The FCA group (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is voluntarily recalling nearly 210,000 Dodge and Jeep vehicles whose brake system may not work. About 19,066 of these vehicles were sold in Canada.
FCA declares that it has established that some of the brake components from one of its suppliers were not manufactured to the required specifications and were unintentionally installed on certain vehicles Dodge and Jeep in the spring of 2018.
These defective components can promote the formation of gas bubbles in the brake fluid of the vehicle. This does not affect the driver's ability to stop, but in some circumstances the distances may be extended, which could result in an accident. And there are more bubbles present, the greater the risk.
The models concerned are:
- in 2018 Dodge Journey;
- in 2018 and 2019 Dodge Grand Caravans;
- what Jeep Compass 2018 and 2019
- like some Jeep Cherokee 2019s.
The workshops are aware of the measures to be taken. In fact, they vent the brake system to restore the full potential. Owners of affected models are contacted by FCA and those with questions can always contact their dealer for more information.
A third of the vehicles affected by the campaign are already with the custodians of the brand. FCA is not aware of accidents or injuries related to this recall.