By Alyssa Dalton
February 7, 2014 – Chrysler Group has announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to install a new pedal stop in an estimated 9655 full-size vans.
The new pedal stop resolves a condition that may allow an accelerator pedal to stick in the wide-open position if force is applied at an angle, said the automaker. The recall involves 2014 Ram ProMaster vans, and all affected customers will be notified. We are unsure how many, if any, made it into Canada.
At this time, there are no known injuries, accidents or customer complaints. About half of the affected vans are in dealer hands.
This issue was discovered during testing at a Chrysler Group facility, where a driver applied downward force at an angle. Engineers investigated and determined a 3.0-in. (75-mm) stop—which went into production four days after the incident—did not bind, even when force was applied to the accelerator pedal at an angle.
“This change had been previously scheduled, stemming from Chrysler Group’s practice of continually auditing product design and performance from the perspective of its customers. The new stop represents a more robust design and improves pedal feel at wide-open throttle,” it said.
For more information, customers can call 1-800-853-1403.