There was a silent recall on these crossmembers and they extended the warranty out to 10 years!
There wasn't a recall; there was a service bulletin issued. And I'm not sure where the silent comes in - letters were sent to customers (at the address on record.)
Service Bulletin NUMBER: 23-012-14
DATE: May 19, 2014
This bulletin is supplied as technical information only and is not an authorization for repair. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without written permission of Chrysler Group LLC.
NOTE: This only applies to vehicles in the Canadian Market and in salt belt states which include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Front And Rear Crossmember Corrosion (X58 10 Years Unlimited Mileage)
This bulletin involves inspecting the front and rear crossmembers for perforation / rust through and if necessary, replace the crossmember(s).
2007 PM Caliber
2007 MK Compass, Patriot
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or after August 26, 2005 (MDH
0826XX) and on or before July 23, 2007 (MDH 0723XX).
The customer may describe a vibration at the steering wheel or may have been informed by a technician or state vehicle inspection that the front and / or rear crossmember is severely corroded.
Warranty period for crossmember perforation / rust through is extended to 10 years.
Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
Part of the letter sent to customers: "Chrysler is also authorizing a yearly inspection of your front and rear crossmembers for a period of up to 10 years. Please schedule yearly inspection of your front and rear crossmembers at an authorized Chrysler dealer. A yearly inspection is not needed if your vehicle receives a new front and rear crossmembers."