Right Hand Drive Vehicles May Have Reduced Braking Ability
Brakes, June 30, 2008
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Our Quick Take:
Right hand drive vehicles may have reduced braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
If your vehicle is right hand drive, this is a high priority recall; braking ability could be reduced without warning. Please contact your Jeep dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
On right had drive vehicles, the steering shaft may contact the rear brake tubes. Prolonged contact could wear a hole in the brake tube, causing a partial loss of braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a clip to retain the brake tubes safely away from the steering shaft. The tubes will also be inspected for damage and replaced if necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on June 30, 2008. The Jeep recall number is H17.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
June 30, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 1,585 MY 2007-2008 JEEP WRANGLER, RIGHT HAND DRIVE ONLY, VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND REAR BRAKE TUBES.
PROLONGED BRAKE TUBE CONTACT COULD WEAR A HOLE IN THE TUBE AND CAUSE A PARTIAL BRAKE SYSTEM LOSS. THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED BRAKE TUBE CLIP TO RETAIN THE TUBES, INSPECT THE BRAKE TUBES FOR DAMAGE DUE TO POTENTIAL CONTACT WITH THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT, AND REPLACE THE BRAKE TUBES IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H17. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration