The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has come across an issue with contaminated brake fluid, resulting in a recall of approximately 340 2012 Doge Journey and Fiat 500 models.
Chrysler’s models can loose braking ability due to the contaminated fluid, a problem that came up at the Toluca Assembly Plant in Mexico.
“Some vehicles were assembled with contaminated brake fluid and may experience a degradation of the sealing components within the brake system,” said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem.
“It was determined that one drum was filled with a red-colored fluid that was suspected to be power steering fluid,” Chrysler said. “The brake evac and fill machines were completely disassembled and replaced (sic) all nylon and rubber components as well as replacing the internal tanks. All other components were washed in soap and water than dried thoroughly.”
The recall is expected to begin in December, with Fiat and Dodge dealers available to fix the problem. Chrysler can be reached at 1-800-85301403 for further details. All parts will be replaced that come in contact with hydraulic brake fluid to resolve the matter.
– By: Alexandra Koken
Source: Inside Line