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Recall 07V196000

Parking Brake May Not Fully Engage

Recall Details

The parking brake mechanism may not engage fully to secure the vehicle due to some incorrectly sized wheel hub mounting bolts being in the way. Dealers will replace the rear hub mounting bolts and repair the park brake free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The parking brake may not engage fully because of incorrectly sized rear wheel hub mounting bolts being in the way. As a result, the vehicle may not be secure when parked.

What Should You Do?

Dodge and Jeep notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2007. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The recall number is G15.

Brakes, May 7, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 7, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
410
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V196000
Component
WHEELS
Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH REAR DISC BRAKES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 135, "LIGHT VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEMS." THE LENGTH OF THE REAR WHEEL HUB MOUNTING BOLTS MAY PREVENT ACTUATION OF THE PARK BRAKE.
Consequence
THIS COULD ALLOW UNINTENDED MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR WHEEL HUB MOUNTING BOLTS AND REPAIR THE PARK BRAKE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 8, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notify
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G15. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO 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.
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