DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 186,000 Ram pickups and owners are being advised to take them to dealers immediately because the floor mats can interfere with the gas pedal.
The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 model-year trucks with factory-installed mats, mainly in North America.READ MORE: Dallas Police Investigating Murder-Suicide On Adleta Boulevard
The company said Friday that owners should remove the all-weather mats if there’s not enough space between them and the gas pedals, if they can’t get to a dealer quickly. Also covered are more than 43,000 mats sold after trucks were purchased.
Fiat Chrysler said a customer reported that a mat interfered with the gas pedal while a truck was being driven, causing unwanted acceleration. The customer stopped the truck by stepping on the brake. All FCA vehicles since 2011 have brake-throttle override, which cuts the throttle and allows the brakes to overcome acceleration if both pedals are pushed at the same time.READ MORE: All Baylor Scott & White Workers Required To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine By October
Fiat Chrysler said it has no reports of crashes or injuries. The company says about 1% of the recalled vehicles will have the problem.
Owners will be notified by mail in mid-September, and dealers will modify the mats until shipments of reconfigured replacement mats arrive.MORE NEWS: Mother Found Shot To Death Inside Recently Purchased Home In Garland, Police Say
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