hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,657 miles

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2004 Jeep Liberty lights problems

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2004 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Aug 272012


  • 40,000 miles


Headlights switch off and on by themselves. You can hear a click and the lowbeams just go out. I live in a rural area with no street lamps. I almost hit a deer because the headlights went out. This happens all the time and is very dangerous.

- Glassboro, NJ, USA

problem #29

Jun 132014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
My brake lights keep burning out, I have replaced the entire light housing on both sides and now the passenger side brake light has burned out 3 threes times again and the socket that houses the light bulb is burned again after replacing the entire unit last summer.also epecially when it is cold my car doesn't feel like it has any suspension, it makes noises when ever I go over a bump, I have complained about this ever since I bought car brand new to the dealer and they told me nothing is wrong.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #28

Feb 152015


  • 96,126 miles
My headlights turned off for about 5-7 seconds before coming back on again. This happened while I was doing 55mph in a very dark area and made it very difficult to see the road as there were no other cars around. This was quite scary as I had my 6 month old daughter in the car with me. The following morning my headlights turned on and off again 2 times quickly in a row while I was on the freeway traveling at 70 mph. Again my daughter was with me on my way to daycare. This is very dangerous as I cannot see the road and it also appears as if I am flashing my lights at other drivers. Hopefully when I take my vehicle to the dealership this week it can be resolved but judging on the complaints here if I can't duplicate the problem they can't fix it. This is a completely random event that has happened a few times now and is becoming more frequent. It sounds like I'm not the only one having this problem.

- Vadnais Heights, MN, USA

problem #27

Sep 202012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Our Jeep has taken to flashing the headlamps and/or the fog lamps off at any time. When searching the internet for likely causes, we found that this is a very common occurrence and complaints to Chrysler dealers are ignored. A very unsafe condition.

- Debary, FL, USA

problem #26

May 102014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
While driving at night the light cuts off for about 3 to 5 seconds and back on and I hear a clicking noise.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

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problem #25

Jun 122014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
My tail lights don't work the instrument panel stopped lighting up.

- Saint Albans, WV, USA

problem #24

Mar 222014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 172,000 miles


Simply rolled up my window then it stopped and window fell down. Took off the door panel to examine and the cable still moved but made a lot of noise and window didn't move. This is the second time I've had this issue. I replaced the rear passenger window regulator when I purchased the car and now that one is messed up also. The one that recently broke is the front right window. Also my head lamp is showing issue with not coming on and I've already tested the stirring column switch.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #23

Mar 072013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 76,845 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the head lights failed. The contact reactivated the lights and they resumed normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,845.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #22

Oct 302013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The vehicles headlights will flash on and off while driving. It will be intermittent and last for 1-5 seconds. They then have always come back on and stayed on but we never know when it will happen or if the lights will come back on. This has happened several times and there is always a clicking sound in the dash. This is a very dangerous situation. After searching this issue on the internet it seems to be an on going problem covering several years of Jeep Liberty. I can not believe that Chrysler has not been made to fix this safety issue. What will it take to make this happen? I guess no one was killed or maybe not enough people were killed yet.

- Pequea, PA, USA

problem #21

Nov 022013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I have a Jeep Liberty (2004, 2wd, V6) and have a problem with the headlights turning off for a second and then back on for no apparent reason. When this happens the relay can be heard opening and closing. Unfortunately I have not been able to find an accurate electrical schematic (the one in the hayes book does not seem to agree with the wiring in the car). [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #20

Oct 012013


  • miles


Headlights began turning themselves off and on while car was driving at night along highway. Audible clicking heard each time the lights would cycle off or on.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #19

Jul 092011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 74,500 miles
For over two years, my headlights have flickered. Several instances are rapid fire, a few have been for several seconds. A relay type sound will indicate that it is clicking off and on as well. No interior lights are effected. I do not drive my Jeep at night, if at all possible. If I do, I travel as close to a tractor trailer, as I can safely get. I will not drive the car out of town anymore. I reported the issue to my dealer's service department, who claimed they have never heard of the problem.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #18

Jul 152013


  • 79,000 miles
As I press the unlock button on my remote the door remains locked. I needed to have the door opened to change the taillights, but the door couldn't open so I took it to the dealer since I only owned the truck for a year.they said it would cost me about $200 to open the door and change the bulb, . because the door actuator was busted.I couldn't afford that because the bulb only cost me $5.99. I only wanted the door open to change the taillight myself.well I returned home only to tell my neighbor the problem, he took off the panel and un locked the door changed the bulb in 10 minutes and told me the problem is the plastic hinge not the actuator, he rigged a string so that I can unlock the door until I can find the part, but no one sells the part.it is a small latch that unlocks the door. Very simple. The best part is neighbor fixed it for now for free!!

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #17

Mar 082013


  • 430,000 miles
While driving at night. Headlights go off and on. Almost every night. No one knows why it's doing this. Sometimes for 3 to 5 seconds. We need a recall on this, to find out why this is happening. Jeep dealers don't have answers for us, but they can charge us $ 75 for nothing. Some day someone is going to get hurt when lights don't come back on. Don't say we didn't warn you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #16

Nov 132012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 118,657 miles
While driving, the headlights click off then on, off then on. The act is sporadic and comes on with no warning. This is dangerous because the driver ahead of you thinks you are angry at them. I have taken my vehicle to my mechanic. He can not replicate the problem. Nor does his computer equipment indicate any malfunction. I know I am not alone with this problem. No one has the solution.

- Calimesa, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 032012


  • 81,725 miles
This is dangerous... you hear a clicking sound, then your headlights start flashing randomly high to low< low to high. This goes on for about 30 seconds. It is dangerous....I have taken this Jeep to several places and no one can find the problem> Jeep however wants to charge me 90 to tell me they cant find the problem. I see on the internet where this has been going on for a while> you guys need to recall these Jeep before someone gets killed>

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #14

Aug 012011


  • 95,000 miles
Headlights will turn off without warning at various times while driving. Interior lights remain on. Lights may flash on and off up to 4 times within a few seconds. Occurs in hot and cold weather, regardless of bumps in road, may happen just after starting to drive or after many miles. Click sound will be heard inside car when lights go out. Lights may remain off for nearly a second before coming back on. Jeep dealership unable to locate issue, told me to return when lights go out and stay out.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #13

Sep 072011


  • 86,000 miles
For approximately 1yr, the headlights on my Jeep Liberty sport 2004 have been flickering on and off. It use to happen only once and awhile and they would go right back on and then stay on. However recently I have been unable to drive my Jeep at night because the headlights constantly go on and off on me and sometimes stay off.

- Northampton, PA, USA

problem #12

Feb 092012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Headlights go off then back on with a clicking sound under dash. Problem is intermittent. Chrysler case # [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #11

Jul 262012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 80,450 miles
While driving my headlights began to turn on and off by themselves. I hear the click click like they are being turned on or off but it is happening on it's own. This has no happened multiple times and currently I can not drive it at night or during bad weather. It happens in rapidly the cars around think I am flashing lights at them. Very dangerous!

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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