Fiat Chrysler recalls over 700000 SUV for brake problem

James Marshall
October 6, 2017

American arm of Fiat Chyrsler Automobile is voluntarily recalling an estimated 646,394 SUVs in the North American market to inspect their brake-booster shields for proper installation.FCA claims that the shields are created to protect the boosters from water intrusion. In those cases water can cause corrosion or get inside the booster and freeze.

Specifically, it is a voluntary recall for customers to check shields on brake boosters for Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee manufactured between 2011 and 2014.

More than 646,000 of the recalled vehicles are in the United States.

Fiat Chrysler said the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in February asked about the status of some vehicles and whether they had been repaired under the 2014 recall.

Drivers could see a dashboard warning light before any problem occurs.

The 2014 recall was done to divert water away from the brake booster.

FCA says it is aware of one crash related to the recall, but no injuries.

Dealers will inspect the shields and correct the installation if needed.

The recall will start November 7.

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