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Chrysler Recalls Ram ProMaster Vans for Sticking Throttle Stop

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/9/2014 Edward A. Sanchez
Chrysler Recalls Ram ProMaster Vans for Sticking Throttle Stop 2014 Ram Promaster© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ram Promaster

Auto manufacturers always strive to make new model launches as trouble-free as possible, but when it's a new model coming out of a new factory, sometimes issues can pop up. The Ram ProMaster is an important new entry in the commercial van segment for Chrysler, and is based on the European-market Fiat Ducato, but is built at a different factory, and has some important differences from its continental cousin. Chrysler has identified in certain circumstances, the throttle can become stuck open if the throttle pedal arm gets stuck on the pedal stop.

A total of 9655 vans are affected by this recall, half of which are still on dealer lots. Dealers are instructed to perform the recall fix on ProMasters still in inventory before they go on-sale. Due to its similarity to the Ducato sold in Europe, Chrysler shared information with FCA's Fiat Commercial arm in Europe. An updated throttle stop was already in the works for the ProMaster as part of rolling changes to the model. Chrysler will notify affected owners, who can also call 800-853-1403, or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

The ProMaster is the only vehicle in its class with front-wheel-drive, and differs from one of its key competitors, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, by offering the choice between a gasoline and diesel engine.

Source: Chrysler

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