Chrysler recalls 9,655 Ram ProMasters in North America

Article by Anita Panait, on February 11, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC is recalling around 9,655 Ram ProMaster vans (2014 model year) in North America to replace a pedal stop that could cause the accelerator pedal to get stuck in the wide open position. The affected vans covered 7,935 in the United States, 1,437 in Canada and 283 in Mexico. About half of the affected models remain in dealer lots and cannot be sold until they are repaired.

Owners of sold units would be notified of the recall, Chrysler said in a statement. A spokesman for Chrysler remarked that there were no reports of accidents or injuries relating to the issue. Every Chrysler vehicle features a brake-throttle override system that enables the driver to stop the vehicle by applying the brake pedal to override any simultaneous accelerator input. 

Chrysler will replace the pedal stop, or the trim piece that surrounds the opening accommodating the accelerator pedal shaft. Chrysler found out about the issue at a test track, when a driver applied downward force at an angle and the pedal stuck in an open position, disclosed spokesman Eric Mayne.

Chrysler had shared its findings with Fiat since the ProMaster is similar to its parent’s Ducato van, although the latter has a different design. Fiat discovered no reports of pedal sticking in the Ducato. According to Mayne, the affected part was already set for replacement to enhance the driving experience before the issue was discovered.

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