Transcript for Chrysler Under Investigation by US Officials
Well now to the new investigation of a major carmaker over complaints some popular models could roll away on their own. U.S. Safety inspectors looking into 1 million fiat Chrysler vehicles including the top-selling truck. David Kerley has the story. Reporter: Another group of fiat Chrysler vehicles this morning is under federal scrutiny over gearshifters. The rotary shifters in a million dodge ram trucks and durangos and the problem, some vehicles reportedly roll away even when in the parked position. And earlier recall for shifter problems in fiat Chrysler jeeps was highlighted by the death of -- Ensign chekov. Reporter: Anton yelchin. His jeep rolling back and crushing him against a fence. All these shifters are new and electronic and some drivers finding them confusing. When controls are located in places that we don't expect or they're different, it's well known that drivers will make errors. Reporter: This new investigation comes after the government has received 43 complaints including 25 crashes and 9 injuries. In 34 of those cases, it is alleged the shifter was in park. Fiat in a statement says it's cooperating fully and is urging all drivers to use their vehicles' parking brakes. There are some reports that the cars were actually turned off when they rolled away so investigators will be looking at the human interface with these new gearshifters and, Amy, they want to know if there's any underlying mechanical or electronic issue as well. Just an investigation at this point. I hope we get answers on that.
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