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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
51,371 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 #23

Feb 062006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

2002 Jeep Liberty front driver's side seat belt buckle "button" stuck. Unable to use seat belt.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #22

Jan 052006

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's seat belt failed; could not buckle the seat belt at all.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #21

Jan 052005

Liberty

  • 49,000 miles
My 2002 Jeep Liberty limited is having the same problems described in defect investigation #EA05022. My driver's seat belt buckle sticks in the "down" position when depressed fully, and must be pried up using a screwdriver or similar device before being able to latch the belt again. This has been going on since about June of 2005.jb

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #20

Nov 152005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have two seat belt clips that have depressed and will not accept the safety clip. The first is in the backseat, on the passenger's side of the vehicle. This happened after only a few uses (maybe 10), however I didn't report it because I rarely have more than 4 people in my car. The second clip is at the driver's seat.

- Monticello, MN, USA

problem #19

Sep 162005

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
2002 Jeep Liberty ref. NHTSA action # PE 05-046 driver seat belt latch will not latch. Red push button is stuck down. Sounds like piece is loose inside latch. Am needing to get new latch assy. Broken assy will be available.

- Marshall, MO, USA

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problem #18

Nov 012005

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,100 miles
The contact stated the drivers side safety seat belt buckle assembly failed. This happened without incident. He took the vehicle to a dealer who replaced the buckle assembly. The dealer could not determine what caused the failure. He paid out of pocket for the repair. Updated 12/27/2005 - the driver's seat belt would not buckle. The consumer was reimbursed by the manufacturer for the repair.

- Orange Park , FL, USA

problem #17

Oct 312005

Liberty

  • miles

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

The front drivers side seat belt buckle will not latch properly. The button will not return after being depressed unless it is pushed back up.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #16

Aug 152005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Problem with the driver's side seat belt latch - especially difficult to unlatch seat belt (button remains pushed in). Concerned about this as being more of a safety concern rather than an anything else!

- Pierrefonds, 00, USA

problem #15

Oct 012005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Drivers seat belt does not clip into the female portion of the mechanism. The red release button stays depressed not being able to re-accept the male portion of the mechanism.

- Commerce Township, MI, USA

problem #14

Sep 282005

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,306 miles
The consumer stated that the 2002 Jeep Liberty had a problem with the seat belt latching. The seat belt on the driver's side malfunctioned. Theconsumer took the vehicle to the dealership to have the vehicle fixed. The approximate cost to the consumer was $151.72 for the repairs. The manufacturer has not been contacted. Updatd 01/04/06.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #13

Sep 132005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

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

Driver seat belt would not latch part replaced.

- Walworth, WI, USA

problem #12

Sep 012005

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Seat belt on drivers side is at times hard to unlatch. I reported it to milton ruben Jeep today and was told it needed to be replaced at a cost of over $130. I told them it was a safety concern that should not require me paying for it and I did not have the item replaced at this time. I asked if it was a recall item and was told no.

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #11

Mar 012005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
Seat belt buckle failed to latch, had to be replaced.

- Saline, MI, USA

problem #10

Jul 102005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owned a 2002 Jeep Liberty. At 36,300 miles the driver's side seat belt failed. Jeep told contact it was too bad. There was no accident. The seat belt would not stay latched. All other seat belts in were working properly. Driver could not T latch the seat belt in the buckle. Could not hear anything when trying to latch the seat belt. The buckle was free of dirt and other contaminants. The seat belt was repaired because he purchased a replacement and put it in on July 26, 2005. Phone interview update: The complainant experienced trouble getting the driver seat belt buckle to disengage. The problem worsened over time and the relase button had to be meshed down hard to release. Eventually, the problem got so bad that Mr. Or Mrs. Gilbert had to use a key to pry up the relase button to disengage the tongue.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #9

Dec 012004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,200 miles
Defect in drivers side seat belt latch, and I have a Chrysler service contract and they say that its not covered, its a factory defect. Phone interview update: The driver seat belt buckle will not easily unlatch. The problem is intermittent.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jun 032005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,700 miles
The seat belt buckel on the front driver's side seat will not buckle unless the orange button is first lifted up.

- Rosemont, WV, USA

problem #7

Dec 102004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Drivers seat safety belt does not latch. The latching mechanism is stuck in the close mode. I cannot fasten my seat belt anymore. Also notice a month ago, that the belt when latched was slightly sticking. Now does not work at all.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 012003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Drivers seatbelt latch broken.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Drivers seat belt latch broken. The car is less than two years old and Chrysler/Jeep will not repair it. I feel that this is a major safety problem. We must pay to have this latch replaced. Would you like me to send the broken latch assembly to you" if so, where do I send it" a plastic piece broke off inside the buckle. The buckle will not latch.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #4

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

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