Chrysler Recalls Over 800,000 SUVs for Faulty Brakes

By | April 02, 2014
With all the news circulating around GM for the ignition switch recall, Chrysler Group has now announced its own recall of an impressive magnitude. The company will recall an estimated 867,795 SUVs to fix a brake issue. An investigation into excessive brake-pedal firmness brought to light that certain vehicles with small crimp joints on the brake boosters corrode quickly when exposed to water. If water were to enter the corroded joints, the brakes may stop working altogether if that water freezes. The affected vehicles include model year 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. There have been no accidents or injuries in relation to this recall. Chrysler Group will replace all brake boosters in the affected models if their braking capabilities have been compromised. All models will receive a booster shield to insulate their crimp joints from potential water damage.
Chrysler Group will perform all repairs at no cost to the owners and will contact them to schedule a time to service their vehicles at local Chrysler Group dealerships. For more information, owners can contact Chrysler by phone at (800) 853-1403. Of the 867,795 affected vehicles, only 644,354 are in the U.S., while the rest are in Canada, Mexico, and outside the NAFTA region. Source: Chrysler