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Chrysler Recalling 25K SUVs to Adjust Brake Pedal

March 10, 2014

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Photo courtesy of Chrysler Group.
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Photo courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Chrysler Group said it is recalling approximately 25,250 SUVs worldwide to improve pedal feel during certain aggressive braking maneuvers.

The recall affects 2012-2013 model-year Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs – approximately 18,700 in the U.S., 825 in Canada, 530 in Mexico and 5,200 outside the NAFTA region.

The automaker said a supplier has raised concerns about the performance of a component that accommodates Ready Alert Braking, a Chrysler Group safety system that primes brakes for optimal response when stopping suddenly. Brake function was neither lost nor out of compliance with regulation, but customers weren't satisfied with the feel of the pedal.

Chrysler Group said it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

An investigation discovered brake-fluid flow was being restricted too much. A software update optimizes flow and restores the right pedal feel.

Chrysler Group will notify vehicle owners when to schedule service. Repair costs will be borne by the company.

Vehicle owners can reach Chrysler Group at 1-800-853-1403. 

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