Fiat Chrysler recalls 710k SUVs; braking could be limited

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014, file photo, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is seen after being unveiled at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. The U.S. government will fine Fiat Chrysler a record $105 million for violating safety laws in a series of recalls, a person briefed on the matter says. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will reveal the fine on Monday, July 27, 2015, says the person who didn't want to be identified because the official announcement hasn't been made. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 710,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in North America because an improperly installed brake shield could let water leak in and limit braking ability.

The recall covers 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos.

The company says brake booster shields were added as part of a 2014 recall, but a check of warranty claims found that some weren’t installed correctly.

In those cases water can cause corrosion or get inside the booster and freeze.

That can reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Fiat Chrysler says it knows of one potentially related crash but no injuries.

Dealers will inspect the shields and correct the installation if needed. The recall is expected to start Nov. 7.

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