really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,364 miles

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2004 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 192015


  • 154,000 miles


I bought a Goodyear tire for my Jeep Liberty and the tire failed and upon inspection there was a tear on the side wall of the tire which was unrepairable and had to be replaced. This is a defect in the tire and not from road hazards

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #10

Apr 202014


  • miles
My daughters were driving home and the rear tire slid on some gravel and it appeared she over corrected and they went over an embankment and rolled at least 8 to 10 times. At some point while they were rolling both of their seatbelts (both front seat)came unhooked and caused my youngest daughters head to hang out the window. People should know that this will or may occur in an accident of this type for their safety.

- Lowman, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 262012


  • miles
2004 Jeep Liberty. Consumer request refund for defective tire. The consumer stated he purchased a set of four tires for his daughter's vehicle. Approximately two months after the tires were installed, the right rear tire blew out while his daughter was driving. A visual inspection of the tire was performed and it did not appear that his daughter ran over any type of hazard. It seemed that the tire had just exploded. Nexen roadian ht SUV 235/70R16.

- Courtland, VA, USA

problem #8

Aug 202009


  • 98,000 miles


1. normal usage under normal conditions. Vehicle is driven daily on highway and side streets; never off road or in areas of construction. 2 three separate incidents there has been tire flats from foreign objects on the road. First incident 12/22/2008 in sidewall causing replacement 2nd incident 6/1/2009 in tread requiring repair; third incident 8/19/2009 on sidewall causing replacement. 3. first incident required tire replacement, 2nd incident tire repair, 3rd incident tire replacement. Old tires are kept by supplier. Two replacements required in less than two years.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #7

Aug 272007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that he can only purchase P215\75\R16 sized tires because there are no snow tires available for his vehicle. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 40,000. The consumer stated tried several different departments to obtain the snow tires to no avail was informed by dealer if any alterations were made to the size of the tire the warranty will be null and void. Updated 09/10/07 updated 09/10/07

- Bethel, ME, USA

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problem #6

Dec 292006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
I was pulling out of a parking spot, where my car was parked. I drove approximately 5 feet and felt like I hit something. I got out of my car and saw that my front passenger's side tire had come off. The tire fell off/rim was damaged, there was fluid leaking from under the car, and there was damage done to the body of the car- fender. All of the tire bearings are being checked/replaced.

- West Henrietta, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 012006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


- the contact stated that passenger's front side tire was defective. The contact stated that the tire had a big white line on the outside of it, and that the tires never impacted anything.

- Little Neck, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 232005


  • miles
Identical situation to case # 10091230. While driving on a wet road from previous days rain my 2004 Jeep Liberty lost control while traveling out of a turn at 20 mph and went off the road down an embankment and crashing into a tree. I have found numerous other complaints about this same situation here: www.1010tires.com/tirereviews/goodyear_wrangler_sr-A_tire_reviews2.html the issue appears to be a compatibility issue with the Goodyear Wrangler tires and the Jeep Liberty with a short wheel base and light rear end. These tires are good on dry surfaces but are extremely poor on wet conditions.

- Boulder Creek, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 032005


  • miles
Safety concern rs-a Goodyear Eagle tire blowout with less than 4,000 miles on the tire. There was a 4 inch irregular cut on the tire.

- South Burlington, VT, USA

problem #2

Sep 252004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Goodyear faulty tires caused 3 tires to blowout simultaneously while driving, vehicle ended up in ditch.

- Winfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 092004

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
2004 Jeep libery limited 4WD, VIN 1J8-gl58kx4W-255517, tires: Goodyear Eagle R-sa P235/70R16, mileage: Approx. 1,000 (approx 1 month old). Rear end of car skids dangerously in low-speed turns, on normally wet (not puddled) roads, when in 2wd. This has happened several times in the last 3 weeks, always in slow-speed Suburban driving. (thank god.) skid happens when you make either a right or left hand turn, and then apply gas during the middle of the turn (as you do to maintain speed in a low-speed turn) at which time, the rear wheels lose traction and skid to the outside of the turn. I understand the Goodyear Eagle R-sa tires are poor in the wet traction dept, but this must be a specially-bad batch, because this skid occurs so readily. Dealer service manager (georgetown Jeep, georgetown, ct) admits that wet weather traction is a problem for the Liberty and he says "we advise using 4 wd when the roads are wet." Well this floored me! no one told us that when the car was delivered. And the owners manual does not say this. Chrysler/Jeep says they will not do anything more. They will not have the tires tested, for example.

- Westport, CT, USA

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