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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 1
Average Mileage:
47,369 miles

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2002 Jeep Liberty engine problems

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Aug 082005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The speedometer quit and the engine shut down. This happened while driving. The consumer has taken vehicle to the dealer multiple times for this problem. They have replaced the rear out put sensor at least ten times. The most recent time this occurred was on 8-8-05. The problem occurred at a variety of speeds. There are no other known problems with the vehicle at this time. During the last repair the dealer replaced the rear wheel speed sensor in the wiring harness.

- Steele, KY, USA

problem #12

Nov 302004

Liberty 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Major electrical problems....dash went dead, wipers dead, power door locks dead, tail gate latch released, no headlights, no speedometer, all shut off while driving in the rain at night at 65 mph.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #11

May 072004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer replaced the front tires twice, and vehicle vibrated while driving at any speed. Also, headlights/ horn/windshield wipers, and the speedometer failed while driving the vehicle.

- Mount Lookout, WV, USA

problem #10

Mar 132004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

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

While driving at highway speeds, the speedometer would intermittently stop functioning. All other electronics seem to still function alright.

- Port Chester, NY, USA

problem #9

Jan 232004

Liberty

  • miles
While driving, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle. This caused the driver to hit another vehicle on the drivers side. None of the air bags deployed. The driver was not hurt. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer for analysis. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #8

Jun 012003

Liberty

  • 38,000 miles
Speedometer has malfunctioned. Dealer notified.

- Forest Hill, MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 272003

Liberty

  • miles

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

The vehicle accelerated foward and collided with another vehicle, also the seat belt failed to restrain the consumer properly and was subsequently injured.

- Leakque, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 272003

Liberty

  • miles
The vehicle accelerated and collided with another vehicle, consumer was injured.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 232003

(reported on)

Liberty

  • miles
When making a right turn steeering wheel locks and engine shuts down. Dealer notified, and said speed sensor needs replacing. Ts.

- Conowingo, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 272002

Liberty 4WD

  • miles
Jeep motor starts racing high RPM when tring to stop, rear wheels starts spinning in reverse when slowing down or tring to put into park took to dealer three times dealer can't duplicate problem. Dealer has called Chrysler to times to report problem. I have called Chrysler two times to report problem, no solution at this time.

- Brownsville, KY, USA

problem #3

Mar 152002

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When coming to a stop applied brakes and engine will rev, and tires spin. Vehicle was moving forward, consumer has to shut off engine to stop vehicle. This has happened 3 times. Vehicle was taken to dealer twice, could not duplicate the problem.

- Stonington, CT, USA

problem #2

Jun 192002

(reported on)

Liberty

  • miles
While in reverse vehicle accelerated forward, resulting in a collision. Dealer is inspecting vehicle.

- Mitheville, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 292001

Liberty 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was slowing vehicle down while going 25mph, and 30-40 feet before it almost came at a stand still, engine revved and vehicle was trying to go forward. Rear wheels were still spinning, and only way to stop vehicle from going forward was to put it in neutral. Dealer held vehicle for 2 days, and couldn't find anything wrong with it.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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