Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2004 and 2005 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured from July 3, 2003, through July 14, 2005, originally sold, or 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, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Some vehicles may be equipped with rear lower control arms that can experience a rear suspension lower control arm fracture due to excessive corrosion.
NHTSA campaign ID number: 12v085000
NHTSA action number: Ea11013
Component: Rear Suspension
Potential number of units affected: 209,724
Consequence: A fracture of the rear lower control arm may result in a loss of vehicle control and may lead to a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lower control arms on all affected vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in the NHTSA defined salt belt states, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin by the end of April 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Chrysler's safety recall number is l27. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to Safercar.
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