The North American based automotive giant Chrysler Group LLC has recently announced a recall for the Jeep Liberty, because of a problem with the vehicles’ suspension system.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 209,000 units of the 2004 -2005 Jeep Liberty units are being affected by this recall and owners of the model will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the suspension system fixed. The NHTSA is saying that this recall isn’t affecting all Jeep Liberty models, only the ones sold and registered in the District of Columbia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Delaware and Connecticut.
The vehicles in question have been made between the 3rd of July 2003 and the 14th of July 2005 and may suffer from corrosion in the rear lower control arms, which are associated to the models’ rear suspension system. In case of severe corrosion, the control arm can fracture and the driver can lose control of the vehicle. Owners of the 2004 – 2005 Jeep Liberty can contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or the NHTSA at 888-327-4236, #12V085000.
Update: The recall has been expanded and it now includes the 2006 and 2007 model years, adding 137,176 units and bringing the total number of affected vehicles to 346,900 units.