Software fix didn’t work on some Fiat Chrysler gearshifts

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014, file photo, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is seen after being unveiled at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. The U.S. government will fine Fiat Chrysler a record $105 million for violating safety laws in a series of recalls, a person briefed on the matter says. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will reveal the fine on Monday, July 27, 2015, says the person who didn't want to be identified because the official announcement hasn't been made. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014, file photo, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is seen after being unveiled at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. The U.S. government will fine Fiat Chrysler a record $105 million for violating safety laws in a series of recalls, a person briefed on the matter says. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will reveal the fine on Monday, July 27, 2015, says the person who didn't want to be identified because the official announcement hasn't been made. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT (AP) – Software designed to fix confusing gear shifters on 1.1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles didn’t work on 29,000 of them. Now the owners are being asked to return to dealers for another try.

The new software was supposed to make the cars and SUVs shift into park when the driver’s door is opened. But Fiat Chrysler says the change didn’t properly fix 13,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 16,000 elsewhere.

FCA says it’s notifying owners. It says the repairs worked on the rest of the 406,000 that have been fixed worldwide.

The 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2012 through 2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 were recalled in April due to complaints from drivers who had trouble telling if the transmission was in “park” after stopping.

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