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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,973 miles

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2002 Jeep Liberty suspension problems

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2002 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #12

Jun 242010

(reported on)

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2002 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall J17 front suspension upper control arm ball joints. Consumer expresses he has made 3 appointments with dealer and they have canceled all three

- Burton, WV, USA

problem #11

May 142010

Liberty

  • 95,676 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty limited. While driving at low speeds of 5 mph into a parking lot, the drivers side upper control arm fractured from its socket and caused the tire to collapse outward. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the mechanic replaced the upper control arm and realigned the front end. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V119000 (suspension: Front: Control arm) but was unable to confirm if her vehicle was included with the recall. The failure mileage was 95,676 and the current was 95,776.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #10

Apr 142010

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. While driving at 30 mph, the contact noticed that the front end of the vehicle was shaking. The contact received a recall notice for recall 09V119000 (suspension: Front: Control arm) but the dealer stated that the parts were unavailable and they were not sure when they would be available. The current mileage was 100,492.

- Charlestown, NH, USA

problem #9

Apr 162010

Liberty

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact received a recall notice for recall 09V119000 (suspension: Front: Control arm). The contact called the authorized dealership but the dealer stated that the parts were unavailable. The contact had not experienced any failures at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 81,000.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #8

Apr 262010

Liberty

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact received a recall notice for recall 09V119000 (suspension: Front: Control arm) on April 22, 2010 so she called the dealer. The dealer stated that he could not schedule an appointment before six months to repair the vehicle. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint; the manufacturer stated that they were only supplying the dealerships with one part per week and she had to wait. The current and failure mileages were approximately 103,000

- Charleston , WV, USA

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problem #7

Apr 262010

Liberty

  • 0 miles
The contact owns a Jeep Liberty. The contact received a recall notice for recall 09V119000 (suspension: Front: Control arm). The contact called an authorized dealership on 04/19/10 and made an appointment for 04/26/10. When she arrived at the dealership, she was informed that the part for repair had not arrive and they were not sure when the parts would arrive. The contact stated that her husband told the dealer that she was speaking with NHTSA and the dealer agreed to perform the repair. The contact had not experienced any failures at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 65,000.

- Cumberland, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 132009

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact was driving approximately between 60-70 on normal road conditions. The steering system failed to operate properly and began to wobble. The driver continued in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 09V119000 (suspension:front:control arm). However, the VIN was excluded from the recall defect. The vehicle is in the process of being repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 3/24/10 updated 06/01/10.

- Bloomington , IN, USA

problem #5

Nov 062009

Liberty

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. She stated that while driving in reverse, the lower front control arm ball joint broke and the vehicle collapsed. The vehicle was towed to a Jeep dealer. The dealer stated that there was a recall 09V119000 for the suspension, front control arm; however, her VIN was not included. The failure was identical to the recall. The vehicle was repaired at the owners expense for $2,148.87. The failure mileage was 80000 and the current mileage was 85000.

- Pinebursh, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 012009

Liberty

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle failed state inspection because the front suspension upper control arm ball joint experienced a loss of lubrication. His vehicle identification number was excluded from recall NHTSA campaign id number 09V119000 (suspension:front:control arm). All repairs would have to be made at the owner's expense. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 105,000. The current was 110,000.

- Grafton, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012009

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to shake and vibrate through the steering wheel. The contact heard a lot of noise in the vehicle. Through online research, the dealer found NHTSA campaign id number 09V119000, NHTSA action number EA08008 (suspension:front:control arm). The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in the recall, although the failures were identical. The failure mileage was 110,000 and current mileage was 120,000. Updated 09/14/09. Updated 09/15/09.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 042009

Liberty

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact took her vehicle to the repair shop and was informed that the front suspension control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired at the cost of $400. The contact called the dealer to check for any recalls and was informed that her VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 09V119000 (suspension:front:control arm). The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 302007

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has always pulled to the right regardless of new tires, front end alignment, etc. About one year ago started to hear screeching and clunking noises from front end. Particularly on cold days and even over small bumps. Service shop couldn't diagnose a problem. Recent trip to shop revealed a split boot on the right upper control arm and losing grease. If not replaced, it will fail. Vehicle has been serviced for previous two recalls on the lower control arm ball joints. Dealer will not cover the replacement cost of ball joint and/or upper control arm assembly.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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