Chrysler announced the recall of 62,400 units of its 2007 model year vehicles due to faulty Electronic Control System Unit affecting the vehicles’ braking system. The affected models included the Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger and Dodge Caliber.
The faulty Electronic Control system unit could cause the warning lamp at the instrument panel to light up followed by the failure of the vehicle’s anti-lock brake system, traction control and speedometer functions.
Chrysler has notified all owners of the affected models to immediately bring in their vehicles to a certified dealer for inspection once the warning lamp at the instrument panel is alighted. Repair includes an inspection and reprogramming of the ABS Electronic Control unit.
To date, no injuries or accidents have been reported.
The 2007 Chrysler Sebring has had seven recall issues from 2006 to 2008. Other than the above brake system defect, the 2007 Chrysler Sebring has also been recalled for defects in its hood latch striker, automatic temperature control system, tire pressure monitoring system, air bag system, engine cooling system and the door latch cable.
If you or a loved one owns one of the affected Chrysler vehicles and have experienced an injury or accident due to defective brakes or electronic control systems, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with automobile recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.