Chrysler Recalls 870,000 SUVs Over Brake Defect

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Chrysler said Wednesday it will recall 870,000 SUVs in order to fix a defect in the brake systems caused by corrosion.

The company said in a statement customer complaints had spurred it to launch an investigation into excessive brake pedal firmness, discovering that certain vehicles’ brake boosters can become corroded through water exposure and become compromised.

The affected vehicles include the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs, model years 2011-2014. Chrysler said it would bear the cost of replacing boosters and equipping them with a shield for water insulation.

The defect has resulted in one accident but no injuries, Chrysler said.

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The recall comes in the midst of a scandal over General Motors’ recall of 2.6 million vehicles with ignition switch defects, a potentially fatal malfunction that the company was aware of for a decade before announcing a recall.

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