Chrysler Recalls 300,000 Vehicles Due To Potential Braking Problem

Chrysler has announced a recall of over 300,000 vehicles due to a potential problem with the car’s ability to brake while coasting uphill.

Affected vehicles include: 156,796 model-year 2006-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander SUVs; 90,383 model year 2007 Jeep Wrangler SUVs; and 49,371 model year 2007 Dodge Nitro SUVs.

Chrysler says the defect may have caused one accident, but no injuries were reported. They’re also recalling “72,333 model year 2008 Dodge Avenger sedans and Chrysler Sebring convertibles to ensure proper function of driver and passenger front door latches and locks,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

Nobody managed to hurt themselves with the door latches either, just in case you were wondering.

Chrysler to Recall 300,000 Vehicles Over Potential Braking Problem [WSJ]

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  1. donhernandez says:

    The same day Honda announced a recall of 180,000 Civics because of a defect that could cause the wheels to fall off. Most of the news articles on this topic fail to mention Honda, or they identify Chrysler in the headline and bury the Honda recall deep in the story. I don’t understand the preferential treatment for Honda. A recall is a recall.

  2. RottNDude says:

    That would be “brake”, Meg… Chryslers already have no problems breaking on their own.

  3. SimonSwegles says:

    @donhernandez: Preferential treatment? I hit Google for “chrysler honda recall” and every top article is a regurgitation of the AP story which, although headlines CHrysler before Honda, presents a balanced report on the recall. No evidence of “burying” the Honda recall anywhere.

  4. Toodles5000 says:

    I have an ’07 Civic and Honda’s “Owner Link” website is still
    showing that there are no safety recalls for my vehicle at this time. I
    am annoyed.

  5. mupethifi says:

    Chrysler has 30,000 vehicles on the road? That’s alot of dumb people.