On Friday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it is recalling more than 300,000 Dodge Dart compact cars in North America.
The reason as cited by the company is that the cable connecting the shifter to the transmission might degrade and snap, thereby potentially causing the vehicles to roll away if the driver tries to shift for parking. The recall includes cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions.
The carmaker said that it is not aware of any crash of injuries related to the issue. Nevertheless, Fiat has suggested that car owners should shut off the engine and engage the parking brake before leaving the cars.
Fiat spokesman Eric Mayne said that customers and dealers will be notified starting May 31. Car owners will not have to bear any costs related to the replacement to follow, as mandated by recall law.
Around 298,000 cars in the U.S., 20,117 in Canada, 3,400 in Mexico and about 900 outside of North America are covered in the Fiat recall.