Chrysler issued a recall due to rear lower control arms in certain 2004-2005 Jeep Liberty SUVs that are subject to excessive corrosion. In a prepared statement, Chrysler stated the recall will affect vehicles "sold or currently registered in salt belt states as defined by the NHSTA."
The Problem: When the rear lower control arm in the suspension system could fracture after long periods of expose to road salt. The fractured component may affect vehicle control and lead to a crash.
The Fix: Chrysler will notify owners and replace the affected rear lower control arms on vehicles that were sold or are currently registered in salt belt states. The replacement is free of charge and is expected to begin by the end of April 2012. Customers may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Number of Vehicles Affected: Approximately 209,724 vehicles sold or currently registered in the following areas: 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.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler