Chrysler Group, LLC, recently acquired by FIAT, Inc., has announced a recall of 24,177 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles for potential brake failure. The automaker reported the defect, specifically a malformed or missing brake booster input rod, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on January 7. The manufacturing defect could result in brake failure without warning and cause a serious auto accident.
Of the potentially defective vehicles affected by the recall, nearly 17,000 are Dodge Ram pick-up trucks. The complete list of the recalled cars and their model years is below:
- Sebring (Chrysler) 2010
- Ram (Dodge) 2009-2010
- Avenger (Dodge) 2010
- Nitro(Dodge) 2010
- Commander (Jeep) 2010
- Grand Cherokee (Jeep) 2010
- Liberty (Jeep) 2010
Chrysler will replace the brake booster input rod retaining clip free of charge. If you own one of these vehicles, you should receive notification about how to get this service performed, or you can call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
At this point, there have been no confirmed accidents or deaths associated with the recalled models. But if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident you believe was caused by this or any other vehicle defect, please call or email the Columbus, Ohio personal injury lawyers of Robert W. Kerpsack CO, LPA for a free consultation today.