Brake Issues Plague Jeep Grand Cherokee, Canyon, Colorado
Investigation Into Jeep Auto Braking, GM Leaky Calipers
They’re one of the most critical safety components on your vehicle, so whenever the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receives reports or complaints about brake malfunctions, it acts quickly. NHTSA is investigating complaints about Jeep Grand Cherokee models equipped with adaptive cruise control and auto-braking inadvertently applying the brakes when no imminent threat existed, resulting in sudden application of the brakes in traffic, potentially causing an accident. For the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, leaky front calipers on models built from December 24, 2014, and January 6, 2015, could affect braking performance. Approximately 14,838 units are believed to be affected. The recall instructs dealers to inspect the front calipers on affected trucks and replace them if necessary.
This is not the first time the Grand Cherokee has had brake issues, with a significant recall involving more than 600,000 Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models issued in 2014 for a corrosion issue with the brake boosters. Likewise, the Colorado and Canyon have also had some minor recall issues since their introduction, the most recent being a seat attachment point in May. Just more than 50,000 trucks in the U.S. and Canada were affected by the recall.