DODGE CHARGER 1983: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Make : DODGE Model : CHARGER Year : 1983
Build Dates : 1983-02-01 - 1983-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V035000
Date Owner's Notified: 1983-03-16 Date Received by ODI: 1983-04-01 Date Added to Database: 1983-04-06
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 339
Summary:
      THROTTLE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE BECAUSE OF INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND THE FLOOR CARPET. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ROD EXTENDS BELOW THE BASE OF THE FOOT PAD AND CONTACTS THE FLOOR CARPETING WHEN PEDAL IS PUSHED ALL THE WAY DOWN.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL REMOVE EXCESS ROD MATERIAL EXTENDING BELOW THE FOOT PAD AND ANY SHARP ROD END EDGES WILL BE SMOOTHED.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; ACCELERATOR PEDAL ROD.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: REPEATED PUSHING OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY CAUSE THEROD END TO PIERCE THROUGH AND SNAG ON THE CARPET, PREVENTING THE THROTTLE FROMRETURNING TO IDLE. THE CONDITION COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND ANACCIDENT COULD RESULT.