February 5, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 193,813 U.S.-market trucks to further secure their brake pedals while the vehicles’ adjustable-pedal feature is in use.
The feature – recommended for use only when the vehicle is stationary – enables a driver to adjust pedal position. It is activated by a switch and powered by an electric motor.
An FCA US investigation has discovered activating the feature to move pedals to their rear-most position may, in vehicles with the defect, compromise integrity of the brake-pedal assembly. If this were to happen, the brake pedal may detach.
FCA US is unaware of any related injuries or accidents, however, the Company urges customers affected by this recall to refrain from using the adjustable-pedal feature until their vehicles are serviced. Further, FCA US reminds customers not to use the adjustable-pedal feature while driving, as stated in their owner’s manuals.
This recall is limited to certain model-year 2019 Ram 1500 pickups equipped with adjustable pedals. More than one-third of these are in dealer hands and will be remedied before delivery to customers.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is unaffected.
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