FCA Recalling Vans, SUVs To Fix Brakes

Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 209,000 minivans and SUVs across the globe to fix a brake problem that can cause longer stopping distances.

The recall covers the 2018 Dodge Journey, 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2018 and 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Jeep Compass. Most affected vehicles are in the United States. The automaker says a brake-system part wasn’t built to specifications, allowing gas bubbles to form in the brake fluid. FCA has received no customer complaints or reports of any crashes or injuries from the problem.

Owners will be notified shortly. Dealers will replace the brake fluid, which Fiat Chrysler says will solve the problem.

FCA has issued at least 6.3 million recall notices in 2018. Approximately 5.9 million of these are split between a cruise control fault recall in May that affected 4.8 million, and a Ram tailgate locking issue that impacted 1.1 million vehicles.

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