Chrysler recalls 867,795 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango

Article by Christian A., on April 3, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC has issued a recall of 867,795 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango sports utility vehicles to install a shield aimed at protecting brake boosters from water corrosion. The recall covers model years 2011 to 2014, which will be inspected and their boosters be replaced if necessary. The carmaker commenced a probe after customer lodged complaints over excessive brake-pedal firmness.

Chrysler said it has knowledge of one related accident and no injuries. Chrysler said that that certain vehicles have brake boosters with small crimp joints, which may corrode when exposed to water. The carmaker said that if water enters the boosters via corroded joints, brake function may be compromised if the water freezes.

According to a study released in March by financial advisory firm Stout Risius Ross Inc., there is a rise in recalls over safety issues related to a surge in new car models, increasingly complex technology and intensified regulatory inspection. Chrysler recalls for 2014 so far have involved potential defective headlamp components and brake-hoses.

Chrysler’s brake-booster repair program includes 644,354 SUVs in the US, 42,380 in Canada, 21,376 in Mexico and 159,685 in other markets. General Motors Co. has so far recalled nearly 7 million vehicle globally due to different issues, the biggest of which is the one concerning faulty ignition switches. GM is facing lawsuits over the recalls.

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