By Matt Schmitz on February 28, 2014
Vehicles Affected: About 5,664 model-year 2014 Ram ProMaster vans manufactured between July 1, 2013, and Nov. 15, 2013.
The Problem: During manufacturing, a tool may have damaged one of the brake hoses, which could result in a leakage of brake fluid from the hose. This could cause reduced brake performance, lengthening the vehicle’s stopping distance and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Chrysler will notify affected owners starting in March, and dealers will inspect and replace brake hoses as necessary for free.
What Owners Should Do: Affected owners can call Chrysler at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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