Chrysler Recalls Jeeps, Rams, Others for Brake Failure


Chrysler is recalling more than 24,000 cars because of a brake defect that could lead to brake failure. Reuters has more:

The recall applies to 2010 model-year Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger and Nitro, and Jeep Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, as well as 2009-2010 model year Dodge Ram trucks.

In some of the vehicles, the clip retention tab on the brake pedal pin was not improperly formed, or not installed, during the manufacturing process, Chrysler said. That could result in brake failure without warning and could cause a crash, the company said. Chrysler said it was unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.

Chrysler said the safety recall is expected to begin during the month of January.

Contact your dealer for servicing if you own one of these vehicles.

An aside: This doesn’t have anything to do with the Fiat partnership, does it? (Fiat isn’t exactly renowned for quality, either, but it did take a 20% stake in Chrysler in 2009.)

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