Failing Brakes Prompt Recall of Dodge Dart from Chrysler

Failing Brakes Prompt Recall of Dodge Dart from Chrysler
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December 7, 2015

Chrysler Group is issuing a voluntary recall for a sedan due to doubts over its braking capability.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with either a 2.0L or 2.4L engine. In affected vehicles, engine oil from the vacuum pump may seep into the brake booster, damaging a component.

Internal damage to brake booster could result in a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler believes that about 105,000 vehicles are affected by this defect.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake booster grommet for the presence of oil. If no oil is found, the vacuum tube assembly will be replaced. If oil is found, the vacuum pump, vacuum tube assembly, brake booster and master cylinder will be replaced.

Parts are not currently available to remedy the vehicles. Owners will be sent an interim notification and then will be sent a second notice when remedy parts are available. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403.