FCA US recalls 66,819 MY2006-07 pickups over clutch issues

Article by Christian A., on December 30, 2014

FCA US has issued a global recall of 66,819 MY2006-2007 pickups fitted with manual transmissions due to suspected clutch problems. The recall covers certain Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500, and Mitsubishi Raider pickups. Geographically, the recall covers 54,558 in the United States, 4,356 in Canada, 7,648 in Mexico and 257 outside of North America.

According to FCA, its engineers discovered clutch interlock switches may be fitted with spring wire different from wire used in previous switches. The carmaker said the alternate wire may break and may cause the vehicle not to start or, in rare cases, result in unintended movement when the ignition key is turned.

The carmaker said it knows of one death linked to the issue. According to documents files with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a child entered an MY2006 Ram 3500 truck and started the ignition without the clutch depressed.

The vehicle then moved forward and struck and killed another child. NHTSA in May launched a probe into the problem after learning of the fatality. FCA said it will commence notifying owners of the recall on Feb. 13, 2015.

For the meantime, customers are advised to follow recommended procedures for starting their vehicles.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

One of the executives at Volkswagen tagged in the so-called Dieselgate scandal has pleaded not guilty to a list of allegations surrounding the carmaker’s actions to cheat emissions regulations in...
by - February 27, 2017
When the Crown De Luxe saloon was first released in 1972, it was at that time the most lavish Toyota model available to British customers. Both unusual and exclusive, one...
by - February 27, 2017
The ride-sharing fleet of sharing Lyft Inc. will soon include thousands of specially fitted self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, courtesy of General Motors. If plans push through, Lyft’s clients would...
by - February 27, 2017
J.D. Power has officially released the 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, an annual list of the most dependable brands in the auto industry. Once again coming on top is Lexus, the...
by - February 26, 2017
Citroen revealed that its entry to the Chinese market is moving forward with the planned release of the new generation C5. While still on sale on this part of the...
by - February 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries