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DaimlerChrysler Recalls Sebring Convertible; Kia Recalls Sephia

Aug 22, 2002 | AP

DaimlerChrysler Corp. is recalling 88,000 Sebring convertibles because the accelerator can stick.

The recall involves 1996 and 1997 models equipped with 2.5-liter V6 engines. The throttle control cable can fray, causing the throttle to bind or stick and increasing the risk of a crash.

DaimlerChrysler spokeswoman Angela Spencer Ford said the problem caused one accident in which no one was injured. She said that if the gas pedal gets stuck, pushing the brake will override the problem and stop the car.

The recall was included in a monthly report of automotive recalls issued Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In all cases, the manufacturer will send letters to owners and provide free repairs.

Kia Motors America Inc. is recalling 25,000 Sephia cars from the 1998 model year that still have less than 36,000 miles.

An electrical problem can develop during the first few years of operation that can cause the hazard lights and turn signals to fail. A Kia spokesman said no accidents have been reported and most of the vehicles with the problem were repaired under warranty.

Rolls-Royce Motors Inc. is recalling 2,085 cars and limousines because air can get trapped in the brake fluid line and make it harder to stop the car. A Rolls-Royce spokesman said no accidents were reported.

The recall involves the 1999-2002 model years of the Rolls-Royce Park Ward, Silver Seraph and Silver Seraph LOL and the Bentley Limousine, Arnage, Arnage LWB, Arnage Le Mans and Arnage Limousine.

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