By Mark Kleis
Thursday, Mar 8th, 2012 @ 12:02 am
 
Following a pair of recalls issued by Toyota that in total were nearly triple the size, Chrysler has announced a safety recall of its own for one of its Jeep SUVs.

The product in question is the Jeep Liberty, model years 2004 and 2005, which have been identified to have a rust-prone rear lower control arm that may fail over time. The issue has resulted in a recall of 210,000 vehicles, much smaller than originally feared as it will be limited to just 20 "rust belt" states, rather than being nationwide.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has logged 83 complaints of failed rear control arms that have been linked to rust issues, some causing a loss of control of the vehicle, but none are believed to have led to an accident or injury.

The recall will be issued for vehicles originally purchased or registered in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.