Chrysler will be asking the owners of certain 2013-2014 Dodge Dart vehicles equipped with 2.0L or 2.4L engines, to return to their dealership to fix a problem that could reduce braking ability. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, engine oil from the vacuum pump could seep into and damage the brake booster. The problem could result in loss of brake assist and longer stopping distances.
Dealers will inspect the brake booster grommet for the presence of oil. If no oil is found, the vacuum tube assembly will be replaced. If oil is found,, the vacuum pump, vacuum tube assembly, brake booster, and master cylinder will be replaced.
Owners will receive an interim notification notifying them of the problem and a second notice will be sent when parts become available. For more information about the problem owners are asked to contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R63 and the NHTSA campaign number is 15V-800.