Chrysler has announced they are issuing a full-scale recall of Ram Promaster Vans due to a assembly malfunction that could possibly sear the brake line and cause total brake-failure.
The recall affects 6,800 Promasters built from July 1 to November 15, 2013, although only two percent of those vehicles are believed to suffer from the brake problem! Ironically, about 50% of those vehicles are still in dealer inventory.
The cause of the malfunction is a tool that may have accidentally damaged one of the brake hoses during assembly. That damage could quite possibly result in a brake fluid leak and ultimately cause greater stopping distances, which of course would increase the risk of a crash.
No accidents or injuries have been linked to the issue, Ram says.