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1983 Dodge Charger Recall Information

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Manufacturer

CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Mfr Report Date19830201
NHTSA Campaign ID83V035000
SummaryTHROTTLE 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.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REMOVE EXCESS ROD MATERIAL EXTENDING BELOW THE FOOT PAD AND ANY SHARP ROD END EDGES WILL BE SMOOTHED.
NotesVEHICLE 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.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019


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