Chrysler recalls SUVs worldwide to fix brake problem
Published on Apr 2, 2014 9:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Chrysler said Wednesday it was recalling almost 868,000 sport-utility vehicles worldwide to fix a brake corrosion problem.
Chrysler said it had launched an investigation after customers complained about stiff brake-pedal action, which was linked to one accident but no injuries.
An estimated 867,795 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs of the model years 2011-2014 will be called in to install shields to protect brake boosters from corrosion caused by water exposure.
"Should water enter the boosters through corroded joints - a previously unseen occurrence - brake function may be compromised if the water freezes," Chrysler said.
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