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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,578 miles

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2002 Jeep Liberty drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 242012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,603 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when attempting to shift into four wheel drive, the shifter linkage cable separated from the transfer case. The rubber that was connected to the plastic housing also separated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the four wheel drive transfer shifter assembly and linkage cable. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 60,603. And the current mileage was 60,737....updated 08-24-12 the consumer stated the old part is available and the manufaturer was contacted. Updated 09/04/2012

- Elizabeth City , NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 152005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,400 miles
Trans case on my 2002 Liberty went with 37,000 miles on car called manufacturer who stated that since car was driven under 10 miles a day it was considered severe driving and since auto tran fluid not changed at 30000 it was a normal thing if I drove 50 miles a day on highway it was considered normal and based on their schedule the fluid never has to be changed Chrysler refused to listen said it was my problem.

- Bradley Beach, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 072003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,731 miles
Jeep 2002 Liberty sport 4WD when making right hand turn in 2wd or 4WD wheels bind/ turn andcar stops dead in tracks, sometimes hear thumping or metal sound. Acts like a intermittent transfer case is in 2wd most of the right turn well with-in turning radius of Jeep...normal driving!

- Northfield, NJ, USA

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