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News Summary: Jeep adds 137,000 SUVs to recall

Monday - 6/11/2012, 10:23am  ET

The Associated Press

(AP) - RECALL EXPANDED: Chrysler is adding more than 137,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs to a safety recall announced in March, extending the recall to 2006 and 2007 model years from the previous recall of model years 2004 and 2005. The recall now totals nearly 347,000 vehicles.

THE PROBLEM: Lower control arms in the rear suspension can rust and break, possibly causing the vehicles to crash. Chrysler is unaware of any crashes or injuries. The recall affects vehicles in areas where salt is used to clear ice and snow from roads. Salt causes corrosion.

THE SOLUTION: Chrysler will inspect the parts and replace them for free if needed.


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