NHTSA upgrades probe into Chrysler pickup trucks

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DETROIT, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Federal safety regulators have upgraded a probe into a possible defect on nearly 183,000 pickup trucks from DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler division that could cause the vehicle to roll backward when the driver attempts to park it. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a preliminary evaluation of the problem had been escalated to the status of an "engineering analysis," a move that often precedes a safety recall. Vehicles affected by the ...

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