Jeep Liberty recall expanded, Chrysler adds 137,000 Jeep SUVs for 2006 and 2007 models

By on Jun 12, 2012 in Automobile, United States Comments

Chrysler has expanded its Jeep Liberty recall and is now adding around 137,000 Jeep SUVs for 2006 and 2007 models, in addition to its announcement last March, where around 210,000 vehicles were recalled.



2007 Jeep Liberty
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As noted at Cars.com on Monday, June 11, 2012, Chrysler announced that day that the additional Jeep Liberty being recalled were manufactured from July 3, 2003 through June 29, 2007, in which now has a total of nearly 347,000 recalled vehicles.

According to the report, Chrysler has also informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of this Jeep Liberty recall expansion, where the lower control arms in the rear suspensions may fracture due to rust, or break that possibly could result to crash.

Apparently, the said trouble may arise if the vehicles will encounter road salts being applied during winter weather conditions, with the safety agency noting that there were no reported crashes or injuries from the problem and that Chrysler will inspect the parts and replace them for free if required.

Back in early March, NHTSA announced on its official website that Chrysler is recalling nearly 210,000 units of 2004 and 2005 Jeep Liberty SUVs which were manufactured between July 3, 2003 and July 14, 2005, for the same reason.

Meanwhile, the recalled vehicles were sold 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 Washington, D.C.

For more information, Chrysler, which said they plan to inform the affected owners of the added recalled vehicles by the end of June, are advising the public to contact them at (800) 853-1403; while NHTSA noted they can be reached via hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or by visiting SaferCar.gov.



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