definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,143 miles

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2003 Jeep Liberty engine problems

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2003 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jul 212004


  • 21,000 miles


While driving 25 mph a fire started in the engine. Consumer pulled over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 122004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,100 miles
Transmission and engine lights came on upon towing a coleman "yuma" pop-up camper. Took in to dealer and dealer found that torque converter to be bad along with gear wear. Transmission needed to be replaced and gear wear repaired. Car has only 8,000 miles on it and it is the first time the car has towed anything. The car should not have had a problem since it is rated with a much higher towing capacity than the coleman "yuma" is. The dealership is trying to tell me that this is an isolated incident of a bad transmission, but upon further investigation with Jeep forums on the net, 85% of Liberty owners are experiencing problems with their transmission after 8,000 miles! one owner has had his transmission replaced 3 times! the dealership said this was covered under my warranty this time, but that it would not be covered next time. If the transmission is faulty on all of them, I don't want to get stuck with a lemon on a brand new vehicle!

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #1

Mar 032004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
I own a 2003 Jeep Liberty that was purchased in February, 2003 and currently has 10,000 miles on it. It has stalled 9 times over the last year. The stalling occurs at speeds anywhere from idle to 65 miles an hour. It has serviced by two different dealerships on six different occasions. They have been unable to find the problem. It is currently not drivable and is sitting at a dealership in stamford, ct. The last incident took place while driving at 65 miles an hour on I-95. The car began to jerk and eventually stalled leaving me without steering and putting my family at great risk.

- New Canaan, CT, USA

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