US safety agency probes older Ram pickups

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 23, 2014 at 10:23 am •  Published: May 23, 2014

People who file complaints with NHTSA are not identified. The complaint was filed on Feb. 26, and the crash happened on Aug. 25, 2013. It involved a 2006 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup, according to the complaint.

In another case, a truck engine was cranked without the clutch being pressed, and it moved forward and struck a person working under the hood. The person was knocked to the ground but not hurt, according to the documents.

The investigation was opened May 19, according to documents posted by the agency on Friday. An investigation can lead to a recall, but so far none has been issued.

Chrysler said in a statement that it is cooperating in the investigation. The company said that customers with concerns about their trucks should contact their dealer.