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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2003 Jeep Liberty

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2003 Jeep Liberty, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Jeep inadvertent air bag deployment

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ14001

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags: Roll Protection
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Air Bags:Frontal:Driver Side Inflator Module
    Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module
    Air Bags:Side/Window

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA12001

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Air Bags:Frontal:Driver Side Inflator Module
    Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE11035

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 23, 2011
    • Date Closed: January 30, 2012
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Air Bags:Frontal:Driver Side Inflator Module
    Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: Crash Related Fuel Tank Fires

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA12005

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: UPPER BALL JOINT SEPARATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA08008

    Component(s): Suspension
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Ball Joint

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  6. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SUSPENSION BALL JOINT SEPARATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA06008

    Component(s): Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Lower Ball Joint

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  7. INVESTIGATION: UPPER BALL JOINT SEPARATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE07062

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: December 17, 2007
    • Date Closed: April 18, 2008
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Ball Joint

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  8. INVESTIGATION: Rear Suspension Control Arm Failure

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE11013

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 18, 2011
    • Date Closed: September 15, 2011
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension:Rear

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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