After Toyota, Chrysler now also has a problem with sticking gas pedal pedals. The smallest of the three U.S. car companies recalled on June 4. recalled nearly 35.000 vehicles, most of them Dodge Caliber compacts and a few Jeep Compass SUVs.
"Under certain conditions, the pedal may not immediately return to its original position", explained the group. Chrysler has identified a faulty bushing as the cause of the problem. Affected would be exclusively the model year 2007 and here the production of few weeks.
Last month, the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration launched an investigation after several drivers complained about sticking gas pedals. Chrysler has now reacted with a precautionary recall of the vehicle. According to the car company, there have been no accidents yet.
According to the manufacturer, the majority of the cars are driven on roads in the USA. Whether cars exported to Germany are also affected initially remained unclear. The Dodge is currently also offered here in Germany. After filing for insolvency in the spring of 2009, the car company is trying to make a fresh start under the aegis of Fiat.
Memories of Toyota are awakened. The Japanese carmaker is recalling 2.3 million cars in the U.S. alone because of gas pedal pedals that can get stuck by themselves. In both cases the manufacturer is called CTS and is located in Elkhart in the US state of Indiana.
Stuck gas pedal pedals recently cost Ford nerves too. Some drivers of the Explorer all-terrain vehicle and the Mercury Milan sedan had placed additional floor mats on top of the existing ones. The new, unsecured mats promptly blocked the pedals. The U.S. Transportation Safety Administration has ied a warning.
At Toyota, sticking gas pedal pedals, slipping floor mats and briefly failing brakes had severely tarnished the company’s reputation. In addition, there were some minor breakdowns. Around 8.5 million vehicles have to be repaired worldwide.