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Chrysler recalls 4,356 pickup trucks in Canada for clutch problem


January 2, 2015
By Alyssa Dalton


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Jan. 2, 2015 – Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 4,356 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups 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 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.

One death is associated with the problem, said the automaker.

The recall includes Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider pickups made between July 2005 and June 2006.

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About 4,356 of the affected units are in Canada, nearly 54,558 in the United States, 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.

— With files from the Canadian Press