really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
42,740 miles

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2004 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #3

May 042012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 98,220 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Liberty. The contact was driving approximately 2 mph when she attempted to make a turn and suddenly a loud noise emitted from outside of the vehicle. The contact stopped the vehicle in order to inspect it and noticed the fuel tank detached and was on the ground. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and repaired. The technician stated both fuel tank straps were completely covered with rust. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,220. Updated 7/16/12 updated 07/18/12.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 312006

Liberty 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My beautiful 32-yr. Old daughter was killed recently when the vehicle she was driving, a 2004 Jeep Liberty, was rear-ended on the interstate by a Ford F-150 going 60 mph. Within seconds of the impact, her vehicle exploded and burst into flames. As a result, my daughter burned to death. Since my daughter's death, I have learned that the fuel tank and filler neck on the Jeep Liberty (and Jeep Grand Cherokee) was designed and installed in a location (behind the rear bumper) that is susceptible to rupture or puncture in a rear-end collision. When gasoline escapes from a ruptured or punctured fuel tank, a high risk of fire and explosion exists. Because of this terrible tragedy and tremendous loss of such a beautiful life, I feel an obligation to warn everyone of the potential danger when driving these vehicles. Chrysler knows about this problem as they have had other lawsuits regarding fires and fuel tank explosions, but it's less costly for them to settle out of court then to redesign or recall the vehicle. Chrysler doesn't want the public to know, but I think the public has a right to know.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #1

Sep 302005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
My wife was in a mva with our 2004 Jeep Liberty with 30,000 miles on it, she was hit from behind by a Plymouth neon at about 30 miles per hour upon impact the Jeep which I thought was one of the safest vehicles on the highway burst into flames thank god my wife acted fast and got herself and her niece and nephew out with only minor injuries if something had jammed or not worked right after the impact they would be dead, with in minutes of them getting out of the Jeep it blew into a giant inferno I can say that god was watching over them that day. I have since done research and this issue and it has been an on going thing with Jeep since 1995 how can this be allowed just for them to make the all mighty dollars. This is a true crime and they get no punishment. They built the Jeep with the Ford pinto design.

- Moira, NY, USA

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