Chrysler recalls over 10K SUVs for unintended acceleration concerns

Chrysler (FIATY) 10.7K SUV vehicles to address a defect that could potentially lead to unintended acceleration when a drive is in the cruise-control mode.

The recall action covers 2014 Dodge Durangos, Jeep Cherokees, Grand Cherokees, and Grand Cherokee SRTs.

The "unintended acceleration" phrase resonates in the automobile industry due to Toyota's massive recall and settlement tied to floor mats and gas pedals.

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  • DavidHart
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    This is a problem with Cruise Control that affects vehicles manufactured from Jan 16th to April 17th. Accelerating with cruise control on may extend the acceleration for up to 2 seconds after releasing the accelerator pedal, and then return to normal. According to Chrysler, this does not affect breaking or the cancellation of cruise control.


    It would have been nice if the summary had included the breaking part instead of the "visions of Toyota" statement. But, while being more factual, it would have made it less dramatic.
    9 Jun 2014, 10:37 AM Reply Like
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