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Chrysler Recalling 870,000 SUVs For Brake Defect

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles’ brakes harder to use.

The recall involves Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011 through 2014 model years.

Chrysler said crimp joints in the brake boosters can corrode if they’re exposed to water. If the water freezes, the boosters won’t aid braking as they usually do.

Chrysler began investigating after some customers said their brakes felt too firm when pressed down. The automaker said they’re aware of one accident, but no injuries, due to the defect.

Drivers with recalled vehicles will be notified by Chrysler to schedule service. Dealers will then install a shield to protect the boosters and replace boosters that aren’t working properly — all free of charge.

For more information, call 1-800-853-1403.

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