Recall 18V523000

Rear Brakes Experience Reduced Performance

Recall Details

The rear brake caliper pistons may not have been properly coated, causing gas to be released into the rear brake hydraulic circuit, reducing brake system performance. Dealers will bleed the rear axle brake system free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear brake caliper pistons which act to create contact between the brake pads and brake discs to slow the vehicle may not have been properly coated during manufacturing. This would reduce braking performance, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Jeep or Dodge vehicle must be performed by a Jeep or Dodge dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in September, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Jeep or Dodge dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is U86.

Brakes, August 09, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 09, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Jeep Compass, 2018 Dodge Journey, and 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance.
A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle's brake system, free of charge. The recall began September 29, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U86.
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
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