• Jun 7, 2010
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Chrysler is quietly racking up quite a few recalls so far in 2010, with a pair of 300,000 unit minivan recalls, a Dodge Caliber sticking gas pedal concern and now a brake issue with the Jeep Wrangler. The Pentastar is calling home 288,968 2006-2010 Jeep Wrangler models due to front fender liners that could make contact with the right front and left rear brake tubes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the friction caused by the fender liners could "cause wear of the tubes causing a brake fluid leak." That leaking fluid could cause partial loss of service brakes at the affected wheel, increasing the risk of a crash.

The NHTSA website states that Jeep Wranglers build between May 15, 2006 and August 9, 2010 are affected by the recall. August 9, 2010 is still two months away, so we're thinking NHTSA made a mistake since Chrysler will begin repairing vehicles beginning in June. If your Wrangler is covered by the recall, you can take your Go Anywhere off-roader to the local Jeep dealer for a free fix. Hit the jump to read over official NHTSA press release.



[Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration]
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
JEEP / WRANGLER 2007-2010
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V236000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 288968

Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 JEEP WRANGLER PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 15, 2006 THROUGH AUGUST 9, 2010. THERE MAY BE CONTACT BETWEEN THE RIGHT AND LEFT FRONT INNER FENDER LINERS AND THE RIGHT FRONT AND LEFT REAR BRAKE TUBES WHICH COULD CAUSE WEAR OF THE TUBES CAUSING A BRAKE FLUID LEAK.

Consequence:
A BRAKE FLUID LEAK CAN CAUSE PARTIAL LOSS OF SERVICE BRAKES AT THE AFFECTED WHEEL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      When this car came out it was selling like hot cakes, wonder if that is still the case.
        • 4 Years Ago
        my dad works at toledo jeep where they build these.


        they are running 2 shifts nearly round the clock and can't keep up with orders.

        so to answer your question, yes they are still selling like crazy....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Got no brakes? Bear Grylls knows what to do...
      • 4 Years Ago
      No Chrysler's been upfront about the recalls. I just had my '08 serviced and there were 2 recalls that needed attention. Got the notice on those recalls just after the last service. Now when it goes in for the next one, it'll have this recall to deal with. I love my Jeep, but I'm starting to think that the recalls "every 3 months or 3k miles" is just a way to get me back into the dealer for service.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if prior to the Toyota recalls, all these recalls would have been dealer service bulletins instead.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now every brand wants to do large recalls.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really like those Wranglers, they are just too cool. Especially in the summer when you take the doors off and just cruise.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They need to recall all the 1993-2004 Grand Cherokees. They are death traps, the plastic fuel tank explodes on a rear impact as low as 25 mph. They are being compared to as bad or maybe worse than the Ford Pinto.

      http://www.autoweek.com/article/20091110/CARNEWS/911109993

      http://www.autosafety.org/category/categories/vehicle-fires/grand-cherokee-fuel-tank-fires
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rumor is that the 2011 Wrangler will start being produced on August 16th. The August 9th date listed is probably the last day that the 2010 model will be produced. Maybe the recall extends to cars made until August because it is cheaper to have dealers fix this problem then retool the factory for only a couple of months of production?
      • 4 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      I've always been a GM guy, I'm a professional dealership mechanic. I bought a new Wrangler in '95, 198,000 miles no issues. Bought a new '08 4dr, 45,000 miles, No issues. I ALWAYS buy AMERICAN. I have excellent results with them, and being loyal to my country means a LOT to me personally. When you or your children have NO job and no prospects of one, look out in your driveway and see the amount of our national treasure YOU sent out of the country. These import manufacturers thru our own national policy have been RAPING the nation, and you and your children will suffer for it eventually, if you aren't already. Buy American, be LOYAL to YOUR country. America will be better for it. Have a great day!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have noticed the liner is very close on mine, but it has not actually touched. The rears are a non-issue for me now as I have relocated the lines for the lift. But the front hard lines are in the same place.

      PS: The NHTSA press release is not showing up?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Click "Show Press Release" just under the gallery.
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