UB9 - Brake Fluid Leak due to Brake Line Damage - 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V828
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 6,136

 

Brake Fluid Leak due to Brake Line Damage

Brake fluid leaking onto the exhaust can increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles equipped with GME 280HP engines and All Wheel Drive ("AWD"). The brake fluid line may contact a coolant hose clamp, possibly causing brake fluid to leak onto the exhaust.

 

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket on the brake fluid line to prevent contact with the coolant hose clamp. If damage is found on the brake line, it will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 15, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UB9.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall


Safety Recall Advanced Communication – UB9

12/04/2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V828-5202.pdf

Download (PDF, 68KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

December 3, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V828-7654.pdf

Download (PDF, 242KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V828&docType=RCL


 

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Last update on 2019-05-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-05-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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