WASHINGTON -- The Chrysler group is recalling nearly 600,000 cars and light trucks because they may roll away when parked.
In one group are about 300,000 vehicles with six-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions built for the 2005 model year. The affected models are Chrysler 300; Dodge Magnum, Dakota and Durango; and Jeep Liberty and Wrangler. Dealers are to install a bracket to ensure that the park pawl anchor shaft operates properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last week.
In a separate action, the Chrysler group said it is installing alarms in about 283,000 Dodge Ram pickups with diesel engines and automatic transmissions built for the 2003-05 model years. The alarms will warn motorists if they have not properly shifted into park before exiting the trucks. The company says it has not identified a particular defect in the vehicles.
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