hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,556 miles

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2003 Jeep Liberty lights problems

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2003 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Nov 172010


  • 154,000 miles


The headlights on my Jeep turn themselves on and off randomly. When the lights turn on and off there is a "clicking" noise inside the car near the drivers seat/dashboard. This has been happening since October/November 2010 and after several mechanics have tried to troubleshoot there has been no way to rectify and diagnose the problem since it is an intermittent issue. This is a major safety issue and could cause an accident that could involve many vehicles and maybe death of some passengers and drivers due to the ability not to see my vehicle. I recommend that Chrysler place a recall on this issue asap since I am not the only Liberty owner that has this issue. It seems to be affecting liberties crossing over several years in this time frame.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #8

Apr 042011


  • miles
Headlights go off & on while driving, accompanied by relay clicking noise.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 022011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Headlights go out and hear clicking noise. This is a dangerous flaw. This is intermittent and the dealer can not seem to find the problem. In doing research there is a large history of this exact problem on the Jeep from years 2002-2004. The lights finally came on but on a dark curvey hill with cliffs could have caused a injury or fatal crash.

- Edgewood, WA, USA

problem #6

Oct 052010

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


While driving headlights turn on & off intermittently without any action from the driver. This is a dangerous situation when it happens, frequency varies from daily to once a week. Another (related?) action started happening at the same time, also intermittent engine will shut off while driving. Engine will usually restart but not idle without holding the gas pedal down. After turning off and waiting a short time the engine will start and idle fine for a matter of minutes or days.

- Riverdale, IA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012009


  • 67,000 miles
1. when the headlights are turned on, sometimes they blink at random times. 2. it occurs at random times when the headlights are turned on, could cause problems as sometimes they are turned off completely for seconds and then turn on. 3. nothing has been done to correct the problem as the car is out of warranty and the dealer will charge me for a diagnostic.

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

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problem #4

Oct 062009


  • 100,869 miles
I had issues with my headlights flicking on and off, remaining off upon using my turn signal. I own a Jeep Liberty 2003. I was told the car was not registering any issue on the computer analysis run, on Oct 6th upon taking it in however it seemed like a multi-functional switch to the mechanics. The lights literally would go off on their own Accord driving on a straight away at times as well. There was also a time they would click high beam, park light, then low beams and out then come back on all by them selves while you are driving. Very unsafe and dangerous. I went to tom O'brien Jeep, 4630 E. 96th street, indpls, in 46240. And had this replaced on November 4th. However the multi-functional switch and labor cost me $165 and the new switch installed was not operating correctly, so I paid that for a bad switch. Now when I turn on my switch the headlights, the fog lights and my park lights are all on at the same time. No other way of using my lights. Dealership and advisor greg nester, told me they would reorder and that they were not at fault for bad switch but made me pay for labor on a bad switch that is still not working properly. It's now been a month since installing bad switch and I still do not have a correctly light system and multi-function switch has not come in. This is a safety issue Jeep should cover. Apparently allot of Jeep are having these replaced and dealerships not equipped.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 252009


  • 51,000 miles


On several occasions my car has stalled. Prior to it stalling it would have power surges, backfire, the RPM needle would go crazy, and then just shut off loosing all power to brakes and steering. Stalling would occur mostly at lower rates of speeds (under 50mph). It wouldn't turnover immediately. I would have to wait 20 to 25 seconds each time and then it would start, almost as if the system resets itself. It's pretty scary when you have to young children and your on a freeway and your car all of a sudden stalls. The second problem I'm having is a very loud noise coming from the rear end. I pointed my side mirror down towards my backtire. I watched as the rearend made a load cluncking noise and it was as if the back tire was being pushed outwards. The third problem is my passenger side rear window just dropped into the door. The motor still works I can hear it. And last but no least my left turn signal blinks extremely fast and then sometimes it doesn't. my car is currently at the Jeep dealership. I think it's kind of funny that the guy wants to charge me $200 to investigate the problems I'm having to find out what it is. Thanks to everyone's complaints I can call him and tell him the problems, as if he didn't already know. Goodluck to everyone.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152007


  • 102,000 miles
Premature rust through on window frame around rear hatch glass. Most likely caused by water leaking through the rear upper brake light.

- Jeddo, MI, USA

problem #1

May 052008

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 5,423 miles
Front and back parking lights inside burned (I think it is called the sockets or housing) transmission place said there is something wrong in the engine or transmission, check engine light keeps coming on and sometimes the transmission sounds to loud, they can't figure out what it is. This veh. Is a family veh. We have kids and a grandchild.

- Worcester, MA, USA

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