Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said the
recalled vehicles will be installed with a shield to protect
brake boosters from corrosion caused by water exposure.
The company said in a statement Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge
Durango SUVs, model years 2011-2014, were under inspection and
brake boosters would be replaced wherever necessary.
Chrysler said it was aware of one related accident but not of
About 644,354 of the total 867,795 vehicles being recalled are
in the United States.
Chrysler said brake boosters used in current vehicles feature
crimp joints treated with a special coating designed to resist
Chrysler is the latest U.S. carmaker to face a big recall this
year. General Motors Co has recalled 6.26 million vehicles since
the start of the year.
(Reporting by Mridhula Raghavan in Bangalore;
editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)
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