Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall Issued to Fix Brakes

By | March 10, 2014
Chrysler Group is recalling certain 2012-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee models due to complaints about the brake feel on these SUVs. According to a statement from Chrysler Group, a supplier informed the automaker about its concerns regarding braking performance on these models. Specifically, the component in question is part of Chrysler's Ready Alert Braking, a system that helps drivers brake quickly when making a sudden stop. Although the brakes function in compliance with regulations, many consumers have complained about the feel of the brakes during sudden stops. After an investigation, Chrysler confirmed that this problem is the result of restrictions in brake-fluid flow in these models. Chrysler will notify owners when to schedule their vehicles for service. At this time, Chrysler will issue a software update for these vehicles to optimize the brake-fluid flow and restore the proper pedal feel. All repairs will be conducted free of charge at dealerships across the nation. The Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee recall affects approximately 25,250 SUVs in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere. Around 18,700 of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S. Concerned consumers in the U.S. may call Chrysler at (800) 853-1403 if they have questions. Source: Chrysler