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Front brake assist needs replacing

I have a 2004 4WD Grand Cherokee SE with only 60K miles. Mainly highway miles but also lots of stop and go in big city traffic. Dealer tells me that this type of repair in this vehicle is almost never seen, that I probably got a lemon. Unfortunately, failure of the brake assist on the road would be disasterous. Anyone else have this problem?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Ask your dealer why this isnt covered under warranty and if there are any techinical service bulletins on this problem. Certain systems are covered longer than standard warranty terms so it would be wise to check this out!!!

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Dealer replaced brake assist for $500 since I was driving 700 miles the next day and was told that if this equipment failed on the road, my brakes would not work. So...... I consider this a repair that should not have been needed since the brake assist should not have gone bad, but what could I do? I'm filing a complaint with Jeep/Chrysler at the national level, and local dealer said they would back me up. It remains to be seen how this will play out. I'm also following up on advice posted in reply to my problem.

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