* Recall covers 25,336 Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass
* Accelerator pedals could get stuck
* Pedals supplied by CTS Corp; CTS shares down 3.8 pct
DETROIT, June 4 Chrysler is recalling more than
25,000 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass vehicles to address the
risk that accelerator pedals could become stuck and cause
unintended acceleration, the automaker said on Friday.
The recall comes five weeks after U.S. safety regulators
opened an investigation into potentially sticky accelerator
pedals in Chrysler vehicles, based on five consumer
Chrysler said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration that some of its 2007 model-year Caliber
and Compass vehicles, manufactured between March and May of
2006, might have been equipped with faulty accelerator pedals.
CTS Corp (CTS.N) made the pedals involved in the recall.
Elkhart, Indiana-based CTS is also the supplier of pedals
involved in Toyota Motor Corp's (7203.T) January recall of more
than 2 million vehicles.
Chrysler said the accelerator pedal for the Caliber and
Compass vehicles is a "completely different" design and
manufactured with different tooling than the pedals involved in
Chrysler also said its recalled vehicles are equipped with
a brake override system, which allows the engine controller to
reduce power and stop the car when both the brake and the
accelerator are depressed.
Shares of CTS were down 41 cents, or 3.8 percent, to $10.50
in afternoon trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Soyoung Kim; editing by John Wallace)