DaimlerChrysler Corporation has issued a recall for the Jeep Patriot 4×4.
Description of Recall
Certain passenger vehicles equipped with rear disc brakes fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 135, light vehicle brake systems. The length of the rear wheel hub mounting bolts may prevent actuation of the park brake.
Severity of the Defect
This could allow unintended movement of the vehicle under certain conditions and cause a crash without warning.
Jeep’s Recommended Action
Dealers will replace the rear wheel hub mounting bolts and repair the park brake free of charge. The recall began on may 8, 2007. Owners may contact daimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.