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Chrysler to Alter Jeep Suspension After Reviewers Question Safety

DETROIT -- DaimlerChrysler AG's (DCX) Chrysler Group, in an unusual move, plans to lower the suspension of its popular, new Jeep Liberty sport-utility vehicle following criticism from car-enthusiast magazines that the vehicle is prone to roll over.

Starting with vehicles currently being produced, the company has shortened the springs and adjusted other suspension parts, including the shocks, to lower the vehicle by one inch in the front and by three-quarters of an inch in the back. But the company said its current design is safe and it wouldn't issue a wider recall for the 123,000 Liberty vehicles already sold. The vehicle was introduced in May 2001 ....