Chrysler has recalled around 137,000 of their Jeep Liberty sports utility vehicles, adding to a previous March recall, bringing the total to around 347,000, reports USAToday.com.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed that the recall is due to lower-control arms in the rear suspension that have a tendency to rust and potentially break, causing a crash risk for the vehicle. The original recall was for Jeep model years 2004 and 2005, but Chrysler has expanded the recall to include 2006 and 2007 models. The Jeeps covered by the recall were built between July 3rd, 2003, and June 29th, 2007.
The recall specifically covers vehicles sold in states where the use of salt to clear snow and ice from roads works to rust the control arms. However, there has yet to be a reported accident as a result of the defective vehicles.
The company will notify defective vehicle owners by the end of June, and will offer to inspect parts and replace them for free if needed. If you have further questions on the recall, you can contact Chrysler customer assistance at 800-853-1403.
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