Chrysler Group is recalling Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles made during December 2009.
The supplier, Global Automotive Systems, improperly welded the bushing-retaining hoops on the rear track bar.
A normal quality inspection showed that a bushing-retaining hoop had pulled open due to being improperly positioned in the welding fixture, which caused a bad weld on one side of the seam.
It appears that fewer than 4,000 vehicles are affected. And all were made at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.
Chrysler reports that there are no known accidents or incidents caused by a bad track bar. The driver might hear a noise coming from the rear suspension.
Dealers will inspect the rear track bar bushing-retaining hoop and replace the bar if it is found to be defective. The safety recall is expected to begin during April 2010. (more…)