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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,285 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.

2011 Jeep Liberty brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 182016


  • miles


The contact owned a 2011 Jeep Liberty. When the contact entered the vehicle and depressed the brake pedal, the vehicle surged forward, struck another vehicle, and crashed into a concrete wall. There were two injuries that required medical attention. The contact did not observe any warning lights illuminated. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Bayshore, NY, USA

problem #3

May 112013


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Liberty 4X4. The contact stated while driving approximately 48 mph he encountered a large puddle of water. The brake pedal was depressed and immediately the vehicle spun out of control causing the contact to crash into a nearby wall. The driver sustained bruises to the left leg. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a towing facility until further investigation. The vehicle had not been repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Titusville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 202012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
I was driving about 40 mph. There was a red light and some preceding cars were stopped and others were slowing down. The brakes failed to respond even after stomping on it a of couple times. The brakes only depressed down a little bit but not fully (seemed like depressing brake pedal when ignition is turned off). The vehicle slowed down to about 30 mph, but did not come to a complete stop and crashed into the rear end of vehicle in front. Airbag deployed and caused minor cuts and bruises to the face.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 272012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 33,141 miles
After sitting at a red light, I attempted to pull off from the stop, the ABS light and the traction control light came on and the rear brakes locked up. I was a mile from home, I put the vehicle in four wheel drive in order to get it to move. I drove one mile to my home and parked, I could smell the brakes. I let the vehicle sit for approximately one hour, tried to drive it and it operated as if nothing had happened. I drove the vehicle again the next day with no problems.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

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