The Chrysler Group made an announcement that they will be recalling 137,176 Jeep Liberty SUVs, from the 2006 and 2007 model years, in order to repair impending problems with corrosion in the vehicle’s undercarriages.
According to the automaker, the recall will only affect the vehicles registered or sold in regions of the United Stated where salt is used on the roads to melt snow and ice. After long-term exposure to the road salt, the vehicle’s rear lower control arms may corrode exceptionally and possibly break following continuous exposure to the salty road.
A break such as this could critically affect the suspension in the rear of the vehicle and make it hard to control the vehicle.
Chrysler has already had experience with this issue, previously they recalled the 2004 and 2005 Jeep Liberty vehicles for a similar rust issue. Under this recall, the American based automaker will be “inspecting the rear suspension’s lower control arms and replace them if necessary, free of charge.”
In a letter to the NHTSA, the company stated, “As of February, it had received no complaints about Liberty’s 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.”
They plan to contact the owners of these vehicles before July 1, 2012. However, customers who have questions can contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.