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6.8

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
86,366 miles
Total Complaints:
13 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (10 reports)
  2. replaced right cylinder head (2 reports)
  3. replaced evaporation hose (1 reports)
2002 Jeep Liberty engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #13

Dec 032015

Liberty 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,554 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Put money into car, still run not good. Won't start half of the time when it get cold out.

- , terre haute, IN, USA

problem #12

Dec 022015

Liberty Sport 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

It mad me so mad I could breath fire. The engine light was on, I took it to Autozone to have it checked. They said to change the plug and/or the coil. We changed both still no compression. Now everybody says over $1000. Or, another engine that costs over $2000. I don't have an income, it was a birthday present. It will probably never get fixed.

- , Waverly, OH, USA

problem #11

Jul 012011

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

Our check engine light stays on all the time. We have it checked all the time and it still pops on right after its reset. Never know if there is an actual problem.

- , Decatur, USA

problem #10

Jul 072011

Liberty Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

It bugs me, I always think the Jeep in going to break again.

- , Belen, NM, USA

problem #9

Feb 022012

Liberty Limited 4wd 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I've read other complaints about this issue and I know it has to do with the gas cap, but sometimes the light is on and other times it's off. I just live with it.

- , Albany, OR, USA

problem #8

Jan 092014

Liberty Sport 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

Shop replaced a hose of some sort. Check engine light back on after 4 days.

Update from Feb 3, 2014: See my other complaint forms

- , Frisco, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 042014

Liberty Sport 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Shop replaced gas cap and cleaned throttle body. Check engine light returned after 5 days

Update from Feb 3, 2014: See my other complaint forms

- , Frisco, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 102011

Liberty Sport 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

Bought this used car for my college daughter 1 1/2 ago. It ran OK until a few months ago. The engine light comes on and gets hard to start sometimes.(have to turn over 10 seconds or so before it runs. The only codes we seem to ever get is a misfire on cylinder 1. Already replace all sparks plugs and #1 coil. Had fuel pressure checked (50lbs) @ turn on.Newly replaced battery, air filter,gas treatment, oil and filter changed. It can start fine 5times OK but then out of the blue "hard to start" The engine light seem to come on when ever it feels like. It does not seem the make the engine run any rougher than normal. It goes out after a few starts. Not sure what else to try

- , Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #5

Jun 082011

Liberty 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,500 miles

the check engine light comes on when the Jeep is idling and the air is on. But it only happens if it is really hot outside. Then a day or two later, it goes off by itself. I have gone to the auto store and they did the computer reading and it says O2 sensor. but again, it goes out by itself occasionally - they have reset it before, but it comes back on in a few days.

- , Fremont, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 012010

Liberty 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 182,000 miles

i hope all my problem with my three cars will be solve with your help & good suggestion to minimized my expenses. thank & god bless

- , Haskell, NJ, Philippines

problem #3

Jun 182007

Liberty Sport 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,182 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Check engine light came on. Dealer replaced the evaporation hose. This was the fourth time experiencing trouble with this vehicle within four months.

- , Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 242007

Liberty Sport 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,793 miles

This was the third time within 3 months we experienced trouble with the vehicle.

- , Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 042006

Liberty Sport 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,622 miles

This was the beginning of a series of problems with this vehicle

- , Richmond, VA, USA

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