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Fiat to Recall 1.8m Pickups

Fiat to Recall 1.8m PickupsFiat to Recall 1.8m Pickups

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling around 1.8 million heavy duty Ram pickups due to a mechanical problem that could make it possible for a driver to inadvertently shift the truck out of park. FCA said in a press release it is “aware of seven potentially related injuries and a small number of potentially related accidents,” CNN reported. In certain “high-temperature conditions” the truck’s shifter may be moved out of park when the driver is not stepping on the brake, as would normally be required. This can occur without a key in the ignition, the press release said. The recall includes various types of Ram trucks made between 2009 and 2017. The recall impacts only trucks with shifters mounted on the steering column, not trucks that have rotary-dial or floor-mounted shifters. The company said in addition to the 1.5 million Ram trucks in the US, about 250,000 trucks in Canada, 43,000 trucks in Mexico and 15,000 elsewhere in the world are included in the recall. In May, the company recalled 1.3 million pickup trucks due to a software problem that may have been tied to at least one death and two injuries.


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