Chrysler Recalls 870,000 SUVs with Faulty Brakes

California Lemon Law Attorney Reports on Chysler Brake Recall

WASHINGTON — A worldwide recall of nearly 870,000 sport utility vehicles manufactured by Chrysler was announced today due to faulty brakes caused by corrosion from water exposure, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Chrysler Motor Corporation says the recall of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs affects owners of vehicles in the model years 2011 through 2014.

The recall stems from complaints about stiff brake pedals. The design of the crimp joints in the brake boosters allows for exposure to water. This can cause corrosion and in cold climates the water could freeze hindering the ability to brake. Only one accident is linked to the faulty brakes and there are no reported injuries.

The recall involves replacing boosters that are inoperable and installing a shield to protect them from water exposure.

Customers who own the cars are mostly in the United States. There are an estimated 644,354 owners in the U.S., 42,380 in Canada, 21,276 in Mexico and roughly 159,685 in various other countries throughout the world.

–California Lemon Law Attorneys, Johnson Attorneys Group

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