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FCA recalls Grand Cherokee to fix transmission wiring defect

The problem can cause the transmission to lock in \'park\' or \'neutral.\'

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched another transmission-related recall for the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The company has discovered a wiring problem that can cause the vehicle's shifter to become locked in 'park' or 'neutral' when the vehicle is brought to a stop. The issue was traced to improper crimps on a wiring harness.

"The Company is unaware of any potentially related injuries or accidents," FCA said in a statement. "This campaign is unrelated to any previous recall."

The campaign affects SUVs from the 2016 model year, including 32,267 units sold in the US market. A time-frame for repairing the SUVs has not yet been confirmed.

"In the interim, customers are advised to use the parking brake when exiting their vehicles, as recommended in their owners' manuals," the company cautions.

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