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Fiat Chrysler Rollaway Reports Draw Stepped-Up Regulatory Probe

  • Inquiry into three Chrysler models reaches over 850,000 cars
  • Regulators, manufacturer have fielded more than 300 complaints

Federal regulators are escalating an inquiry over complaints that certain Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vehicles can roll away when a driver thinks the transmission has been set to park.

The probe into three Fiat Chrysler models affects about 856,300 cars, according to a document filed by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation. The rollaway car incidents resulted in 121 alleged crashes, according to the document, with 30 leading to reported injuries.