Chrysler LLC is recalling nearly 35,000 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass small SUVs in the United States and around the globe to fix a potential sticking gas pedal. 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. According to recall information, the pivot bushings in vehicles with oversized accelerator pedal bearing pockets may become dislodged and potentially cause the accelerator pedal to bind or stick.
Chrysler says the vehicles have “smart brake” technology allowing the brake to override the gas pedal.