Chrysler recently announced plans to recall nearly 210,000 Jeep Liberty vehicles because of a dangerous auto defect that may result in a loss of vehicle control by the driver. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects certain SUVs from model years 2004 and 2005 which may be equipped with rear lower control arms that can experience a rear suspension lower control arm fracture due to excessive corrosion caused by road salt used in certain states. Chrysler reported that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.
The recall is expected to begin by the end of April 2012. Chrysler will notify owners and dealers of the recall and will replace the rear lower control arms on all affected vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in the NHTSA defined seat belt states, free of charge. Our firm recommends you contact your local dealer if you have any questions concerning this recall.