Jeep Recall Offers Safety Without a Hitch

January 27th, 2014 by

For drivers of used cars, a recall is likely to cause a whole rash of unnecessary headaches–especially if the fix isn’t a quick one. Fortunately for us, the Jeep brand’s latest recall isn’t just quick and painless, it’s offers some added functionality to your SUV, free of charge.

If you own a used Jeep Cherokee built between 1993 and 2004, or a Jeep Liberty from 2002 to 2007, chances are you’ve heard of this recall already. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has become aware of a possible rupturing, or even fire risk, pertaining to models involved in a rear impact for these model years. The first recall issue was done in June.

Since then, the Jeep brand has been exploring all their options to make sure that the fix is both safe and convenient for drivers. As it turns out, it was as simple as installing a trailer hitch to the rear of the vehicle. According to the NHTSA, this will absorb damage in the result of an impact, thus negating any leaking or fire risk.

So, if you own one of these SUVs without a trailer hitch, stop by our service center and we’ll get it installed, post-haste. If you already have a Mopar or factory installed trailer hitch on your Grand Cherokee or Liberty, there’s no need to worry. You’re not affected.

On the market for a used car in Hooksett, NH? The fine folks here at Merchants Auto would love to help you find the best fit. Just get in touch with us by phone or live chat and we can aid you in exploring your options.

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