• May 3, 2010
According to Chrysler, several owners of 2007 model year Dodge Calibers have reported problems with sticky accelerator pedals, causing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to launch a full-on investigation. (This sounds familiar, doesn't it?) And because of the recent high-profile Toyota recall surrounding this very same problem, it only makes sense that NHTSA would seriously consider any sort of similar issue.

Chrysler says that the vehicles in question were built during a five-week period in March and April of 2006, right at the Caliber's launch. However, the automaker cites that the problem has nothing to do with electronics or mechanics, and that an issue with a parts supplier is what's causing the problem. No official recall has been issued as of yet, and Chrysler intends to fully cooperate with NHTSA on the investigation.

[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Chrysler Break Overide, Available since 2003.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The funny thing is, watch how many people will think Toyota is the first to start doing this and that the American automakers need to "catch up."
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the little-publicized "self-destruct" function added by the ashamed designers and engineers when they put out this piece of garbage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      From the article, "the automaker cites that the problem has nothing to do with electronics or mechanics, and that an issue with a parts supplier is what's causing the problem."

      How could it not be electical or mechanical? What other options are there? Is someone from the parts supplier getting in the cars and stepping on the throttle?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah I read that and found it pretty bizarre that Autoblog would let a ridiculous explanation like that pass muster...seriously guys? I mean if this was a certain other automaker I'm sure such an explanation would get viciously trashed since it makes no friggin' sense. And since these were made in 2006 what's with nobody doing anything until 2010?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Luckily Dodge only sold 8 of the affected vehicles, and Avis has all of them, smallest recall in history
        • 4 Years Ago
        10,000 calibers were made during that period according to the OFFICIAL press release which Autoblog has left out of this post. 8 and 10,000 are quite a ways apart.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I came to post the same thing! Only substitute Avis with Enterprise.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "We'll pick you uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupppppp!"

        /crash!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not too far from the truth,sadly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Overreaction and thousands of complaints about "sticky" pedals from Caliber owners in 3....2....1....
        • 4 Years Ago
        that would be like around what....12 people? 13?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Apparently since the article omitted the fact that Chrysler has a brake override there is no chance of SUA.Errors of omission are just as bad as errors of comission.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Damn AB, even The Truth About Cars got that right (and the fact that pedals are made by CTS which makes them for Toyotas). And they hate Chrysler.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Such a truckish looking compact.
      • 4 Years Ago
      you forgot to mention that there are only 10,000 affected vehicles...
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's 10,000 potential deaths.

        Actually 40,000 + bystanders.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh how I miss the Neon ;(...
      • 4 Years Ago
      But...but....its not a Toyota...

      how is this possible?
        • 4 Years Ago
        well one it's not SUA. Chrysler's have actually had brake override since 2003; so at least you can stop the caliber, and only 5 caliber owners have complained about this, so if you have the caliber ( i'm sorry), you can feel safe about not being able to stop it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There has been FIVE complaints and the caliber is equipped w brake override so its not too bad. Hopefully they recall & get them fixed
        • 4 Years Ago
        Five complaints is pretty bad when that's about how many they sold at retail.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great job at not stating the facts Autoblog. You have once again showed that you are bias toward Chrysler.

      Zero integrity.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mike-

        Great point. AB always goes out of its way to hate on Chrysler. Grow up AB! Report the facts, all of them!
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