Auto Recall: 867K Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango SUVs Recalled for Brake Defect

by Christopher Freeburn | April 2, 2014 9:15 am

chrysler-logo auto recall[1]On Wednesday, Fiat’s (FIATY[2]) Chrysler announced a major recall affecting[3] recent model-year Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Durango sports utility vehicles.

Chrysler said the auto recall covers almost 870,000 vehicles — including 644,354 vehicles sold in the U.S. — from the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 model years. The Chrysler auto recall was ordered so that the automaker can install a shield to prevent corrosion in brake boosters. Current-model year vehicles include specially-coated crimp joints that are less likely to corrode compared those used in older vehicles, Reuters notes.

Vehicles included in the Chrysler auto recall will be inspected. Vehicles that show signs of corrosion will have the components replaced.

One accident has been linked to the brake system problem, but Chrysler said it had not received any reports of injuries.

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