2005 Jeep LIBERTY Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2005 Jeep LIBERTY Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID704768
 Internal NHTSA #10252091
 ManufacurerCHRYSLER LLC
 Model Year2005
 File date15/12/08
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemOn monday night, at around 8:30pm, i was driving back home at approximately 15 mph, taking a left, and from the inside of the car, my friend and i heard a loud pop noise, then some loud grinding noise after. I quickly shifted the car to park, jumped out of the car thinking that i had a flat tire. The tires were intact. My car refused to budge, even after the police came and we had put the car in neutral, and tried to push it out of the middle of an intersection of two roads. The car refused to budge. Right after the getting out of the car, i noticed that there the car had begun to leak from under the hood onto the ground. I had to call triple a to get the car towed to the nearest dealership - grava jeep dealership - and the next day, the service department at the dealership called and said that it was the lower ball joints - which was a safety recall for the jeep liberty '05, and because the lower ball joints had separated, it had caused rim damage to the car, making it unsafe to drive with - as it would damage and deflate my tire. The power steering line was also found to be leaking, of which i had never had issues with until the ball joint had separated, and the car was attempted to be moved to safety (that was when we saw the large puddle of liquid dripping out of the car). Grava dealership has agreed to replace the lower ball joints under warranty, but they would not cover the damage to the rim or the power steering, although the lower ball joint caused the damage to the rim when it broke apart, and said because it was only a possibility that the lower ball joint could have caused stress to the power steering, and isn't definite, i would have to cover the entire costs. I called the reimbursement department of chrysler explaining the situation and they kept transferring me to supervisors, senior staff, other customer representatives, until finally today - 12/16 - i called 2 more times, and was told that they would only cover 25% of the rim damage.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure47000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBROOKLINE, MA
VIN pattern 1J4GL48K65WXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?Y
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase03/04/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed15
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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