Fiat Chrsyler Automobiles (FCA) recently announced that certain models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango will have to be recalled due to a defective left front brake caliper.
Amounting to 14,768 units affected, select 2015 – 2016 model years of the Grand Cherokee and Durango produced from December 9, 2015 to January 14, 2016 have left front brake calipers made from an incorrect material.
According to FCA, a cracked caliper will lengthen the car's braking distance, increasing the risk of a collision or crash.
Chrysler will notify owners of the recall and will ask them to go to their nearest Chrysler dealer to have the left front brake caliper inspected. If the model is part of the recall, Chrysler will replace the faulty component free of charge. The manufacturer however, has not yet provided a notification schedule.
There is no word yet from Auto Nation Group, the official distributor of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles in the country, if there were any models sold here affected by the recall.