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Recall 15V800000

Brake Power Assist Failure

Recall Details

The brake booster may be contaminated with engine oil, causing loss of braking assistance. Dealers will inspect the brake boosters and replace ones that have evidence of contamination, along with the vacuum pump, vacuum tube assembly and master cylinder. If no contamination is found, dealers will replace only the vacuum tube assembly. These repairs will be made free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The mechanism that makes the brakes easy to engage may fail, resulting in excessive force being required to stop the vehicle. This would cause an increased risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Dodge must be performed by a Dodge dealership. Dodge will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Dodge dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Brakes, November 25, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 25, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
105,458
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V800000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Dodge Dart vehicles manufactured February 27, 2012 to January 23, 2014 and 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 within the brake booster.
Consequence
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.
Remedy
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 may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R63.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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