NHTSA Ordered The Recall Of Jeep Liberty SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered the recall of 826,687 Jeep Liberty SUVs because the front suspension may fail and cause a crash.
On some Jeep vehicles, NHTSA reports that the “constant tension front lower ball joints may experience contamination” causing the ball joint to wear prematurely and loosen.
Ball Joint Could Separate, Increase The Risk Of Crash
Eventually, the NHTSA report concludes, the ball joint could separate causing a loss of steering control and “increasing the risk of a crash.”
DaimlerChrylser will replace the front lower ball joints free of charge when the recall begins in September.
Owners can contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).