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Old 01-19-2010, 12:06 PM
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DETROIT (Reuters) Chrysler Group LLC will recall 24,177 vehicles due to a potential defect in a brake system that could result in sudden brake failure, the automaker said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall applies to 2010 model-year Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger and Nitro, and Jeep Liberty, Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs, as well as 2009-2010 model year Dodge Ram trucks.

In some of the vehicles, the clip retention tab on the brake pedal pin was not improperly formed, or not installed, during the manufacturing process, Chrysler said.

That could result in brake failure without warning and could cause a crash, the company said. Chrysler said it was unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.

Chrysler said the safety recall is expected to begin during the month of January.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:25 PM
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Buddy just told me about this. At least they caught it before it started killing people.
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Ya it could be worse they could keep denying there's a problem until they get sued like most manufactures seem to do lol.
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I heard about this a few days ago on a thread here but I now it's out in the open. It's good they are being proactive instead of waiting for someone's brakes to go out or a toyota like tragedy to happen.
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hmm wonder how many rams it actually was, and if mine is involved?
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hmm wonder how many rams it actually was, and if mine is involved?
I found a link under the owners section of Chrysler.com where you put in the last 8 didgits of your vin and it tells you if you have any outstanding recalls or service alerts. My vin showed the specs for my truck and no outstanding recalls. Now I wonder if that means I'm not affected or if this recall doesn't show up yet.
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Here is the link if anyone else wanted it.

http://www.chrysler.com/webselfservi...m%28%27R%27%29

If anyone else shows this recall let us know it's at least in the system so we can check our own vehichles.
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retaining clip, the whole story

ACTION, DESCRIPTION, chronology of principal events led to the determination of a defect

http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Arti...ning_clip.aspx
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retaining clip, the whole story

ACTION, DESCRIPTION, chronology of principal events led to the determination of a defect

http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Arti...ning_clip.aspx

Great article. Thank you for the info.



Based on that article it sounds like the recall will only be for very recently assembled trucks. Since mine was purchased in august and assembled in may (going from memory) in St. Louis it sounds like I'm most likely clear of the problem.

Anyone else in danger of being in the bad batch? I'd like to hear about the resolution of this issue.
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