NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,667 miles

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 052014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. When coming to an idle speed and depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle independently accelerated. The contact mentioned that excessive force was required on the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated that the throttle body needed to be cleaned and the idle control needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 5/26/15 the consumer was informed the brake and accelerator pedal were too close together. Updated 06/18/15

- Nokomis, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 132003


  • 31,000 miles
While driving throttle stuck, causing the vehicle to accelerate without warning. As a result, vehicle collided into two other vehicles. No report of air bag deployment.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Jun 252003


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and with no warning anti lock brakes will lock up while consumer is pressing the accelerator pedal, and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Candler, NC, USA

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