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Recall Statement for 2004 - 2005 Jeep® Liberty Rear Lower Control Arms


March 7, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -



Chrysler Group LLC will conduct a voluntary safety recall of some 2004 - 2005 Jeep® Liberty models that may experience excessive corrosion on the rear lower control arms. This could lead to a weakening of the component and potential fracture resulting in a decrease in 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 NHSTA,” said David Dillon, Head of Product Investigation and Campaigns, Chrysler Group LLC.

Chrysler Group LLC is not is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Approximately 267,353 Jeep Liberty models (209,746 U.S. and 24,727 Canada) produced from July 3, 2003 through July 14, 2005 are affected.
 

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Chrysler adds 2 model years to Jeep Liberty recall

Monday, Jun. 11, 2012

DETROIT -- Chrysler has added more than 137,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs to a March safety recall, bringing the total number of vehicles affected to nearly 347,000.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the lower control arms in the rear suspensions of the Libertys can rust and break, possibly causing them to crash. However, the company says it knows of no crashes or injuries from the problem. The recall involves vehicles in states where salt is used to clear ice and snow from the roads.

Chrysler said Monday that it will inspect the parts and replace them for free if needed.

The safety agency, in documents posted last weekend on its website, said that Chrysler has added the 2006 and 2007 model years to the recall. In March, the company said it was recalling about 200,000 Libertys from the 2004 and 2005 model years for the same problem.

Vehicles affected by the recall were sold or 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, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

The vehicles covered by the recall were built from July 3, 2003 through June 29, 2007.

The company said in a letter to NHTSA that as of February it had received no complaints about Liberty control arms from the 2006 or 2007 model years. But since April it has received eight reports of the problem, all from salt-belt states.

The company plans to notify owners of the added vehicles by the end of June. Customers with questions can call Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.

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Statement – Expansion of MY2006-2007 Jeep® Liberty Recall

June 11, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group will recall 137,176 model-year 2006 and 2007 Jeep® Liberty SUVs in U.S. regions where salt is used to melt roadway ice and snow. The vehicles’ rear lower control arms can sustain excessive corrosion from long-term road-salt exposure. Excessive corrosion can lead to breakage, which could adversely affect rear suspension stability. Chrysler Group is unaware of any associated accidents or injuries. Chrysler Group will inspect and, if necessary, replace the vehicles’ rear lower control arms at no charge to customers. This action supplements a Liberty recall involving model years 2004 and 2005.
 
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