hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,730 miles

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2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #15

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 #14

Mar 122009


  • 99,400 miles
Electrical harness.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #13

Apr 152015


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after the contact disconnected and reconnected the battery cable. On one other occasion, while driving approximately 55 mph, the front headlights independently powered off without warning. The headlights illuminated again when the vehicle was turned off and restarted. On another occasion, while the vehicle was parked, the contact depressed the unlock button on the fobik and the horn consistently sounded and the headlights flashed. The contact detached and reattached the battery cable and the lights powered off and the horn no longer sounded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Booneville, MS, USA

problem #12

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 #11

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

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problem #10

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 #9

Aug 312012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


Check engine light come on and gas cap light also come on the auto start will not work & dash light gets real dime also gps light get real dime/ and there is a real strong smell of gas that comes inside the vehicle while going down the road. The vehicle has been to 4 difference Chrysler dealer ship and computer has been replaced sensor have all been replaced gas tank replaced gas cap replaced.this vehicle has been for these problem 11 times and has never been fixed called Chrysler customer service 6 different times all we get is the run around. The dealer ships drive the vehicle and have put 1,500 mile on the vehicle driving it. Need some know to why this can not be fixed.

- Charleston, MO, USA

problem #8

Sep 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
When vehicle is or is not in motion the vehicles lights, horn, turn signals, instrument gauges, and windshield wiper begin to malfunction and operate on its own squirting all the windshield wiper fluids, headlights flickering, horn honking on it's own and instrument panel gauges flicker and flashing, until either battery dies or battery becomes disconnected.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 222008

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 23,042 miles
History purchased dealership now closed phone 570-888-5555 simmons rockwell dealer#47152 1538 North elmirast. Sayre, pa 18840 service 570-888-2367 E-mail cars@scoville-meno.com scoville-meno-Dodge-chrylser-Jeep po box 249 102 spring St. Sayre, pa 18840 problem history: 12/22/20008 mileage 23,042 unable to shift, car stalled out, no start, electrical problems (replaced shifter & cable to transmission) 07/1/2009 mileage 34,976 electrical problem with door locks, radio not working, 07/20/2009 mileage 36,063 electrical problems & radio works intermittent, lights keeping fluttering, battery keeps going dead & a new battery was put in already. (draw test indicate power draw, radio not going to sleep replaced radio). Dealership has been servicing vehicle on regular basis,2010 electrical problems still happen and even more when weather is cold. We keep replacing the battery...but why should I need to put a new battery in every year, ?Jeep has had intermittent electrical problems since day one, lights, radio, no start, problems my research I have found other customer complaints with this problem....and I found service bulletins that claimed they should have replaced the control module, wiper motor, tcm, PCM. This is just plain wrong, ...got cold... put in another new battery.still having the same problems as day one.....this makes me mad. Problem still exist and now it is out of extended warranty. Current mileage 74,623 and putting in another new battery 2011 Jeep should fix this problem....dealers know about it and claim its a intermittent problem with Liberty's...how about a fixing it....

- Athens, PA, USA

problem #6

Nov 012010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when she attempted to make a left turn, the lights on the instrument panel blinked on and off intermittently. The failure began approximately one year ago. In addition, the interior lights blinked on and off when she accelerated in any direction and at any speed. She was also unable to lock the vehicle once she exited because the locking mechanism was inoperable. As a result, the vehicle was left unattended and unlocked. The dealer had not been notified. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, they did not offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 60,000 and the approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #5

Aug 192011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


While driving to work the car alarm, front and back windshield wipers, and the windshield wiper fluid activated. After a single incident the Jeep Liberty was taken in and had the multifunction switch replaced. The following week the problem happened again, going on and off for 10-15 minutes. The dealership indicated that it was the total integrated power module.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 152010


  • 39,000 miles
My brake light is not functioning. I went to dealership to have them replace bulb, but the dealership checked bulbs and bulbs were good. The dealership has notified me that there is a wiring issue with the brake lights. This is definitely a safety issue. If my brake lights fail during the day or night this could be a huge liability to Chrysler. I have to go back to dealer when I have more time. They said that they did not have time to fix it today. I hope that this is taken care of asap. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Dayton , OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 152009


  • miles
I have 2008 Jeep Liberty. The problem 1) the defrosters are to centrally located and do not clear ice and snow off the entire windshield. 2) the front turning signals get covered with snow and need to be cleaned off everytime there is any snow. The snow lays on the front bumper and covers the turning signals. Both of these are hazards.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 072009


  • 19,000 miles
Signal light fails to turn off immediately when returned to the neutral off) position. During the winter, the turn signal on an 18 deg. F. morning would not turn off till I had driven for about 15 minutes. I carried the vehicle to the dealership (about 25 miles away) but the dealer was unable to recreate the failure. However, now the signal does the same on warmer days but does not always happen and is not predictable.

- Cedar Point, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 022009


  • 50 miles
2008 Jeep Liberty - driving lights very poor illumination. High or low beam. One must drive with the fog lamps and low beam for acceptable illumination.

- London, 00, USA

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