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Chrysler to Face Ignition Switch Investigation

1.25M Chrysler vehicles could have the problem


Chrysler is being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration due to an ignition switch that may be flawed.

ignition switchIn light of the General Motors (GM) ignition switch mess, the  NHTSA is looking into a similar problem regarding up to 1.25 million vehicles from the Chrysler Group of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.  The NHTSA has been looking into other carmakers’ airbag design and the position of the ignition switch since the GM debacle.

A statement from the NHTSA read:

The (Chrysler) investigations involve issues of inadvertent ignition key rotation from the ‘run’ position to the ‘accessory’ position. While NHTSA has received complaints of stalling related to these models, the agency is not aware of any related incidents involving airbag non-deployments at this time.

Chrysler confirmed that it is willing to fully cooperate and provide information regarding its vehicles to the NHTSA. No death or injuries have been linked to the Chrysler ignition switch problem.

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