Chrysler Recalls 8000 Vans

Chrysler Recalls 8,000 Vans

There is a problem with acceleration on the Ram Promaster cargo vans.

NEW YORK -- Due to an acceleration pedal that can limit driver control and increase the chance of an accident, Chrysler is recalling about 8,000 large vans.

Chrysler, now part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (IW 1000/30), said the recall affects 7,935 Ram Promaster cargo vans manufactured between July 1, 2013 and December 10, 2013 and sold in the United States.

The accelerator can become stuck if pressed downward from an angle, Chrysler said in a notification to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"A stuck accelerator pedal can result in uncontrolled acceleration, increasing the risk of a crash," the NHTSA said.

Chrysler said it knew of no accidents or injuries potentially related to the problem.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2014

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