Chrysler Recall Totals 870,000 Vehicles
The latest big recall has the manufacturer announcing it will recall 870,000 SUVs to fix a brake problem.
Chrysler Group LLC has announced that it will be recalling approximately 870,000 SUVs that have been sold across the world to fix a problem with the brake system, CNN, USA Today, and other news organizations reported. Chrysler's Kristin J. Kolodge, product investigations and campaigns senior manager, alerted NHTSA on April 1 that an estimated 644,354 of the vehicles are located within the United States. The recall includes certain Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees made from 2011-2014.
"Some Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles may have a corroded center shell of the brake booster allowing for the potential of water to get inside, which may freeze in a cold climate and limit the braking ability of a vehicle. The root cause is due to a small amount of exposed, uncoated surface at the crimp joints coupled with the vehicle's packaging environment in a water prone area," the document signed by Kolodge states.
It says as of March 17, 2014, Chrysler was aware of one accident but no injuries related to this issue.
Owners who bring their vehicles to a dealership will have the vehicle's brake boosters replaced if their capability has been compromised. CNN also reported that a shield will be installed in all of the SUVs brought to dealers. This problem can cause excessive firmness in the brake pedal.