WASHINGTON — Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 14,768 2015-'16 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs for a potential brake caliper problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The left front brake caliper may crack due to being made from an incorrect material," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "A cracked brake caliper may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash."
There are no complaints, accidents or injuries linked to the recall, Fiat-Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne told Edmunds on Sunday.
The affected Grand Cherokee and Durango SUVs were built from December 9, 2015 to January 14, 2016.
Vehicles with high-performance disc brakes are not involved in the recall, the automaker told federal safety regulators.
Jeep dealers and Dodge dealers will inspect the front left brake caliper and, depending on its casting date, will replace it. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Fiat-Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
Edmunds says: Owners with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now. Others can wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment.