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Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, Jeep Liberty, and Dodge Nitro

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On: Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 9:45AM | By: Sherry Christiansen


Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, Jeep Liberty, and Dodge Nitro

Chrysler is the most recent player in the game of automotive recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Chrysler will be recalling some models of the 2010 Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, and 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.

Chrysler announced the numbers are 22,300 trucks and SUVs that have a potential braking problem.

According to the official NHTSA bulletin, those vehicles were built with a defective part that could cause a loss of braking ability that could result in potential accidents.

The fault lies in the end flare that sits between the master cylinder and the hydraulic control unit brake tube assembly. In certain affected models, the improperly formed part could allow brake fluid to drain out of the system, which could lead to a loss of braking capacity, putting the affected automobile at risk for a potential collision. 

The NHTSA bulletin does not indicate the number of vehicles affected, nor does it list production dates, so anyone who has a 2010 model should assume that their vehicle may be included in the recall.

Although the bulletin has been issued, the full recall will not take place until next month—August, when dealers will install replacement brake tubes on affected models free of charge. Consumers with questions should contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403, or call the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and reference Chrysler safety recall #K15.

In June, Chrysler also recalled more than 500,000 minivans and Jeep Wranglers; the automaker informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the impending recall due to a wiring problem that forced Chrysler to recall around 285,000 Dodge Caravans and Chrysler Town and Country minivans. “An improperly routed wiring harness” can be rubbed by a sliding door. That would wear through the insulation and possibly cause a fire inside the door. Chrysler said it has 57 reports of vehicles having “thermal damage” but knows of no accidents or injuries.

In addition, about 285,000 2007–10 Jeep Wranglers were recalled. The problem with the Jeeps, Chrysler says, is that the front inner fender liners may rub against brake lines and cause a leak. That could result in a “partial loss” of the brakes, the automaker told the Federal Safety Administration. Chrysler said that, so far, there were no accidents reported as a direct result ofthe Jeep brake problem.


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