Recall roundup: Dodge Ram, Dakota and Mitsubishi Raider image

The Chrysler Group has issued a recall for several pickup trucks because of some concerns with the ignition interlock switch.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is informing us that several units of the Dodge Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, along with the Dodge Dakota and the Mitsubishi Raider, will be subjected to a new recall. This has been announced because of the clutch ignition interlock switch, which may have springs that could brake, preventing the vehicle from starting.

“An investigation by FCA US engineers discovered switches in certain model-year 2006 and 2007 pickups may be equipped with spring wire that differs from wire used in previous switches. The alternate wire may break and, as a result, the vehicles may not start. In rare cases, a vehicle may – if recommended starting procedures are not followed – exhibit unintended movement when its ignition key is turned”, says the company in its official press release.

The affected vehicles, which have been mentioned above, are from the 2006 and 2007 model year and they include an estimated 66,819 units. Out of these, 54,558 have been sold in the U.S., 4,356 in Canada, 7,648 in Mexico and 257 outside the NAFTA region. The recall will begin on the 13th of February. Owners are expected to activate the parking brake, place the shift lever in neutral and pressing the clutch pedal before turning the ignition key. For extra details on the topic, owners can contact the company at 1-800-853-1403.