Chrysler announced today that is recalling at least 20, 000 2010-2011 Jeep Wranglers over potential steering problems.
More precisely, the recall covers a total of 20, 459 vehicles built from July 2010 to September 2010 because fasteners for the front and rear axle attachments may not attach properly.
Some vehicles may experience a degradation of fastener torque for various front and rear axle attachments to the chassis module.
According to the NHTSA, this could result in noise, or ultimately, degradation in steering and handling characteristics, which could lead to loss of directional control of the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash.
Jeep said that dealers will re-torque all nineteen fasteners to the maximum residual torque values. This service will be performed free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin during March 2011.