Peugeot-Citroen recalls 100,000 cars for pedal woe


Published: Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 7:41 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 7:41 a.m.

PARIS — French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is recalling 100,000 cars across Europe to change accelerator pedals on two models.

The company says the recall of the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 models produced in the Czech town of Kolin comes after Japan's Toyota — which uses the same pedals on some Aygo models — found a defect.

A PSA spokesman said Sunday that owners of the two models will be notified by mail of the recall, which involves cars built between mid-2005 and mid-2009.

Toyota on Friday recalled some 4.2 million cars and trucks on three continents because of a sticky gas pedal problem caused by condensation that builds up in the gas pedal assembly.

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