Fiat Chrysler or­ders huge re­call of 67,000 of their pickup trucks

The China Post - - WORLD BUSINESS -

Fiat Chrysler is re­call­ing about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pick­ups be­cause of a prob­lem that could al­low the trucks to be started with­out the clutch be­ing de­pressed. Chrysler said one death is as­so­ci­ated with the prob­lem.

The Na­tional High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion had opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the trucks in May after re­ceiv­ing a re­port of a child start­ing a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup with­out us­ing the clutch. The truck moved for­ward, strik­ing and killing another child, the safety agency said.

The company said Mon­day that a wire in the clutch ignition in­ter­lock switch could break in trucks with man­ual trans­mis­sions.

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