hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,610 miles

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2010 Jeep Liberty drivetrain problems

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2010 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 152016


  • 60,000 miles


2010 Jeep Liberty spontaneously caught on fire and exploded on Friday April 15, 2016. My stepdad and I were out and we stopped and picked up a pizza on the way home and everything was just fine the whole drive home, no smell, no driving issues, no smoke, no overheating dings, no funky sounds. We pulled into the driveway to park and turned off the car, my stepdad got out first, and when I opened my door I said żooh it smells like fall!ż (I thought the neighbors were having a bonfire or something.) then I saw it and told him żthe car is smoking!ż and I got out of the car and got away from it. He tried to open the hood thinking it was a radiator or something but it was so hot it burned his fingers and then he lifted it a bit with a screwdriver as we went to get the fire extinguisher and we saw the fire start shooting out of the sides. It was so hot and so fast. I screamed at him to get him away from it because I knew it was going to explode, and as soon as he was a bit away from it, the hood did explode up and then it started really shooting flames out and and that's when I called 911. There were several more explosions while we waited on the firefighters. It was totally engulfed in flames in 5 minutes. There is nothing left but a shell, and it was one layer from burning our house down. If we were in it another 60 seconds, weżD have taken that first explosion to the faces. We could have died and we almost lost our house, our barn and another car inside the barn. IżM furious. Other people could die.

- Greensburg, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 052015


  • 43,520 miles
Coolant leak- took to carmax service in hillside, il for diagnosis informed that the coolant was leaking from water pump. Service consultant informed me that he spoke to a guy from jack phelan dealership in countryside, il and was informed that by searching my VIN number in there database that there is a recall on the water pump for my 2010 Jeep Liberty. States that coolant leaks from weep hole in water pump, was then informed that I can bring my vehicle in to be service at no charge because of this recall. Could not find any info online or NHTSA website so that's why I am filing a complaint so a recall can be administered to inform other Jeep Liberty owners of this issue.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 212013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 92,541 miles
Vehicle would not shift into 3rd or 4th gear. It went into limp mode and was stuck into 2nd gear.

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #3

May 312014


  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Jeep patriot 4X4. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph on a highway, the transmission indicator light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle rapidly and independently decelerated up to 20 mph leaving the contact stranded on a deserted highway. The contact was only able to restart the vehicle within an hour. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they were aware of the defect that occurred after 50,000 miles however, they were unable to determine the cause of failure in the software metering system for the transmission fluid and they did not have a remedy. The failure recurred on three occasions. The manufacturer reiterated the same information that the dealer provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Tucsan , AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 062013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 31,600 miles
I got this vehicle on Sep 2013 when took it front the dealer I noticed front end vibration, call for appointment when arrive to dealership they said it needed new tires bought new tires at local pepboys, when back with same problem, they then said again are the tires when they were new.this vibration is coming from front end is very loud sounds like wheel bearing they said that is the way the car is. Alignment was performed, still has vibration now I notice right front tire is wearing on out side could be the camber, non of this repair were done at dealership even under warranty I had to paid out my pocket I don't think is right I am doing the research for those lazy mechanics alignment was perform at pepboys they said the camber on rh tire can't be perform correctly because lower control arm doesn't move out no more. Now when turning the vehicle to the left the wheels seems to be touching, scratching something very hard took it to dealership again after showing that I performed and alignment and they don't know what is causing this I think is unsafe because when I am turning vehicle seems to slow down or something is holding it back I notice that front left brake hose is rubbing the rear of suspension fork at bottom of control arm when turning left there is signs of wear on brake hose same is happening on right could be excessive turning radius on this Jeep that is why may be causing this rubbing noise putting stress on cv axle or bearing.

- North Arlington, NJ, USA

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problem #1

Mar 122012

Liberty 4WD

  • 20,000 miles
Upon acceleration in the 40mph range, the transmission does not shift, and revs higher as if the car is in neutral even though the car is in drive, but the car speed does not increase. The transmission appears to "slip", and does not engage the next gear. The engine races before the next gear engages. This problem has happened on and off since 3,000 miles. Will contact dealer this week.

- Yaphank, NY, USA

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