Fiat Chrysler Recalling Over 700,000 Dodge, Jeep SUVs on Brake Defect Concerns

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October 4, 2017

Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee models from 2011 through 2014 could be at risk.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 709,837 sport utility vehicles sold in North America that may have a potential braking defect related to a previous recall three years ago, the company said in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 3, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs made between 2011 and 2014 model years may have improperly installed brake-booster shields that are used to prevent corrosion that could negatively impact brake function.

The company said it was aware of one incident related to the defect, but no injuries have been reported. The brake problem stems from a 2014 recall, when the shields in question were placed in vehicles to protect brake joints from water corrosion.

While over 700,000 vehicles will be recalled, about 656,394 of those affected are in the United States and the remainder are in Canada and Mexico. Because nearly 95% of Fiat Chrysler SUVs in the U.S. market were fixed in the recall three years ago, they’re nearly all at risk for this related braking issue.

Fiat Chrysler stock traded down 0.06% premarket Tuesday to $17.94.

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