Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said in a news release yesterday that the automaker is recalling over 150,000 SUVs and minivans in the United States and an additional 55,000 in Canada and Mexico due to a brake manufacturing error.
Vehicles affected by the recall include the 2018 Dodge Journey, 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2018-2019 Jeep Compass, and 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Recall notices will be distributed to affected car owners “soon” and dealers will “inspect and bleed their brake systems, as needed.”
“An investigation by FCA US discovered certain shipments of a supplied brake-system component had not been manufactured to specification and were inadvertently installed on vehicles during spring 2018,” the release stated.
“In new vehicles with very low mileage, these components may cause gas bubbles to form in a vehicle’s brake fluid. Brake function would remain in such circumstances, but stopping distances may be increased.”
FCA claims to be unaware of any crashes, collisions, or injuries related to this manufacturing defect. The Michigan-based automaker currently holds the record for most vehicles recalled in 2018, with 6M vehicles recalled so far.
Consumers with questions should contact FCA by calling 1-800-853-1403.
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