June 2010 Archives

June 8, 2010

Probe into Chrysler Pedal Defects

Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation to review a potential "sticky accelerator pedal problem" in Chrysler Group LLC's 2007 model-year Dodge Caliber cars. Reports of the accelerator pedal becoming stuck and not returning to the idle position when released have been made to the agency. The company that supplies these pedals, CTS Sorp., is also the supplier of the pedals involved in the Toyota Motor Corp's recall of more than 2 million vehicles in January of this year.

After one month of investigation, Chrysler has decided to initiate a voluntary recall of 34,631 Dodge Caliber and 90 Jeep Compass vehicles from the 2007 model year in order to address a potential issue with sticking gas pedals.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident in the 2007 model-year Dodge Caliber car or Jeep Compass, call the law office of Miller & Falkner so that an experienced personal injury attorney can help protect your rights.