Isuzu Motors is recalling 72,905 Trooper SUVs because their accelerators can get stuck for several seconds after the accelerator pedal is released, US safety regulators said on Wednesday.


According to Reuters, an advisory on the web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Troopers from the 1992-1995 model years were affected by the recall.


“The accelerator cable can stick so that the engine speed will not immediately decrease upon release of the accelerator pedal,” NHTSA reportedly said, adding: “This can cause the accelerator throttle cable to delay RPM and vehicle speed reduction for several seconds after the accelerator pedal is released, which in turn, can lead to a crash.”


Reuters noted that the agency did not say whether any accidents or injuries had been linked to the problem but it said dealers would fix it by replacing the throttle cable rubber boot on the SUVs.