I read that it affects only vehicles made in April and May of this year.(2010) But I could be wrong... Call your dealer to be safe.
Chrysler Group LLC is starting a safety recall involving more than 26,000 2010 model Dodge Nitro, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty and Ram 1500 vehicles for a bad brake line connection from the master cylinder to the hydraulic control unit (HCU).
Some vehicles may have been built with a brake tube with an improperly formed flare that could leak fluid and lead to reduced braking performance.
The safety recall is expected to begin during August 2010. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 about Safety Recall No. K15 or go to http://www.safercar.gov
. NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10V315000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
DODGE........ / NITRO .......2010
DODGE........ / RAM ..........2010
JEEP ........../ LIBERTY ......2010
JEEP ........./ WRANGLER ...2010
Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLCMfr's Report Date: JUL 07, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V315000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Potential Number of Units Affected:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 LEFT HAND DRIVE JEEP LIBERTY, DODGE NITRO AND RAM 1500 TRUCK; RIGHT AND LEFT HAND DRIVE JEEP WRANGLER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY FORMED MASTER CYLINDER TO HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT (HCU) BRAKE TUBE ASSEMBLY END FLARE.
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND REDUCED BRAKING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE TUBES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.
www-odi.nhtsa.dot related documents;
I am still working on getting the actual pdf of the recall.