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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
33 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
65 / 1
Average Mileage:
78,742 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 1 of 14)

problem #278

Jun 032016

Liberty

  • 109,000 miles

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

Air bags did not deploy after making 2 impacts, totaling vehicle dear Chrysler/Jeep my name is aaron mcclenon and I have been the proud owner of a 2003 Jeep Liberty renegade. On June 3, 2016 I was struck by another motorist on my home from work. I commute every day from the southwest suburbs of Chicago to downtown Chicago. I have taken the upmost pride in my Jeep, providing regular maintenance. In the past 6 months I have spent over $1500 in replacements. I recently purchased 4 brand new tires, a new alternator, a new muffler, oil pressure switch and an evap sensor. I have also made purchases to customize my Jeep, by adding neon lights in the inside, seat covers, and a new stereo system. Asides from all the love and attention I put into my Jeep, there was something about my accident that scared me the most. After the other vehicle struck me, my Jeep kept on rolling, hopping a curb, narrowly missing a tree and hopping another curb and totaling my Jeep. I suffered a left knee contusion in the end. The real horror is that my air bags did not deploy. For my vehicle to make 2 large impacts and no air bags has left me with a complete distrust in the brand. If my life was at a higher risk or if I had struck that tree or any other vehicle on the road, it's sad to think that the one safety feature that could have saved my life, took no action. Yes, a product liability lawsuit is possible because of this, but I want to ensure 100% that they┐re may be thousands out there that put their trust in their Jeep, not knowing that it could possibly be a fatal mistake. -aaron mcclenon

- Chicago Ridge, IL, USA

problem #277

May 012016

Liberty

  • 144,000 miles
Airbag light will not reset. Car has never been in an accident nor has had the airbag deploy.

- Batavia, IL, USA

problem #276

Nov 252014

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received several notices for NHTSA campaign number: 15V673000 (air bags). The contact made several calls to the dealer and was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer was contacted to determine when the parts would become available to receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Houtzdale, PA, USA

problem #275

Jan 012015

Liberty

  • miles

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

Takata recall. Attempted to get the airbag system occupant restraint control module replaced. I was told in 2015 they didn't have the part. Was then told in 2016 that they never received the part. Have placed numerous calls checking to see if the part came it. Calls were not returned. Now how do I get this done" about 6 months ago my airbag light started coming on and off. How do I get this taken care of, if, as claimed, the dealership never received the part to do the work"

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #274

Jan 102016

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V6730000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ocean Pines, MD, USA

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problem #273

Sep 172015

Liberty

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owned a 2003 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact's vehicle was run off the road by another vehicle. The contact crashed into a pole. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained head trauma, injuries to the left humerus, right wrist, eight broken ribs, and punctured lungs that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a tow lot. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V673000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Glenville, WV, USA

problem #272

Jan 302015

Liberty

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bellport, NY, USA

problem #271

Mar 102016

Liberty

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V673000 (air bags) and was unable to receive the repair within a reasonable time frame. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #270

Oct 152015

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #269

Apr 132015

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Fort Washington, MH, USA

problem #268

Jan 012014

Liberty

  • 65,000 miles

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

For at least 2 years, I have had problems with the air bag light. I have never had an accident. I can be driving and after about 10 minutes, the light will come on and stay on. I have had one recall taken care of and it did not correct the problem. I have a pending recall and according to the dealer, the parts are still not in. I would like to sell my vehicle, but I probably can't with the airbag light on. I only have 84,000 miles.

- Mitchellville, MD, USA

problem #267

Mar 302016

Liberty

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The dealer repaired the vehicle for NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags). The vehicle was repaired; however, the air bag light illuminated after the repair. The air bag light was not illuminated when the vehicle was taken in for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the repair. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Hawthorn Wood, IL, USA

problem #266

Apr 042016

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect

- Sewickley, PA, USA

problem #265

Mar 232016

Liberty

  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. While the vehicle was parked, the air bags deployed independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 129,000.

- Wyndber, PA, USA

problem #264

Mar 212016

Liberty

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while adding air into the tires of the vehicle, the drivers side air bag deployed inadvertently. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags) however the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was involved in a minor accident where the contact hit a patch of black ice, shortly after the repair and the air bag failed to deploy until recently. The contact stated that a police report was filed for the accident. The contact stated that no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 136,000. The VIN was not available.

- Grafton, OH, USA

problem #263

Mar 012016

Liberty

  • miles
2003 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle airbag and seat belt issues at dealership. The consumer stated the dealer did not want to give him an appointment, because they needed authorization.

- Isabela, PR, USA

problem #262

Mar 242016

Liberty

  • 180,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The dealer indicated that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension) on August 1, 2016; however, the remedy did not prevent the failure. Years later, while turning right into a parking lot, the lower ball joint fractured on the driver side. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The contact was informed by the manufacturer to take the vehicle to the dealer for repairs where it was diagnosed that the driver side ball joint fractured and damaged the axle and the front driver side tire. The manufacturer refused to cover the repair. The contact was also unable to determine when the parts would become available to receive the repairs for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V673000 (air bags and 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure). The vehicle was still at the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #261

Oct 262015

Liberty

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V673000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #260

Dec 252015

Liberty

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- South Orange, NJ, USA

problem #259

Mar 252016

Liberty

  • 150,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the driver side air bag deployed inadvertently. As a result, the contact sustained burns and contusions on her arms which required medical attention. An incident report was filed. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15V673000 (air bags). The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Hialeah Garden, FL, USA

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