Chrysler also probed for ignition switch defects, push-button next?


The NHTSA is investigating older Dodge Ram pickups to see if there any defects with ignition switches.

Close to 115K Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks from model years 2004 to 2006 are part of the probe.

Chrysler (FIATY) says it's cooperating fully with regulators.

What to watch: The focus on safety issues with ignition switches could steer the industry toward wide-scale adoption of push-button starters. That development in turn could impact Delphi Automotive (DLPH +2.7%).

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  • David at Imperial Beach
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    Already, top end cars like Tesla no longer require you to actually insert the key into an ignition lock. They can sense if you have it in your pocket.
    23 May 2014, 01:51 PM Reply Like
  • J38765
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    Thank you David. I am glad you uncovered this stunning new technology that has been in widespread use for over a decade.
    23 May 2014, 01:55 PM Reply Like
  • geekinasuit
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    Next up, recalls due to defective push button starters. Merry-go-round until they get right down to the root of these problems instead of blaming the part which didn't make itself or decide on its own to be put into wide spread use while turning a blind eye to the defects.
    23 May 2014, 03:36 PM Reply Like
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