Apparently, some flaw in the front suspension could potentially cause loss of steering control. Over 800,000 Liberty SUVs are affected by the recall. Oops.
Jeep will notify owners directly about the recall in September, and will replace the offending parts for free.
Which brings up a good point -- make sure that your car maker knows how to find you, even if you are not the original owner of your car. That way any recall information will get to you in a timely fashion. You can also check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation website for recalls on your vehicle -- a very good idea if you've never done so. I recently found out about a recall on my 1994 Toyota 4Runner, and was able to get a repair done quickly and for free at my local dealer.
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