Jeep to Recall Nearly 210,000 Liberty Models
A suspension component can rust on 2004-2005 models.
A rear lower control arm, a component that attaches a car's suspension to its wheel, can rust on 2004 and 2005 model-year Liberty models and potentially cause a crash, NHTSA said. Chrysler says the number of recalled vehicles totals 209,746.
However, only vehicles that were sold or registered in what NHTSA terms "salt belt" states will be recalled, the process for which will start in April. Here is the full list of states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
- Washington, D.C.
In 2008, Toyota was forced to extend corrosion warranties and even repurchase Tacoma pickups from the 1995-2000 and 2001-2004 model years -- a span covering roughly 800,000 vehicles -- because entire frames were rotting out. Two years later, Ford recalled about 475,000 Windstar minivans for rusting rear axles that reportedly were falling off the frame.
(Note: This article originally quoted a total vehicle recall number of 209,724, based on data from Edmunds. That number was changed to a slightly higher figure of 209,746 based on an inquiry to Chrysler, which provided the updated figure.)
Toyota is still on its recall roll, isn't it. If you like to take chances, putting your family's safety at risk, and like visiting the service department often, they buy a Toyota product. They'll recall you vehicle so often you'll know the service manager well.
No surprise there. But I found another article that said 600k vehicles. I'm surpised this isn't higher.
A rear lower control arm, a component that attaches a car's suspension to its wheel, can rust on 2004 and 2005 model-year Liberty models and potentially cause a crash,
That's pretty serious something to think about if you live in those states and have a jeep!
who would recall a vehicle that is ten years old must have lost there marbles.
just give them a five hundred dollar coupon off there next purchase of a new "jeep" .
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