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Recall 18V278000

Rear Suspension Control Arms Fracture From Excessive Corrosion

Recall Details

The rear suspension lower control arms may corrode excessively and fracture. Dealers will replace the rear lower control arms free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear suspension lower control arms may fracture because they may weaken due to excessive corrosion. This can cause loss of vehicle control and a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Jeep must be performed by a Jeep dealership. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Jeep dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Chrysler recall number is U38.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, May 1, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 1, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
239,904
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V278000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2004-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles. The rear suspension lower control arms can fracture due to excessive corrosion, causing a loss of vehicle control.
Consequence
A fractured control arm can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lower control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 20, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U38. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 12V-085. Vehicles included in that campaign are not included in this recall.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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