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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.

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