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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58 miles

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2012 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles


Vehicle experiences momentary loss of power during normal highway driving. Dealership and manufacturer representative both agree there is a problem, but do not know how to repair and refuse to do any repairs. They do not know what causes the loss of power.

- Ardmore, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 022012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 115 miles
Vehicle has a eco-mode to reserve excessive fuel usage. When traveling at a speed to exceed 45 mph the vehicle reacts with a bad vibration and shake as if there is a flat tire or something. When coming to a complete stop the vehicle shakes as if there is a defect with the rotors or brakes. When taking off, there is a kick when attempting to first accelerate especially at a traffic stop/intersection. Vehicle has been serviced at the sport durst Chrysler Jeep in durham nc and it has been declared as "drone mode which is unknown cause of issue- unrepairable." Service department conferenced with Chrysler Corp. Customer service and has concluded that vehicle is recommended for buy back under lemon laws. No further action has yet been taken. Vehicle is currently unsafe and undriveable. Need another vehicle immediately.

- Durham, NC, USA

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