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 1 of 2)

problem #29

Jun 072015

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 117,302 miles


I was coming from palm beach from a funeral on I 95 North to home in palm bay Florida time was about 9:43pm I was at a speed of 70 mph when my airbag light came on and then all my head lights and lighting in side Jeep went out for about 2 min then came back on highway was very dark and was very scared this happen so when they came back on I proceeded home and about 10:15pm it happened again air bag light came on and all lights failed again came on after about 2min then proceeded again happened at 11 pm when getting off my exit off I 95 exit 173 air bag light came on lights failed again waited 2 min came on again I left Jeep running while the incident happened 3 time drove about 5 mile from exit to my home parked in my garage at time of 11:15pm.made a appointment at gator Dodge on 6/10/15 @ 8am to see why this happened this was very scary moment had my wife and son in Jeep also. Please see why this happen because we could have got in a accident if there was a lot of traffic at that time lucky there was not or I would have not been here to issue this complaint or my family also ! thank you in looking into this very important manner. Sincerely [xxx] VIN #[xxx]2003 Jeep Liberty sport 3.7 mileage at time of issue 117398 date of issue 6/7/2015 mailing address[xxx] home # [xxx] cell # [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #28

Jun 072015


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 70 mph, the headlights and the interior lighting dimmed. The air bag indicator illuminated. The lights came back on after approximately two minutes. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #27

Oct 302014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 154,000 miles
2 weeks after having recall work performed at the dealer, I was driving at night and all of the car lights turned off, the car seemed like it wanted to stall but it did not. This same occurrence has now happen 3 more times.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #26

Sep 192013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles


After turning on the headlights they flicker or go out completely while driving. There is also a loud clicking noise from under the driver side dash board while the lights flicker. I've checked many online websites/community forum sites and there are many postings about this same issue for just about every Jeep make, year and model. Many people have referenced issues with the multi-function switch. With the numerous people reporting this dangerous issue (due to the lights going out while driving at night and some people have experienced issues with aggressive driver thinking the person in the Jeep was flashing their lights in an aggressive manner) I'm surprised their isn't a recall or technical service bulletin...the local dealerships have confirmed on multiple calls they were not aware of any technical service bulletin for the lighting issue.

- Bellbrook, OH, USA

problem #25

Aug 142014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 158,250 miles
Airbag light came on while driving to work. Researched online and saw this has happened in other Jeep.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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problem #24

Aug 152013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the headlights would blink on and off intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000. Updated 12/04/13

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #23

Sep 262013


  • 51,000 miles


Headlights going off for no reason.

- Lowell, MI, USA

problem #22

May 302013


  • 124,000 miles
Headlights are going on and off randomly.

- Kemah, TX, USA

problem #21

Jul 012007

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
3 of the 4 driver side seat mounting brackets broke where the seat mounts to the floor. This is dangerous and I fear that driver's seat will come completely unattached from floor of vehicle in an accident, sudden stop or very soon! many others seem to have these exact same problems with seat mounting brackets. Jeep, Chrysler nor dealers will help with these problems! interior lights come on by themselves unexpectedly and sometimes will not shut off when attempts are made to switch them off. Light switch control seems sporadic and defective. I fear a short circuit resulting in electrical fire from defective light switch control.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #20

Apr 152013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
On 3 separate occasions the headlights have flickered on and off and have flickered from brights to normal.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #19

Nov 232010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


Ever since my issue with the headlights and foglights turning on/off began, I have a constant relay clicking noise to the left side of my steering wheel and my idling RPM's dropped.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #18

Nov 232010


  • 46,000 miles
When driving at night, the headlights and fog lights turned on and off every couple of seconds. I have duplicated the scenario on multiple occasions. Headlights work fine without the fog lights on. When fog lights are turned on, headlights and fog lights turn on/off. I have not used fog lights after a few attempts. Mechanics can not duplicate scenario. They say it may happen only while vehicle is in motion.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #17

Mar 282013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I was leaving from work going about 45 mph, I smelled electrical components burning, before I could pull the Jeep over to the side of the road it shut off unexpectedly leaving me with no power steering and no power brakes, I nearly lost control of the Jeep, by the time I got to the side of the road the smoke had filled the cabin, the smoke was coming from front drivers side dash. Now I have no headlights, wipers, door locks, radio, alarm, int lights, speedometer, engine light is now on. Mechanic investigated and found that the BCM has a large burn hole in it the size of a silver dollar, I was very glad that my daughter was not in the Jeep with me that day, ,

- Interlachen, FL, USA

problem #16

Jul 142012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 63,900 miles
Driving at night when I heard clicking noises near fuse panel left side of steering wheel column; shortly thereafter headlights flashed on and off for approximately 10 seconds. Problem became intermittent but usually occurred while driving at night. Clicking noises persist near fuse panel and headlights flash off and on. Dealership unable to duplicate problem as they said they have not heard of this particular problem, but they tried swapping headlamp relay with driver's door lock relay. However, this solution did not fix the problem. In fact, clicking noises are now heard every time I drive my Jeep, and the headlights continue to randomly flash on and off. The problem now occurs during the day with headlights on as well as at night.this problem has not yet caused an accident, but driving at night with random flashing headlights creates a safety problem with my visibility and other vehicles on the road. Another area of concern deals with the potential responses from other drivers that believe I am flashing them for an aggressive reason. I found online discussions from others Jeep owners experiencing the same problem, but I have not been able to locate how to fix the problem. Random flashing headlights, out of the control of the driver, presents a huge safety risk and should be investigated.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #15

May 182012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 117,000 miles
All lights on veh flickered off for about 1-2 sec turned on and then quick flicker then on again and remained on. The first time I thought it was a fluke then it occurred a total of 3 other times within the year. Last was just recently 1/20/2013 and it shut off for a longer period of time maybe 3-4 sec. I was distance traveling on a high traffic highway at night and now see the safety concerns. Since the first occurrence I have replaced the battery. The entire light panel inside the vehicle as well as the exterior lights are affected. Other issues I have experienced since owning the veh in 2002 is the side passenger power lock no longer functions, still does not function. I have had to replace the passenger rear window regulator. In 2007, the glass just fell down one day did not break. Placed a stick in door panel to hold up glass and finally replaced it in 2011.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
Light turn off & on random, for a second. Not safe to be driven at night.

- Fort Woth, TX, USA

problem #13

Nov 052012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 112,700 miles
While driving headlights momentarily shut off. There is a click under the dash, and they go off when on low beam, if on high beam they switch to low beam. Had this problem occur several times. My mechanic is un able to find the problem, and from checking with other Liberty owners this is a recurring issue.it is not only annoying but extremely dangerous.

- Danielsville, PA, USA

problem #12

Sep 032012


  • 134 miles
Headlights begin to flicker off and on then they go out for several seconds while driving in the dark needless to say. Then come back, then continue to flicker off and on numerous times before staying on for a period of time. This can cause a serious accident and is not safe for no one. A recall should be made for Jeep Liberty. After looking up the problem on headlights flickering I noticed that there are many complaints about this issue. Please check into the matter as soon as possible. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Crane, MO, USA

problem #11

Jun 052012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 106,532 miles
Headlights turn off for a few seconds then back on while speeding up and braking.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #10

Apr 122003

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 10 miles
Computer failure, engine cut off, interior lights, five window motors and glass..car should be recalled..safety issues.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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