Chrysler is recalling more than 25,000 2007 Dodge Calibers and Jeep Compasses for sticky throttle pedals. The pedals were made by the same supplier, CTS Corp., that made the pedals involved in a massive Toyota recall in January.
According to the recall notice: “The pivot bushings in vehicles with oversized accelerator pedal bearing pockets may become dislodged and potentially cause the accelerator pedal to bind or stick.”
However, in this case, the problem seems less likely to lead to unintended acceleration, as the Caliber and Compass are both fitted with smart-throttle technology designed to enable the brakes to override the accelerator.
Chrysler will replace the throttle pedal assemblies at no charge beginning this month.
For more information, owners can call Chrysler: 1-800-853-1403.