2007 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass recalled due to sticking accelerator pedals

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a notice from Chrysler Group LLC on June 1, 2010 that it will voluntarily recall 2007 Dodge Caliber and 2007 Jeep Compass vehicles built from March 7 to May 19, 2006.

Chrysler found that under certain conditions, the accelerator pedals may not immediately return to its idle position.

The company revealed that some vehicles could have been built with accelerator pedal pivot bushings that may dislodge, resulting to the slow return of the pedal under limited operating conditions.

Chrysler found that this defect is restricted to a small group of vehicles and that this is a mechanical issue and not related to OEM design or electronics.

In addition, the Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass are equipped with a brake override system. If there is a disagreement between the throttle and the brake, the engine controller will lessen the power, and the operator will then be able to halt the car.

The brake override technology has been in Chrysler's vehicles since 2003. To date, the company has not received reports of accidents, injuries or property damage due to this defect.

Chrysler Group LLC will inspect and replace affected pedals with a new pedal unit that complies with the specifications free of charge.

The recall covers 34,614 2007 Dodge Caliber vehicles and 90 Jeep Compass vehicles that have an automatic transmission. In particular, Chrysler is recalling 25,336 units in the US; 5,572 in Canada; 2,260 in Mexico; and 1,536 scattered in the international markets.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: dodge, jeep, recall

Comments

Recommended

Before the W177 goes on sale in 2018, Mercedes-Benz had to go back to the drawing board to check on the A Class’ interior. This is because the new model...
by - November 24, 2017
If you see the Aston Martin’s 2018 Vantage, you would think that it is significantly different from most of Aston’s GT lineup. For instance, if the DB11 is a fine...
by - November 24, 2017
Even as Chevrolet is making a huge splash in the industry with the recent launch of the new Corvette ZR1, there may be trouble brewing. Chevrolet has announced huge discounts...
by - November 24, 2017
The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has arrived this week at the snowy mountains in Colorado for its winter long debut. GMC’s tracked Sierra Mountain Concept will be on display at...
by - November 24, 2017
We’re willing to bet that the Bentley Bentayga is not the first thing that comes to mind for most people who are into off-roading and outdoor activities. It just doesn’t...
by - November 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries