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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,362 miles

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2012 Jeep Liberty body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 092013


  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. While the vehicle was parked, the headliner became completely wet due to rainy conditions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where repairs were made to the seals. The contact stated that a whistling noise was heard from the sky slider roof after the repair was done. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,000.

- Hertford, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012


  • miles
Have a Jeep Liberty 2012 with retractable roof. Have had leaking problems since I've owned the Jeep. It is now in the electrical and hoping it doesn't catch fire or something. They have tried to fix, there is no fix for this problem. They only made one year of the Liberty with the retractable roof because of this problem. My worry is that now it's in the electrical part of the Jeep. Is this a safety item?

- Grain Valley, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 172014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Opened the driver side door while the car was parked to find a foot of water that leaked in from the fabric of the driver's side roof.

- Mamaroneck, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 032013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 6,450 miles
After going thru a car wash, I was touching up the back of the vehicle when I noticed the exhaust pipe was rusted. I called the dealership on mon, stated my finding and reminded the service rep that I had purchased the vehicle brand new ~6 months ago (therefore was under warranty) I set up to drop it off on wed @12pm. ~ 30 minutes, after I was shuttled to work, the service mgr called and told me the rust was normal and only "surface rust". however, is going to replace it to keep the customer service up. I suggested some sort of coating to prevent another premature rusting, being many other occurrences have been reported but was told that can't be done. I hope tom when I am picked up to retrieve my Jeep that I won't be disappointed!

- Omaha, NE, USA

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