Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1M SUVs, cars worldwide for safety issue

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.1 million vehicles worldwide because they might roll away after drivers exit, the company said Friday.

The recall includes cars with electronic shift levers that return to the same position after each manipulation, including Dodge Chargers with model years 2012 to 2014, Chrysler 300 sedans, and model-year 2014 to 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, the company said.

The voluntary recall comes after federal regulators found that drivers were exiting their cars by mistake without selecting "park," despite warning chimes and alert messages when they open the doors. More than 40 injuries that are potentially related to the issue.

As part of the recall, Fiat Chrysler said it would enhance the warnings and add a transmission-shift strategy to automatically prevent a vehicle from moving, under certain circumstances, even if the driver fails to select "park," the company said.

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