If the brake overheat, brake fading could lead to an increase in needed stopping distance. Should a driver not anticipate the extra stopping distance, this condition could cause a crash.

Service Brakes, Hydraulic — Foundation Components — Master Cylinder

Date Announced
JUL 10, 2000
Vehicles Affected
Dodge Recall #
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Vehicle description: Non-ABS equipped passenger vehicles. The brake master cylinder piston retainer snap ring may have been bent inward during the assembly process. The master cylinder piston may be in a "brake applied" position due to the damaged piston retainer snap ring. When the piston is in the applied position, the fluid compensation ports are closed which results in a brake drag condition.
Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder.
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