NHTSA opens probe into Jeep Liberty over corrosion issues

2004 Jeep Liberty
2004 Jeep Liberty

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 370,000 units of the Jeep Liberty over corrosion issues. The NHTSA said that it looking into 2002-2005 Jeep Liberty vehicles after receiving nine complaints about rear control arms failing due to excessive corrosion.

Two complaints alleged that failure occurred at speeds of 50 mph or greater. Three complaints alleged that the failure resulted in a loss of vehicle control.

This isn’t the first time the Jeep Liberty has had corrosion issues – in fact, this is the third NHTSA probe into the issue. In Nov. 2003, DaimlerChrysler recalled 336,000 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty SUVs due to a loss of lubrication that led to corrosion of the lower control arm ball joints. In Aug. 2006, DaimlerChrysler recalled 825,000 2002-2006 Jeep Liberty units over the same issue after the NHTSA opened an investigation.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News