Chrysler has recalled nearly 870,000 sport utility vehicles because corrosion may make the vehicles’ brakes harder to use.
Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011 through 2014 model years are involved in the recall.
Chrysler says crimp joints in the brake boosters can corrode if they are exposed to water. If the water freezes, the boosters will not aid braking, as they usually do.
Chrysler began investigating after some customers said their brakes felt too firm when pressed on. The company is aware of one accident, but no injuries, due to this defect.
Dealers will install a shield to protect the boosters, free of charge, and replace boosters that are not working properly.
Chrysler has since changed the design to make the boosters more corrosion resistant.
Chrysler said that they would notify owners of the recall, which is believed to involve 867,795 vehicles.
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