At least 150,000 Dodges and Jeeps are recalled for brake issues | Bart Durham Injury Law

At least 150,000 Dodges and Jeeps are recalled for brake issues

Just last week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recalled at least 150,000 of its vehicles manufactured under both the Dodge and Jeep brands. A failure of the cars' braking system led to the voluntary recall being ordered.

A press release put out by FCA shows that their supplier found a defect with a brake-system part that could result in bubbles accumulating in the car's brake fluid. If this were to occur, then it could impact how quickly a motorist would be able to stop once they applied their brakes.

The cars affected by this recall include sports utility vehicles (SUVs) such as the 2018 Dodge Journey, 2019 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 and 2019 Jeep Compass. It also includes the 2018 and 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan. Only some models of these vehicles that were manufactured during certain time frames are included in the recall.

One of the reasons that there likely hasn't been any reported crashes caused because of this defect is because at least one-third of these cars haven't been sold off of dealer lots. The FCA notified those dealerships that have these vehicles right away and they are reportedly now making necessary repairs to them.

The fix offered to repair the defect apparently involves the car's brake-system being drained or bled, then refilled. This is a free repair being offered to owners of these vehicles beginning on Sept. 23.

Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers a service where car owners can enter their vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if there are any outstanding recalls on it, many don't do this. Braking-system issues are one of many types of flaws that can seriously hurt drivers. In serious injury cases, having a Nashville attorney fighting to protect your rights will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

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