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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
46 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
41 / 1
Average Mileage:
20,591 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 2 of 3)

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problem #32

Oct 142003

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,233 miles

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

While driving at 45 mph, the vehicle was involved in a head on collision. During the air bag deployment, the driver's shirt caught on fire. The consumer reported to be a non smoker.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #31

Sep 302003

Liberty

  • miles
While driving at 55 mph consumer was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, neither of the air bags deployed. Dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Ranger, GA, USA

problem #30

Jul 102003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
We were traveling at 30 mph and vehicle that hit us was going 35-40. It ran a red light and we T-boned the othe rvehicle, smashing the front of my 2002 Jeep Liberty. No airbags deployed. We were both taken to the hospital, and suffered substantial injuries, including hairline fractures to the collarbone and rib/bone chip and hematoma to the shin/ neck and back pain/bumps and bruises. I just sent Chrysler a letter with pictures of the car and police report, asking them to compensate us for their faulty equipment.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #29

Aug 182003

(reported on)

Liberty

  • miles

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

While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a frontal impact air bags did not deploy at any time.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #28

Jul 292003

Liberty

  • miles
While driving vehicle at 35mph the vehicle rear ened another vehicle. Both front air bags did not deploy.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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problem #27

Jul 152003

Liberty

  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle was in a head on collision and both front air bags did not deploy.

- Laurel, MS, USA

problem #26

Jun 172003

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Consumer states that when was hit in the front center of the vehicle air bags did not deploy, causing minor injuries to the consumer. The vehicle wasn't able to be stopped and was struck on the passenger's side, then struck in the back. All three vehicle's in the accident were a total loss.

- Estero, FL, USA

problem #25

Jun 182003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,650 miles
Consumer's son was involved in a frontal collision and neither air bag deployed. Also, neither seat belt held the driver and passenger in their seats. Dealer notified.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #24

Feb 042003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving 40 mph the vehicle hit a large patch of deep slush which pulled the vehicle off the road. As a result the vehicle hit a tree head on. The vehicle air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not properly restrain the driver. The driver hit her head on the dash and experienced swelling in her left knee, a stiff neck, headaches and bruising of the left leg and forearm. The manufacturer indicated the air bags performed as designed since the damage to the vehicle was centered on the left side of the vehicle.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #23

Dec 242002

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I had a head on crash with a cement divider on Dec 24th 2002. The Liberty was a total loss and I received a head, neck and back injury. The airbags did not deploy even though I was traveling 65 mph when the crash accorded. Chrysler was contacted and took no responsibility for the airbags. They stated the threshold for the sensors were not met and if they had, I could have been hurt worse. They said airbags deploy at 200 mph and can cause injuries worse than the crash.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #22

Apr 112003

(reported on)

Liberty

  • miles

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

The consumer inquired about the air bag recall for a 2002 Jeep Liberty. Mr.

- Uknown, DC, USA

problem #21

Mar 122003

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in a collision, and the frontal air bags did not perform as designed.

- Sewaren, NJ, USA

problem #20

Feb 042003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,713 miles
Seat belt and air bag failure during head-on collision.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #19

Mar 022003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
NHTSA campaign id#01V311000 id#01V373000 have not been notified by Chrysler of these. Had 2002 Jeep Liberty since Dec 2001 VIN#[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Red Bud, IL, USA

problem #18

May 082002

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
My daughter's Jeep Liberty rolled. During the roll, the drivers side seat belt released her. There was an eventual frontal impact but no air bags deployed. My daughter was thrown from the vehicle and killed. See annotations for addition follow up information.cw

- Tallapoosa, GA, USA

problem #17

Oct 162002

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Upon making a slight lane correction at approx. 60 mph, my daughter's 2002 Jeep libety began swerving uncontrollably. She felt no resistance to the steering wheel as she tried to stop the swerving. At no time did she apply the brakes. Witnesses said it appeared she had a flat tire. Eventually, the vehicle entered the grass median and rolled 2.5 or 3.5 times coming to rest on the roof facing on-coming traffic. The complete rear end(tires and differential) separated and ended up approx. 75 feet from the vehicle. The right front axle or cv joint was broken. Neither her passenger or her air bags deployed. The driver's seat belt was broken at the end of the motion of the rolling. Both occupants were bruised and cut. We believe the axle failed and caused this potentially fatal accident. This vehicle had approx. 3000 miles on it. At 1800 miles the engine had thrown a rod and the engine was replaced completely. The Jeep Liberty is structurally unsound and of poor design particularly in the area of the rear suspension. Daimler-chysler has lowered the suspension in obvious response to roll over incidents...

- Wadesville, IN, USA

problem #16

Feb 032003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles
Failure of airbag to deploy and driver side seat belt to lock.

- Landenberg, PA, USA

problem #15

Dec 192002

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,830 miles
My wife lost control of our 2002 Jeep Liberty limited edition while driving in a downpour in the late afternoon on 12/19/02. She crossed the median colliding with a car and a truck and continued into a muddy field where the vehicle finally came to a stop. The driver side airbag failed to deploy either during or after the crash, however, the passenger side airbag deployed during the crash even though there was no passenger in that seat. This accident is, I believe, a driver side frontal offset collision type. Dealer contacted independent investigator for Chrysler who obtained codes from the on-board computer trying to find out why the driver side airbag failed. We have no results of the investigation as yet. Luckily, my wife did have her seat belt fastened or her injuries would have been much worse. She does have bruising and soreness and backpain and also has no memory of actual crash. Numerous medical tests have been performed while she was a patient in the hospital and after her release but no major health problems have been diagnosed as yet.

- Waverly, OH, USA

problem #14

Sep 082002

Liberty 4WD

  • miles
Consumers son was involved in a collision. The collision caused the vehicle to roll over four times, coming to a rest on the vehicles top. None of the airbags deployed. After returning from the hospital where the son was being treated for contusions, the recall notice had been delivered, 01V37.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #13

Sep 022002

Liberty

  • miles
Jeep was hit by vehicle running red light and air bags failed to deploy.

- Birmimgham, AL, USA

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