Chrysler Recalls Nearly 600,000 Dodge Trucks and Vans

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 2008 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.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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