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Chrysler recalls 62,369 new vehicles over glitch in brake electronics

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The Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler AG is recalling more than 62,000 new vehicles because of a problem in their brake system computers.

Chrysler said Friday the recall applies to 62,369 model year 2007 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger and Dodge Caliber vehicles. About 7,400 of the affected cars are in Canada.

Their brake system electronic control units need to be reprogrammed.

``In a small number of vehicles, instrument panel warning lamps may illuminate and be followed by loss of electronic brake distribution, anti-lock brake system, traction control and speedometer functions,'' the automaker said.

``This could result in a loss of vehicle control under certain operating conditions.''

No accidents or injuries have been reported.

Owners will be notified in February, and in the meantime any motorist who sees the warning lamp light up should take the vehicle to a dealer for inspection.

Chrysler also is recalling 6,086 of its new Chrysler Sebring
sedans equipped with automatic temperature control, to reprogram the
heating and cooling system computer ``to correct a potential issue
with windshield defrosting.''

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