Posted on: September 20, 2011
The certain models of the Chrysler Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicle have come under the scrutiny of federal safety regulators due to a possible rust issue that could lead to loss of control of vehicle, report news sources .
Falling under the microscope of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are 200,000 of the SUVs, primarily from model years 2004 and 2005. This latest probe is an expansion of an earlier investigation into rust concerns with Chrysler-made Jeep vehicles. The investigation stems from 22 reports from Jeep Liberty owners saying that the vehicle’s lower control arms failed due to excessive corrosion. Three of the complaints included reports of having lost control of the vehicle.
Chrysler says that there have been no reported injuries or fatalities linked to the possible rust issue with the SUV’s suspension system. The automaker is working with engineers to pinpoint the scope and severity of the issue.
As a Greenville car accident lawyer , motorist safety is something that I am very aware of; I hope that no one has been injured because of the rust issue. Because of my experience as a Greenville personal injury attorney , I know that the effects of a faulty product can range from inconvenience and frustration to injury and sometimes death. I encourage vehicle owners to stay safe by consistently maintaining their vehicles and reporting unusual malfunctions to manufacturers.