The car’s barely touched down in Australia, but it’s already been called back to sort a brake issue.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has been recalled over a potential issue with the rear brakes.
According to FCA, the rear brake calipers could have an incorrect chrome coating on their pistons, which could make gas pockets form in the brake system. In some cases, the pedal may go long or feel soft after the car is started.
Gas pockets in the brake system can lead to diminished performance, putting drivers and other road users at heightened risk of an accident.
A total of 179 vehicles are included in the recall – a VIN list is attached here. Fiat Chrysler says no customer cars are impacted, and affected vehicles will be fixed before reaching their intended destination, given the 2019 Cherokee has only just touched down in Australia.
Affected owners will be contacted by mail, and advised to organise a fix with their nearest dealer.
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