Notes: On August 16th, 2012 Jeep stopped production of the the Jeep Liberty, marking the end of a troublesome journey for the SUV.

All in all, the 2012 Liberty actually excels off-road, but since 99% of drivers never take this thing off pavement, that becomes somewhat of a moot point. The Liberty suffers from the worst fuel economy in its class (16/22 MPG) and offers an uncomfortable ride with suspect braking ability.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,022 miles

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2012 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 132013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 544 miles


I bought this vehicle new 3-weeks ago and noticed that the defrosters were not clearing the windshield properly. On 3 separate occasions I attempted to clear my windshield using the defrosters and was left with 8" on each side that was not cleared. This is a dangerous obstruction to visibility. I returned to the dealer and left the vehicle overnight, the dealer was not able to correct the problem and reported that it was operating as per design. I believe this represents a dangerous situation and will likely cause accidents.

- North Babylon, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 202011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 5,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the windows would not defrost completely, leaving blind spots at the top and bottom of the front windshield. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was told that there was nothing that could be done to correct the issue. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the contact should have tested the safety features out on the vehicle before purchasing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 5,500. Updated 08/07/12

- Peninsula, OH, USA

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