November 10, 2003
Chrysler Group recalls Jeep Libertys, Chrysler Pacificas
Auburn Hills, Michigan – Chrysler Group will recall 438,000 2002 and some 2003 model-years Jeep Libertys to inspect and repair the front suspension, where necessary. A company investigation determined that the lower ball joint seal may become damaged due to various factors, which could eventually result in a loss of vehicle control, if not addressed.
As part of this worldwide recall, approximately 318,000 vehicles will receive new ball joints, 120,000 vehicles will receive an inspection and all of the affected vehicles will receive a heat shield. There have been no injuries related to this issue.
As a precautionary measure, Chrysler Group also will install a secondary clip to the fuel line of 2004 model-year Chrysler Pacificas in order to ensure the long-term integrity of the connection. The company received one complaint of a loose fuel-line connection that may be related to this issue and is taking action on approximately 10,000 units built prior to mid-April 2003. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries.