DETROIT (Reuters) -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Friday it would recall more than 68,000 of its newest vehicles, including the just-released Dodge Nitro sport utility vehicle and the Jeep Compass.
Chrysler said that 62,339 vehicles from its 2007 model-year line-up would be recalled to fix a brake system problem it said could cause drivers to lose control.
Chrysler said 11 models across all three of its brands were affected by the recall with notices scheduled to go out to registered owners in February.
In addition to the Nitro and the Compass, 2007 models covered by the recall are the Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty, the company said.
Chrysler said some of the vehicles could suffer a failure of a computer that controls the brakes, causing a loss of anti-lock and brake distribution systems, traction control and speedometer functions.
The automaker said no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the brake glitch.
The company said owners of the models covered by the recall should take their vehicles to Chrysler Group dealers for inspection if the instrument panel warning light is illuminated.
Cherokee said:Not too sure what you mean as to a "follow up" on the brake recall, flybynight. Did you get the notice and get it fixed? What kind of follow up are you referring to? I received the notice and took it in for reprogramming, but have not heard anything back in response to that.