2012-'13 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled To Fix Antilock Brakes


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    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Picture

    Chrysler is recalling 25,250 2012-'13 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to fix a concern with the antilock brakes. | March 10, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling 25,250 2012-'13 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to fix a concern with the antilock brakes.
  • The recall will improve pedal feel during "certain aggressive braking maneuvers," Chrysler said.
  • The automaker said it is not aware of any related injuries or accidents.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan Chrysler is recalling 25,250 2012-'13 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to fix a concern with the antilock brakes, the automaker said on Friday.

The recall will improve pedal feel during "certain aggressive braking maneuvers," Chrysler said.

"A supplier raised with the company a concern about the performance of a component that accommodates Ready Alert Braking, a Chrysler Group safety system that primes brakes for optimal response when making a sudden stop," Chrysler said in a statement.

"Brake function was neither lost nor out of compliance with regulation, but pedal feel was not consistent with customer expectations.

"An investigation discovered brake-fluid flow was being restricted too much. A software update optimizes flow and restores appropriate pedal feel."

The automaker said it is not aware of any related injuries or accidents.

Approximately 18,700 affected vehicles are in the U.S., 825 in Canada, 530 in Mexico and 5,200 outside the NAFTA region.

No information about the recall had been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as of Monday morning. The agency oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Chrysler said it will notify affected customers when to schedule service. A specific recall schedule has not been disclosed. Chrysler dealers will update the software in the affected vehicles. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Edmunds says: This recall is expected to begin shortly, but if you have immediate concerns, it's best to get in touch with your dealer.

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