Chrysler Recall to be Issued Due to Potential Sudden Brake Failure
More than 24,000 cars and trucks are expected to be part of a Chrysler recall that will be issued due to faulty or missing brake parts that could cause drivers to experience sudden brake failure.
The majority of the vehicles being recalled are 2009-2010 Dodge Ram trucks, but the recall also affects some 2010 models of the Chrysler Sebring, the Dodge Avenger and Nitro, and the Jeep Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs. Chrysler notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the recall this week, saying that a clip retention tab on the brake pedal pin was defective in some vehicles, and not installed at all in others.
The Chrysler brake problems could cause the vehicle’s brakes to fail without warning, resulting in a crash. There have been no known incidents related to the defect.
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Chrysler employees in a Toledo plant first noticed the defective parts in November, and in December, an employee in Mexico experienced brake failure during vehicle testing, only to find that the clip retention tab had not been installed.
A total of 24,177 vehicles may be affected by the Chrysler recall, with 2009-2010 Dodge Ram pick-up trucks accounting for 16,872 of those vehicles. Chrysler has said it will alert dealers and vehicle owners of the defect this month and will have the parts replaced.
The recall comes after Chrysler came out of bankruptcy last summer as Chrysler Group, LLC. The new company is under partial control by Italy’s Fiat.
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manuelApril 7, 2011 at 12:46 am
I have a 2009 Dodge truck 1500 and yet no recall has been mailed out to me. We're now in April! I have children that travel with with. Should I just have my Dodge dealership replace the pin?
zinaMarch 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm
i have 2007 chrysler town and country touring mini van and have had unexspand electrical problems that i had to pay for :dash gages went out put it in the shop they counldnt figure it out it took them about a week and a half it was the rear tail light assmbliy melted together and them i had air bag jumper on the passanger side woundnt stay conected and chrysler refuse to take care of the cost of[Show More]i have 2007 chrysler town and country touring mini van and have had unexspand electrical problems that i had to pay for :dash gages went out put it in the shop they counldnt figure it out it took them about a week and a half it was the rear tail light assmbliy melted together and them i had air bag jumper on the passanger side woundnt stay conected and chrysler refuse to take care of the cost of these repairs no recalls for this please help
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