Oh, shift: Fiat Chrysler recalls Jeep models for bad transmission wiring harness

You won't be going much of anywhere if your car can't leave Neutral or Park.

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

See this? You can't do this when you're stuck in Park. Neutral, maybe. But Park, no.

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Some recalls are discovered only after reports of injuries and accidents start rolling in. Others are exposed during routine investigations into manufacturing and assembly processes. Fiat Chrysler's latest recall, which affects the Jeep brand, appears to have come to light during one of those investigations.

Jeep's recall covers 32,367 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the US. An additional 2,100 or so are located in Canada, 538 are in Mexico and 2,472 are outside North America.

According to the automaker, a number of wiring harnesses in these SUVs might have been incorrectly crimped. If that happens, this wiring harness might lose its electrical connection. If that happens, the affected vehicles might end up stuck in Park or Neutral after the vehicle has been brought to a full stop.

As with every other recall, owners will be notified by first-class mail, and will need to bring their vehicles to dealerships to have the remedy applied. Fiat Chrysler says that owners should make extra sure to use the parking brake when leaving the vehicle until those cars have been brought in and fixed.

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