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CarComplaints.com Notes: On August 16th, 2012 Jeep stopped production of the the Jeep Liberty, marking the end of a troublesome journey for the SUV.

All in all, the 2012 Liberty actually excels off-road, but since 99% of drivers never take this thing off pavement, that becomes somewhat of a moot point. The Liberty suffers from the worst fuel economy in its class (16/22 MPG) and offers an uncomfortable ride with suspect braking ability.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,525 miles

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2012 Jeep Liberty seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #57

Oct 012014

Liberty

  • 60,000 miles

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

Airbag light came on. I took it to the dealer. Dealer said it is not covered under any recall and therefore will cost me ~$600 to repair. The manufacturer should repair faulty airbags free of charge.

- Lantana, TX, USA

problem #56

May 102015

Liberty

  • 47,655 miles
Started the Jeep one morning and the airbag light came on and has been on ever since.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #55

Aug 152014

Liberty

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp remained illuminated after the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact mentioned that the dealer only reset the head restraint and did not flash the tipm or replace the occupant restraint control module. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and refused to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #54

Mar 112015

Liberty

  • 35,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that after starting the engine, the air bag sensor light had illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #53

Feb 152014

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. Upon starting the vehicle, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the restraint control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Byron, GA, USA

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problem #52

Nov 152014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Air bag light is on. Was advised that clock spring needs replaced and that air bags may not deploy in a crash.

- Stout, OH, USA

problem #51

Oct 022014

Liberty

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at unknown speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system) was received in October of 2014. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the tipm flashed and the contact was informed that the occupant restraint control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #50

Jan 272015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
My air bag light has come on, and remains on, for no reason. No accidents, large pot holes hit to cause any possible electrical malfunction. The air bag has not deployed. It appears to be an electrical malfunction.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #49

Jan 232015

Liberty

  • 48,500 miles
Air bag light came on, will not go off. Taking it in to dealer, told not a warranty item. Online forum indicates this is a common problem from a defective component, what if someone cannot afford the $1000 repair?

- Mullins, SC, USA

problem #48

Nov 242014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 32,200 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was continuously illuminated. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic for diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,200...updated 12/29/14 updated 01/12/15.

- Duluth , GA, USA

problem #47

Nov 122014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 56,900 miles

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

We bought the 2012 Jeep Liberty last year and the airbag light came on randomly last week when I started it and hasn't turned off. I called the dealership and they said it would be $125 to diagnose the problem then more money to fix it. After researching online and not having the money to fix this issue I am afraid that the airbags might deploy while I am driving.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #46

Aug 122014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The airbag light came on while driving. We later received a recall notice for the airbags. We took the 2012 Jeep Liberty to spitzer Jeep in brookpark oh on November 5, 2014. They called later that day and said they were fixing the recall issue, but the airbag light was on because the module needs replaced and as of now the airbags are essentially "offline" meaning they will not deploy in the event of an accident. They said it would be $350-$400 to replace. One would think Chrysler would handle any issue with the airbags given they have thousands of vehicles with airbag issues. We do not have the money to currently fix this and so are having to risk safety over cost.

- Parma Hts, OH, USA

problem #45

Nov 012014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 18,500 miles
Airbag light came on while driving. (this is first time) then it went off for a few minutes and came back on again. Concerned that airbag could blow up in my face while driving!! also received recall notice for head restraint and then a notice that dealer will contact me when part is in. That was over 3 months ago!!!

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #44

Oct 172014

Liberty

  • miles
Safety recall N36 (nht#13V-282 calls for flashing tipm & replacing occupant restraint control module. This VIN was not included in the recall, so when I took it in today (SRS light on), the charge was 400$. why was this VIN not included when others (ka, kk, etc, not kx) were. Seems fairly related.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #43

Jun 032013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 40,775 miles
Air bag warning light is on. Jeep would not stand behind this in a one year old vehicle. They want me to pay $400 to repair and told me that I am in danger. If I don't repair then the airbag will not deploy in a collision. Since this is a safety item I think Jeep should correct at no cost to me. Also, the back window wiper stopped working and changing of fuses did not correct. I am assume electrical and maybe the airbag thing is also electrical.

- Byron, MI, USA

problem #42

Jul 012014

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to remedy the recall was unavailable. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #41

Sep 222014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 32,783 miles
Air bag warning light came on when car was started. Accordingly, air bags will not deploy if in an accident.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

problem #40

Aug 012014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Air bag is on and won't go off. It's been on since August 1st 2014. I want this fixed before it's blows up in my face or one of my family members. If that happens then there will be a lawsuit.

- Port Norris, NJ, USA

problem #39

Aug 172014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 43,200 miles
Air bag light stays on. Concerned because Jeep has a history of airbag problems.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #38

May 012014

Liberty

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the contact was informed by the manufacturer and dealer that the occupant restraint module would need replacing, which was not covered under the recall campaign. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

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