2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk ground mats recalled
A minor ground mat imperfection may trigger the accelerator pedal to develop into caught in sure 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk fashions. Father or mother automaker Fiat-Chrysler Cars issued a recall for the high-performance SUV final month, in line with authorities filings launched Thursday.
The driving force’s aspect ground mat could not have ample clearance between the ground and the accelerator pedal. The dearth of clearance may entice the accelerator pedal and hold it from returning to its impartial place. If the pedal does get caught, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will speed up. The issue exhibits some similarities to the huge “unintended acceleration” recall that plagued Toyota and Lexus automobiles in 2010. Unintended acceleration will increase the chance of a crash.
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FCA mentioned 4,822 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUVs may have the defective driver’s aspect ground mat. And the automaker made conscious that drivers can cease the automotive even when the pedal does develop into caught. Within the occasion the accelerator pedal can’t return to its impartial place, a driver ought to apply the brake pedal. This can provoke a brake-throttle override for the engine, which is able to return the engine to idle even when the accelerator is caught in a special place. House owners may take away the ground mat in the intervening time.
The automaker expects the recall to start Dec.18 when homeowners ought to start to obtain discover through mail. Seller technicians will examine the SUV’s ground mat and change it ought to or not it’s out of spec.