Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chrysler to Recall 24,000 Vehicles with Possible Defective Brake System

Vehicle safety is the responsibility of vehicle manufacturing companies. Failing to fulfill this obligation may cause the company to recall the specific line of vehicle in question to avoid future accidents.

In fact, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that Chrysler will recall around 24, 177 vehicles from its Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep lines to address an issue that can cause brake failure.

Vehicles that will be affected by such recall include 2010 models of Sebring, Avenger, Liberty, Grand Cherokee, Nitro, Commander, and 2009-2010 model of Ram.

According to NHTSA the following models “may have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining clip.”

This problem can lead to a brake failure, which can trigger an accident.

As a way of addressing the problem, Chrysler will replace the vehicles’ input rod retaining clip for free.

The process of recalling vehicles and correcting possible defects that they possess can be expensive and time consuming for vehicle manufacturing companies. Making sure that a vehicle and its parts are efficiently designed and produced may be a way to save companies from conducting recalls. In addition, it will also prevent the possible occurrences of deadly accidents.