Brake Fluid Leaks & Car Fires Prompt Recall Of 600,000 Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler Vehicles

Brake fluid leaks and wiring problems are responsible for the recall of almost 600,000 Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler vehicles NHTSA announced today. What’s wrong? Your brakes could not work effectively or a fire could start inside the sliding doors of your mini-van.

Here’s the count:

  • 288,968 Jeep Wranglers from the 2006 through 2010 model years have a defect that can cause the inner fender liners to rub against the brake fluid tubes, causing a leak.
  • 284,831 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2008 and 2009 model years may have door hinge that wears through the wire insulation, which can cause a fire inside the sliding doors.

Chrysler will notify owners and dealers and repair the vehicles for free. For more information, give them a call at 1-800-853-1403. You ca also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).