DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles’ brakes harder to use.
Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011 through 2014 model years are involved.
Chrysler says crimp joints in the brake boosters can corrode if they’re exposed to water. If the water freezes, the boosters won’t aid braking as they usually do.
Dealers will install a shield to protect the boosters for free and replace boosters that aren’t working properly. Chrysler has since changed the design to make the boosters more corrosion resistant.
Chrysler will notify owners of the recall.
DETROIT — Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats.
The biggest of the two recalls covers nearly 386,000 Ford Escapes from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Ford says the subframes can rust, allowing a control arm to separate and hamper steering control. Ford is aware of one crash but no injuries linked to the problem.
The second recall covers 49,000 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Ford Escape and C-MAX vehicles from 2013 and 2014. Dealers will replace seat back frames that weren’t welded properly. No crashes or injuries have been reported from the problem, Ford said.
DETROIT — Mazda is recalling 42,000 Mazda6 midsize sedans in the U.S. because spiders can weave a web in a vent hose and cause the fuel tank to crack.
The recall involves cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years equipped with 2.5-liter engines.
The yellow sac spider, which is attracted to hydrocarbons, builds webs that cause pressure to build in the fuel tank. That increases the risk of fuel leaks and fire.