Chrysler recalls more than 25,000 SUVs for braking issue

Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:10am EDT

DETROIT, March 10 (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC said it is
recalling 25,250 Jeep and Dodge sport utility vehicles globally
to address a braking issue.
    Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said
the recall is being done to improve pedal feel during certain
aggressive braking maneuvers. 
    An investigation found brake fluid flow was being restricted
too much and the company said it is updating software to improve
the flow and restore appropriate pedal feel.
    A company spokesman said Monday there have been no reports
of accidents or injuries related to the issue.
    Chrysler said a supplier raised a concern about a part that
accommodates Ready Alert Braking, a safety system that primes
brakes for optimal response when making a sudden stop. The
company said brake function was not lost or out of compliance,
but pedal feel was not consistent with customer expectations.
    Affected models are certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge
Durango SUVs from model years 2012 and 2013, including about
18,700 in the United States, 825 in Canada, 530 in Mexico and
5,200 outside of North America, the company said in a statement
late Friday.
    Chrysler said it will notify customers when to schedule
service, the cost of which the company will cover.