really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,250 miles

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2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 242014


  • miles


Last February my Jeep started acting funny. The horn, wipers, fluid, raido, seat, and lights all went crazy while driving. Thinking that it was a battery or spark plug issue I replaced both. No luck. The next day I stated my car ABS the horn would not shut off. I disconnected the battery and had it towed for diagnosis. Tipm good I was told. 2 days later same thing. I brought my vehicle to another mechanic but this time asked to see the schematics. There is only one common component the tipm. No engine issues found, tipm tested for a week, no results. Got my car back and one week later recorded the car doing exactly what I had stated. This system only has 1 check with results either good or bad. I looked up recalls-none, called Jeep and complained about how dangerous this is. I'm not incredibly tall so for my seat to move itself backwards while driving was scarey! I ended up going to a Jeep dealership convinced this was the issue and had the box replaced and system reset. One yr later still no issues. I still have the videos as proof of this claim. Please realize all times this happened with the exception of the horn going off, battery disconnected, I was driving on the hwy going into street traffic. Only once was the weather incredibly bad; raining to the point of flooding. Because I live in upstate NY there was also snow and ice present. Due to my vehicle acting up, I chose not to take my niece's over the weekend as I typically did. Being responsible I couldn't let something happen with a then 4 year old in my car.

- West Henrietta, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 042014


  • miles
1, all lights come on dash; check engine, 4WD, brake, ABS - all of them, each time I have it checked but the codes will not register stating not found 2. roof leaks at back of cargo area with heavy rain or when vehicle gets washed 3, when adding fuel, doesnt automatically stop and gas spews out all over 4. locks will randomly lock and unlock. 5. radio will stop and start

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 262014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
There has been an intermittent issue where the check engine light comes on followed by the traction control light (usually after making a left hand turn.) when this first started the vehicle was still under warranty, and went to Jeep. They had our Liberty for several days and swapped out the cam and crankshaft sensors to "fix" this problem. The car again was acting up within a month or so, and when we called the dealer back to bring it back in they advised us that the extended warranty that we paid a lot of money for was now expired. I took it to a local auto parts store to have the codes read. It was again code C121C, in conjunction with the codes relating to faulty cam and crankshaft sensors. Since the service department stated that they replaced the cam and crankshaft sensors. I replaced the needed parts and this lasted maybe 20 miles, prior to the lights coming back on. I attempted to replace them a second time thinking I may have gotten a defective part or two, but it wound up being the same end result; about 10-20 miles in the check engine light and traction control lights came on. This prevented the vehicle from shifting into over drive, it prevents the vehicle from accelerating at a normal speed, and above 50 mph the whole vehicle will wildly shutter when you let your foot off the gas. Jeep will not warranty the drive terrain even though the state the vehicle should have a 100K mile warranty on the drive terrain.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #1

May 102010


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, he attempted to brake while maneuvering the vehicle to avoid crashing into another vehicle which was stopped. The electronic stability control prevented the vehicle from successfully maneuvering. As a result, the vehicle was involved in a rollover crash. The contact sustained a broken wrist and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a towing yard. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000.

- Greenville, MI, USA

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