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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Jeep Liberty brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 052005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


Jeep Liberty pulls to right, will stop dead in its tracks while in drive, hard to control, thumping noise, metal to metal grinding from front end, seat belts do not work properly, hard to start, front seat covers rippled, paint peeled on hood, tailgate, breaks only work some of the time, shakes and hard to control on speed above 35 mph, all interior weather stripping came off. Same complaints from 1/7/03 ball joints replaced on recall on 1/10/03 still had pulling to right problems, shaking, . weather stripping all fell off on interior of car, acts like wheels are binding. 3/4/03 same complaints pulling to right, stops dead in its track, hard to control, wheels bind, dealer could not duplicate complaints (did not write up work order) 3/27/03 dealer installed interior weather stripping, same complaints as 1/10/03,3/4/03. Again on 6/2/03 took Jeep Liberty to dealer took a test drive could not verify complaints. Did not write up a work order. 1/16/04 Jeep Liberty hard to start, pulls to right, Jeep shakes & vibrates hard to control, seat belts do not work, seat rippling, car stops dead it its tracks, dealer fixed lower ball joints again on 2/13/04 at 23,850 miles. 2-13-04 picked up car from dealer still had same problems" dealer stated " this is how Jeep drive" they are nuts! 11-04 dealer took test drive was still having problems claimed everything okay. Did not right up a work order. 5/27/05 had massive problems brakes would go to the floor, sometime would work and other time not. Took to nearest brake place pads, okay, but wheel cylinder leaked. Claim it could be a intermittent failure of master cylinder, called dealer ship no part available. 7/5/05 took to dealer again with same problems, R they had not even looked at it. Removed Jeep and took to private auto placed, ut with intermittent problems you could replace most of the parts on the car & you may not cure the problems.

- Cape May Court House, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 252005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
While driving down the street I went to use my brakes to stop at a light, they went all the way to the floor. I slid into the intersection. I thought maybe they were wet...went to next taffic light and pumped the brakes they dropped to the floor again. I drove my car to the nearest brake place. They test drove it and stated in maybe an intermitten failure in the master cynlinder or something else, their is no warning, work sometime..did not other. They put the 2002 Jeep Liberty 4X4 on the lift and found that the rear wheel cyndliers has leaks in them. This car has been a problem since day one with multiple reports to you. It has 55,000 miles on it and the brake pads where good, wheel cyndlier in both wheels leaking brake fluid. Also claim may also be a intermitted problem in the master cyndlier. No mastercyndliers availabe, well cyndliers I could get... lemon

- Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 122002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When braking to slowdown pedal becomes spongy. After 5-8 seconds braking action stops. This does not happen when braking to attempt a complete stop. Dealer determined that master cylinder needed to be replaced, but part was not available.

- Norman, OK, USA

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