hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,768 miles

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2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Sep 222016


  • 80,000 miles


Intermittent problem. When starting car, wipers come on and turn signals fail to work. The only way to get wipers to stop is to pull the fuse. Turn signals remain inoperable. This problem has been ongoing for over 2 years. Have taken vehicle to dealer multiple times. Dealer claims they cannot locate a problem; however, there clearly is a problem. Do not feel safe driving car with wipers going and no turn signals. We have also had issues with interior lights remaining on. Very distracting to driver at night. Again, took vehicle to dealer and they cannot find a problem. Please help issue occurs while vehicle is stationary and in motion. We drive city and highway streets.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #23

Apr 122016


  • miles
Airbag light keeps flashing while driving. Jeep shakes as if unstable or struts the suspension and my visibility due to the defroster and wipers don't work properly.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #22

Jul 152015


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. While driving 70 mph, the sky slider failed to completely close. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed, but the results were unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Starkville, MS, USA

problem #21

Mar 202016


  • 157,000 miles


Driving on city street when horn began intermittently beeping and wipers and washers front and back activated. Pulled off to side of road, removed key, engine continued to run, along with horn, wipers, washers and locks continued to intermittently activate. Lasted 15 minutes and this is the 5th time happening. After certain amount of time car functions normally. One instance occurred at night and lights turned off.

- Nekoosa, WI, USA

problem #20

Jan 012015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the adhesive would not hold the rear window in place and water leaked through the window. In addition, the odometer displayed an error message. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Graham, WA, USA

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problem #19

Aug 242015


  • 68,000 miles
While pulling into parking space, horn suddenly blows, wipers and washers come on, lights come oncar bucks. Brought to dealer kept for 3 days, no answer. 3 days later car parked horn blows wipers on, doors lock. 2 days after car parked same thing. Dealer can find no codes. Repeat of same incidents from 8/20/14, same response from dealer.

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #18

Jun 092009


  • 15,000 miles


Almost 8 months after purchasing my vehicle the sunroof and back windshield started leaking water when ever it rained.I took the vehicle into the dealership and paid to have it repaired however it leaked again plus now the water has stained the material. Plus the electric has shorted out and this was repaired. A third time of the water leaking and replacing the seals has not helped. When the weather is bad we can not drive the car due to water leaking on to passengers plus afraid to drive the vehicle for fear of breaking down with electrical problems. This is the third Jeep that we have owned.

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #17

Jul 062015


  • 86,100 miles
Driving on the freeway at 70mph when the ac compressor seized and blew the bearings out. Oil got on belt which caused it to slip on power steering pulley which slightly increased steering effort. Ac compressor is used to operate defogger. Since ac compressor is broken, defogger will not work and visibility may not meet federal standards depending on weather.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #16

May 242015


  • 156,000 miles
Driving at 40 when the horn, wipers, and lights start going crazy. Had to pull over and restart the car to get it to stop. Took it to the dealer, they diagnosed the tpim to be faulty and it would cost 1200 to fix. Come to find out the tpim has been recalled by chrysle but not for the 2008 models.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #15

May 252015


  • 62,000 miles
I started my Jeep Liberty and the windshield wipers started going when the switch was in the off position. I turned on my headlights and they stopped. When I got home I took disconnected the neg wire on the battery to reset the computer in Jeep and I hooked it back up after 20 mins and where the mileage is shown it said error.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #14

Feb 112015


  • 94,000 miles


When drivers door was opened, vehicle horn, wipers both front and rear all began to operate and I was unable to start and maintain the engine running, it was necessary to disconnect the battery terminal in order to stop everything. A month later, I was in town and it did the same thing. In April while coming to a stop sign the vehicle stopped running and the horn, wipers and lights all began operating. I was able to control the vehicle until it stopped. The battery had to be disconnected in order to get the vehicle to run. The next afternoon, it did it again however disconnecting and reconnecting the battery did not solve the problem. I had to leave the battery disconnected all night in order for the vehicle to reset.

- Frazier Park, CA, USA

problem #13

May 182015


  • 63,000 miles
1st incident occurred in March 2013. I was driving to work in a 25mph zone. Suddenly, the horn started beeping, windshield wipers (front and rear) were going, washer fluid was pouring out, power door locks where going on and off. Had to pull over because I could not see with the fluid spraying out at full speed. I turn the car off and removed key from the ignition and this continued to go on for 5 minutes. Brought the car to manfredi dealership. They replaced the tipm module which was very costly. A year and 1/2 later on May 18, 2015, I experienced the same exact problem. There is definitely a major flaw with this part. It's extremely dangerous when this occurs on a highway/turnpike doing the speed limit. This part should be recalled immediately. I should not be responsible to pay for yet another tipm. When I called the dealer they explained it's only a 1 year/12 months guarantee, but this part should last at least 5 years. Really"?"

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #12

Feb 242015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 70,457 miles
When using my remote to unlock my 2008 Jeep Liberty, the horn starts honking, the windshield wipers (front and back) turn on, the windshield washers (front and back) shoot fluid, the door locks won't open and the headlights turn on and off. This has happened four times in the last two months. The headlights have also started turning off while driving and I'm unable to turn them back on.

- Mountain Home, AR, USA

problem #11

Sep 082014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the lights flashed, horn activated and windshield wipers with wiper fluid independently turned on. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the tipm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Gore, VA, USA

problem #10

Apr 162014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
February 2014: Opened my car with the key when the fob wouldn't work. Horn and radio blared, both front and rear windshield wipers turned on, in addition to all dashboard lights. Continued for 10 minutes until battery was disconnected. In that time, the car would not start. After 5 minutes, the battery was reconnected and the car started without issue. April 2014: While turning into a gas station, my Jeep completely stopped. After waiting 2 minutes it started again. I took it to my local mechanic who cleaned corrosion around the battery. 2 weeks later, I was driving on a 3 lane highway, began to decelerate and at approximately 25mph, the Jeep's engine turned off. At the same time, all of the dashboard lights turned on in addition to the horn and windshield wipers. Thankfully I was able to coast to the shoulder without incident, where the Jeep continued the same behavior for about 10 minutes, and then abruptly stopped. The car would not start again until the battery was disconnected and then reconnected. I brought it to a Chrysler dealer that evening and detailed the issues. They monitored it for 3 days, but ultimately returned the car stating they could not find any issues but could replace module for almost $1000! May 2014: Replaced the battery and had minimal issues including windshield wipers randomly starting and stopping, but no horn or shut down issues, until... June 2014: A similar incident occurred that mirrored the April deceleration incident. At this point I disconnected my horn--a safety issue, but the blaring was becoming increasingly inconvenient. A week later the car turned off while pulling into a parking space. When I exited the the store and attempted to start the car, it started without incident. Since June, the Jeep has only exhibited minor issues such as the windshield wipers randomly starting, but it's only a matter of time.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #9

Jun 162014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 111,214 miles
Got out my truck at walmart and the doors automatic locked when I closed the driver door the lights started flashing and the locks started locking and un locking. That was on June 3,2014. The really bad one happen on june16,2014 when I had my daughter and grandbaby with me I got out the car and it locked as usual and the lights started flashing and I could not get my daughter or grandbaby out it was very hot outside and I thought I was going to have to break the window. I am very afraid to drive my Jeep. I feel trapped in it and I feel like something is going to happen if my kids or grandbaby is in there and it want let me in. I wake up some mornings and the battery is dead and want crank leaving my kids late for school. Please help.

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #8

May 012014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that water was entering the cabin through the windshield and there was water on the floor. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 68,470.

- Lagrange, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 182013


  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated while driving approximately 56 mph he activated the rear defroster and smelled a burning odor. The contact also heard a loud banging sound and noticed that the rear glass shattered. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Douglaston, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 052010


  • 115,660 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, he attempted to use the windshield washer but it failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the power control module would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 115,660.

- Discovery Bay, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 202013


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the driver's side window failed and fell into the door panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 60,000.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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