Jeep is recalling the 2010 Commander and Grand Cherokee due to an improperly manufactured rear track bar.
The bar bushing retaining hoop could be mis-positioned. This could cause reduced vehicle stability, which increases the risk of a crash. To fix the issue, dealers will inspect the rear track bar bushing retaining hoop. If any are mis-positioned, the rear track bar will be replaced. The recall will begin in April.
If you own one of the affected cars, call your dealer to arrange for a fix. I can’t say how bad the reduced stability is, but if you feel that your car is quite unstable, try not to drive it until it’s inspected.
Mfg’s Report Date: March 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V-085
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,498
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 JEEP COMMANDER AND GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES. THEY MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED REAR TRACK BAR.
REDUCED VEHICLE STABILITY COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR TRACK BAR BUSHING RETAINING HOOP AND REPLACE THE REAR TRACK BAR IF ANY ARE FOUND TO BE MIS-POSITIONED. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
CHRYSLER’S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K05. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.