u.s. opens 2 new chrysler investigations

by:Lanson     2020-03-12
NEW YORK -
S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Wednesday it had launched two new investigations into Chrysler as complaints were made that the ignition key could involuntarily shut down the engine and could cause airbags
The scope of the investigation is about 1.
2 million Chrysler vehicles, including 700,000 Dodge SUVs, and Chrysler urban and rural and Dodge Caravan minivans for the 2008-2010 model year.
NHTSA wants to see if the key can fall off the running position under \"bad road conditions.
NHTSA said it had received at least 32 complaints from Chrysler drivers who reported that their 2006-
2007 Jeep Commander and 2005-
The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee car was closed after being accidentally hit by a knee.
Moving the key from the on position can disable the car and prevent the airbag from spreading in the collision.
GM recalled three others.
The second survey of 5 million vehicles was linked to Chrysler\'s 2011 voluntary recall of Dodge tours, caravans and Chrysler Town and Country cars in 2010.
Some owners say they still have this problem even after the recall is fixed.
NHTSA said it also received complaints from owners in 2008
The 2009 models said their ignition problems could be the same as the 2010 models.
After driving, more distracted drivers are increasingly threatening the lives of emergency trucks: returning home on open roads and taking scenic flying cars in the United States: the security agency says, the survey was conducted by \"preparing to take off more behind the steering wheel\" to communicate with car manufacturers and suppliers on airbag design and performance related to the position of the vehicle ignition switch.
\"After a similar ignition, the agency began investigating the issue of airbag deployment --
Switch problem for General Motors(GM)vehicles.
GM recalled about 6 million cars due to faulty ignition switches or concerns that the key could cause the switch to be out of position.
The company linked defective switches to 54 accidents and at least 13 deaths.
Overall, GM has recalled more than 20 million cars and trucks this year, including three.
4 million cars this week.
The latest recalls by the automaker include the updated Chevrolet Camaros and 2005-
2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-
2014 Chevrolet Impala (
Latest version not included)
Cadillac DeVille, 2000 to 2005, 2004-
2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-
2011 Buick Lucerne, 2004 and 2005 Buick Regal LS and GS, and 2006-
2008 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
General Motors said that for most cars, the resultant force of the items dangling from the keychain and the crashed impact will knock the switch out of the running position.
Chrysler recalled the suv NHTSA said there were no reports of casualties related to the Chrysler investigation.
Chrysler in Auburn Hills, Michigan, said in a statement that it was waiting for NHTSA to provide more information and was \"ready to fully cooperate with the investigation \".
Chrysler of Fiat Chrysler said it was waiting for NHTSA to provide more information about the investigation and would \"fully\" cooperate with the investigation.
In April, Chrysler recalled nearly 870,000 2011 vehicles-
Worried about the corrosion of brake parts, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs may make it harder to park.
Despite the surge in car recalls, sales by car makers have soared this year.
Chrysler\'s revenue grew 17% in the fifth quarter, thanks to strong demand for its new Jeep Cherokee mini-SUV.
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