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Chrysler recalls nearly 25,000 vehicles due to brakes defect

Posted On Tue, January 19, 2010

Chrysler has announced that it is recalling almost 24,000 late-model 2010 vehicles due to a defective part that may cause the brakes to suddenly fail and potentially cause a serious accident.

In a recent filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler Group LLC warned that the clip retention tab on the brake pedal pin was either improperly formed or not installed in the brake system of a number of 2010 model year vehicles.

The specific vehicles listed by Chrysler included the Chrysler Sebring; Dodge Avenger and Nitro; and Jeep Liberty, Commander, and Grand Cherokee.

Additionally, all 2009 and 2010 model year Ram trucks are part of the recall as well.

According to CNNMoney, the defect was uncovered following tests at a manufacturing plant in Mexico. So far, no accidents have been linked to the faulty breaks

While the recall will cover the costs to fix the brake problem for the many affected car owners who bring their vehicles in to get repaired, there is a risk that not all vehicles will get properly repaired and still pose a threat to their driver, as well as those around them, while on the road.

It is for reasons like this that having an adequate auto insurance plan in hand that covers all appropriate types of accidents and covers the costs that come with them.
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