Trucks Affected: The Chrysler Group is recalling nearly 10,000 Ram ProMaster vans; almost 8,000 are in the U.S.; about 1,500 are in Canada; and almost 300 are in Mexico.
The Problem: The accelerator pedal may stick at wide-open throttle if the pedal is depressed with strong force at a certain angle. No injuries have been reported from the design in question.
The Fix: A new pedal stop will be installed and all costs will be covered by the company. Chrysler Group shared its discovery with Fiat Group Automobiles because of the ProMaster’s similarity to the Fiat Ducato. Fiat said there have been no incidents of pedal sticking owing to the distinctive design characteristics of the current Ducato.
What Owners Should Do: Chrysler has asked dealerships to contact owners and to fix vehicles currently in dealerships, which account for about half of the recalled vans. For more information, concerned customers can call 800-853-1403.