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Chrysler Recalls 288,968 Jeep Wranglers For Possible Brake Fluid Leak

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Angular Front Exterior View - 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door X

Angular Front Exterior View - 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door X

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2010 Jeep Wrangler

2010 Jeep Wrangler

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The Jeep Wrangler is made for summer: rugged and fun to drive, it's great for a quick trip to the beach or a weekend in the mountains. It's also a popular ride for youngsters looking for something sporty to motor around town or off to college. It's unfortunate, then, that Chrysler has issued a recall for nearly 290,000 Wranglers just about the time many young people are receiving graduation rides, and folks of all ages are planning getaways for the coming months.

The recall affects Wranglers from the 2007 - 2010 model years*. At issue: the right and left front brake tubes, could be rubbing against the right and left front inner fender liners. In certain circumstances, that friction could result in damage to the brake tubes, which could result in a lost of brake fluid, which could lead to a loss of braking ability, which is most definitely not good.

Chrysler is preparing to notify owners and dealers of the problem now, and repairs are expected to begin this month. If you own a Wrangler and have questions in the meantime, you can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236.

*Technically, the release summary includes the 2006 model, too, although we think that's a typo; the Wrangler began using its new JK platform in MY 2007, and to have a problem like this spanning two platforms would be a little unusual.


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  1. I own a 2006 Jepp Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 that I purchased in September of 2006 from a local dealer. I can't find the manufacatured date but it was delivered to my dealer on 9-7-06. I have nothing but problems with the brakes since I got it. Two complete sets of rotors were replaced for warping (the first one within the first 8 months after I got it) and now I have this loud squeeking noise that also causes a slight shudder on take off from a stop. It also makes a rubbing noise that sounds like plastic on plastic (like a balloon on balloon sound) at times. I took it to the dealer and they told me that my brakes were not hitting my rotors completely since there is a rust ring on the outside rim of my rotors. Now it makes a loud clicking noise. I have stopped driving it even though the dealer tells me it is safe. Now I see this recall notice online....very intersting. My brake pedal needs to be all the way to the floor to stop and it doesn't respond like it did before. Not sure what is going on but you can bet I will find out now. Paying what I did for this Jeep and that is not the only problems I have had with it either.

  2. Sorry about the typos, upset over this a bit since I love my Jeep........

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