The Chrysler Group has not got of to a great start to 2010, the automaker are recalling 24,000 of their Dodge and Jeep vehicles. The reason behind the recall is due a defective part, this could then cause the brakes could fail.
This latest recall will not be good news to those who own certain 2009 and 2010 models, which you can get a full list of from CNN Money. These include, Grand Cherokee SUVs, Chrysler Sebring, and Dodge Avenger’s and Nitro’s.
The defective part is a rod-retaining clip on the brake booster, it seem that it has been fitted incorrectly. There are even reports that in some Ram trucks, the part has not even been fitted. As you can imagine this is a serious safety risk, one that needs addressing fast.
Thankfully there has not been any accidents relating to the brake issue, but the automaker is working closely with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to put this recall in to action fast. The problem was not spotted by an owner of one of the affected vehicles, but by Chrysler factory workers.
While at a factory in Mexico, a Dodge Ram was undergoing a brake test when it experienced a complete loss of brake power. Another worker at a different plant noticed that a couple of models had a malformed clip on the brake booster. For more details on this recall call NHTSA on 888-327-4236 or Chrysler at 800-853-1403