Does the Jeep Liberty
have an addiction to rust? Back in 2003, approximately 326,000 2002-2003 Liberty SUVs were recalled
because their lower control arm ball joints could corrode excessively. Just three years later in 2006, the issue popped up again, which prompted a recall of 826,000 potentially rust-happy 2002-2006 Jeep
models. Another three years passed when, in 2009, Chrysler
sent out a recall notice to 42,469 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty owners located in cold-weather states. This time, the problem was related to the upper ball joints.
Now it seems the Jeep Liberty is ready to jump the gun on its next every-three-years recall because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
is investigating 370,000 vehicles... for the same issue. According to The Detroit News
, NHTSA has opened up an investigation that involves 2002-2005 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles
. It's still just an investigation at this point, but given the round-eyed CUV's track record, we'll be keeping an eye out for more on this situation.
[Source: The Detroit News