hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,051 miles

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2011 Jeep Liberty electrical problems

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2011 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Oct 142015


  • 430,021 miles


"takata recall" I had this vehicle for over a year. About two months in it started shutting off, all the lights on the dashboard lights up for no reason. Sometime when I drive the headlights shut of and the vehicle starts shaking tremendously. The vehicle occasionally stops when I am driving on the interstate or wherever. I have taken it in on numerous occasions but the dealer cannot seem to find the problem.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #20

Aug 062016


  • 39,700 miles
Own 2011 Jeep Liberty, problem is thetipm dash lights on, are ABS, traction control, air bag, check engine, brakes, seatbelt, speedometer. At first they re flashed it and up dated software, which ended up being 3 times, at no charge obviously they know theres a problem, now they said need to replace tipm 1100 $ to replace ( so much for no charge )after replacement, now they say the ABS module is bad unother 600$,did they cause that problem from re-flashing 3 times, did re-seach there are thousands @ thousands upon thousand of complaints

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #19

Jul 262016

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the occupant restraint module (orc) needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V282000 (air bags, electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000. Updated 10/28/16

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #18

Jun 092016


  • 109,000 miles


After filling my gas tank and grocery shopping, I came out to my car and it wouldn't start, I then had it towed to my local Jeep dealership, they diagnosed it as a faulty tipm sensor, after researching online, turns out I am one of hundreds of thousands dealing with the same issue, Chrysler should have to be held responsible for knowingly continuing to install faulty sensors and then not assisting with repairs. Outrageous!!! what is the point of investing in an american brand when they are not held accountable?? losing all my faith...

- Spring City, PA, USA

problem #17

May 252016


  • 91,500 miles
I own a 2011 Jeep Liberty sport 4X4. The tipm is failing. When the car warms up, all of the dash warning lights illuminate, the speedometer fails and the accelerator fails. On some occasions the Jeep fails to idle and dies, on other occasions the car idles too high on it's own like someone is revving the engine all on its own. I have taken it to the dealership and they have diagnosed a faulty tipm module, which will cost $1200 to replace. However, they are unable to obtain a tipm module due to none being available. I was told it could be months before they can get one in, due to the massive demand. I noticed there is a recall on this module for 2011 Jeep Liberty's manufactured after June 2011. My vehicle was manufactured before that date. I see that Chrysler recently settled a class action law suit for this same problem in other vehicles. I work for a prestigious product liability law firm and plan to look into another class action. This problem needs to be recalled for all affected vehicles.

- Lexington, MO, USA

problem #16

Feb 132016


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Liberty. On several occasions, the headlights and windshield wipers operated independently. The contact also stated that the driver and passenger turn signal indicators failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Thomasville, NC, USA

problem #15

Dec 142015


  • 62,000 miles


I was driving in town 30 miles per hour, and the lift gate light came on. I opened and shut the gate and the indicator light went off. I started to drive again and the light came on agin which causes the interior lights to come on and shine right in my eyes. I am going to get it fixed, they said there is corrosion in the switch and it causes the problem. The other thing is when it gets cold out, I can't lock the doors. If I do in 5 to 15 minutes the lights start flashing and the horn starts honking, until I unlock the doors. This happened last year when it got cold also. When I took it in to have it looked at, it was not doing this, so they said just see what happens. Now it is cold and it is acting up again. I work at a prison and need to lock my vehicle. I can't drive it to work at all right now.

- Manson, IA, USA

problem #14

Oct 312015


  • 43,000 miles
Today and six days ago I parked my Jeep, turned off the ignition and removed my key. I went to start my car about one hour later and there were no display lights on my dashboard. The vehicle would not start and the shift lever could not be moved. I thought I might have a dead battery. A friend stopped by my car. He tried to start the car with my key. No electrical power or lights were present. He opened the hood and said everything looked fine. He closed the hood hard. He put the key in the ignition and moved it around. The display lights came on and the car started. I had the battery checked and it was fine. I put a new battery in the car less than one year ago. The same thing happened today while I was at the post office. Is this an electrical problem or a bad ignition? a neighbor said he heard something about an ignition problem with Chrysler.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #13

Apr 262014


  • 34,000 miles
Electrical icons continue to appear on dashboard like traction, ABS, service engine soon, gauge for RPM is 0 mp, engine gauge remain at engine speed. When taken to Jeep dealership for repair I was told there was nothing wrong with the Jeep it is running correctly. And yet the Jeep cut completely down for 10 mins on the expressway. When on the street all icons come on and I have to pull over because Jeep has shut down.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #12

Aug 032015


  • 70,100 miles
So yesterday after work I get in my car and start it, and I noticed my airbag light came on. I figured maybe the sensor was triggered by the hot weather but that still didn't make sense. So I look up what I should do in the manual and it says take it to the dealer (they were closed). The next day, I thought surely the code would clear and all would be well. To my surprise my light was still on. I take my car to the dealership to get checked out (mind you, I have 2 warranties on this car) and I just know it will be covered. Wrong! I was shocked and dismayed to find out that my airbag has 2 problems, the seat belt sensor has blown out and the the airbag module is blown out (meaning it will not deploy if I get in an accident). On top of all this, neither of these problems are covered by my $4,000 warranty and will cost me $910 before taxes. Seriously"?" I shouldn't have to pay a dime extra for what I was under the impression of already purchasing: A safe vehicle. This is absolutely unacceptable. Please do something about this soon. Someone could die.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 242015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 47,500 miles


While driving home from the grocery store, the dome lights and gate open warning light came on. Since it was after dark, the light from the dome light was blinding and made it very difficult to see. I immediately pulled over and checked the tailgate. The tailgate and window were both firmly latched. When starting to drive again, it went out but almost immediately came back on. Fortunately I was about a mile from home and made it home without incident. This should be reported to the NHTSA as a potential crash problem as the bright light suddenly coming on could cause an accident. I know there are some other electrical recalls for this model and year Jeep and this should be added to the list.

- Allegany, NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 012014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
After stopping at a rest area on trip from lucas Ohio to cinccinnati upon leaving found head lights not working. After approx. 1/2 hour lights came on so placed on auto and they work now, but now noticed while driving and it starts raining wipers don't work all the time also when this happens there's no horn, turn signals, or wipers so we are starting to worry about being on highway and starts raining wipers wont work and have needed horn several times and it don't work. We have noticed that when the digital compass on dash is off that the following don't work, including headlight switch, wipers, horn, turnsignals, cruise control, steering wheel radio controls, seems all problems are centered around the compass on dash going off and all steering wheel electrical components!

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #9

Oct 062014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
I tried to start my car and, with the exception of the radio and lights coming on, nothing happened. After towing it to a couple locations, the dealership determined that the car--like so many other Jeep--had a faulty tipm. I found this website after a brief search on the internet landed me on this link: www.chryslerproblems.com/problems/defective-tipm.shtml I believe that this part should have been recalled and I should not be on the hook for the repair cost.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #8

Oct 152013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Gate light indicator appeared on dash. This has happened several times since - usual during moist weather conditions. Also, for no reason, the back gate latch has either come apart or broke.

- Horseheadfs, NY, USA

problem #7

Apr 292011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Well, upon buying the vehicle the defects that culminated are left blinker housing, had water condensation, coolant leakage onto engine, water pump replaced, tensioner, lifter replaced, these areas I noticed a chain like rattle and still to this day when vehicle is cold or sometimes started up, will make a chain like rattle.rear shocks were leaking and replaced. Sometimes engine stalls at idle at red lights, but quickly idles beyond 1000 rpms, upon acceleration. Exhaust pipe readjusted, this was noticed by mechanic. Several other problems are occuring, while vehicle has been turned off, myself and family notices a sound coming from the dash, as if C.D. is spining in disc changer while vehicle turned off. Actuator is in need of replacing for A/C, noise is noticed, when either A/C or heater is turned on/off.

- Waycross, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 022013


  • 42,000 miles
TL - the contact owns a 2011 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that anti-freeze was leaking on the passenger side floor board. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the heater coil was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage as 64,000.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #5

May 102012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 23,145 miles
Blower motor failed May 2012. The car was so new that the dealership had to order the part. It was replaced and the heat works but there are a couple weird noises. One, it sounds like it is taxing my alternator like you would normally hear if there was an amplifier installed in the car. And two, on the dash/feet low setting it sounds like there is paper blowing in the wind and heat does not actually come out on the driver side feet until the car is completely warmed up. The dealership kindly replaced a door run channel, no charge, which eliminated some noise and a slight draft coming from the door. The rest of the overall noise was yet to be determined at this point.

- Georgetown, MA, USA

problem #4

Dec 132011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the horn would sound without warning whether the vehicle was being driven or turned off and parked. The horn would also fail intermittently and without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer five times, but the failure had not been resolved. The manufacturer had their engineer's inspect the vehicle and they were unable to find what was causing the failure. The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 15,000. Updated 04/19/12 the consumer stated the horn and the alarm were not working properly. The vehicle has been to the dealer five times, with no fix. Updated 04/27/12

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 212011


  • 1,000 miles
The rear window opens unexpectedly when the vehicle is off and unlocked. This has occurred numerous times, and it may be occurring when the vehicle is locked, as well, however, this has not been confirmed. Since the rear window sometimes opens during rain events, the vehicles interior has a musty, moldy odor as a result of the rear window opening.

- East Moriches, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 092011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
Window not working properly, cannot be fixed by Chrysler?

- Mountain Home, ID, USA

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