Chrysler has issued a much larger recall of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs because of a problem with their braking systems.
The first recall was announced just a week ago and it included 25,000 units of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, because of a braking system which caused unsatisfactory brake feel and now Chrysler is recalling a much larger number of the same SUVs, because of a brake fluid flow issue, related to the RAD (Ready Alert Braking) system, which focuses on the brake booster. A condition could allow water into the brake system and this can freeze, preventing the brakes from functioning properly.
“The subject vehicles have a brake booster with a center shell that may corrode and allow water to get inside. The water inside could freeze and limit the braking ability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its official press release.
Chrysler will notify owners of the 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango produced between January 5, 2010 and September 8, 2013. The company’s dealerships will inspect the affected vehicles and do the necessary repairs free of charge. The recall should begin in May, this year. Owners of the above mentioned vehicles can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.