Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 650,000 SUVs for potential brake issue

- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 650,000 SUVs in the United States for a brake issue.

FCA says the vehicles' brake-booster shields need to be inspected for proper installation. The shields are designed to protect the boosters from water intrusion. Should water get inside and contribute to corrosion, and/or freeze, brake function may be degraded.

Affected are an estimated 646,394 model-year 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. Customers with questions or concerns may call the FCA US Recall Information Center at (800)-853-1403.

FCA says it is aware of a single potentially related accident, but no injuries.

A booster compromised by water will still deliver brake function in compliance with U.S. federal safety standards. However, customers may experience excessive brake-pedal firmness.

Additionally, a potential booster issue may be preceded by a warning light, and/or activation of the anti-lock braking system.

Customers who observe any of these conditions should contact their dealers.

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