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Suspension Noise problems of the 2005 Jeep Liberty

Two problems related to suspension noise have been reported for the 2005 Jeep Liberty.

car   Suspension Noise problem 1
Failure Date: 04/15/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 75 mph, a loud metal to metal noise emitted from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle began to travel uncontrollably; however the contact was able to regain control and came to a complete stop. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who stated that there was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 06v288000 (suspension: front: control arm: lower ball joint). The mechanic advised the contact to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer. The recall part was on a massive back order and the technician was unable to provide an arrival date. The contact had significant concern of a potential safety hazard while waiting on the part. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000.

car   Suspension Noise problem 2
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

I was on my way home from my job early and I had noticed a funny grinding sound when I pulled out of my parking space. I got out, checked around the truck and saw nothing. I then drove home about 7 miles from my house my car had began going right then left and I was unable to steer it at all. I was fortunate that I was not going fast and I was able to stop and pull into a parking lot. I would have crashed if this had happened minutes before when I was on the interstate. I had my car towed to the nearest garage and learned that the rear suspension control arms had both completely rusted through and the only thing keeping my Jeeps rear end together was a sway bar. The mechanic says he had never seen anything like it. I have contacted Chrysler also. I purchased the car in connecticut.