Chrysler recalls Jeep Liberty for possible suspension problemWed, 07 Mar 2012
Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs from the 2004-05 model years for a potential problem with the rear lower control arm. In states that use salt to melt ice on the roads, corrosion can cause the arm to fracture, which may lead to a crash.
The vehicles in question were built between July 3, 2003, and July 14, 2005. If the cars were originally sold or are currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia or Wisconsin, they need to be checked out.
Chrysler says it isn't aware of any accidents related to the issue. The company will notify owners and dealers will replace the lower rear control arms free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of April. Owners can contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403 or go to the NHTSA Web site, www.nhtsa.gov, for more information.
By Jake Lingeman