Chrysler has recalled nearly 870,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a problem with the brake system. The recall affects certain Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos from model years 2011-2014. An estimated 644,354 of the recalled SUVs are in the U.S. The automaker, owned by the recently renamed Italian company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will install a shield on the recalled vehicles that protects brake boosters from undue water corrosion. The problem can cause excessive brake-pedal firmness.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs to install a shield to protect brake boosters from water corrosion. Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUV models from 2011 through 2014 will be inspected and will have the boosters replaced where necessary. Chrysler says joints in the brake boosters can corrode, making the vehicles’ brakes more difficult to use.
Chrysler says it’s aware of one related accident and no injuries. When customers bring the vehicles to dealers, the brake boosters may be replaced if their capability has been compromised. A shield will be installed in all of the SUVs brought to dealers. Chrysler is the latest U.S. automaker to issue a recall. General Motors has recalled nearly 7 million vehicles so far this year and CEO Mary Barra testified before a Congressional committee about how the company handled some of those recalls.
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