Toledo-built vehicles at center of recall

Dodge Nitro

Chrysler has announced a nationwide recall in several of its leading brands.

24,000 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles are being recalled to repair a defective part that could cause sudden and unexpected brake failure.

Chrysler says it's not aware of any accidents that have resulted from the defective brakes, but a test vehicle at one of its assembly plants experienced total break failure.

The recall applies to some 2010 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger sedans, as well as Toledo-built Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty models. Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander and 2009-2010 model Ram trucks have also been recalled.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says the vehicles could have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining clip, leading to serious consequences for drivers.

Chrysler will replace the faulty or missing clip for free. Owners should contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.

You can read the full Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep recall on NHTSA's website.