NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Chrysler Group is recalling about 25,000 model year 2007 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass cars in the U.S. because of a problem that causes the gas pedals to stick.
An additional 10,000 cars are being recalled in other countries.
In the vehicles, part of the gas pedal assembly can fall off, causing the pedal to come out of alignment and become stuck.
The pedals for these cars were made by CTS Corp. the same supplier that made gas pedals involved in a massive Toyota recall for sticking gas pedals. However, although both the Toyota and Chrysler gas pedals could get stuck, the underlying problems appear to be unrelated.
A CTS spokesman did not immediately able to respond to a request for comment.
The NHTSA opened an investigation into the problem in early May following five consumer complaints. In four of the cases, a mechanical part of the gas pedal was found on the floor of the vehicle.
The Caliber and Compass, like all Chrysler Group vehicles, have a system called "brake override" or "smart brake" which automatically cuts engine power when the brake pedal is pressed, even if the gas pedal is also pressed. That makes the vehicle easier to control if the gas pedal becomes stuck.
Because of the presence of "smart brake" technology, Chrysler does not believe the problem represents an "unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety," the carmaker said in a letter to NHTSA. But it decided to perform the recall nevertheless.
In a statement, the company said that "it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or property damage related to this issue."
Chrysler will notify owners of vehicles affected by the recall. Only some Calibers from the 2007 model year will potentially have the problem. Dealers will inspect and, if needed, replace the gas pedal assembly.
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