The federal government is probing the ignition interlock safety switch of some mid-2000 model Dodge Ram pickup trucks after getting reports that a young child died in an accident involving the accidental starting of a truck without depressing the clutch. There have been three reports of such accidental starts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Dodge investigation involves approximately 110,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks from model years 2004-2006. NHTSA formally opened the case on May 19, the agency said. Nationally, about 21 million vehicles have been recalled over ignition switch problems.

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