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Liberty under investigation

by David Zatz on

Following nine complaints, the NHTSA is investigating the 2002-05 Jeep Liberty for excess rust resulting in the failure of rear control arms. The Liberty was very popular during these years, with 370,000 affected models sold (a 0.002% failure rate). It has already had two recalls for corrosion of the lower control arm ball joints (the second one, because the first was not effective enough in northern states).

No fatalities have been reported though three people claimed loss of control. The investigation may or may not lead to a recall.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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