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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
52 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
70 / 2
Average Mileage:
54,308 miles

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2002 Jeep Liberty seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 21 of 24)

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problem #62

Sep 302012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 63,850 miles

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

Airbag light turns and does not disappear unless I turn the engine off, wait a minute, and turn back on then airbag light disappears.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #61

Sep 242012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 164,000 miles
Just purchased vehicle, told by local dealer in early July that there was a recall on lower ball joints, with a national back order on parts, after completing repair 9/24, they stated it needs new steering knuckles at $1094. On Tuesday 9/25 said it was ready to pick up, I asked if they solved the "air bag" light being on, they said it would be a few more days. They called this morning (9/28) and said they can not give me the vehicle back because the ball joints are now falling out. I asked "since I drove it in, why after you recall repair is it not drive able? they said safety reasons. So now I have a Jeep being held hostage, with still no answer for the "air bag" light to be on. Something is wrong with these models.

- Dolan Springs, AZ, USA

problem #60

Sep 182012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 165,207 miles
Air bag light came on and off twice within two minutes.

- Sugar Notch, PA, USA

problem #59

Sep 012012

Liberty

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty renegade. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph the air bags deploy without any warnings. The contact mentioned that there was no accidents and the vehicle did not impact any other object. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated that they would send out an investigator to inspect the vehicle. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Pemberton, NJ, USA

problem #58

Aug 042012

Liberty

  • 90,000 miles
The air bag warning light comes on and off at random times while driving, it started about three weeks ago. This just happens at random its on for 50 seconds then goes off and then back on again and then off and sometimes it does this for awhile and some times just a few times and then doesn't do it again for a couple of days. This happens at any speed the car is going. It's just totally random.

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

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problem #57

Aug 132012

Liberty

  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph the vehicle went over an embankment and crashed into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained a mild concussion and three fractured ribs. The passenger sustained whip lash, a bruised neck and bruised spinal cord. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 146,000.

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #56

Aug 032012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 92,960 miles

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

Upon starting the Jeep, the air bag light went off then came back on and stayed on until the Jeep was turned off. This was a short 10 minute trip - maybe 5 miles. This happened again the next day (today). I made one other trip in between where this did not happen. This has never happened before. Occasionally the overhead lights will flash on/off as well. I had the battery harness replaced within the last year. Not sure if that is related or not.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #55

Jun 232012

Liberty

  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bags lights would flicker on and off. The manufacture was notified who filed a case on the contact's behalf (case number: 22462754) and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 151,000 and current mileage was 151,840.

- Ewing, NJ, USA

problem #54

Apr 232007

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
The airbag warning light came on with regularity right after the 2002 Jeep Liberty sport 4WD was purchased used in April 2007. It was taken to the shop multiple times for repair only to come back on soon thereafter. It is now on continually.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #53

May 122012

Liberty

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated every time the engine was turned on and remained illuminated at all times. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Surtrise, AZ, USA

problem #52

Jul 122012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

Fast traveling truck passed me and the air bag light went on. Now it keeps on going on for 5 seconds and then shuts off. It does this at least once a day.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #51

Jun 012010

Liberty

  • 80,000 miles
ABS light comes on & off intermittently. No deployment & car has never been in a crash. This has been going on for about two years. Time for a recall based on all of the complaints listed here.

- Garden City, NY, USA

problem #50

Jun 072012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
Air bag light illuminated.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #49

Apr 272012

Liberty

  • 102,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty limited. The contact stated that the driver was traveling 35 mph and crashed into the front passenger side of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The crash caused head, neck and back injuries to the driver, the front and the rear passenger. A police report was filed and the vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 102,000. Kmj

- Spearfish, SD, USA

problem #48

May 252012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
Air bag indicator light comes on intermittently for no apparent reason.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #47

May 302012

Liberty

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 108,000.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #46

Aug 172011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 131,500 miles
Air bag light continues to illuminate on and off. Air bags have not deployed, but continues to come and stay on for several days at a time. Updated0 06/26/12

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #45

Jun 032012

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated while driving 45 mph the vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into a telephone pole. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not restrain. The contact sustained a fractured nose and several bruises, as well as contusions. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was not known. The VIN was not available.

- Guntersville, AL, USA

problem #44

Oct 012009

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
My airbag light intermittently comes on and off and after reading some stuff online they have been deployed even when there's been no accident so I'm very concerned about this matter also my overheads lights periodically have been coming on and off for years.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #43

Apr 242012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
The air bag light on the vehicle began to illuminate intermittently. Checked internet for possible causes, and saw NHTSA investigation is underway due to random air bag deployments on 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty due to possible defective electronic component. Intermittent air bag light is associated with random air bag deployment in some cases. Intermittent air bag light appears to be associated with heat, as light has illuminated only after warm up on warm (above 70) days, and does not illuminate if it is cool (60 or below) or if it rains. Contacted Chrysler corporate, they suggested I contact dealership. Dealerships wants $100 just to attempt diagnosis of issue, and neither Jeep corporate nor two different dealerships take responsibility for product. One dealership very vocal about being concerned with getting paid diagnosis fee, either by me or by Chrysler corporate if recall initiated. Vehicle has been very trouble-prone, with several recalls to date, along with thousands of dollars of owner paid-for repairs in addition to recalls, with both repairs and recalls well above average. I would be willing to have vehicle inspected/investigated by NHTSA.

- Farmington, NM, USA

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