NEW YORK – Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups, including more than 4,000 in Canada, because of a problem that could prevent the cars from starting, or cause them to move when the ignition key is turned.
The company said Monday that a wire in the clutch ignition interlock switch could break. That could keep the truck from starting or, if drivers don’t follow recommended starting procedures, the truck could move when the ignition key is turned.
Chrysler said one death is associated with the problem.
The company is recalling Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider pickups made between July 2005 and June 2006.
Nearly 54,558 of them are in the United States, 4,356 in Canada, more than 7,600 in Mexico and 257 outside the NAFTA region.
FCA US LLC, the former Chrysler Group LLC, will replace the switches at no cost to consumers. The company said it only used the faulty wire during the period covered in the recall.
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