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tllapointe 04-02-2014 09:07 PM

Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Just saw this on CNN Money.

"Chrysler will recall nearly 870,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a problem with the brake system, the company said Wednesday.

The recall affects certain Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos from model years 2011-2014. An estimated 644,354 of the recalled SUVs are in the U.S."

"The automaker, owned by the recently renamed Italian company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will install a shield on the recalled vehicles that protects brake boosters from undue water corrosion. The problem can cause excessive brake-pedal firmness."

Has anyone heard from Chrysler / Jeep yet?

Tom

schmieg 04-02-2014 09:31 PM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Since the recall was just announced, I suspect it will be some time before we receive notices.

bill_de 04-02-2014 09:32 PM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
There's a couple of threads started, with a link to the press release.


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Jeff_H2O 04-03-2014 09:11 AM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tllapointe (Post 1002781)
Has anyone heard from Chrysler / Jeep yet?

Tom

Per the report, looks like we should start seeing these recall notices sometime in May.
Today's recall affects a total of 867,795 vehicles -- 644,354 registered in the U.S., 42,380 registered in Canada, 21,376 registered in Mexico, and an additional 159,685 elsewhere on the planet. Chrysler reports one accident related to the problem but no injuries.

NHTSA says that Chrysler will begin mailing recall notices to owners in May. At that time, owners will be able to take their vehicles to dealers, who will test the brake booster. If it can hold ample vacuum pressure, the dealer will install a water diverter shield on the booster, which should eliminate any potential problems. If, on the other hand, the booster fails the pressure test, it will be replaced.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/cars/2011-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-dodge-durango-recalled-for-brake-flaws/2014/04/02/496c23de-ba80-11e3-80de-2ff8801f27af_story.html

MDBones 04-03-2014 09:34 AM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Gee... and here I was worried about finding a large amount of road salt crusted in the exact same spot my ground strap attaches to the frame rail.

Still haven't figured out where the hell that came from.

Wxchaser 05-31-2014 10:58 PM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Just received my recall notice in today's mail.

robtminor 06-01-2014 12:09 AM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
I also received my recall notice today.

sur_real1 06-01-2014 02:39 PM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Woohoo, it's a party. Got my notice yesterday :)

AquaForester 06-01-2014 09:15 PM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Crap, me too!

lstowell 06-02-2014 11:40 AM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MDBones (Post 1002957)
Gee... and here I was worried about finding a large amount of road salt crusted in the exact same spot my ground strap attaches to the frame rail.

Still haven't figured out where the hell that came from.

That, bad grounds, appears to be a Jeep tradition. Sorta like old sports cars and Lucas. The very first year of the GC had them. If you coin op wash it well, then take it apart and clean everything, when you put it back together, a good spray down with Rustoleum undercoating seems enough to keep it away. Suspect Corning grease would as well... the rustoleum lasted almost 20 years. A surprising number of gremlins hang out near the jeep grounds.

Evolv0 06-02-2014 11:44 AM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Got mine too

pinetar 06-02-2014 12:00 PM

Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster
 
Also received my notice. Don't want to take it in. I hate the dealer.


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