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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 Recalling 800,000 Vehicles for Ignition Switch Problem

by on Jul.22, 2014

Jeep Grand Cherokees from model years 2005-2007 are part of a larger recall of Chrysler vehicles with ignition problems.

Chrysler is expanding an earlier recall, targeting nearly 800,000 older Jeep models because of an ignition switch problem that could cause the vehicles to stall and disable their airbags and other safety systems.

The move comes as federal safety regulators investigate reports that drivers inadvertently can bump the keys on as many as 1.2 million Chrysler products, causing them to turn from the On to Off or Accessory position. The problem is similar to one that has led to the recall of millions of General Motors products in recent months. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the possibility the problem could occur on products built by other manufacturers, as well.

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While Chrysler and its dealers prepare to notify customers and schedule repairs, the maker is advising owners to remove everything but the ignition key from their key rings to reduce the risk of an unintended stall-out. (more…)

Judge Declines to Order GM to Park Recalled Cars

Automaker working with dealers to fix vehicles.

by on Apr.17, 2014

Family members gather outside the Capitol on Tuesday to mourn victims killed in GM ignition switch crashes. Photo courtesy: Autoblog.com

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Thomas declined to issue a “park it now” order to General Motors related to the 2.6 million vehicles affected by the company’s ignition switch recall.

“We are pleased that the Court denied the motion for preliminary injunction filed in the Silvas case,” GM spokesman Greg Martin said.

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The six-page ruling is the result of an effort by Texas attorney Bob Hilliard representing several families in Texas. Hilliard asked for the emergency injunction on April 4 because he feels the vehicles pose a significant safety threat. (more…)