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Old 04-02-2014, 05:54 AM
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2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango RECALL - about 800,000 SUVs

http://media.chrysler.com/newsreleas...id=15493&mid=1

Statement: Brake Booster Shield

April 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group will recall an estimated 867,795 SUVs to install a shield that protects their brake boosters from corrosion caused by undue water exposure.

Chrysler Group launched an investigation after receiving customer feedback about excessive brake-pedal firmness.

The investigation discovered certain vehicles have brake boosters with small crimp joints; and these joints may exhibit corrosion when exposed to water. Should water enter the boosters through corroded joints – a previously unseen occurrence – brake function may be compromised if the water freezes.

Absent water ingestion in sub-freezing conditions, a booster that exhibits corrosion will deliver brake function in compliance with federal safety standards. (The vehicles are equipped with a hydraulic boost compensation system that aids performance, even when booster vacuum levels are low.) However, customers may experience excessive brake-pedal firmness.

Chrysler Group is aware of one related accident and no injuries.

Chrysler Group will inspect the brake boosters on certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs, model years 2011-2014. The boosters may be replaced if their capability has been reduced. All boosters will be equipped with a shield to insulate their crimp joints from water.

The cost of this work will be borne by Chrysler Group.

Affected customers – an estimated 644,354 in the U.S.; 42,380 in Canada; 21,376 in Mexico and 159,685 outside the NAFTA region – will be contacted with instructions to schedule service with Chrysler Group dealers.

Customers who remain concerned may call 1-800-853-1403.

Brake boosters used in current production vehicles feature crimp joints treated with a special coating designed to resist corrosion.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:47 AM
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Re: 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango RECALL - about 800,000 SUVs

Yep, some bean counter decided that cutting a few cents per assy was worth it.

Amazing how many times that comes back and bites them in the ass...
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Re: 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango RECALL - about 800,000 SUVs

thought Id ad to this:

SUMMARY:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from January 5, 2010, through September 8, 2013. The subject vehicles have a brake booster with a center shell that may corrode and allow water to get inside.
CONSEQUENCE:
The water inside could freeze and limit the braking ability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add a water diverter shield to the booster after the booster has been tested to confirm it can hold an acceptable amount of vacuum pressure. If the booster inspection confirms an unacceptable loss of vacuum pressure, the booster will be replaced. Repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's recall campaign number is P14.
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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Re: 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango RECALL - about 800,000 SUVs

Well, I guess those dates are somewhat of a relief.

Our '14 WD was built 100114. We'll wait and see as more specific info comes out.

Thanks for posting the info/
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:43 AM
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I guess the only way to know if you're affected is to drive to the dealership?
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Re: 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango RECALL - about 800,000 SUVs

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I guess the only way to know if you're affected is to drive to the dealership?
Check the build date on the manufacturing plate inside the drivers door jamb. Its on the right hand side (usually) preceded by the letters MDH (month/day/hour) of build.
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Re: 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango RECALL - about 800,000 SUVs

Looks like I missed this bullet thankfully...my build date was 12/21/13.
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Re: 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango RECALL - about 800,000 SUVs

Well this sucks, mine was built in July of 2013

I wonder when we are getting the recall letters?
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Re: 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee & Dodge Durango RECALL - about 800,000 SUVs

Brake line that freezes, how about a heater that works logically

Oooh, I can't wait to taste the dealership coffee...again.
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Oooh, I can't wait to taste the dealership coffee...again.
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manufactured from January 5, 2010, through September 8, 2013.

Haha, fantastic - just pulled up my build sheet - September 6, 2013
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And I was seriously doing my best to never have to see the faces at Lithia ever again...
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