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dckcentuar 08-01-2011 01:28 PM

Gas Pedal Broke
 
This weekend I was putting on the Mopar pedal kit on my Gas and Brake pedal on my 2011 jeep Grand Cherokee and the Gas pedal broke off in my hand . I just pulled up on it slightly to slide the cover on and snap I was amazed The gas pedal was made out of Plastic . I happened to be very close to dealer and the service dept was open . I let it coast to dealer showed Service advisor and then mechanic came out and was dumb founded about the whole thing .They all looked like they seen a ghost . I laughed it off . the killer thing is there is no part in the system that can be shipped right now and need to call Chrysler to see if they can ship one . The service advisor said it could take 5- 10 days . She said she will see if they can over night it . Was wondering if anybody else had this happen to them .

Scottina06 08-01-2011 01:40 PM

Re: Gas Pedal Broke
 
all gas pedals I have seen are plastic now...even on other makes

ChrisL1976 08-01-2011 02:05 PM

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Unless I'm wrong, I think they started that since most cars are drive by wire now.

Medichic 08-01-2011 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisL1976 (Post 458086)
Unless I'm wrong, I think they started that since most cars are drive by wire now.

Excuse my ignorance. What does drive by wire mean?

ENFORCER 08-01-2011 09:48 PM

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There is no cable connected to a throttle body from the pedal. It is all now by wire (electronic) and a sensor on the pedal, sends a signal to the throttle actuator and does the opening and closing. With this setup the ECU can take over the throttle position for things like Cruise control and stability control

dckcentuar 08-01-2011 10:55 PM

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Well dealer says they have no idea when I will get my car back they are waiting on Chrysler to get back with them but they are saying 5- 7 business days . The service advisor said they are very concerned over this issue

jefferson.oz 08-02-2011 02:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dckcentuar (Post 458053)
This weekend I was putting on the Mopar pedal kit on my Gas and Brake pedal on my 2011 jeep Grand Cherokee and the Gas pedal broke off in my hand . I just pulled up on it slightly to slide the cover on and snap I was amazed The gas pedal was made out of Plastic . I happened to be very close to dealer and the service dept was open . I let it coast to dealer showed Service advisor and then mechanic came out and was dumb founded about the whole thing .They all looked like they seen a ghost . I laughed it off . the killer thing is there is no part in the system that can be shipped right now and need to call Chrysler to see if they can ship one . The service advisor said it could take 5- 10 days . She said she will see if they can over night it . Was wondering if anybody else had this happen to them .

Thats bad, I've usually got stories like that. My pedal experience is not nearly that bad, I had the retaining lugs on the pedal cover snap off, they hardly had any flex in them at all, ended up using silicone to hold it there... leaves me wondering about the authenticity of my Ebay pedal covers....Hope your replacement shows up soon!

dckcentuar 08-02-2011 04:08 PM

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all fixed got it back today they didn't say anything else besides that the remaining part had other hairline cracks

J13ntv 08-03-2011 08:30 PM

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So 5-7 days to getting it back, and then the next day you get it back after you dropped it off. Not to bad I'd say! where did they find the piece?

By the way, didnt you technically break the piece? Luckily your dealer isn't a hard @$$ and they covered it under warranty!!! Not that it probably is expensive but still.

Terminator2 08-04-2011 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by J13ntv (Post 459560)
So 5-7 days to getting it back, and then the next day you get it back after you dropped it off. Not to bad I'd say! where did they find the piece?

By the way, didnt you technically break the piece? Luckily your dealer isn't a hard @$$ and they covered it under warranty!!! Not that it probably is expensive but still.

I have not looked at my Jeep's pedal but often times the pedal is sold as a whole assembly with the drive by wire vehicles so they can cost several hundred dollars. :eek:

dckcentuar 08-08-2011 06:44 PM

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yes it is one piece with electronics in side the upper part as it is part the the electronic throttle control . They didn't blame me as they discovered the plastic had other cracks (hairline) Just for lifting up on the pedal should not brake it off . You need to lift it up to remove and install Mats or what about Vacuuming . Im sorry but don't say I broke it as I did something I shouldn't . Gas pedals should not brake off in your hand I don't care how much you pull on them. It was not the actual pedal it was the what the pedal attacks to .


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