Chrysler Recalls 600k SUVs Over Corrosion Issue

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The American automaker announced that over 600,000 sport utility vehicles are prone to premature corrosion. Specifically, brake boosters fitted to those vehicles are very vulnerable to rust damage, a problem which may ultimately lead to an accident.
According to the Chrysler Group's official statement, the cars affected are Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from the 2011 - 2014 model years. Should a brake booster perforate due to premature corrosion, the ensemble may ingest water especially during wet weather driving.

Theoretically, the water that gets inside doesn't affect braking performance even if it freezes in sub-zero temperatures. An inoperative brake booster will take the driver by surprise if unexpected brake force application is required because the brake pedal is much harder to press without the ensemble's aid.

Both Jeep and Dodge dealership service departments will inspect affected vehicles for brake booster corrosion and replace rusty units with all-new ensembles fitted with a shield that protects the crimp joint from water exposure.

Chrysler urges owners affected to contact the manufacturer directly at 1-800-247-9763 and reference recall #P14/NHTSA 14V-154. Another way of finding out if your car is involved in this recall operation is to call your local dealer and provide your VIN (vehicle identification number).
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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