A potential problem with brake booster rod retaining clips has been discovered by Chrysler Group factory workers. In some cases the clip is defective, and in some cases the part is missing entirely, causing complete loss of brake power. As a result, Chrysler Group has issued a recall of some 24,000 vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep names. The recall applies mostly to 2010 vehicles across the board, encompassing Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger sedans; Doge Nitro, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs; and 2009 and 2010 model year Ram trucks. The part is necessary for proper brake function. According to Chrysler, there have been no reported crashes as a result of the defect.
Notwithstanding no yet reported crashes because of this potential defect, this is indeed a potential safety-related issue. If one of these vehicles is owned, it should be taken in for repairs as soon as possible. Thank goodness the good workers at Chrysler came forward with this information.
For more information, contact NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or Chrysler at 800-853-1403.