​Report: Chrysler, Ford Recall Cars

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July 9, 2010

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Chrysler, Ford recall totals more than 54,000 vehicles. The new recalls for Chrysler and Ford are to fix brake tubes that could lead to safety concerns. Chrysler and Ford have not received any reports of accidents related to the recall.

Chrysler is recalling about 22,000 sport utility vehicles and trucks in order to fix brake tubes that could lead to the loss of brake fluid. The vehicles have been built with potentially defective brake tubes. The automaker will inform consumers to take their vehicles to their local dealerships to have the problems fixed. Chrysler owners should be notified in August.

Whereas, Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 30,000 2010 Transit Connect vans to replace push pins holding the liners above the driver’s head. Apparently, the push pins failed to meet federal requirements for head protection. Ford will be notifying dealers when it has a revised “headliner retention push pin” to replace the possibly defective part.

Their recalls are expected to begin this month. Ford has not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to this issue. The recall covers all Ford Transit vehicles built between Dec. 5, 2008, through May 31 at its Kocaeli plant in Turkey.