Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2004 and 2005 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured from July 3, 2003 – July 14, 2005. The affected vehicles were originally sold, or are currently registered in these states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
At issue: some vehicles may be equipped with rear lower control arms that can experience a rear suspension lower control arm fracture due to excessive corrosion. A fracture of the rear lower control arm may result in losing control of the vehicle and could lead to a vehicle crash. The recall potentially affects 209,724 vehicles.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lower control arms on all affected vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in the NHTSA defined Salt Belt states, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin by the end of April 2012. Owners may call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. For more information visit http://www.safercar.gov.
Vehicle make /model: Jeep / Liberty
Model Year(s): 2004-2005
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC
Manufacturer’s Report Date: March 2, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12v085000
NHTSA Action Number: ea11013
Component: Suspension: rear