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Old 06-06-2014, 06:52 AM
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Re: Brake Booster recall

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Clock radio went off this morning with this local headline: "Local women crashes her 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee into Verizon building after her brakes fail."
Did they happen to fail while she was putting on her makeup?



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Old 06-06-2014, 08:41 AM
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Re: Brake Booster recall

Local Women... more than one? well maybe they shouldve picked ONE person to do the driving
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Re: Brake Booster recall

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stopped by the dealer yesterday 6/5 with the notice, was told they will be receiving the parts beginning next Tuesday, and to stop by after that and they will take care of it. said they will just install a shield, as there is no visible corrosion. 45 minutes or so to do it.
They are not supposed to rely on a visual inspection alone. They are supposed to pull a vacuum leak check to make sure there is not corrosion.
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Re: Brake Booster recall

This is the part they ordered for mine when I took it in yesterday.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:50 PM
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Re: Brake Booster recall

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Did they happen to fail while she was putting on her makeup?



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No ticket was issued as the police were advised that it was caused by mechanical failure of the Grand Cherokee. Major damage to building and Jeep.
And we are still waiting for the booster kits.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:08 PM
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Re: Brake Booster recall

A bad booster does not cause brake failure! It only means you have to press a little harder.


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Old 06-06-2014, 04:26 PM
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Re: Brake Booster recall

In aus the parts aren't available for a few months.....and I got the letter in May.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:44 PM
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Local Women... more than one? well maybe they shouldve picked ONE person to do the driving
Thanks for the editing. Brain fart.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:46 PM
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A bad booster does not cause brake failure! It only means you have to press a little harder.


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I was thinking the same thing. I suspect the booster failed and she panicked rather than standing on the brake pedal with both feet.
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Re: Brake Booster recall

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Clock radio went off this morning with this local headline: "Local women crashes her 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee into Verizon building after her brakes fail."
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No ticket was issued as the police were advised that it was caused by mechanical failure of the Grand Cherokee. Major damage to building and Jeep.
And we are still waiting for the booster kits.
So it's still below freezing up there? Who advised the police it was caused by a mechanical failure of the Grand Cherokee?
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So it's still below freezing up there? Who advised the police it was caused by a mechanical failure of the Grand Cherokee?
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That's a good question. Damage was extensive to both the building and the Grand Cherokee. There was a small article about it in the newspaper, but no further details provided.
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Daughter got her letter today for her '12 GC. So far I haven't got one for my '13 Trailhawk.

MDBones: "It seems centered around vehicles being operated in cold, snow and road salt climates."

We're in the San Francisco Bay Area, haven't seen any "cold", "snow", or "road salt" out here in a loooong time. (And they don't "salt" the roads out here.) In fact we were just hit with a mandatory 25% water reduction or face increased fees and fines because of the drought.

Let's see... you're under a "drought", they don't use "salt" on your roads and you don't get "cold" weather.

Sounds like you have nothing to worry about then. Right?
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