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2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled for Brake Issue

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/2/2014 Karla Sanchez

Chrysler launched an investigation after receiving reports of excessive brake pedal firmness and found that certain Jeep Grand Cherokeeand Dodge Durango SUVs were experiencing an issue with their brake pedal assembly. So far, there is one accident that's been linked to the problem, but no injuries have been reported.

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The Problem : Brake boosters in the 2011- 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango are equipped with crimp joints, which may become corroded when exposed to water. The joints may also allow water to get inside, and if the water freezes, it could inhibit the braking ability of the car, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix : Dealers will inspect the brake boosters, and if their capability has been reduced, the booster will be replaced. All boosters will also receive a water diverter shield at no cost to the owner. Chrysler will begin notifying owners in May, but the automaker can also be reached at 1-800-853-1403. Owners should mention recall campaign number P14.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected : 644,354 2011- 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos built between January 5, 2010 and September 8, 2013. Another 200,000 of the vehicles sold in other countries including Canada and Mexico have also been recalled.

Source: Chrysler, NHTSA

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