Chrysler recalls nearly 870,000 SUVs

Chrysler announced on Wednesday it is recalling nearly 870,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos because of faulty brake boosters. 

The SUVs' model years are between 2011 and 2014.

Of the estimated 867,795 vehicles affected, the company said in a statement, nearly 650,000 customers are in the United States. The remaining SUVs were purchased in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere.

The company said that, after receiving customer feedback about “excessive brake-pedal firmness," it launched an investigation that found a problem with the brake boosters, which ease the effort to brake while driving. 

Investigators found the brake boosters have small crimp joints that can cause corrosion when exposed to water.

The company said it’s aware of one related accident, and no injuries have been reported.

Recalled vehicles’ brake boosters might be replaced, the company said.

The announcement comes as officials from General Motors faced Congress this week over the company’s failure to fix vehicles that were ultimately recalled. 

On Monday, GM issued a new recall for 1.3 million of its vehicles because of a loss of power steering. That recall is separate from the company’s recall of more than 2.2 million vehicles that had an ignition switch problem.