The vehicles are being called in to fix a problem with the throttle pedal, one discovered while undergoing testing and has so far not been the source of any unwanted events (this has possible risk of unintended acceleration written all over it).
The exact number of vehicles affected, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is 9,655. Of these, 7,935 are located in the United States, 1,437 in Canada and 283 in Mexico.
At least not all have reached buyers yet – reportedly, about half of the total number of affected units are still in the hands of dealers, so it will save them about half of the hassle of having to call the owners and schedule service appointments.
If you’re not familiar with the Fiat Ducato-based Promaster van, do check out the in-depth video review posted below.
By Andrei Nedelea