Brake Boosters Just Failed
Long story short, the brake boosters on my 2014 JGC Overland (33,000 miles) just failed. Luckily it happened when I was leaving a parking spot and not driving 70 MPH down the highway as I do during my 20 mile commute to work each day. Thankfully, no one was injured and no vehicles were damaged. Now the fun part...
I had to pay $250 to tow my car to the dealership (don't get me started on that). On top of that, the dealership is now refusing to replace them unless I pay the $100 deductible on my Max Care Lifetime Warranty (apparently the brake boosters aren't covered under the factory warranty?). They're claiming the failure is unrelated to the recall. I had the recall addressed in May of 2016, during which they did not replace the brake boosters and only installed the shield.
Is it common for brake boosters to completely fail on a 2 year old car with 30k miles? I'm calling BS on this. The issues I experienced were almost word for word as described in the recall (hard brake pedal, delayed braking time, etc). Jeep states they will replace the brake boosters free of charge if they are found to be corroded. I have opened a claim with Jeep customer service to be reimbursed for the tow and the $100 deductible.
Does anyone want to weigh in on this with thoughts/opinions?
2014 Overland: 3.6L V6, Brilliant Black / Morocco Black, Advanced Technology Group, Mopar cargo mat, Husky X-act Contour front/rear slush mats, WeatherTech front/rear window deflectors