The North American based automaker Chrysler has recently announced a recall for the 2004 – 2005 Jeep Liberty models because of a problem with the rear lower control arms.
According to Chrysler Group LLC, this is a voluntary recall and it has nothing to do with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Chrysler says that all 2004 – 2005 Jeep Liberty models will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because the vehicles might experience excessive corrosion on the rear lower control arms, which could lead to a weakening of the component and potential fracture resulting in decreasing the rear suspension stability.
“The excessive corrosion is a result of extended exposure to road salt, which is why the campaign is limited to vehicles originally sold or currently registered in salt belt states as defined by the NHTSA”, as the head of product investigation and campaigns within Chrysler Group LLC, David Dillon, said.
The Chrysler Group LLC says that no reports of accidents or injuries have been received related to this issue and approximately 267,353 units of the Jeep Liberty models, made between July 3, 2003 and July 14, 2005, will be affected by this recall. Chrysler didn’t say when the recall will begin but owners will be notified soon.