Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,634 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Jeep Liberty engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Jeep Liberty:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 092007

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


Check engine light came on and was told that the spark plugs were "fouled". replaced all spark plugs and within one day, check engine light was back on. Returned to dealership and was told that the car needed a new engine gasket. Gasket was replaced. Within 10 months check engine light appeared again and I was told by the dealership that the car now needs a new engine cylinder. Car has approx. 85,000 miles and is used only for transportation to and from work - no "off-roading" or "towing".

- Stockton, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 042006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,535 miles
I purchased a used 2002 Liberty with only 45,000 miles on it, 9 days later it had to be towed back to the dealership where they then had it for 2 weeks replacing the head because the exhaust rocker spit out of place. They also replaced the tensioner, tappets, camshaft and a few minor parts along with those. I had the vehicle back about a week and a half and it was towed to the dealer again for the same problem. I have now been told that they will probably replace the whole engine.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 172006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
2002 Jeep Liberty limited 4WD. Maintenance kept up. Engine has blown up at 85,000 miles. Need to replace and cost is $6,400.

- California, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 012002


  • miles
While traveling on highway vehicle shutdown without prior warning. Brake rotors squeak. Also, air conditioner blows out hot air. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Kingshill, VI, USA

Not what you are looking for?