Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced earlier this month that they have voluntarily recalled about 120,000 units of the 2013 and 2014 models of the Dodge Dart sedans due to brake issues. Approximately 105,500 units of those were sold in the United States. The company already received seven reports of accidents and two injuries.
The recall was due to a faulty vacuum tube that could possibly lessen the effectiveness of the car’s break-assist, The Christian Science Monitor reported. Along with the problem of prolonged stopping distance, the brake pedal may be more difficult to depress.
The recalled automobiles are limited to the units built before January 24, 2014, and it only affects the 2013 and 2014 models with 2.0- and 2.4-liter engines.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stated that they will release notices to Dart owners, and dealers will be ready to inspect and install replacements for the flawed vacuum tubes. Owners of the recalled sedans are encouraged to contact the manufacturer’s Customer Information Center.
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