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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 67,000 Pickups

Faulty ignition lets trucks start without depressing clutch.

by on Dec.30, 2014

The 2005 Dodge Ram is part of a larger recall of 67,000 pickup trucks.

Fiat Chrysler is ending the “Year of the Recall” with a problem similar to issue that earned 2014 the nickname to begin with: an ignition problem.

The company is recalling about 67,000 pickups from model year 2006 and 2007. The trucks can be started without the clutch being depressed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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In May, the agency received a complaint about the death of a child due to the problem. According to the report, a child started a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 without using the clutch and the pickup moved forward hitting another child killing him. (more…)

Chrysler Recalls 1.2 Million Ram Pickups

Maker says steering problems could affect over a third.

by on Nov.11, 2013

The 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is among the various models affected by the latest recall.

In a year marked by some major recalls, Chrysler has announced one of the largest, with 1.2 million of its Ram pickups subject to a new service action due to front-end problems that could lead to a loss of steering control.

The latest announcement actually combines three separate recalls for steering-related issues.  Chrysler says, however, that while it wants to inspect more than a million heavy-duty Ram trucks and chassis cab models, it expects that only a little more than a third will actually need to undergo repairs.

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Nonetheless, the problem is potentially serious and Chrysler says it knows of six crashes and two injuries involving Ram pickups and another crash – with no reported injuries – involving the other models.