Chrysler Issues Recall of 10,700 SUVs Due to Unintended Acceleration in Cruise-Control Mode

Published: Jun 10, 2014
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Chrysler is recalling close to 10,700 SUVs because of a defect that causes the cars to unintentionally accelerate when cruise control is on.

The vehicles affected by the recall are “certain 2014 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Cherokees, Grand Cherokees and high-performance Grand Cherokee SRTs assembled between Jan. 16 and April 17.” More than half of all the SUVs are on dealership lots or in transit.

Also more than half of them (6,100 vehicles) are in the US, while 950 are in Canada and 425 are in Mexico. The remaining 3,200 are in countries outside NAFTA member countries.

Chrysler said that it hasn’t received any reports about accidents or injuries caused by the defect.

Unintended acceleration in cruise-control mode usually lasts for about a second after the gas pedal is released but it might go up to two seconds in some high-performing vehicles.

Another big Chrysler recall happened in April when the company “recalled nearly 870,000 vehicles to fix a defect in the brake systems.”

Read the full article in Automotive News.

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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.