Chrysler recalls around 35,000 2007 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass models over sticking gas pedals –

It seems that unintended acceleration is at it again, prompting a recall from another carmaker besides Toyota. After opening up an investigation into sticking gas pedals for certain Chrysler models at the beginning of May, the NHTSA published its results and the Pentastar has started taking action.

As such, Chrysler has just announced that it will call back to dealerships 34,631 2007 Dodge Caliber and around 90 2007 Jeep Compass models due to a faulty acceleration pedal, made by CTS Corp, the same manufacturer responsible for the faulty pedals in Toyota models.

Still, the problem isn’t the same as on the Japanese cars, as a larger bearing housing now causes the accelerator pedals to stick and not return to a normal position. Chrysler insists that no incidents were reported and that among the cars recalled, only one third actually have a problem.

Customers are advised to get their models into dealerships in a timely manner for an investigation. If a problem with the gas pedal is found, it will be fixed free of charge.

Source: Chrysler

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