Defective Spacers Prompt Daystar Recall for Jeep Renegade Kit

Defective Spacers Prompt Daystar Recall for Jeep Renegade Kit
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March 10, 2016

An aftermarket replacement part may be causing problems in Jeep vehicles.

Daystar Products International is recalling certain aftermarket replacement rear control arm brackets included in its 2015-2016 Jeep Renegade 1.5 inch spacer kit. The affected spacers may have improper or incomplete welds on the top flange on the rear control arm bracket that can allow the rear axle to shift while driving.

If the axle moves during operation, there could be an increased risk of a crash.

The affected item in the kit is part KJ09168BK.

Daystar believes that about 50 kits are impacted by this recall.

The company will notify owners, and direct them to repair shops to have the brackets inspected and replaced as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Daystar by phone at (623) 907-0081 or by email at Jbilyeu@daystarweb.com.