By Colleen Kave, J.D.
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Tec has recalled approximately 1,338 Endurant transmissions, part numbers EEO-17F112C, EEO-16F112C, and EEO-18F112C, and PACCAR transmissions, part numbers PO-14F112C, PO-15F112C, PO-16F112C, PO-17F112C, and PO-18F112C, because the transmission control module (TCM) may allow the engine to crank briefly, even if the transmission shifter is not in neutral. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect. The company cautions that if the transmission is not in neutral when the engine begins running, there may be unintended vehicle movement, increasing the risk of a crash (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 17E078, Report receipt date: December 20, 2017).
Remedy. Eaton Cummins will notify the affected vehicle manufacturers who will file and conduct recalls to install updated TCM software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Contact information. Owners may contact Eaton Cummins at 1-269-342-3184. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Companies: Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Tec
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