A faulty interlock could allow the transmission to shift out of park without applying the brakes.
There are no injuries/fatalities associated with the Jeep recall, and just one "potentially related injury" in the truck/police car recall.
According to Ram, the issue only reveals itself in two-wheel drive. Driving in four-wheel-drive mode should still be safe.
Ram is issuing three recalls that cover many of the company's pickups and affect over a million vehicles in the US alone.
Two separate problems related to inadvertent airbag deployment have prompted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the NHTSA to recall some 2 million late-model Ram trucks.
A miscalibrated speed limiter has caused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall a small number of Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs with dualie axles and Hemi V8s, along with a second recall for Dodge Challengers to have their airbags rebolted.