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Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty Recall

Report Date : October 22, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V525000

Model Year(s):
DODGE / NITRO 2007-2008
JEEP / LIBERTY - 2008

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLC

Mfr's Report Date: OCT 07, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V525000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: PARKING BRAKE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3663

Summary:  CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 3,663 MY 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO AND MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE PARK BRAKE LEVER CLUTCH DRUM MAY DISTORT AND REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARK BRAKE SYSTEM.

Consequence:  THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO MOVE INADVERTENTLY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy:  DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARK BRAKE LEVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes:  CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H28. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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