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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,741 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Jeep Liberty seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #13

Jan 012007

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The driver and passenger side seat belts were cut close to the retractor. The dealer replaced both front seat belts. The cause of the failures was unknown. The failure mileage was 25,000 and current mileage was 28,373. Updated 01/09/08. Updated 12/12/07

- North Branch , MN, USA

problem #12

May 012007

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt buckle cannot be released when it is latched. He has to stick a key or a similar item in the buckle to release the seat belt. He contacted the dealer to repair the part and was charged a fee. As of July 23, 2007, the seat belt has not been repaired. NHTSA defect investigation number EA05022 was referenced. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 65,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #11

Nov 072006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Drivers seat belt buckle (female end) release remains retracted after release of the male end. The button either must be pried back up to latch the seat belt, or, after numerous tries, the seat belt buckle female end will secure in the male end. DCC has refused to correct the defect, as the vehicle is out of warranty.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #10

Sep 172006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

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

Driver side seat belt buckle (female end) permanently stuck in "open" position. Small red plastic piece fell out when looking at it. Can no longer get seat belt to lock. Called several dealers and was told that regardless of whether vehicle was still under warranty or not, they would not replace this part - ever. I was quoted anywhere from $150 to $350 parts & labor to replace. I am still deciding what to do about problem. Seems to me that manufacturer has a responsibility to ensure that safety devices are in working order.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #9

Apr 052006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The driver's side front seat belt on my 2002 Jeep Liberty will no longer latch. There was no warning leading up to this failure. We have not yet been able to repair it.

- Longmont, CO, USA

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problem #8

Aug 012005

Liberty 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The seat belt latch on the drivers side is broken. The button sticks down and does not come back up after unlatching the seat belt. I am afraid this is going to cause the seat belt not to work if I have a crash.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #7

Mar 142006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,617 miles

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

Front drivers side seat belt, stuck with pushbutton down; will not lock.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #6

May 252004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
2002 Jeep Liberty, 49,000 miles, divers seat belt latch stuck in open position and will not latch; a small plastic piece insdie the buckle has broken. The dealer (van dyn hoven, automotive) would not replace it at no charge, told me that I was out of warranty. I went to another dealer (kolosso, Jeep) purchased, paid for and installed the defective seat belt latch myself. Isn't this totally erroneous on the dealers (van dyn hoven automotive) part or Chrysler to not cover this at any mileage?

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #5

Aug 182003

(reported on)

Liberty

  • miles
While traveling 45 mph and as a result of a frontal impact front seat belts did not lock in place, causing consumer to hit steering wheel with chest.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 092001

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,300 miles
Jeep Liberty rolled over three times, totaling the vehicle. The seat belts did not hold us back to the seat as designed to do. Due to this, we had whiplash and a few scrapes. To date, we are still in chronic pain and need ongoing chiropractor care. Our medical bills are quite high due to this.

- Hales Corners, WI, USA

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

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

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