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Chrysler And BHP Catch The Recall Bug

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On: Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 4:26PM | By: John Welch


Chrysler And BHP Catch The Recall Bug

Owners of model year 2007 Dodge Calibers and Jeep Compi (the Compass, for those who don't subscribe to "computermouse/Lexus" humor) are being asked to bring their cars back to the dealer for gas-pedal maintenance. To be clear: there are NO reports of crashes or injuries associated with this pedal gremlin, and both Chrysler and the NHTSA have been investigating this issue for the last month. This recall is being ordered by Chrysler and is intended to prevent any possible misshaps.

Can-Am's remarkable Spyder Roadster is also being hit with a recall today, for issues regarding the Roadster's semi-automatic clutch assembly. The full NHTSA report for both manufacturers inside das post . . .

CHRYSLER / JEEP:

Vehicle Make / Model:

Model Year(s):

DODGE / CALIBER

2007

JEEP / COMPASS

2007

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Mfr's Report Date: JUN 01, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V234000

N/A

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 25336

Summary:  CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 DODGE CALIBER AND JEEP COMPASS PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 7 THROUGH MAY 19, 2006. THE PIVOT BUSHINGS IN VEHICLES WITH OVERSIZED ACCELERATOR PEDAL BEARING POCKETS MAY BECOME DISLODGED AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL TO BIND OR STICK.

Consequence:  SHOULD THE PEDAL BIND OR BECOME STUCK, IT CAN BE OVERCOME BY SMART BRAKES WHICH OVERRIDE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Remedy:  CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ALL AFFECTED ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes:  CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K11. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


BRP:

Vehicle Make / Model:

Model Year(s):

CAN-AM / ROADSTER SPYDER RS SE5

2010

CAN-AM / ROADSTER SPYDER RT SE5

2010

Manufacturer: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL

PRODUCTS INC.

Mfr's Report Date: MAY 28, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V232000

N/A

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1200

Summary:  BRP IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SPYDER RS SE5 2ND SERIES AND RT SE5 ROADSTERS. WHEN BRINGING A VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE SE5 SEMI-AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO A FULL STOP, THE CLUTCH MAY REMAIN ENGAGED STALLING THE ENGINE. ONCE THE ENGINE IS STALLED, IT COULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO RE-START AND THE REAR WHEEL COULD BE BLOCKED.

Consequence:  IF THIS HAPPENS, THE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE PUSHED OFF THE ROADWAY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. Remedy:
 BRP WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRP AT 1-888-638-5397.

Notes:  OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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