OLDER JEEP LIBERTY RECALLED FOR BALL JOINT TROUBLE


Here comes another highly geographic NHTSA Recall. If your ’02 or ’03 Jeep Liberty was sold in, registered in, or used in one of the states mentioned below during part or all of its lifespan, this news affects you. According to NHTSA, “The front suspension upper control arm ball joint may experience a loss of lubrication which could lear to corrosion, accelerated wear, and possible separation while driving.” Of course, such corrosion would come from…. salt. Thus, the salt belt states are logically the places where 42,469 ’02 and ’03 Libertys may have a ball joint separate while driving down the turnpike. The whole front upper control arm assemblies will be replaced by Chrysler dealers. Not sure whether your vehicle applies? 1-800-853-1403 is Jeep’s number for you.

States involved:

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE
IOWA
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
KENTUCKY
MASSACHUSETTS
MAINE
MARYLAND
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSOURI
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
NEW YORK
OHIO
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
TENNESSEE
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
….
and the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA