Ram ProMaster Recalled for Sticking Throttle Stop
Revised Stop Design Running Change on Future Models
The Ram ProMaster has made a big impact in the commercial cargo van market with its generous capacity, class-exclusive front-drive layout, and the availability of a gas engine option, differentiating it from Mercedes-Benz's all-diesel engine selection on the Sprinter. Chrysler invested more than $1 billion in its Saltillo, Mexico, plant to build the van for the North American market. Clearly, the company is not holding back on investing in the latest addition to the Ram lineup. Unfortunately, just a few months after the van's introduction, Chrysler is issuing a recall for a throttle stop that can cause the throttle to remain stuck in the open position.
A total of 9655 ProMaster vans are subject to this recall. Half of the recalled vans are reportedly still on dealer lots. Dealers are instructed to perform the recall fix on ProMasters still in inventory before they are offered for sale.
Due to its similarity to the Fiat Ducato commercial van sold in Europe, Chrysler has shared information on the issue with FCA's Fiat Commercial arm in Europe. An updated throttle stop was already in the works for the ProMaster as part of rolling changes to the model. Chrysler will notify affected owners, who can also call 800-853-1403, or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.