A Jeep Liberty recall has been announced by Chrysler. As part of the recall, 137,176 Jeep Liberty SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years are being called back to fix possible corrosion problem in the undercarriage.
This will be four model years in a row where Chrysler had to issue a Jeep Liberty recall for a similar rust problem, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The rust problem has potentially serious consequences as the vehicle's rear lower control arms can corrode and break, causing the vehicle to lose control, reports the Journal. In its announcement, Chrysler said that the Jeep Liberty recall affects vehicles sold in the U.S. where road salt is used to melt snow. Chrysler said it will inspect the vehicle's undercarriage and replace the suspension where appropriate, free of charge.
Prior to this recall, Chrysler had also recalled the 2004 and 2005 Jeep Liberty vehicles for a similar problem, making it four model years in a row where the vehicle could not withstand road salt. You figure that once Chrysler was made aware of the problem, it would have taken steps to ensure that the problem did not reoccur. Apparently, whatever steps the company took (if any) was not enough.
If you have been injured while riding a Jeep Liberty for a problem related to salt corrosion, you may want to speak with a product liability attorney in your area. An attorney can advise you on your rights and options, and ability to collect damages. Even if you haven't been injured, you should still comply with the Jeep Liberty recall and have your car checked out especially if you live in an area that snows.
- Chrysler adds 2 model years to Jeep Liberty recall (The Associated Press)
- Your Right to Recall Remedies (FindLaw)
- If You Have a Problem with a Recall Repair (FindLaw)