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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
38 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
72 / 1
Average Mileage:
75,171 miles

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2003 Jeep Liberty seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 9 of 16)

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problem #148

Mar 052015

Liberty

  • 140,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle slid on ice and crashed into a traffic sign, a fence and a telephone pole. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and it was unknown if any injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to a salvage lot and deemed completely destroyed. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 12V527000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Narvon, PA, USA

problem #147

Nov 082012

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 12V527000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #146

Feb 022015

Liberty

  • 140,612 miles
Monday was driving home from hanies city to ocala fl in traffic doing about 45 when seen air bags light come. I had to get up Florida turnpike were speed limit 70 air bag light when out few mins later back on again stayed on rest of my trip home I was terrific started raining really hard which made my drive home even more terrific.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #145

Jan 162015

Liberty

  • 189,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2003 Jeep Liberty. While driving 55 mph and attempting to latch the seat belt, the front passenger side air bag deployed without warning. The contact crashed the vehicle into a culvert. The contact was injured, but did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to the owner's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 189,000.

- Scottsboro, AL, USA

problem #144

Jan 292015

Liberty

  • 146,646 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 12V527000 (air bags), the vehicle was stopped at a traffic light and the air bags deployed independently. The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact sustained chemical burns to the face and arms that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 146,646.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

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problem #143

Jan 142015

Liberty

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving on an icy road, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a huge rock. The air bags did not deploy. The driver suffered a fractured left hand along with bruises and contusions to the upper torso that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Prestonsburg, KY, USA

problem #142

Dec 122014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 151,802 miles

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

Did not start in the morning, was completely dead, check the battery and it was $12.42 volts, check the fuses and the relays (switch some of them to see for any changes ) and they were ok too. To keep the story short, it was the starter, but when I was trying to start the car noticed that when leaving the key on in the last click prior to start position, like 10 seconds later the airbag light came on making a sound and stays on all the time. When I took the key out noticed that the fuel gauge moved to the full position, put the key again and went from full to empty and then start moving to the actual fuel quantity. I noticed that if I took the key before the sound and light of the aibag, the gauge works fine, so when I am driving and have to stop I turn off the car and the gauge move to full again so I have to put the key on and took it out before the sound and light of the airbag came out again to "reset the gauge to normal position ". one other thing my power locks did not work with the beeper or with the buttons when the car is turn of off. Only works when the key is in the cylinder and in the position prior to start the engine, works on both the beeper and the buttons, all of this happens in the same day.

- San German, PR, USA

problem #141

Nov 042014

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received recall notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 12V527000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure). However, the parts needed to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #140

Oct 012014

Liberty

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag warning light continually illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 12V527000 (air bags) but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who diagnosed that the brain module needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Victoria , TX, USA

problem #139

Oct 252014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
My airbag light was showing up intermitent, now will stay on permanent. I am afraid to drive it and have an accident.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #138

Oct 192014

Liberty

  • 240,000 miles

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

I T-boned a taxi that tried clearing 3 lanes of roadway last minute to make his exit. I was going 30mph. Upon impact, the priuses airbags went off, and I noticed my airbags in the Jeep did not go off. For an impact at that speed, and hitting the car full frontal, it should have definitely gone off.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #137

Oct 022014

Liberty

  • miles
I was traveling at a normal rate of speed and approached a stoplight. As I was slowing down, the driver side and passenger side airbags deployed. The car filled with smoke and I pulled over on the side of the road. I was able to drive the vehicle to the dealership. I had the M35 (airbags) recall fixed in April 2014 once the parts became available.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #136

Sep 012013

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure) and NHTSA campaign number: 12V527000 (air bags) exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Blairsville, PA, USA

problem #135

Sep 202014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The vehicle went into the ditch head on and the air bags did not deploy. The driver ended up with a broken jaw, split lip and lost 5 teeth.

- Park Falls, WI, USA

problem #134

Aug 192014

Liberty

  • 224,776 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 5 mph, the front passenger side air bag deployed unexpectedly. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V527000 (air bags). The dealer was not willing to repair the vehicle due to the excessive mileage. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 224,776.

- Rocky Faith, GA, USA

problem #133

May 012014

Liberty

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The dealer performed NHTSA campaign number 12V527000 (air bags). The dealer advised that the air bag illuminated was not caused by the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

problem #132

Sep 022013

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received the recall notification related to NHTSA campaign id number 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure) and (12V527000) air bag. The parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue.

- Talking Rock, GA, USA

problem #131

Sep 282013

Liberty

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under recall NHTSA campaign id number: 12V527000 (air bags). However, the air bags warning light continued to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the recall repair may not remedy the warning light. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

- Trafford , PA, USA

problem #130

Aug 062012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
None of the recalls are being fixed I have been to Jeep place in claremont nh and in springfield vt and all they can say is we dont have the parts for it now how safe am I surpose to feel when they sell these vec and dont fix them.

- Springfeild, VT, USA

problem #129

Jul 232014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 169,000 miles
I was driving to work ~ 8:15 am and the passenger-side air bag exploded. I was still driving when the driver-side air bag exploded and I immediately pulled over and jumped out of the vehicle. I tried to open the door as I had left the car running and the doors were locked. I keep a hide-A-key on the car and the key would not unlock the doors. I went to the rear gate of the car and it would not open, however, the glass popped open and I was able to crawl in the car and turn the engine off. I then called for a tow and took my car to the Jeep dealership. I was then informed that the dealership was told not to do anything with the vehicle, they would be contacting Jeep corporate. About 1 week later, I received a telephone call from their recall technician who informed me that the air bags deploying were a result of the recall that was issued for Jeep Liberty. I have never received a recall notice with regards to the issue with the air bags until two (2) weeks after....August 3 or August 4, 2014.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

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