Jeep Liberty Investigated By NHTSA Over Suspension Failures

Jeep Liberty Investigated By NHTSA Over Suspension Failures

NHTSA is investigating some 370,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs due to potential rust issues involving the lower control arms. NHTSA has recieved 9 complaints so far regarding rear control arm failure due to corrosion, with two of the incidents occurring at speeds greater than 50 mph.

The Liberty has faced three previous recalls, in 2003 and 2006, totaling over 1 million vehicles. Corrosion issues, as well as ball joint failure, have plagued the Liberty throughout its life span. Chrysler was not available for comment.

[Source: Detroit News]

  • Ron Rainey

    I replaced rear lower control arms on my 2005 jeep liberty renagade because they had rusted away. Jeep should use a high rust resistent material in such a rust prone area. these parts should not rust away. There should be a recall. Thank You Ron.


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