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http://wkrn.com/nashville/news/chrysler-recalls-thousands-of-dodge-trucks-and-vans/132081.htm

WASHINGTON -- Chrysler says it's recalling nearly 600,000 Dodge trucks and vans.

The company says it's addressing concerns that the vehicles could shift out of park without the key in the ignition.

Chrysler says there have been nine incidents involving injuries connected to the problem, but no fatalities have been reported.

The recall affects thousands of 2001 and 2002 Dodge Dakotas, Durangos and 2002 Dodge Rams.

Owners will be notified starting in January and dealers will replace the gearshift blocker and bracket assembly.



In the meantime, the company is advising vehicle owners to use the parking brake at all times when the vehicle isn't in use.
 

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How many people would leave it out of gear or forget to set the parking brake? Cars will be rolling away everywhere.

Most people just take it for granted that the locking mechanism will work. The catch for Park doesn't always hold either in some cars. GM had that problem years back.
 

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There was something similar to this on their minivans and several other models as well a few years back. It wasn't that the park lock wasn't functioning that was the problem. During those years, Chrysler did not include them as a cost saving measure. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if that was the case here.
 

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When I was a kid, I almost got ran over by a car that didn't have a driver. I was walking across a parking lot then I feel this wind and turned around and the car was like inches from me and then it smashed into another car that was parked opposite of it. It was a manual trans car and they didn't put on the ebrake and I guess it slipped out of gear. That would have sucked if it had hit me. That car was moving pretty quick. The parking lot was one of those diaginal type so it had some time to get some speed up.
 
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