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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,500 miles

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2004 Jeep Liberty brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 262007

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,500 miles


On April 12 the vehicle had just been in the shop for a recall part to be replaced which it had been. Upon leaving the shop they went over the vehicle and gave it a report card basically and said everything was in tip top shape when it left. A little over a week after we got it out we were driving and stopped at a stop light and when we started to go again we noticed a loud grinding noise from the right rear of the vehicle. We didn't think much of it until we got up the road about 2 miles and stopped at another traffic light and noticed the right rear tire appeared to be smoking. We happened to be right next to a gas station so we pulled over and put water on the tire to cool it off since it was so darn hot. We waited about 20 minutes and then drove the car back home which was about 5 miles away. When we left it still was grinding. We waited a few days and thought it might have just rusted over, and then drove it again. It didn't seem to make the grinding sound except every so often so we kind of wrote it off. After about a month of this off and on grinding we decided enough was enough and we were now going to have to address this issue. After talking to about 4 random other Liberty owners in different parking lots, 3 out of the 4 I talked to had the same problem I do. So it is very apparent to me that Jeep has a defective brake part if 4 out of 5 Liberty's including mine have had the same exact problem within as little as 6 months of a brand new Liberty for one owner and just about all within 40,000 miles. This did not cause an accident for us, but if that one brake had really locked up on the highway that could cause the vehicle to go into a spin and maybe even roll over. We are now in the process of getting this fixed and we need to replace the pistons in the right rear brake with possibly even having to replace the whole brake assembly.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

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