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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

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Dec 102011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt assembly failed and she was unable to lock the buckle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that a spring in the seat buckle had failed and the seat belt assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 105,000. Updated 01/04/12 the consumer stated she has another Jeep that had the same problem. Updated 01/12/12

- Elkhorn, NE, USA

problem #42

Nov 162009

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,500 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The front passenger seat belt would not un-latch from the seat belt buckle. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and the lower latch assembly was replaced. The current and failure mileages were 44500. Update 12/14/09 the consumer stated he had to destroy the latch assembly so his daughter could exit the vehicle. The dealer replaced the seat belt buckle. Updated 12/16/09

- Kingston, NY, USA

problem #41

Feb 262007

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the seat belt would not latch. The vehicle was diagnosed as needing a new buckle assembly. The buckle assembly was ordered and will be replaced. The current mileage is 80,000, and failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 05/21/07

- Vanceburg, KY, USA

problem #40

Mar 012007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

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

Seat belt locking mechanism on 2002 Jeep Liberty driver's seat is broken and does not engage.

- Lake Stevens , WA, USA

problem #39

Jan 072007

Liberty

  • miles
Seat belt would not release and would jam seat belt would come open going down the road then the buckle jammed open.

- Dyersburg, TN, USA

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problem #38

Nov 012006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt release button on drivers side seat belt sticks in the down position. It must be tapped with the male end of the seat belt to get it to pop up so the belt can be inserted and held in place. This is a recurring problem.

- Astoria, NY, USA

problem #37

Mar 312006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles

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

Driver's side seat belt latch does not always latch. Release button regularly jams down and has to be pried up to latch seat belt. Latch has been cleaned and lubricated with no improvement.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #36

Aug 102006

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
Front seat belt buckle difficult to unlatch and red button is stuck in down position.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #35

Aug 062006

Liberty

  • miles
Front passenger seat belt would not engage and had to be replaced in June 2006 now the drivers seat belt is doing the same thing. Seat belt will not latch. Jeep dealer said there is no recall and I had to pay for replacement seat belt latch.

- Lindale, TX, USA

problem #34

Aug 072006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,700 miles
The buckle assembly on the vehicle will not latch.

- South Riding, VA, USA

problem #33

May 012006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

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

: the contact stated that left front seat belt buckle did not latch properly. Excessive force had to be applied to latch the safety belt. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer determined that the buckle needed replacement.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #32

Jul 022006

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The latch on the front driver's side seat belt of my 2002 Jeep Liberty is stuck in the depressed position and will not release making it impossible to wear the seat belt. I contacted dealer and was told that it was not covered by any warranty. Ended up paying $300 to get it repaired. I want to know if there are any recalls in place, so that I may be refunded the money spent to repair.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #31

Jun 292006

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,500 miles
Seat belt hook for driver's side is not popping back up. The button stays pushed down and must be pried up.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #30

Feb 012005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
The contact stated they have two defective seat belts. After they had their vehicle for one month, the passenger back seat belt became defective. The second seat belt which is the drivers seat seat belt became defective last Tuesday. They had no problem putting it on, but became trapped and could not disconnect their seat belt when trying to get out of their vehicle. The contacts coworkers had to get her out with a swiss army knife and WD40. No further damage done to seat belt. A mechanic said this was caused by a weak spring. They have been using this seat belt since, but it is not operating functionally. Seat belts are free of dirt and contaminents. No pictures available. The contact also stated that their radio became defective about two months ago. The radio took the juice out of the battery causing battery to die.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #29

Jun 062006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,510 miles
: the contact stated the front driver side seat belt buckle assembly button remained depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and the buckle assembly was replaced. Updated 7/13/2006 -

- Alsip, IL, USA

problem #28

Jun 062006

Liberty 0-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Drivers side safety belt will not return after being depressed.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #27

May 192006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 557,702 miles
Seat belt release on the driver's side will not "pop" back out after releasing the seat belt. Which will not allow the seat belt to latch back after releasing.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #26

May 012004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,500 miles
Driver's side seat belt latch sticks in down/release position and must be pried up in order to latch seat belt.

- Crooked River Ranch, OR, USA

problem #25

Mar 272006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,250 miles
The drivers side seat belt latch red button becomes stuck in the down position after the sea belt is released. The button must then be manually pulled up using a stiff piece of metal before buckling the seat belt again. I have noticed a piece of broken red plastic within the assembly.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #24

Feb 112006

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
Seat belt assembly. The drivers side seat belt latch sticks not allowing to fasten seat belt. I have to bang on it so it will release in order to fasten the seat belt. I have not had this problem fixed yet. I wanted to come here first to see if there was an investigation going on with this problem.

- Broomall, PA, USA

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