Recall roundup: Chrysler pickup trucks for clutch ignition switch problems image

The Chrysler Group has recently issued a recall for several pickup trucks because of a problem with the clutch ignition switch.

According to the North American based car manufacturer, several pickup trucks are the subject of a recall which has been announced recently. The company has announced it on vehicles with the manual transmission, from the 2006 and 2007 model year, because of a different spring wire, which may break and prevent the vehicle from starting. If this happens, the model can move unintentionally when the key is turned which will increase the risk of a crash and injury.

The carmaker is aware of an incident which resulted in a fatality. According to a report published by Reuters, a child has entered a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 and started it, moving it forward and hitting another child. Owners of the affected models will be notified by Chrysler starting the 13th of February and in the meantime, they are advised to leave the shifter in neutral and set the parking brake. Pushing the clutch pedal is a “must” before turning the ignition. The affected models are the Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider, produced between July 2005 and June 2006.