Chrysler recalling SUVs over brake issue

NEW YORK (CNN) – It seems to be becoming a trend lately.  Another “Big Three” automaker, has issued another big recall.

This time it’s Chrysler giving a warning to its customers.  The automaker is recalling about 870,000 SUV’s.

The problem: Customers have been complaining about brake pedals that feel too firm, when pushed.

The issue is caused by exposure to water and dealers will fix it by installing a shield that protects the brake boosters from corrosion.

Models affected include certain Jeep Grand Cherokee’s and dodge Durango’s from the 2011 to 2014 model years.  There are about 650,000 customers involved in the United States.

Dealers will reach out to them directly or if owners are concerned, they can call the dealer themselves for further details.  Chrysler says it’s aware of one related accident, and no injuries.

That pales in comparison to the recall drama general motors finds itself in.  Gm currently has a variety of recalls out on more than 2 million vehicles.

Most notably, those with faulty ignition switches which have been linked to at least 13 deaths.

Chrysler owners can also call 1-800-853-1403 for more details on the recall.

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