Chrysler Group recalls 10,700 SUVs to fix unintended acceleration issue

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 8, 2014

Chrysler Group is recalling around 10,700 sports utility vehicles to repair an issue that could cause unintended acceleration when in cruise-control mode. The recall covers certain 2014 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Cherokees, Grand Cherokees and Grand Cherokee SRTs assembled between Jan. 16 and April 17, 2014.

Majority of the recalled units are with dealers or in transit to dealers, Chrysler said on its Web site. Around 6,100 of the affected units are in the United States, 950 in Canada, 425 in Mexico and 3,200 outside the North American Free Trade Agreement region.

Chrysler said it has no knowledge of any injuries, accidents or complaints related to the issue. According to the carmaker, it discovered that when the cars are in cruise control model, they may accelerate for about a second after the accelerator pedal is released.

The carmaker added that recalled high-performance vehicles may accelerate for around two seconds after the pedal is released. In April, Chrysler recalled almost 870,000 vehicles to fix a glitch in their brake systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently probing Chrysler over its recall of 744,822 SUVs in the US in 2012, after receiving six consumers of inadvertent airbag deployments even after fixes were made.

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