Chrysler has issued a recall affecting 25,250 of its Jeep and Dodge SUVs worldwide. The recall is being issued to address a braking issue.
It’s always a little scary to hear there’s an issue with your brakes, but in this case it’s not a recall due to a failure of the braking system, but one to improve the pedal feel for drivers. No injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of the braking issue.
According to Chrysler, a supplier raised some concerns about a part used in the Ready Alert Braking system found on affected vehicles. This is a safety system that primes the brakes for the best response when drivers are making a sudden stop.
Investigation by Chrysler found that the brake fluid flow was being restricted too much during certain aggressive braking maneuvers. The recall will allow an adjustment to the system to make the feel of the brake pedal under the driver’s foot more consistent with what one would expect during hard braking.
The vehicles affected by this recall include only the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango from model years 2012 and 2013. This includes 18,700 vehicles in the United States, 825 in Canada, 530 in Mexico and 5,200 from outside of North America according to Chrysler’s statement. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified and repairs to the system will be made at no cost to owners
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.