Norfolk, VA Defective Product Attorney Report – Chrysler Recalls More Jeep Liberty SUVs
A potentially dangerous defect on Jeep Liberties is more widespread than previously believed after Chrysler expanded its recall on the vehicles.
Chrysler has added another 137,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs to a safety recall issued in March, bringing the total number of Jeeps affected to nearly 347,000, Boston.com reported.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the lower control arms in the rear suspensions of the Jeep Libertys can rust and break, leading to the danger of a crash.
Chrysler maintains it knows of no crashes or injuries from the problem. The recall involves vehicles predominantly in states where salt is used to clear ice and snow from the roads.
As an experienced Norfolk, VA car accident injury lawyer, I am far from reassured by Chrysler’s stance. Recently we highlighted a catalogue of dangerous defects in Chrysler’s vehicles that led to recalls.
The safety agency, said on its website, said that Chrysler has added 2006 and 2007 model Jeeps to the recall. In March, the company announced it was recalling about 200,000 Libertys from the 2004 and 2005 model years for the same problem.
Recently I raised concerns about the safety of Jeeps when I wrote about how Chrysler has recalled 87,000 Jeep Wranglers due to a fire risk.
As product liability attorneys we are always concerned that a defective car can lead to an injury or a death.