Chrysler has recently announced a recall for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs because of a problem with their braking systems.
The Chrysler Group has officially announced the recall for approximately 25,250 SUVs, which include the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. According to the North American based automaker, the company has received feedback about inconsistent brake feel and this lead to a recall. The carmaker has noticed, after an investigation, that the brake-fluid flow was restricted too much.
“A supplier raised with the Company a concern about the performance of a component that accommodates Ready Alert Braking, a Chrysler Group safety system that primes brakes for optimal response when making a sudden stop. Brake function was neither lost nor out of compliance with regulation, but pedal feel was not consistent with customer expectations”, said Chrysler in its official press release.
There are approximately 18,700 units of the two above mentioned vehicles which are affected in the United States, 825 units in Canada, 530 units in Mexico and 5,200 units outside the NAFTA region. The car manufacturer is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem. The necessary repairs / replacements will be made free of charge. Owners of the 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango can contact the carmaker at 1-800-853-1403 for any extra question on the subject or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.