Chrysler Recall for Brake Problems Includes 850,000 Vehicles

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Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 04:20 PM

By Jonna Lorenz

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Chrysler is recalling more than 850,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles with model years 2011 to 2014 because of possible brake problems.

The recalled vehicles will be inspected and, when necessary, shields will be installed to protect brake boosters from water corrosion, according to Bloomberg News.

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Company officials said in a news release that Chrysler was aware of one accident related to the problem but there were no injuries.

Chrysler became aware of the problem with brakes becoming firm last year but determined that even if drivers needed to push the brake pedal harder, the vehicles were safe, The New York Times reported. Complaints from drivers led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to contact Chrysler about this issue in February.

Last month, Chrysler recalled about 25,000 of its SUVs for excessive brake pedal pressure due to a defective part in their "Ready-Alert Braking" system.

According to Bloomberg, auto recalls are becoming more common as technology becomes more complex and regulatory scrutiny rises.

Last year, Chrysler fought a push to recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Liberties because of concerns that rear-end crashes led to fires that caused 51 deaths. The company reached a settlement for a “voluntary campaign” to repair vehicles with fuel tanks mounted behind the rear axles.

General Motors has recalled almost 7 million vehicles worldwide this year and faces lawsuits over recalls of at least 2.59 million small cars for faulty ignition switches the company has taken more than a decade to fix. On Tuesday, GM’s chief executive testified before congress about the issue.

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