More sticky pedals: Chrysler recalls nearly 600,000 vehicles
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
More sticky pedal auto recalls have been announced, but this time the company involved isn’t Toyota.
Last Friday, a recall was announced for 25,336 2007 model year Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles involving possible sticky accelerator pedals. While no car accidents have been linked to the defect, it could possibly cause a dangerous and deadly car crash.
The recalls were followed by another recall of about 284,831 model year 2008 and 2009 Chrysler Town and Country minivans and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans. The minivans were recalled because a sliding door hinge may wear through the insulation in the electrical wiring of the door. This problem could potentially cause a short circuit in the latch leading to a fire
Another recall was announced for as many as many as 288,968 Chrysler Jeep Wranglers manufactured in model years 2007 to 2010. In these vehicles, the fastener that holds the front fender liners in place could come loose. If this occurs, the fender liner may come in contact with tubes that carry hydraulic brake fluid. These vehicles may experience a brake fluid leak which could cause brake failure.
All together, Chrysler informed the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the potential safety issues in approximately 600,000 vehicles of five different models.
There have been no reported accidents or injuries related to the recalls. Vehicle owners will be notified of the problems and Chrysler will fix the vehicles at no charge.