2011-'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled For Brake Problem


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    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Picture

    Chrysler is recalling an estimated 867,795 2011-'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to fix a problem that could limit the braking ability of the vehicles. | April 02, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling an estimated 867,795 2011-'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to fix a problem that could limit the braking ability of the vehicles.
  • Chrysler said it is aware of one related accident and no injuries.
  • The recall is expected to begin in May.

WASHINGTON Chrysler is recalling an estimated 867,795 2011-'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to fix a problem that could limit the braking ability of the vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The subject vehicles have a brake booster with a center shell that may corrode and allow water to get inside," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "The water inside could freeze and limit the braking ability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash."

Chrysler said it is aware of one related accident and no injuries.

The company said launched an investigation into the SUVs "after receiving customer feedback about excessive brake-pedal firmness."

Affected vehicles include an estimated 644,354 in the U.S.; 42,380 in Canada; 21,376 in Mexico and 159,685 outside the NAFTA region.

The affected vehicles were built from January 5, 2010 through September 8, 2013.

Chrysler Group dealers will add a water diverter shield to the booster after the booster has been tested to confirm it can hold an acceptable amount of vacuum pressure, NHTSA said. If the booster inspection confirms an unacceptable loss of vacuum pressure, the booster will be replaced.

The recall is expected to begin in May. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Edmunds says: Customers will be contacted with instructions to schedule service with their dealers next month, but if you have an immediate concern, contact your dealer now.

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