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Unread 06-04-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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Chrysler announces Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass recall 2007 models

Chrysler to recall 25,000 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles over sticky gas pedals - latimes.com

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Unread 06-04-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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The thing that I never understood about the Toyota issues with acceleration was- "Why don't those people just tap on the break slightly and pop it in neutral?" This was my reaction to every news story about runaway Toyotas. People just flip out I guess and can't think in a high stress situation.
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The thing that I never understood about the Toyota issues with acceleration was- "Why don't those people just tap on the break slightly and pop it in neutral?" This was my reaction to every news story about runaway Toyotas. People just flip out I guess and can't think in a high stress situation.
I agree, I just can't understand why people don't just put it in neutral.... I know it wouldn't be good for the engine but if I can't control the car to bad for the engine. I assume you are correct that panic sets in and people don't think. But never being in that situation myself you can only hope you would react as you think you would. Since mine is an early build I might just get to find out.
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I agree, I just can't understand why people don't just put it in neutral.... I know it wouldn't be good for the engine but if I can't control the car to bad for the engine. I assume you are correct that panic sets in and people don't think. But never being in that situation myself you can only hope you would react as you think you would. Since mine is an early build I might just get to find out.
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Unread 06-06-2010, 09:39 PM   #6
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Hmmm, has never been an issue with mine. Build date: May, 2007. Pray that none of us has to find out what it's like to be in such a situation.
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Just got my notice in the mail yesterday. My build date is 04/06. The question becomes is it worth the gamble to not get it done and hope the problem never pops up, or take it in and hope it gets fixed with one trip to the dealer.
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Zappy - you have an earlier production date than me! I did run into an early problem, not a recall, of the thottle position sensors "breaking". This came up when I had the MIL light come on. The light went away by the time the part came in so I never had the work done. "If it ain't broke (by now) don't fix it". Also if you've had the later programming update (if it was a computer problem) then it's probably already been fixed. Just my
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The thing that I never understood about the Toyota issues with acceleration was- "Why don't those people just tap on the break slightly and pop it in neutral?" This was my reaction to every news story about runaway Toyotas. People just flip out I guess and can't think in a high stress situation.
Had an old VW Jetta that the throttle cable stuck while on the highway didn't notice until I went for the off ramp. I just popped it in neutral and turned the engine off took about 1 second mind you the steering and braking were a little harder but I safely stopped it and unstuck the cable and was on my way in a few minutes. Not sure why people in the Toyota's can't do this as well, I understand they can't unstick the cable as there is none. People can't handle stress and just give up.
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