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Jeep Recall: Fiat Chrysler Warns of Auto Defects

Ohio Product Liability Lawyer & Jeep Recall: Suspension Issues could Result in accidents and injuries


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling more than 325,000 Jeep SUVs due to a dangerous suspension issue that could limit a driver’s control of the vehicle. The Jeep recall covers 2004 to 2007 Liberty SUVs. Fiat Chrysler says water may enter the rear lower control arms, leading to rust and possibly cracking of the suspension system, limiting a driver’s ability to control the SUVs and increasing the likelihood of an accident. The company admits it is aware of at least one accident related to the suspension defect.

Following a car accident due to an auto malfunction, victims should contact an experienced Ohio lawyer to investigate. Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati personal injury attorney, well-versed in the science and economic impact such accidents have on a victim’s life and family. 


Other Recent Jeep Recall Notices

Fiat Chrysler also issued a recall for the 2018 ‘KL’ 2.4-liter Cherokee. The company has concerns that a faulty fuel tube could cause a fuel leak, which increases the risk of a fire and serious injury. According to Jeep, the defective vehicles may have been manufactured with a defective fuel tube. The company has noted in Jeep recall statements that there is a risk of “a subsequent engine compartment fire.” A fire could result in burns or smoke inhalation injuries to Jeep occupants. A fuel leak could also cause the vehicle to shut down on a roadway, posing a severe accident hazard.

Jeep’s Wrangler models have had their fair share of safety recalls, including for the following defects:

  • Defective Cruise Control
  • Faulty side Reflex Reflectors
  • Defective Brake Hydraulic Master Cylinder
  • Aftermarket Fuel Pumps/Leaks
  • Defective Shell Roof Rack
  • Debris in Manifold
  • Faulty Ignition Switch
  • Faulty Child Seat Anchor
  • Defective Air bags—non-deployment and unexpected deployment reported
  • Faulty Parking Brake
  • Defective Fuel Pump
  • Defective Seat Belts
  • Faulty Windshield Wipers
  • Defective Wheels: Lugs, Nuts, Bolts
  • Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode—Inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity temperature cycling.
  • Floor Liner Defect May Lead to Pedal Entrapment and uncontrolled acceleration
  • Partial Loss of Service Brakes
  • Steering column defect—missing or incorrectly installed rivets could compromise the ability of the steering column to support the occupant loads in the event of a frontal crash, decreasing the effectiveness of the frontal impact safety system.
  • Possible Transmission Fluid Leak
  • Transmission Overheating
  • Brake Switch May Malfunction
  • Fuel Tank May Have Cracked Control Valve
  • Engine Stalling
  • Left Rear Frame Section May Corrode—2018 models

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective Jeep SUV, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Jeep recalls and accidents in Ohio.

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