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Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Dodge Dart

14_Dodge_Dart_Recall.jpg 2014 Dodge Dart; | Manufacturer image

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 105,000 model-year 2013-14 Dodge Dart sedans equipped with either a 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter engine and manufactured before Jan. 24, 2014

The Problem: Brake-booster vacuum-tube routing may inadvertently allow oil to reach the brake-booster diaphragm in the event that the vacuum-pump check valve fails; oil may degrade the diaphragm and lead to a loss of brake assist, lengthening stopping distances and increasing the risk of a crash. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles noted that foundation brake function is unaffected; however, if the condition occurs, the driver may notice hard pedal feel when applying the brakes and longer stopping distances may be required to halt the vehicle in emergency situations. The automaker said it “is aware of two minor injuries and seven accidents that are or may be related to this condition.”

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the vacuum tube. If oil is found in the vacuum tube, dealers will also replace the vacuum pump, brake booster and master cylinder. All work will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 for more info. FCA advises owners that the condition may be preceded by a “pop” or a sound consistent with a vacuum leak; customers who experience these conditions or a hard pedal feel should contact their dealer immediately.

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