• Jul 12, 2010
Chrysler has found a defect with certain 2010 Dodge Nitro, Dodge Ram 1500, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler models that could hinder braking. An improper flare on a brake tube that connects the master cylinder to the hydraulic control unit is being blamed for the problem. The HCU is part of the anti-lock braking system, and the faulty flare may leak and lead to a loss of brake fluid, which could lead to reduced braking performance and heighten the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will replace the tubes on 22,118 vehicles at its own cost under safety recall starting in August. Concerned owners can also phone in at 800-853-1403 or visit The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's safercar.gov website. NHTSA is tracking this effort under campaign ID number 10V315000.

[Source: NHTSA]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The Nitro needs to join the PT Cruiser in the great scrapyard in the sky.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Even with the number as high as it is (22,000-plus), the problem could have been much worse and the number of recalls much greater. And the repairs will begin taking place free of charge in August, and that's assuming the company is in the midst of getting the adequate number of replacement parts. The folks in Pentastarland are doing the right thing by the customer.

      Soldier on, Chrysler. Soldier on.


      • 4 Years Ago
      It should get recalled due to that color. Goodness!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Chrysler will replace the tubes on 22,118 vehicles at its own cost under safety recall starting in August." Why not start now?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Spin,
        Well the tubes are full right now and we need to wait until they empty back out again
        • 4 Years Ago
        You can't produce them out of thin air. You have to procure the tubes first.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this the same recall that was announced over a month ago in which 300,000 Jeep Wranglers were being recalled? The same recall I still haven't been officially notified about and the dealer claims they haven't heard of? What the heck, it's only brakes. Stopping is overrated anyway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this even a Chrysler issue? Sounds more like a supplier problem if one of the pre-bent lines had an incorrect flare.
      Donnie Lanier
      • 4 Years Ago
      All you people who are putting down Dodge vehicles must own or drive a Toyota.
      Donnie Lanier
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ronald I know your not trying to compare a 1987 Charger to a 2010 Charger, that is like comparing a apple to a orange, you just can't do it. And if someone dosn't like the color yellow then just don't pick it, see how easy that is.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "After further study Dodge has realized that the problem isn't that the drivers can't stop the cars, but that, due to the overwhelming buyer's remorse that follows quickly after purchasing a Dodge Nitro, they just don't care to."
      sealtheborder
      • 4 Years Ago
      After further investigation, Dodge had discovered that the brakes were not actually faulty, instead it was owners purposefully driving their vehicles into concrete walls after discovering that the cars depreciated 40% in the first year!!!!!!!!!! LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      The picture is a yellow Nitro, but all I see is the M80. That should be getting recalled too.
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