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Recall roundup: Jeep Grand Cherokee in Australia

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Recall roundup: Jeep Grand Cherokee in Australia

Jeep has recently announced a recall for the Grand Cherokee in Australia because of a problem with its braking system.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), a total of 648 units of the Jeep Grand Cherokee from the previous generation will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the braking system. The ACCC says that the defect with the models’ RAB (Ready Alert Braking) system can result in increased stopping distances and this will increase the risk of a crash and / or injury.

The RAB system is intended to reduce the brake pedal travel required to deliver the full braking power in emergency situations and it’s working in tandem with the ESC and ABS to set the brake pads against the rotors based on how suddenly the driver is releasing the throttle pedal. The affected Jeep Grand Cherokees have been produced between the 11th of October, 2011, and the 1st of October, 2012. The Fiat Chrysler Group is currently notifying owners of the affected vehicles about this recall and the necessary repairs will be made free of charge.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - filed under Jeep, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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