The Chrysler Group has issued a recall for more than half a million of its sport utility vehicles because of a corrosion problem.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 600,000 vehicles affected by this recall. The models mentioned here are the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. The company has noticed that the brake boosters fitted to the models are vulnerable to rust damage and this can increase the risk of an accident. If the brake booster will perforate because of the premature corrosion, the ensemble may ingest water.
If water gets inside it should affect, theoretically, the braking performance even if it will freeze in sub-zero temperatures. The affected Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles are from the 2011 – 2014 model years. The car manufacturer is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue but it is advising owners to be aware of this problem. The company’s dealers will inspect the vehicles and make the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. Owners of the above mentioned models can contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9763 or the NHTSA at 1-800-327-4236 for extra details on the recall.