By Patrick Olsen on June 3, 2010
Update: The latest information on the recall can be found here.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 35,000 2007 Dodge Calibers and 2007 Jeep Compasses for problems with sticky gas pedals, the Associated Press reports. The cars affected were built from March to May 2006; the recall includes cars sold outside the U.S. as well.
The accelerators were made by CTS, an Indiana company that also built the recalled accelerators for Toyota.
According to the L.A. Times, “Chrysler said the vehicles are equipped with an electronic throttle control system that reduces engine power when there is a ‘disagreement’ between the brake and the accelerator signals.”
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