really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2010 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle accelerated independently and crashed into three additional vehicles. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the contact was awaiting diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified and was referred to NHTSA but offered no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 40,000...updated 01/30/13 the consumer stated the vehicle was traded in to the dealer. Updated 2/4/2013

- Cambridge Springs, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 162011


  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Liberty. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph when the accelerator pedal became stuck as the vehicle rapidly accelerated. The contact shifted into neutral to stop the failure however, the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact merged to the shoulder and powered off the vehicle. The vehicle was able to be restarted and was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised the contact that the accelerator sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred one year later. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 23,000.

- Bristol, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202010


  • 6,000 miles
Jeep Liberty, 2010. Left house and drove ~ 100' to the first stop sign and made a full stop. Started to drive away and there was an immediate lurch and thrust of acceleration, with limited and/or loss of steering and/or braking ability. The Jeep jumped a curb and struck a pedestrian and mailbox. Causing injury to the person and damage to the car and mailbox.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #1

May 262010


  • 2 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 8 to 20 mph the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. He engaged the accelerator pedal to its full capacity and the vehicle would only accelerate up to 18 mph. He was forced to drive onto the emergency lane. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure occurred twice. The failure mileage was 2 and the current mileage was 380.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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