hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,562 miles

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2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Jun 032016


  • 125,000 miles


There have been numerous complaints on online forums on the Jeep Liberty limited edition with the sky slider. Basically, there are reports on the sky slider coming off the track and flying off of the vehicle. My sky slider personally will not close because of a "system fault" Jeep tells me and only some Jeep dealerships have the knowledge on how to fix a sky slider. They want to charge $3K to fix the roof, but they are acknowledging that it is a consistent issue with this vehicle, that the sky slider will not close all the way, which results in it coming off at high speeds.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #32

Oct 302015


  • 77,000 miles
This is our second problem since 2010 when we purchased vehicle that the slider sunroof has come off it's tracks. The first time it was about a month after we purchased it and cost $1400 to fix now for no reason it just popped off and bows and track broke. Rained in her car and shorted out electrical. This is a piece of crap and when I look at all the complaints it should be something they are liable for fixing because now its going to cost 3500 and Jeep dealers are telling us they don't want to deal with it because it has been an issue from the beginning. What is wrong with this that Jeep people don't want to take responsibility for their faulty products and the NHTSA is not making them. They have quit making this for a reason. Because it was faulty and not something that would work. Now vehicle owners are stuck with no options. Please consider helping us! my daughter is in nursing school and I'm a single mother. What are our options. Jeep dealerships don't want these cars back!

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #31

Apr 162014


  • miles
Bueno hearquart Toyota me vendiÓ este carro sin decir que ES chocado, que al techo que ES de lona le entra aire Y toda la lluvia. Estuve varias semana viÉndolos para que me lo arreglaran Y nada. Me dijeron que cobraban 2500$ una suma muy alta Y para colmo el vehÍculo no vale ni la mitad en que me lo vendieron. Este dealer me estafo.nunca me hablo claro. Espero me ayuden. Gracias

- Hialeah , FL, USA

problem #30

Dec 202014


  • 81,650 miles


Two claims filed per this complaint. 1) sky slider leak; failure - overhaul/replacement required due to track/cable failure. Was leaking into vehicle, as well as leaking into dome light. Inspected per Jeep authorized dealer, confirmed sky slider no longer properly sealing and has failed, requiring total system overhaul and replacement. Referencing various NHTSA documented claims, it already a known issue and in need of resolution.. I was responsible for paying all costs associated with repair, which was over $4000 total. Additionally, the vehicle has suffered a substantial drop in overall resale value due to vehicles reputation for having costly defects and overlooked for recall and warranty. Dealer performed repair at my expense, but I am currently requesting that this claim is properly reviewed for a proper, more cost-effective solution to defective unit. 2) vehicle suffers from temporary rough idle and significant drops in RPM's, nearly stalling itself out. Also begins suffering from intermittent loss of vehicle and device related functions such as loss of horn function, intermittent or partial lights function or window operation. On 2 different occasions while operating under the erratic conditions, the rear window hatch unlocked itself as though the button was hit on mfr. Key fob. These issue occurs randomly and typically last no more than 5 minutes before normal operation returns. Due to lack of information on the cause of this issue, what components are effected and what the specific defect is capable of performing, it is something needing to be looked into for proper resolution.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #29

Dec 012014


  • 82,000 miles
Sunroof leaking badly noticed a small amount earlier but lately has gotten worse. Headliner is stained from the leak. Drivers floorboard is wey from leak.

- Milford, MA, USA

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problem #28

Mar 092015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that there was water built up in the dome light which allowed water to leak into the vehicle. The vehicle started to smell like mold from water entering the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Bud Lake, NJ, USA

problem #27

Apr 152015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


I have only owned the 08 Liberty for 3 months now and I started seeing little spots near the curtain airbags on both driver and passenger side, but when it rains a lot or I get my car washed the spots get bigger and now it's coming down from the map light which to me is very dangerous and distracting while not to mention its leaking on the cars components as well. It also has started making some lights not work. I'm not sure if I'm right but I do see spots behind the windshield so I don't know if it's the windshield but it's coming in much father now.

- Uxbridge , MA, USA

problem #26

Apr 012015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. While driving at 50 mph, the sky slider roof fractured from the rear part of the vehicle while it was closed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the roof, frame, and head liner needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Cardondale, PA, USA

problem #25

May 272014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 68,900 miles
I was driving my 2008 Jeep Liberty skyslider on a local road at around 40 mph. The roof ( a convertible type) began rattling and came off the tracks while in the close position causing the roof to fly up. I contacted Jeep and they have no remedy for this although after looking this up online, there are tons a similar incidents. A car in which the roof flies up is a major safety hazard and Jeep should be liable since this doesn't seem to be an isolated incident.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #24

Mar 262014


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns 2008 Jeep Liberty limited edition. The contact stated that water was leaking into the vehicle from the ceiling above the dome light area. Additionally, water would leak into the trunk. The failure would occur whenever it would rain. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Garfield Heights , OH, USA

problem #23

Apr 212014


  • miles


The retractable sky roof came loose on the highway going 65 mph (it was raining and rain came into the cab) the roof will not work now and is parked in the garage unusable. Dealer says will cost approx $3000 to repair.

- Berea, KY, USA

problem #22

Jan 032014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number:13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline and structure) but was advised by the dealer that the parts needed to complete the repair were not available. The contact received the notice several months ago. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the recall repair would be performed.  there are no failures at this time.

- Dundalk, MD, USA

problem #21

Jun 192013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty 4X4. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline structure) and stated that the required part was not available to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #20

Jun 132012


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that water would leak water into the vehicle when there was rain or inclement weather. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic, who cleaned the traps but that to no avail. The mechanic suggested the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer. The contact did not take the vehicle to a dealer. The failure mileage was 62,000. The VIN was not available.

- East Petersburg , PA, USA

problem #19

Jan 082014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the sky slider malfunctioned and failed to close. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the sky slider track needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 50,000. Updated 2/25/14

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #18

Jan 062014


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the sky slider that opened the top had malfunctioned and the failed to close. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the sky slider track needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #17

May 052012


  • miles
The skyliner roof on our 2008 Jeep Liberty limited 4X4 is very noisy at driving speeds or on windy days and as many other owners with this option have stated the roof does not close all the way, I have to manually lock it back into the closed position. It doesn't open properly either the problem seems to be with the track and cable system. It could be a safety issue if it blew open while driving. With this being such a persistent problem with this option there really should be a recall. Maybe heavier duty components and cable could be a sufficient fix for the problem.

- Bettendorf, IA, USA

problem #16

Nov 152013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
The 2008 Jeep and years after all have a defective skyslider(as far as I know every single person I spoke with that has a sky slider had some malfunction) which seems to be a huge safety concern. This panoramic roof constantly malfunctions, the replacement parts cost almost a 1/4 of the vehicle cost and when it breaks it usually is not fixed properly. The concern is, it can come flying off at high speeds causing possible injury, also makes vehicle un-secure due to being accessibly by the roof, also causes rain, and other contaminants to enter the cabin area. I understand that Chrysler is under government protection due to it financial situation but there is no reason they can not recall, repair, or have a engineered replacement for this due to the amount of complaints and issues it has.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #15

Jan 142009


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, water began leaking through the retractable sky slider, allowing air inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the structure of the roof was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but recurred on three occasions. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 61,701.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 242013


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the retractable sky slider fractured off while the sky slider was closed. The contact took the vehicle to local mechanic, who stated that the entire track needed to be replaced. The contact did not have the sky line slider replaced. The contact did not have the unit replaced. The contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Camarac, FL, USA

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