Chrysler recalls 867,795 SUVs worldwide for brakes

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MILAN — Chrysler is recalling 867,795 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicles to install a shield to protect brake boosters from water corrosion.

Vehicles from model years 2011 through 2014 will be inspected and the boosters replaced where necessary, the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based carmaker said in a statement. The Fiat division started an investigation following customer complaints about excessive brake-pedal firmness.

Recalls this year by Chrysler, which Turin, Italy-based Fiat acquired full control of in January, have involved headlamp components and brake-hose flaws. The SUV brake-booster repair program includes 644,354 vehicles in the U.S., 42,380 in Canada, 21,376 in Mexico and 159,685 elsewhere, Chrysler said Wednesday. The company said it’s aware of one related accident and no injuries.