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How to Find a List of Current Jeep Recalls
If you own a new or pre-owned Jeep, you should receive notifications by mail of any new vehicle recalls. However, if you have moved or have not received notifications on current and past Jeep recalls, you can go online to get the latest recall information.
Finding out the latest Jeep recalls is also important for folks who are considering the purchase of a pre owned Jeep. In addition to the CARFAX car history report, car buyers can go online to find out if every and all recalls are included in the CARFAX report.
Using Internet Autoguide
The InternetAutoguide.com is a websites that provides information on new and pre owned cars for sale. In addition to the car sale information, they provide up to date information on recalls. There are other sites that provide Jeep recall information, but the Internet Autoguide site is user friendly and intuitive to use. It’s even easier to find Jeep recalls on Internet Autoguide than it is finding recalls on the Jeep.com website.
Once on the site Internet Autoguide site, click on the “Recalls” tab and select Jeep for the make of car. After selecting the make, choose your Jeep’s model. Upon selecting model Internet Autoguide displays a page that lists various Jeep model years. Select the model year to see the associated Jeep recalls.
The website provides the date, recall number and a descriptive summary of the recall. Additionally, the site lists the remedy for the recall problem and possible consequences for not fixing the problem.
Here’s a Sample Recall:
APR 09, 2009 | Recall ID# 55065
Recall Reason: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Recall Date: APR 09, 2009
Model Affected: LIBERTY
Potential Units Affected: 42469
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 42,469 MY 2002-2003 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN SALT BELT STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA , WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF LUBRICATION WHICH COULD LEAD TO CORROSION, ACCELERATED WEAR, AND POSSIBLE SEPARATION WHILE DRIVING.
FAILURE OF THE BALL JOINT COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CAPABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
CHRYSLER LLC J17
Ammunition for Buying a Used Car
For anyone who recently purchased or are considering the purchase of a pre-owned Jeep, make sure to review the list of recalls. Take the list of recalls along with the Jeep to a mechanic to see if all of the recalls were addressed prior to purchasing the vehicle.
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