Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
10V234000CHRYSLER GROUP LLCfrom 03/07/2006 to 05/19/2006V (Vehicle)2482506/21/2010ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC06/03/201006/03/2010
Defect SummaryChrysler 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 SummaryShould the pedal bind or become stuck, it can be overcome by smart brakes which override the accelerator pedal in certain conditions.
Corrective SummaryChrysler 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.
NotesChrysler'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 .

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
PE10012CHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/29/201008/26/2010Sticking Accelerator Pedal10V234000
 In their defect information report (dir) of june 3, 2010, chrysler group, llc (chrysler) notified nhtsa that it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 25,265 model year 2007 dodge caliber vehicles and 71 model year 2007 jeep compass vehicles manufactured from march 7, 2006 through may 19, 2006.the recall will remedy a defect in the accelerator pedal assembly (accelerator pedal) of the electronic throttle control (etc) system that can cause the accelerator pedal to stick in an open position and not return to the idle position when released.as stated in the opening resume, the subject vehicles (caliber) are equipped with an etc accelerator pedal manufactured by the cts corporation, the same supplier of the etc accelerator pedal used in the recently recalled toyota vehicles.the etc accelerator pedal used in caliber and compass vehicles is not the same as those used in the recalled toyota vehicles.they are of a different design, were manufactured using different tooling, and fail in a different manner.according to chrysler and cts, oversized bearing pockets in the etc accelerator pedal housing of the caliber and compass vehicles allows the accelerator pedal pivot shaft bearings to dislodge from the housing.if this occurs, the accelerator pedal can stick in an open position (i.e., fails to return to the closed position) or be slow to return.chrysler's dir notes that the subject vehicles are equipped with smart brake technology and contends that the impact of a binding or sticking accelerator pedal can be negated by its smart brake system.in chrysler's view, the system enables the brake pedal input to override the throttle control system and safely depower the vehicle and minimizes the potential for safety consequences resulting from the defect in the accelerator pedal.further, chrysler states, as a result of the presence of this technology, chrysler group llc has concluded that the condition described in this report does not present an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety.odi does not concur with chrysler's position that the smart brake technology employed in the subject vehicles eliminates unreasonable risks to safety stemming from the etc accelerator pedal defect.aside from the fact that the technology is applicable only to situations where the brake pedal is activated, the smart brake system implemented in the subject vehicles will override a stuck throttle under a discrete set of conditions.because driver behaviors (e.g., kicking at the accelerator pedal to dislodge it, or pumping the brake pedal instead of steady application) may delay or prevent activation of the smart brake system in the subject vehicles, odi believes that this smart brake system does not totally eliminate unreasonable risks to safety posed by this defect or the necessity of a safety recall in this case.see safety recall file 10v-234 for recall details.
PE10012CHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/29/2010Sticking Accelerator Pedal10V234000
 The office of defects investigation has received five reports from consumers alleging the accelerator pedal became stuck while they were driving their vehicles.when the pedal was released it did not return to the idle position.the subject vehicles are equipped with electronic throttle control (etc).the etc accelerator pedal assemblies are manufactured by the cts corporation.four of the complainants report that they had found either one or two bushings on the driver's side floor.the bushings act as a bearing for the pivot shaft for the accelerator pedal arm.when the bushings are not present the pedal arm can become misaligned and prevent it from returning to the idle position.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
11/15/201227000
 Engine warning lights flash, warning check engine light disappear, reapear at will, wont start, system failure, loss of power, speed limit acute loss of power, stalling of engine while at freeway speeds, stalling out at 35-40 mph speeds, noise at gas pedal
11/15/201227000
 Engine warning lights flash, warning check engine light disappear, reapear at will, wont start, system failure, loss of power, speed limit acute loss of power, stalling of engine while at freeway speeds, stalling out at 35-40 mph speeds, noise at gas pedal
07/15/2012130000
 Car purchased brand new in 2007 with lifetime powertrain warranty. driven 99% on interstate at approximately 70 mph. all manufacturer's maintenance recommendations have been followed. while driving approx 72 mph in flow of traffic, car suddenly decelerated to under 35 mph and lightning bolt (electronic throttle control indicator) began flashing. i was nearly hit by a tractor trailer barreling down on my car. i moved to the shoulder, grabbed the manual and read about the light. i turned off the car and turned it back on after about 15 minutes and the car seemed fine and i was able to get home. the next morning, the car wouldn't start. i tried several hours later and it started just fine. about 1 mile down the road in 3rd gear, the car lost speed again dropping from approx 40 mph to 10 mph. the lightning bolt was not on this time, but the check engine light came on. i pulled into the nearby car parts store and they read the engine codes (p2110 and p2118). i took my car to my mechanic at under 10 mph on a 55 mph road. the mechanic got the same codes and indicated that the throttle body probably needed to be replaced. i then contacted the local dealership, indicated what was wrong and was told that they would need me to pay $95 to inspect the vehicle before they could tell me whether or not the parts would be covered under warranty. i told her what part was in question and was told it was not under warranty, despite its drastic effect on the engine. because it was not covered under warranty or recall, my mechanic worked on it. he cleaned the throttle body and found no problems with it. he then replaced the cam shaft position sensors, which fixed the problem. this is a serious safety issued that will get someone killed, if it hasn't already. it's possible that it has happened and hasn't been reported because a dead person can tell their version of events.
11/15/201227000
 Engine warning lights flash, warning check engine light disappear, reapear at will, wont start, system failure, loss of power, speed limit acute loss of power, stalling of engine while at freeway speeds, stalling out at 35-40 mph speeds, noise at gas pedal
07/15/2012130000
 Car purchased brand new in 2007 with lifetime powertrain warranty. driven 99% on interstate at approximately 70 mph. all manufacturer's maintenance recommendations have been followed. while driving approx 72 mph in flow of traffic, car suddenly decelerated to under 35 mph and lightning bolt (electronic throttle control indicator) began flashing. i was nearly hit by a tractor trailer barreling down on my car. i moved to the shoulder, grabbed the manual and read about the light. i turned off the car and turned it back on after about 15 minutes and the car seemed fine and i was able to get home. the next morning, the car wouldn't start. i tried several hours later and it started just fine. about 1 mile down the road in 3rd gear, the car lost speed again dropping from approx 40 mph to 10 mph. the lightning bolt was not on this time, but the check engine light came on. i pulled into the nearby car parts store and they read the engine codes (p2110 and p2118). i took my car to my mechanic at under 10 mph on a 55 mph road. the mechanic got the same codes and indicated that the throttle body probably needed to be replaced. i then contacted the local dealership, indicated what was wrong and was told that they would need me to pay $95 to inspect the vehicle before they could tell me whether or not the parts would be covered under warranty. i told her what part was in question and was told it was not under warranty, despite its drastic effect on the engine. because it was not covered under warranty or recall, my mechanic worked on it. he cleaned the throttle body and found no problems with it. he then replaced the cam shaft position sensors, which fixed the problem. this is a serious safety issued that will get someone killed, if it hasn't already. it's possible that it has happened and hasn't been reported because a dead person can tell their version of events.
11/15/201227000
 Engine warning lights flash, warning check engine light disappear, reapear at will, wont start, system failure, loss of power, speed limit acute loss of power, stalling of engine while at freeway speeds, stalling out at 35-40 mph speeds, noise at gas pedal
07/15/2012130000
 Car purchased brand new in 2007 with lifetime powertrain warranty. driven 99% on interstate at approximately 70 mph. all manufacturer's maintenance recommendations have been followed. while driving approx 72 mph in flow of traffic, car suddenly decelerated to under 35 mph and lightning bolt (electronic throttle control indicator) began flashing. i was nearly hit by a tractor trailer barreling down on my car. i moved to the shoulder, grabbed the manual and read about the light. i turned off the car and turned it back on after about 15 minutes and the car seemed fine and i was able to get home. the next morning, the car wouldn't start. i tried several hours later and it started just fine. about 1 mile down the road in 3rd gear, the car lost speed again dropping from approx 40 mph to 10 mph. the lightning bolt was not on this time, but the check engine light came on. i pulled into the nearby car parts store and they read the engine codes (p2110 and p2118). i took my car to my mechanic at under 10 mph on a 55 mph road. the mechanic got the same codes and indicated that the throttle body probably needed to be replaced. i then contacted the local dealership, indicated what was wrong and was told that they would need me to pay $95 to inspect the vehicle before they could tell me whether or not the parts would be covered under warranty. i told her what part was in question and was told it was not under warranty, despite its drastic effect on the engine. because it was not covered under warranty or recall, my mechanic worked on it. he cleaned the throttle body and found no problems with it. he then replaced the cam shaft position sensors, which fixed the problem. this is a serious safety issued that will get someone killed, if it hasn't already. it's possible that it has happened and hasn't been reported because a dead person can tell their version of events.
02/20/201395000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the driver attempted to accelerate but the vehicle would not respond. the contact stated that the engine rpms increased but the vehicle would remain still. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 10v234000 (vehicle speed control). the failure mileage was 95,000. kmj
02/20/201395000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the driver attempted to accelerate but the vehicle would not respond. the contact stated that the engine rpms increased but the vehicle would remain still. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 10v234000 (vehicle speed control). the failure mileage was 95,000. kmj
02/20/201395000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the driver attempted to accelerate but the vehicle would not respond. the contact stated that the engine rpms increased but the vehicle would remain still. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 10v234000 (vehicle speed control). the failure mileage was 95,000. kmj
02/20/201395000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the driver attempted to accelerate but the vehicle it would not move. the contact stated that the engine would rev but the vehicle stay in the same spot. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and they stated that the vehicle was not included in recall nhtsa campaign number: 10v234000 (vehicle speed control). the failure mileage was 95,000. ap
02/08/2013119000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 119,000.
02/08/2013119000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 119,000. mah
02/08/2013119000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 119,000. mah
02/08/2013119000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 119,000. pm
01/08/2013720001
 I do not know what to think or what to do!!!! i have had multiple issues with my caliber since i purchased it. the first time it happened was back in 2008 or 2009 after i purchased the vehicle and it decided it needed to shut off on me in the middle of the road. a while later the entire electrical system died and i had no dash-lights/headlights/ emergency lights/ wipers/ just keep going with more electrical necessary safety equipment. then another set of issues arose... since we have had multiple parts of the whole car fixed and or replaced most recently the suspension, transmission, and the same sensory that was fixed earlier (crankshaft sensor). now only 4 months since all of those issues were fixed my car is worse then it was before..... driving down the road the vehicle will attempt to stall (as an automatic), the rpms have a mind of their own... oh and don't let me forget that the dealer can find no issues or malfunctions with the vehicle as it does not produce an error code when connected to a diagnostic reader. (just a side note i might be an idiot but a mechanical error will not produce a error code as it is mechanical and not electrical...but i could be mistaken). now what happens the day i am driving down the road with my children and the vehicle decides it is done and shuts off.... i can see that there are multiple complaints about the same issue and there have been no major fixes/recalls/statements. if it is a well known fact that dodge and their cvt transmissions have malfunction issues; why can't there be one swift fix to make the vehicle safe to drive. or since no one has died at the hand of chrysler due to these malfunctions it is not important enough to be addressed? *tr
01/08/2013720001
 I do not know what to think or what to do!!!! i have had multiple issues with my caliber since i purchased it. the first time it happened was back in 2008 or 2009 after i purchased the vehicle and it decided it needed to shut off on me in the middle of the road. a while later the entire electrical system died and i had no dash-lights/headlights/ emergency lights/ wipers/ just keep going with more electrical necessary safety equipment. then another set of issues arose... since we have had multiple parts of the whole car fixed and or replaced most recently the suspension, transmission, and the same sensory that was fixed earlier (crankshaft sensor). now only 4 months since all of those issues were fixed my car is worse then it was before..... driving down the road the vehicle will attempt to stall (as an automatic), the rpms have a mind of their own... oh and don't let me forget that the dealer can find no issues or malfunctions with the vehicle as it does not produce an error code when connected to a diagnostic reader. (just a side note i might be an idiot but a mechanical error will not produce a error code as it is mechanical and not electrical...but i could be mistaken). now what happens the day i am driving down the road with my children and the vehicle decides it is done and shuts off.... i can see that there are multiple complaints about the same issue and there have been no major fixes/recalls/statements. if it is a well known fact that dodge and their cvt transmissions have malfunction issues; why can't there be one swift fix to make the vehicle safe to drive. or since no one has died at the hand of chrysler due to these malfunctions it is not important enough to be addressed? *tr
01/08/201372000
 I do not know what to think or what to do!!!! i have had multiple issues with my caliber since i purchased it. the first time it happened was back in 2008 or 2009 after i purchased the vehicle and it decided it needed to shut off on me in the middle of the road. a while later the entire electrical system died and i had no dash-lights/headlights/ emergency lights/ wipers/ just keep going with more electrical necessary safety equipment. then another set of issues arose... since we have had multiple parts of the whole car fixed and or replaced most recently the suspension, transmission, and the same sensory that was fixed earlier (crankshaft sensor). now only 4 months since all of those issues were fixed my car is worse then it was before..... driving down the road the vehicle will attempt to stall (as an automatic), the rpms have a mind of their own... oh and don't let me forget that the dealer can find no issues or malfunctions with the vehicle as it does not produce an error code when connected to a diagnostic reader. (just a side note i might be an idiot but a mechanical error will not produce a error code as it is mechanical and not electrical...but i could be mistaken). now what happens the day i am driving down the road with my children and the vehicle decides it is done and shuts off.... i can see that there are multiple complaints about the same issue and there have been no major fixes/recalls/statements. if it is a well known fact that dodge and their cvt transmissions have malfunction issues; why can't there be one swift fix to make the vehicle safe to drive. or since no one has died at the hand of chrysler due to these malfunctions it is not important enough to be addressed?
01/08/201372000
 I do not know what to think or what to do!!!! i have had multiple issues with my caliber since i purchased it. the first time it happened was back in 2008 or 2009 after i purchased the vehicle and it decided it needed to shut off on me in the middle of the road. a while later the entire electrical system died and i had no dash-lights/headlights/ emergency lights/ wipers/ just keep going with more electrical necessary safety equipment. then another set of issues arose... since we have had multiple parts of the whole car fixed and or replaced most recently the suspension, transmission, and the same sensory that was fixed earlier (crankshaft sensor). now only 4 months since all of those issues were fixed my car is worse then it was before..... driving down the road the vehicle will attempt to stall (as an automatic), the rpms have a mind of their own... oh and don't let me forget that the dealer can find no issues or malfunctions with the vehicle as it does not produce an error code when connected to a diagnostic reader. (just a side note i might be an idiot but a mechanical error will not produce a error code as it is mechanical and not electrical...but i could be mistaken). now what happens the day i am driving down the road with my children and the vehicle decides it is done and shuts off.... i can see that there are multiple complaints about the same issue and there have been no major fixes/recalls/statements. if it is a well known fact that dodge and their cvt transmissions have malfunction issues; why can't there be one swift fix to make the vehicle safe to drive. or since no one has died at the hand of chrysler due to these malfunctions it is not important enough to be addressed?
10/12/201280000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal became detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was stopped in the middle of the highway because the contact could not accelerate to the shoulder. the police reported to the scene and pushed the vehicle to the shoulder where the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the dealer replaced the accelerator pedal but did not provide a cause of the failure. the failure mileage was 80,000. kmj
10/12/201280000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal became detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was stopped in the middle of the highway because the contact could not accelerate to the shoulder. the police reported to the scene and pushed the vehicle to the shoulder where the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the dealer replaced the accelerator pedal but did not provide a cause of the failure. the failure mileage was 80,000. kmj
10/12/201280000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal fractured while under the contact's foot. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the pedal was completely fractured and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 80,000. the vin was unavailable.
10/12/201280000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal became detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was stopped in the middle of the highway because the contact could not accelerate to the shoulder. the police reported to the scene and pushed the vehicle to the shoulder where the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the dealer replaced the accelerator pedal but did not provide a cause of the failure. the failure mileage was 80,000. kmj
10/12/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal fractured while under the contact's foot. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the pedal was completely fractured and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 80,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
10/12/201280000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal became detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was stopped in the middle of the highway because the contact could not accelerate to the shoulder. the police reported to the scene and pushed the vehicle to the shoulder where the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the dealer replaced the accelerator pedal but did not provide a cause of the failure. the failure mileage was 80,000. kmj
10/12/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal fractured while under the contact's foot. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the pedal was completely fractured and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 80,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
10/12/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal fractured while under the contact's foot. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the pedal was completely fractured and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 80,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
10/12/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the accelerator broke off from under his foot. the contact pulled the vehicle over to called the police. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the pedal broke off and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage 80,000. the vin was unavailable. ap
10/06/2012716001
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories. *tr
10/06/2012716001
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories. *tr
10/06/201271600
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories.
10/06/201271600
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories.
10/06/201271600
 I was driving to work going up a hill when the car shook a little and started to decelerate. i noticed there was a blinking symbol on the dash of a lightning bolt between two lines. i was not able to accelerate fast enough to keep my speed going up the hill, and decelerated very quickly. anytime i was at a stop light it took about 5 seconds before i was even able to move forward. during the 5 seconds, the car seemed like it was going to stall at the intersection. once i reached work i looked up the light in the owners manual and found it to be an electronic control light. i tried turning off the car and turning it back on only to realize that nothing had changed. this could easily cause an accident and from what i understand there is no fix, only theories.
01/01/2011600001
 The electronic throttle light comes on in the 2007 dodge caliber and then, within a few seconds, all power is lost in the vehicle. the driver has about 30 feet to get safe and stop. at this point, if you wait about 1 minute and restart the car, it is driveable. this happens completely randomly and with no warning, causing a real road hazard. chrysler is unable, or unwilling, to acknowledge this known defect and the repairs suggested don't appear to fix the problem. *tr
07/25/2011
 I purchased this car used from a dealership due to the fact that i have an hour drive to and from work and it appeared to have great gas mileage. within my first two weeks of ownership the starter was stuck engaged as i drove and caught fire. this i replaced knowing with age, starters and alternators die. a month after servicing the starter, i was driving on the interstate at a speed of 67mph in heavy traffic when a lighning bolt (electronic throttle control sensor light) flashed and the car jerked as if it were to stall. i contacted my local dodge dealer who informed me that it probably was the throttle body and that i might as well drive the car for a bit because the light was not staying lit. every since then the light has flashed on atleast once a month with the car violently jerking as to stall. i started the car last week and the idle was miserable so figured the throttle body had gone. took the car to the local dealership to read codes on the pc. code was for the throttle body. the throttle body was replaced by a certified dealership mechanic. within 30 miles and 30mins after leaving the garage the car was jerking to stall as before but the light was not on. seem to be a serious problem considering stall on interstate at those speeds and hit by a semi would cause instant death. the value of my car is no longer high but you can guarantee the loan and payments are. i am a preschool teacher and make a very small income. took car instantly back to dealership but i know they will find nothing, charge to much, and send me on my way with a death sentence. seems as though dodge/chrysler has decided that as long as no deaths it is ok to carry on with this refusal to admit that they made a bad product. how about robbing! all i want is my car fixed but of course they will not admit anything. suppose i will have to call the news, fax the ceo's, and die
12/15/201181800
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 35 mph when the brakes were depressed and the vehicle lunged forward abnormally. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,800 and the current mileage was 82,600. kmj
07/25/2011
 I purchased this car used from a dealership due to the fact that i have an hour drive to and from work and it appeared to have great gas mileage. within my first two weeks of ownership the starter was stuck engaged as i drove and caught fire. this i replaced knowing with age, starters and alternators die. a month after servicing the starter, i was driving on the interstate at a speed of 67mph in heavy traffic when a lighning bolt (electronic throttle control sensor light) flashed and the car jerked as if it were to stall. i contacted my local dodge dealer who informed me that it probably was the throttle body and that i might as well drive the car for a bit because the light was not staying lit. every since then the light has flashed on atleast once a month with the car violently jerking as to stall. i started the car last week and the idle was miserable so figured the throttle body had gone. took the car to the local dealership to read codes on the pc. code was for the throttle body. the throttle body was replaced by a certified dealership mechanic. within 30 miles and 30mins after leaving the garage the car was jerking to stall as before but the light was not on. seem to be a serious problem considering stall on interstate at those speeds and hit by a semi would cause instant death. the value of my car is no longer high but you can guarantee the loan and payments are. i am a preschool teacher and make a very small income. took car instantly back to dealership but i know they will find nothing, charge to much, and send me on my way with a death sentence. seems as though dodge/chrysler has decided that as long as no deaths it is ok to carry on with this refusal to admit that they made a bad product. how about robbing! all i want is my car fixed but of course they will not admit anything. suppose i will have to call the news, fax the ceo's, and die
12/15/201181800
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 35 mph when the brakes were depressed and the the vehicle lunged forward. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,800 and the current mileage was 82,600. rds
07/25/2011
 I purchased this car used from a dealership due to the fact that i have an hour drive to and from work and it appeared to have great gas mileage. within my first two weeks of ownership the starter was stuck engaged as i drove and caught fire. this i replaced knowing with age, starters and alternators die. a month after servicing the starter, i was driving on the interstate at a speed of 67mph in heavy traffic when a lighning bolt (electronic throttle control sensor light) flashed and the car jerked as if it were to stall. i contacted my local dodge dealer who informed me that it probably was the throttle body and that i might as well drive the car for a bit because the light was not staying lit. every since then the light has flashed on atleast once a month with the car violently jerking as to stall. i started the car last week and the idle was miserable so figured the throttle body had gone. took the car to the local dealership to read codes on the pc. code was for the throttle body. the throttle body was replaced by a certified dealership mechanic. within 30 miles and 30mins after leaving the garage the car was jerking to stall as before but the light was not on. seem to be a serious problem considering stall on interstate at those speeds and hit by a semi would cause instant death. the value of my car is no longer high but you can guarantee the loan and payments are. i am a preschool teacher and make a very small income. took car instantly back to dealership but i know they will find nothing, charge to much, and send me on my way with a death sentence. seems as though dodge/chrysler has decided that as long as no deaths it is ok to carry on with this refusal to admit that they made a bad product. how about robbing! all i want is my car fixed but of course they will not admit anything. suppose i will have to call the news, fax the ceo's, and die
12/15/201181800
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 35 mph when the brakes were depressed and the the vehicle lunged forward. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,800 and the current mileage was 82,600. rds
07/25/2011
 I purchased this car used from a dealership due to the fact that i have an hour drive to and from work and it appeared to have great gas mileage. within my first two weeks of ownership the starter was stuck engaged as i drove and caught fire. this i replaced knowing with age, starters and alternators die. a month after servicing the starter, i was driving on the interstate at a speed of 67mph in heavy traffic when a lighning bolt (electronic throttle control sensor light) flashed and the car jerked as if it were to stall. i contacted my local dodge dealer who informed me that it probably was the throttle body and that i might as well drive the car for a bit because the light was not staying lit. every since then the light has flashed on atleast once a month with the car violently jerking as to stall. i started the car last week and the idle was miserable so figured the throttle body had gone. took the car to the local dealership to read codes on the pc. code was for the throttle body. the throttle body was replaced by a certified dealership mechanic. within 30 miles and 30mins after leaving the garage the car was jerking to stall as before but the light was not on. seem to be a serious problem considering stall on interstate at those speeds and hit by a semi would cause instant death. the value of my car is no longer high but you can guarantee the loan and payments are. i am a preschool teacher and make a very small income. took car instantly back to dealership but i know they will find nothing, charge to much, and send me on my way with a death sentence. seems as though dodge/chrysler has decided that as long as no deaths it is ok to carry on with this refusal to admit that they made a bad product. how about robbing! all i want is my car fixed but of course they will not admit anything. suppose i will have to call the news, fax the ceo's, and die
12/15/201181800
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 35 mph when the brakes were depressed and the the vehicle lunged forward. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 81,800 and the current mileage was 82,600. rds
03/01/201237000
 I had the gas pedal fixed with the 2010 recall of my particular car. i have 37,000 miles currently on my car. when i go to turn out of a gas station for example, the car loses acceleration and feels as if it going to stahl. it does the same thing while going up a hill. the electronic throttle control warning light comes on. it goes off after the car regains normal speed. i feel that this should have been fixed with the gas pedal recall since they are related. i've gotten onto the dodge caliber forums and saw 100's of people with the same problem. low miles and there etc light comes on as well. i feel this is a serious safety issue that should have be resolved along with the gas pedal recall. i took my car to auto zone and electronic throttle control was confirmed problem with uncertainty of how to fix the problem. all other diagnostics came back within normal limits.
03/01/201237000
 I had the gas pedal fixed with the 2010 recall of my particular car. i have 37,000 miles currently on my car. when i go to turn out of a gas station for example, the car loses acceleration and feels as if it going to stahl. it does the same thing while going up a hill. the electronic throttle control warning light comes on. it goes off after the car regains normal speed. i feel that this should have been fixed with the gas pedal recall since they are related. i've gotten onto the dodge caliber forums and saw 100's of people with the same problem. low miles and there etc light comes on as well. i feel this is a serious safety issue that should have be resolved along with the gas pedal recall. i took my car to auto zone and electronic throttle control was confirmed problem with uncertainty of how to fix the problem. all other diagnostics came back within normal limits.
03/01/201237000
 I had the gas pedal fixed with the 2010 recall of my particular car. i have 37,000 miles currently on my car. when i go to turn out of a gas station for example, the car loses acceleration and feels as if it going to stahl. it does the same thing while going up a hill. the electronic throttle control warning light comes on. it goes off after the car regains normal speed. i feel that this should have been fixed with the gas pedal recall since they are related. i've gotten onto the dodge caliber forums and saw 100's of people with the same problem. low miles and there etc light comes on as well. i feel this is a serious safety issue that should have be resolved along with the gas pedal recall. i took my car to auto zone and electronic throttle control was confirmed problem with uncertainty of how to fix the problem. all other diagnostics came back within normal limits.
03/01/201237000
 I had the gas pedal fixed with the 2010 recall of my particular car. i have 37,000 miles currently on my car. when i go to turn out of a gas station for example, the car loses acceleration and feels as if it going to stahl. it does the same thing while going up a hill. the electronic throttle control warning light comes on. it goes off after the car regains normal speed. i feel that this should have been fixed with the gas pedal recall since they are related. i've gotten onto the dodge caliber forums and saw 100's of people with the same problem. low miles and there etc light comes on as well. i feel this is a serious safety issue that should have be resolved along with the gas pedal recall. i took my car to auto zone and electronic throttle control was confirmed problem with uncertainty of how to fix the problem. all other diagnostics came back within normal limits.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
01/16/201264000
 The lights behind the dash went out without warning. there is no way to see speed in the dark. there are many existing cases online. dodge immediately recognized the issue when called and was not concerned about safety issue.
08/01/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control failed and the throttle light illuminated intermittently. the contact also stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 45 mph and stalled. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed. the contact was not sure if the electronic throttle control failure caused the vehicle to stall. the manufacture was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 67,793. sm.
08/01/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control failed and the throttle light illuminated intermittently. the contact also stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 45 mph and stalled. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed. the contact was not sure if the electronic throttle control failure caused the vehicle to stall. the manufacture was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 67,793. sm.
08/01/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control failed and the throttle light illuminated intermittently. the contact also stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 45 mph and stalled. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed. the contact was not sure if the electronic throttle control failure caused the vehicle to stall. the manufacture was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 67,793. sm.
08/01/201141000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the vehicle electronic throttle control failed, the throttle light illuminated intermittently. the contact also stated that while driving at 70mph the speed decreased to 45mph, and the vehicle stalled. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. the contact was not sure if the electronic throttle control failure caused the vehicle to stall. the manufacture was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 67,793. li
11/01/201181000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the engine rpms increased as soon as the vehicle was started. in addition, the throttle control sensor warning lamp was illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 81,000.
11/01/201181000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the engine rpms increased as soon as the vehicle was started. in addition, the throttle control sensor warning lamp was illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 81,000.
11/01/201181000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the engine rpms increased as soon as the vehicle was started. in addition, the throttle control sensor warning lamp was illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 81,000. kmj
11/01/201181000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the engine rpms increase as soon as the vehicle was turn on and the throttle control sensor warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance and referred her to nhtsa. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 81,000. pm
12/09/201180500
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle began to experience difficulty accelerating. the contact also stated that the brake pedal became difficult to depress and the throttle control indicator light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the failure mileage was 80,500.
12/09/201180500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle began to experience difficulty accelerating. the contact also stated that the brake pedal became difficult to depress and the throttle control indicator light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the failure mileage was 80,500. sm.
12/09/201180500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle began to experience difficulty accelerating. the contact also stated that the brake pedal became difficult to depress and the throttle control indicator light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the failure mileage was 80,500. sm.
12/09/201180500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle began to experience difficulty accelerating. the contact also stated that the brake pedal became difficult to depress and the throttle control indicator light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the failure mileage was 80,500. sm.
12/09/201180500
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle began to experience difficulty accelerating. the contact also stated that the brake pedal became difficult to depress and the throttle control indicator light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the failure mileage was 80,500. sm.
10/11/201191000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control light illuminated while driving 35 mph as the vehicle became resistant to acceleration. the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle began to function as normal. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis and the vehicle also stalled during a few occurrences. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and he was unable to diagnose the failure because the light was no longer illuminating. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 91,000.
10/11/201191000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control light illuminated while driving 35 mph as the vehicle became resistant to acceleration. the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle began to function as normal. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis and the vehicle also stalled during a few occurrences. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and he was unable to diagnose the failure because the light was no longer illuminating. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 91,000.
10/11/201191000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control light illuminated while driving 35 mph as the vehicle became resistant to acceleration. the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle began to function as normal. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis and the vehicle also stalled during a few occurrences. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and he was unable to diagnose the failure because the light was no longer illuminating. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 91,000. kmj
10/11/201191000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control light illuminated while driving 35 mph as the vehicle became resistant to acceleration. the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle began to function as normal. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis and the vehicle also stalled during a few occurrences. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and he was unable to diagnose the failure because the light was no longer illuminating. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 91,000. kmj
10/11/201191000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that the electronic throttle control light illuminated while driving 35 mph and the vehicle stopped accelerating. the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle began to function as normal. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis and the vehicle also stalled during a few occurrences. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and he was unable to diagnose the failure because the light was no longer illuminating. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 91,000. sm.
10/01/201148000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the electronic throttle control warning light would illuminate and the vehicle would decelerate independently. the contact shut off the engine and when restarted, the vehicle operated as normal. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 48,000.
10/01/201148000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the electronic throttle control warning light would illuminate and the vehicle would decelerate independently. the contact shut off the engine and when restarted, the vehicle operated as normal. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 48,000. kmj
10/01/201148000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the electronic throttle control warning light would illuminate and the vehicle would decelerate independently. the contact shut off the engine and when restarted, the vehicle operated as normal. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 48,000. kmj
10/01/201148000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, an electronic throttle control light would illuminate and the vehicle would decelerate. whenever the failure occurred. the contact stopped and restarted the vehicle. the vehicle operated as normal upon restart. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 48,000. sm.
10/19/201174067
 Gas pedal stuck on two occasion in same trip. the smart pedal feature failed to work as both gas and brake were applied to no result. had to pull gas pedal up from bottom to correct. have an appointment for service scheduled.
10/19/201174067
 Gas pedal stuck on two occasion in same trip. the smart pedal feature failed to work as both gas and brake were applied to no result. had to pull gas pedal up from bottom to correct. have an appointment for service scheduled.
10/19/201174067
 Gas pedal stuck on two occasion in same trip. the smart pedal feature failed to work as both gas and brake were applied to no result. had to pull gas pedal up from bottom to correct. have an appointment for service scheduled.
10/19/201174067
 Gas pedal stuck on two occasion in same trip. the smart pedal feature failed to work as both gas and brake were applied to no result. had to pull gas pedal up from bottom to correct. have an appointment for service scheduled.
08/04/201188000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 to 50 mph, all of the lights on the instrumental panel illuminated and the engine began to lose power before there was an increase in the engine rpms to 8,000. the vehicle then began to suddenly accelerate and when the brakes were engaged, the smart braking system activated. as a result, the vehicle fishtailed. the contact lost control of the vehicle, but was able to maneuver to the side of the road. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance because the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control: accelerator pedal) and the warranty expired. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 88,000. sm.
08/04/201188000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 to 50 mph, all of the lights on the instrumental panel illuminated and the engine began to lose power before there was an increase in the engine rpms to 8,000. the vehicle then began to suddenly accelerate and when the brakes were engaged, the smart braking system activated. as a result, the vehicle fishtailed. the contact lost control of the vehicle, but was able to maneuver to the side of the road. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance because the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control: accelerator pedal) and the warranty expired. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 88,000. sm.
08/04/201188000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated while driving at approximately 40 to 50 mph the instrumental panel lights illuminated the vehicle lost power, the rpm increased to 8,000 and within second the vehicle suddenly accelerated, and while depressing the brake pedal went to the floor the smart brake activated causing the vehicle rear end to fish tail the contact lost control but was able to move the vehicle unto the road side. the manufacturer took a report 21206217 and denied assistance with the repair because the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaing id number: 10v234000 component: vehicle speed control: accelerator pedal. and the warranty had expired. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current miles was 88,000. li
08/04/201188000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated while driving at approximately 40 to 50 mph the instrumental panel lights illuminated the vehicle lost power, the rpm increased to 8,000 and within second the vehicle suddenly accelerated, and while depressing the brake pedal went to the floor the smart brake activated causing the vehicle rear end to fish tail the contact lost control but was able to move the vehicle unto the road side. the manufacturer took a report 21206217 and denied assistance with the repair because the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaing id number: 10v234000 component: vehicle speed control: accelerator pedal. and the warranty had expired. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current miles was 88,000. li
01/20/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the alternator needed to be replaced. the dealer was contacted and the part was ordered. also, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would decelerate. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000. ds
01/20/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the alternator needed to be replaced. the dealer was contacted and the part was ordered. also, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would decelerate. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000. ds
01/20/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the alternator needed to be replaced. the dealer was contacted and the part was ordered. also, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would decelerate. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000. ds
01/20/201150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the alternator needed to be replaced. the dealer was contacted and the part was ordered. also, the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle would decelerate. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000. ds
05/08/201170000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge calibur. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to veer off to the left. the contact proceeded to push the brake, but began to loose control of the vehicle; almost getting into an accident with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. the dealer diagnosed the failure and stated that the contact would need new control arm assembly, bushing and rod. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 70,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
05/08/201170000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge calibur. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to veer off to the left. the contact proceeded to push the brake, but began to loose control of the vehicle; almost getting into an accident with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. the dealer diagnosed the failure and stated that the contact would need new control arm assembly, bushing and rod. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 70,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
05/08/201170000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge calibur. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the vehicle started to veer off to the left. the contact proceeded to push the brake, but began to loose control of the vehicle; almost getting into an accident with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. the dealer diagnosed the failure and stated that the contact would need new control arm assembly, bushing and rod. the failure was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 70,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
04/10/2011
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 5 mph and engaged the brakes when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. the contact was unable to stop the acceleration and crashed through the glass front of a gas station. the contact and two passengers were injured. a police report was filed. the vehicle was then towed to an independent mechanic where they were awaiting a pending investigation. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was unknown.
04/10/2011
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact was driving 5 mph and engaged the brakes when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. the contact was unable to stop the acceleration and crashed through the glass front of a gas station. the contact and two passengers were injured. a police report was filed. the vehicle was then towed to an independent mechanic where they were awaiting a pending investigation. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was unknown.
04/10/20110
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when pulling into a gas station at low speeds and trying to brake, the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward and crashed into the glass of the store. there were no warning lights illuminated on the instrumental panel. the driver and her 2 passengers received minor injuries. the police were called and a report was available. the vehicle was then towed to a independent mechanic and they are waiting due to a pending investigation. the manufacturer has not been contacted as of yet. the failure mileage was unknown. tb
04/10/20110
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that when pulling into a gas station at low speeds and trying to brake, the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward and crashed into the glass of the store. there were no warning lights illuminated on the instrumental panel. the driver and her 2 passengers received minor injuries. the police were called and a report was available. the vehicle was then towed to a independent mechanic and they are waiting due to a pending investigation. the manufacturer has not been contacted as of yet. the failure mileage was unknown. tb
02/27/201112000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately between 5-10 mph making a turn, the vehicle rapidly accelerated. when the brakes were engaged the vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle which caused a chain reaction involving another unoccupied parked vehicle. the airbags did not deploy with the impact. the contact sustained body bruises and neck injury. a police report was filed. the vehicle sustained substantial body damages. the vehicle was towed to a collision center. an independent investigator who was referred by the manufacturer inspected the vehicle and was unable detect an acceleration problem. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 12,000. js
02/27/201112000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately between 5-10 mph making a turn, the vehicle rapidly accelerated. when the brakes were engaged the vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle which caused a chain reaction involving another unoccupied parked vehicle. the airbags did not deploy with the impact. the contact sustained body bruises and neck injury. a police report was filed. the vehicle sustained substantial body damages. the vehicle was towed to a collision center. an independent investigator who was referred by the manufacturer inspected the vehicle and was unable detect an acceleration problem. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 12,000. js
02/27/201112000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately between 5-10 mph making a turn, the vehicle rapidly accelerated. when the brakes were engaged the vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle which caused a chain reaction involving another unoccupied parked vehicle. the airbags did not deploy with the impact. the contact sustained body bruises and neck injury. a police report was filed. the vehicle sustained substantial body damages. the vehicle was towed to a collision center. an independent investigator who was referred by the manufacturer inspected the vehicle and was unable detect an acceleration problem. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 12,000. js
02/27/201112000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately between 5-10 mph making a turn, the vehicle rapidly accelerated. when the brakes were engaged the vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle which caused a chain reaction involving another unoccupied parked vehicle. the airbags did not deploy with the impact. the contact sustained body bruises and neck injury. a police report was filed. the vehicle sustained substantial body damages. the vehicle was towed to a collision center. an independent investigator who was referred by the manufacturer inspected the vehicle and was unable detect an acceleration problem. there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v234000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 12,000. js
08/26/200843000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated when they press down on the gas pedal, there would be a slight delay and then the vehicle would accelerate very fast. the vehicle would not slow down and the brakes slowed the vehicle slightly. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was a problem with the accelerator pedal. the dealer did not say what caused the failure with the pedal. the failure was mileages was 43,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.rl
08/26/200843000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated when they press down on the gas pedal, there would be a slight delay and then the vehicle would accelerate very fast. the vehicle would not slow down and the brakes slowed the vehicle slightly. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was a problem with the accelerator pedal. the dealer did not say what caused the failure with the pedal. the failure was mileages was 43,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.rl
08/26/200843000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated when they press down on the gas pedal, there would be a slight delay and then the vehicle would accelerate very fast. the vehicle would not slow down and the brakes slowed the vehicle slightly. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was a problem with the accelerator pedal. the dealer did not say what caused the failure with the pedal. the failure was mileages was 43,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.rl
08/26/200843000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated when they press down on the gas pedal, there would be a slight delay and then the vehicle would accelerate very fast. the vehicle would not slow down and the brakes slowed the vehicle slightly. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was a problem with the accelerator pedal. the dealer did not say what caused the failure with the pedal. the failure was mileages was 43,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.rl
08/04/201015000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber sxt manual transmission. the vehicle has a cruise control problem which neither the dealership nor chrysler will fix. the problem with the cruise control is it will turn off and not set if at or above 75 mph nor will it stay on if over 70 mph and the vehicle is experiancing a load like a hill. i was told that the vehicle was operating as designed however they checked my vehicle against one on the lot and could not get the one from the lot to produce the same action. when i purchased the vehicle the cruise control would not turn off for this reason. i am now afraid if i do use the cruise control that since it will turn off by it's self there is a possibility that it won't turn off which could cause an accident.
08/04/201015000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber sxt manual transmission. the vehicle has a cruise control problem which neither the dealership nor chrysler will fix. the problem with the cruise control is it will turn off and not set if at or above 75 mph nor will it stay on if over 70 mph and the vehicle is experiancing a load like a hill. i was told that the vehicle was operating as designed however they checked my vehicle against one on the lot and could not get the one from the lot to produce the same action. when i purchased the vehicle the cruise control would not turn off for this reason. i am now afraid if i do use the cruise control that since it will turn off by it's self there is a possibility that it won't turn off which could cause an accident.
08/04/201015000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber sxt manual transmission. the vehicle has a cruise control problem which neither the dealership nor chrysler will fix. the problem with the cruise control is it will turn off and not set if at or above 75 mph nor will it stay on if over 70 mph and the vehicle is experiancing a load like a hill. i was told that the vehicle was operating as designed however they checked my vehicle against one on the lot and could not get the one from the lot to produce the same action. when i purchased the vehicle the cruise control would not turn off for this reason. i am now afraid if i do use the cruise control that since it will turn off by it's self there is a possibility that it won't turn off which could cause an accident.
08/04/201015000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber sxt manual transmission. the vehicle has a cruise control problem which neither the dealership nor chrysler will fix. the problem with the cruise control is it will turn off and not set if at or above 75 mph nor will it stay on if over 70 mph and the vehicle is experiancing a load like a hill. i was told that the vehicle was operating as designed however they checked my vehicle against one on the lot and could not get the one from the lot to produce the same action. when i purchased the vehicle the cruise control would not turn off for this reason. i am now afraid if i do use the cruise control that since it will turn off by it's self there is a possibility that it won't turn off which could cause an accident.
08/04/201015000
 I have a 2007 dodge caliber sxt manual transmission. the vehicle has a cruise control problem which neither the dealership nor chrysler will fix. the problem with the cruise control is it will turn off and not set if at or above 75 mph nor will it stay on if over 70 mph and the vehicle is experiancing a load like a hill. i was told that the vehicle was operating as designed however they checked my vehicle against one on the lot and could not get the one from the lot to produce the same action. when i purchased the vehicle the cruise control would not turn off for this reason. i am now afraid if i do use the cruise control that since it will turn off by it's self there is a possibility that it won't turn off which could cause an accident.
11/30/201067000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the accelerator pedal is sticking. the contact was traveling 50 mph when it accelerated. the vehicle accelerated up to 80 mph and the contact was unable to stop the vehicle with the brakes. the contact had toe keep tapping the gas pedal and then it finally released. this is the only time this failure occurred. the dealer stated the failure came from a broken piece in the gas pedal assembly. the contact did not remember the name of the part at the time of the complaint. the contact feels this is the same as recall campaign 10v234000, which deals with the accelerator pedal sticking, the recall calls for the accelerator pedal assembly to be replaced. the vehicle was included is that recall. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage and current mileages was 67000.rl
11/30/201067000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the accelerator pedal is sticking. the contact was traveling 50 mph when it accelerated. the vehicle accelerated up to 80 mph and the contact was unable to stop the vehicle with the brakes. the contact had toe keep tapping the gas pedal and then it finally released. this is the only time this failure occurred. the dealer stated the failure came from a broken piece in the gas pedal assembly. the contact did not remember the name of the part at the time of the complaint. the contact feels this is the same as recall campaign 10v234000, which deals with the accelerator pedal sticking, the recall calls for the accelerator pedal assembly to be replaced. the vehicle was included is that recall. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage and current mileages was 67000.rl
11/30/201067000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the accelerator pedal is sticking. the contact was traveling 50 mph when it accelerated. the vehicle accelerated up to 80 mph and the contact was unable to stop the vehicle with the brakes. the contact had toe keep tapping the gas pedal and then it finally released. this is the only time this failure occurred. the dealer stated the failure came from a broken piece in the gas pedal assembly. the contact did not remember the name of the part at the time of the complaint. the contact feels this is the same as recall campaign 10v234000, which deals with the accelerator pedal sticking, the recall calls for the accelerator pedal assembly to be replaced. the vehicle was included is that recall. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage and current mileages was 67000.rl
11/30/201067000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated the accelerator pedal is sticking. the contact was traveling 50 mph when it accelerated. the vehicle accelerated up to 80 mph and the contact was unable to stop the vehicle with the brakes. the contact had toe keep tapping the gas pedal and then it finally released. this is the only time this failure occurred. the dealer stated the failure came from a broken piece in the gas pedal assembly. the contact did not remember the name of the part at the time of the complaint. the contact feels this is the same as recall campaign 10v234000, which deals with the accelerator pedal sticking, the recall calls for the accelerator pedal assembly to be replaced. the vehicle was included is that recall. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage and current mileages was 67000.rl
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
06/15/200727000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 35 mph both front axles failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under warranty. he also had problems with the radio and the dealer repaired the problem.. the contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle down shifted to a lower gear reference recall 10v234000 vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal was the cause of the failure. this failure has not been repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 36,400. vwb
05/15/2009
 Accelerator stuck to the floor as i was pulling off. i noticed that there was finally an investigation being done and wanted to let it be known that this is happening to more people.
04/16/2007
 I believe i had one of the 2007 dodge caliber's with the acceleration problem. we purchased the vehicle in march 2007 and in april i was on the highway and the car began to accelerate. i pressed the brake and it locked up, causing the vehicle to roll three times in the middle of the highway. at that time we contacted chrysler who denied there were any problems with the vehicle. we contacted a lawyer but he said that since i didn't suffer any life-altering injuries, it would be too costly to litigate. now that chrysler is finally admitting there is a problem, what can i do???
01/07/200935000
 In jan 2009 i purchased a 2007 dodge caliber. immediately - i noticed the car surge forward (very slightly) even when my foot was off the gas pedal (coming to a stop). it was so slight that at first i thought it was my imagination. this problem has continured (to date). i am a confident driver, and this slight surge happening periodically (seems about every 100 miles or so) - did not feel like it posed a risk to me. i do warn people wanting to borrow my car to be careful and what to expect if it happens and how i handle it. i am reporting it now because i read in our local paper (in a very small ap story) that there is a probe and only 5 people reported have filed complaints. although i feel, as an experience and confident driver i find the problem to be manageable too me. i would never let a new or inexperienced or not skillfull or elderly driver behind the wheel of my car. i would be afraid that the surge may panick the driver and potentially cause them or others harm.
04/01/200960000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 50 mph, the accelerator pedal stuck to the floor. the vehicle surged forward until the contact applied pressure to the pedal in order to release it. the failure occurred three times. the contact took the vehicle to an authorized dealer where it was repaired for the failure. the failure had not occurred since the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 60,000. the current mileage was approximately 85,000.
05/01/201060000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving approximately 25-30 mph, the contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck when it was depressed and the vehicle accelerated up to 80 mph. when the contact applied the brakes, the vehicle did not slow down. the steering wheel would not move and the gear shift lever would not shift into park. when she applied the emergency brake, the vehicle spun over a sidewalk into a parking lot. the identical failure occurred when she attempted to restart the vehicle; therefore, she towed the vehicle to an authorized dealer. two months prior to the failure, the keys became stuck in the ignition for thirty minutes. the dealer had not informed the contact what caused the failure to occur. the contact stated that she experienced headaches and neck pain after the failure occurred. the current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000.
02/04/201056000
 2007 dodge caliber over the winter the car idled rough and something came on about the electronic throttle control. i the last 3weeks the throttle pedal on the car got stuck 4 times. i just read on internet this year car had problems. i called local dodge dealer and they said they only heard about problem on internet too. they heard nothing from dodge. the stuck pedal did not cause an accident but could.
04/03/201059000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated that while driving at an approximate speed of 15 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated to speeds of 75 mph. the accelerator pedal was stuck in the open throttle position. the contact was able to reach over and manually lift the accelerator pedal. the vehicle began to decrease in speed and came to a stop without incident. the contact then noticed the bronze bushing ring lying on the floor board of the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where they advised replacing the entire throttle assembly. the current and failure mileages were 59,000.
06/25/2009506001
 2007 dodge caliber gas pedal. with 50,600 miles. while driving approx 65 mph on a 3 lane highway the gas pedal accelerated to over 90 mph when the brakes and emergency brakes could not stop the car only slowed it slightly when i reached the shoulder of the road across 3 lanes of traffic i put the car in neutral and turned off the car to fully stop the vehicle. the gas pedal was replaced and explained that it was the cause for the excessive speed. *tr
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
01/15/200928000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. the contact stated when traveling at speeds of at least 60 mph and when the accelerator pedal is half depressed, there was an unusual click followed by a momentary sticking of the pedal. the contact would tap on the accelerator several times before it would release and return to the idle position. the failure had occurred several times but has not yet been taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. the approximate failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was 45,700.
02/08/2010820001
 My 2007 dodge caliber sxt has a problem with the throttle. the pedal sticks, causing the accelerator to raise the rpms to about 5000 while driving. i noticed a copper bushing on my floor mat but had no idea that it came from the pedal assy. i will take my vehicle in tomorrow. this problem is occurring very frequent and i am afraid that this will cause some serious injury or death. *tr updated 05/20/10.*jb
04/02/200841000105/17/2007
 1. events leading up to the failure, accelerating from light making a left hand turn. 2. failure and its consequences, bushing of gas pedal fell out and caused the engine to serge to 5,000 rpm, applied brakes and rate of acceleration slowed, had to turn engine off to bring vehicle to a stop. 3. what was done to correct the failure; service done by dealer, replaced gas pedal assembly [ 04891623ar 06068b3b 24936f 43595418901 lhd ] (old part is available). *tr
01/29/200836000107/01/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 dodge caliber. while driving 55 mph, the accelerator pedal snapped and went underneath the brake pedal when it was depressed. as a result, the brake pedal could not be depressed. the vehicle was pulled off the road and the emergency brake was applied in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they replaced the plastic pedal with another plastic pedal. the current and failure mileages were 36,000. updated 02/15/08. *lj