CarComplaints.com 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.

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,676 miles

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2012 Jeep Liberty brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 012019

Liberty

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The tipm(total integrated power module) has sticking or defective relays, fails to properly work on factory installed trailer hitch, and now rear braking lights staying on, causing a dead battery. I had to pull a fuse to stop this. The tipm has had a long history of manufacturing defects in other Chrysler vehicles which were recalled, replaced by mfr. I recommend the same for this model.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #7

Nov 062018

Liberty

  • 20 miles
All my lights are on in dash(check engine, tire pressure, traction control, ABS) when this happens my ac doesn't work...the gauages doesn't work. Test done by mechanic say communication failed...

- Minneola, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 172018

Liberty

  • 3 miles
Im writing to see if my vehicle still qualify for the recall and the Jeep is experience all the descriptions that are posted.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Apr 012018

Liberty

  • 74,605 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Moon roof that came with the car not weather resistant. Entire roof came off during a drive

- Cliffside Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 122017

Liberty

  • miles
Occupant restraint controller (orc) module failed. The air bag warning light remained illuminated while the vehicle was in operation. Electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module driver's side power master window switch (pmws) failed. The power window failed on drivers side and also a door lock failure.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 162016

Liberty

  • 740,000 miles
"takata recall" this vehicle is a saftey hazzard unsafe due to ABS notification system and causing brakes to drag and lock up. I purchased this vehicle at a so called 5 star Chrysler Jeep dealership and it was put on the lot with bad breaks that where metal to metal and a bad electrical system. I had to purchase new breaks which are being damaged due to ABS malfunction causing the hit an miss causing the breaks to over work against the rotar drag and lock up. I was coming home on hwy and had to apply my breaks the break light came on and my breaks locked and I swerve off road to keep from rear ending another vehicle and shut off engine. This is a safety issue vehicle is unsafe and should not have been sold without breaks and electrical system being checked out.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

May 092014

Liberty

  • miles
Nothing major yet..there is a problem with the tipm, my Jeep just went over 50,000 miles and now I have this that is out of warrenty.because this problem is out there and no recall for this defect and am going to be forced in trading in, I do not feel safe with all the sudden issues.Chrysler ignoring this problem, I will not by another Chrysler product.I have my grandchildren ride with me often and I am concerned. Thank-you.

- Theresa, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 282015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 30,781 miles
While driving the ESC off came on and the Jeep driving strange. It is jerking when you are coming to a stop. Although you are driving in 2nd it is flashing 4wdl. The ESC off is flashing. It is scary driving when this is happening. Also since I bought this car new in 2012, I had to pay for the brake light to be change five times already. I think these Jeep have electrical problems.

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

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