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Chrysler Recalls Sebring Convertibles

DETROIT Reuters reported that DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler group said on Thursday it has recalled 88,000 Chrysler Sebring convertibles -- 1996 and 1997 models -- because the throttle could stick and possibly result in a crash.

The recall includes Sebrings with a 2.5-liter, six-cylinder engine. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the throttle control cable on the Sebring could fray, causing it to bind or stick and potentially resulting in loss of control.

DaimlerChrysler said in a letter to the NHTSA that it had 18 reports of sticky throttles in the cars.

"We have one accident that could be related (to the problem throttle), but no injuries or deaths," said Chrysler spokeswoman Angela Ford.

Chrysler began notifying owners about the problem throttle on Aug. 5. Owners can take their vehicles to an authorized dealer, which will replace the throttle cable assembly.