Chrysler recalls almost 35,000 Dodge Calibers for potentially sticky gas pedals like Toyota’s

By Ken Thomas, AP
Friday, June 4, 2010

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Chrysler recalls Dodge Caliber over sticky pedals

WASHINGTON — Chrysler is recalling nearly 35,000 Dodge Calibers in the United States and around the globe to fix a potential problem with sticky gas pedals, the same issue that has affected millions of Toyotas.

Chrysler says it will recall about 25,000 Calibers in the U.S. from the 2007 model year and a limited number of 2007 Jeep Compass SUVs to inspect vehicles built between March and May of 2006.

The remaining vehicles are in Mexico, Canada and elsewhere.

Chrysler says the pedals were made by the same Indiana company that made pedals involved in a recall of more than 2 million Toyotas earlier this year.

Chrysler says the SUVs have “smart brake” technology allowing the brake to override the gas pedal.

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