transmission shift control in indicated reverse.
Actions
Dealers will perform a software modification to equip these vehicles with an out-of-park alarm. Owners may contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
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Date Announced
OCT 06, 2005
Vehicles Affected
250,433
Dodge Recall #
E17
NHTSA Campaign #
05V462000
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