Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU)announced on Friday it will be recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. over a defect that could get drivers stuck in cruise control mode. The automotive manufacturer also issued warnings for owners to not use it until further upgrades fix the problem.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also said on Friday and encouraged vehicle owners to following warning procedures and refrain from using the cruise control option.
Fiat Chrysler shares fell by 2.6 percent after the recall.
Fiat confirmed that there were no injuries or crashed related to the recall, but said that it had received one report of a 2017 Dodge Journey rental that was unable to deactivate the cruise control.
The NHTSA said in a statement if the vehicle was to get stuck in cruise control mode, drivers can forcefully press the break and then put the vehicle into park.
Fiat Chrysler has recalled multiple vehicle models such as Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Chrysler ranging from 2014 to 2018 models. Vehicles recalled include Dodge Durango, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Jeep Cherokee and others listed in Fiat Chrysler’s statement.
“We are taking this action because we are fully committed to vehicle safety,” says Mark Chernoby, Chief Technical Compliance Officer and Head of Vehicle Safety & Regulatory Compliance. “We urge customers to follow the instructions on their recall notices.”
Fiat Chrysler says it will begin contacting drivers with affected vehicles within the next week for service modifications and updates to fix the issue.