really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,107 miles

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2008 Jeep Liberty brakes problems

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2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 172016


  • 85,000 miles


Severe rusting of all suspension components. Rf and lf cv joints rusted beyond repair. Front brake rotors beyond repair. Jeep dealers said vehicle has severe rusting and unsafe to drive. Was told may not be worth repairing. Most Jeep liberties are covered under a recall except 2008. Dealer said repairs would be in the thousands.

- Grandy, NC, USA

problem #9

May 182015


  • 70,100 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. While the vehicle was parked, a burning odor emitted from the rear driver side wheel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the rear axle drain plug and both front and rear brakes were replaced. In addition, the vehicle was taken to the dealer on two separate occasions. The rear driver side axle drain plug was replaced twice, including the rear driver side brakes. The failure persisted after the repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,100.

- Benton, MO, USA

problem #8

Dec 092015


  • 43,000 miles
Rear caliper is locking up causing the burn to that pad and the rotor. Vehicle was in motion.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #7

Jun 172014


  • 145,000 miles


Purchased vehicle used in 2013 11/17/2015 1. engine continues to run when key is removed from ignition switch. While parked. First noticed last week 11/08/2015 (only as long as the preset time on the radio shut off or the door is opened) 2. with cruise control set and going up hill, transmission down shifts to maintain speed. While trying to keep speed up and then break applied, excessive force is required to dis-engage cruise control. While driving at normal speeds. For as long as I can remember. (break switch has been changed twice) 3. while filling fuel tank at gas station, paying close attention to the pump, fuel will pour out from the filler neck after the pump has shut off. For as long as I can remember. (many occasions) 4. check engine light continuously on. Possible damage to hoses on emissions canister in left rear wheel well due to gas spillage? (as long as I can remember) 5. gas cap indicator comes on at start. Possible damage to hoses on emissions canister in left rear wheel well due to gas spillage? (need to manually turn off, changed gas cap twice) 6. it seems that all things electrical have a delay to their function, flashing high beams, honking horn... while parked or driving. For as long as I can remember. (all of the time)

- Colville, WA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Nov 012014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36,110 miles
The parking brake failed to engage on my 2008 Jeep Liberty automatic transmission. While the parking brake was fully engaged with the Jeep in neutral the Jeep rolled backward and struck the wall causing minor right front fender damage. Fortunately the Jeep hit the wall stopping it from rolling down the driveway into traffic or running over pedestrians. Note; there is a recall on the 2008 Jeep Liberty, Chrysler recall #H28 with manual transmission but not on the automatic which uses the exact same parking brake system. Why isn't there a recall for this vehicle? emergency/parking brake system should be there when you need it and if the hydraulic braking system should fail. This is a vehicle safety alert that must be addressed.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 052014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles


The rear brake calipers and pads are not lasting. I have to replace them every 20.000 miles never had a vehicle that eats through brakes like this one does.

- West Brookfield, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 042013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 48,602 miles
My air compressor started making a terrible screeching noise. The mechanic stated that the air compressor in Jeep do not last after a couple of years. How has this not been rectified? also, my traction and ABS lights come on and cause me to be unable to stop when I press the brakes. This is not from normal wear and tear of driving a car.

- Ashville, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 142014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 48,756 miles
Jeep started to shake. When taking your foot off the gas pedal, auto almost came to a stop. Went straight to repair shop. Caliper assembly was replaced on rear passenger side. Second caliper malfunctioned on June 30, 2014. Parts have been back ordered since July 1, 2014. Chrysler is producing bad parts and although no accidents are reported yet, they will be. This should not be happening on a vehicle with less than 50,000 miles. Webb site has 100's of people with same problem that re-occurs within a short time. Please check into this for all Jeep owners.

- Hubert, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 072008


  • 4,500 miles
With the parking brake fully engaged, the vehicle is fully drive able once automatic transmission is engaged. Warning light, on dash, and alarm sounds but the parking brake does not keep, or even impede, the car from moving. Have had this issue addressed three times, at two different dealerships, and parking brakes do not work.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

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