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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,312 miles

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2012 Jeep Liberty seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #151

Oct 172017

Liberty

  • miles

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

TL the contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V640000 (seats, air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (5130 camp rd, hamburg, NY) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hudson, NY, USA

problem #150

Mar 242014

Liberty

  • 25,000 miles
I was on major interstate in birmingham ala. Car accident I was hit on left side and my air bags did not deploy. And my car rolled. I had a call back on my head restraints.?

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #149

Apr 182018

Liberty

  • 83,000 miles
Takara recall, believe air bags didnt deploy in accident.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #148

Jul 172018

Liberty

  • 3 miles

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

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 #147

Oct 102017

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V640000 (seats, air bags). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle was taken to binghamton Chrysler Jeep Dodge (1279 front St, binghamton, NY 13901, (607) 771-7100) where it was confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The contact then called scoville-meno Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Inc. At (607) 561-7500 and was also informed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed that the parts were to become available in April of 2018. In addition, the passenger side air bag indicator illuminated, which was a safety concern. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Afton, NY, USA

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problem #146

Apr 012018

Liberty

  • 74,605 miles
Moon roof that came with the car not weather resistant. Entire roof came off during a drive

- Cliffside Park, NJ, USA

problem #145

Mar 202018

Liberty

  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. Don davis Dodge Chrysler Jeep (1901 N collins St, arlington tx) was contacted, but the vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 17V640000 (seats, air bags), but the air bag indicator remained illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #144

Jan 052018

Liberty

  • 45,000 miles
All of the dashboard lights are on. Speedometer, odometer, gps, automatic door lock, remote start, cruise control, none of that works. Tire pressure warning lights are constantly flashing different pressures. Everything lights up upon starting and stays on while moving until it's turned off. This initially happened when I was driving on a highway, and my first reaction was that I didn't have any brakes. It was quite frightening. Subsequent to that the lights would go on and off intermittently, but after a few months they are now permanently on. The dashboard also makes a ping noise every minute or so. I purchased the car in 2017 and this had not been a problem until a few months ago. The known danger is in not knowing how fast I am going. The unknown danger is could the brakes at some point not work, or if I become involved in an accident will the air bags not deploy or will the engine at some point just stop running. I have been told it could be a faulty tipm. I also have a 2008 Jeep Liberty that does not have this problem, however it suffers from the same dashboard random ping noise.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #143

Jan 162018

Liberty

  • miles
Takata recall I have been told by the Jeep dealerships that they have not been given the product needed to replace these defective airbags in my car. I do not feel safe letting family members or myself drive this car with the potential of the faulty airbag deploying. We need this car fixed because we need it to drive.

- Peachtree Corners, GA, USA

problem #142

Jan 102018

Liberty

  • 153,000 miles
Started my 2012 Jeep Liberty and started to pull out, airbag light came on. As I pulled from a parking lot onto a street the drivers side airbag deployed. No accident or collision of any type.

- Jackson, OH, USA

problem #141

Nov 152017

Liberty

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the heater box did not produce heat. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician replaced the heater box. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer assistance. Additionally, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V282000 (electrical system, air bags) and 17V640000 (seats, air bags). The failure mileage was 85,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- South Lyon, MI, USA

problem #140

Dec 282017

Liberty

  • 69,285 miles
Takata recall: Manufacturer numbert56 NHTSA recall number17V-640; took vehicle to hall Jeep autogroup: Not told parts unavailable for repair - found out only by reading the receipt after 3 hours at dealer. Vehicle only has 69,285 miles and suffering failures: Steering rack assembly: Not told my steering failed an inspection - power steering leak noted on receipt; repair estimate $1,600. I had been driving under normal conditions and found out inadvertently when I brought my vehicle to dealer for airbag recall. Heat blower abruptly stopped working: Power module determined to have shorted; repair estimate $235; normal driving conditions, suddenly stopped blowing heat

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #139

Dec 182017

Liberty

  • miles
Need orc module replaced due to a recall T56. Ran my VIN number and it states there is a recall and parts are available. Went to dealership and they state there is no parts available for my Jeep and will not be available until April 2018. Why is NHTSA stating there is a part available" I was told with this recall there is 14 different parts and my part cskdt562aa was not available.so am I going to have to risk driving my Jeep and pray I do not have a wreck" I have had a cervical Fusion and very afraid to drive my only vehicle. Someone needs to step up and do something even if it takes loaning me another vehicle.

- Paragould, AR, USA

problem #138

Oct 102017

Liberty

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V640000 (seats, air bags). The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer (whitten brothers of richmond, 10701 midlothian turnpike, richmond, va 23235) was contacted and confirmed that the parts would not be available for the recall remedy until April of 2018. The manufacturer was contacted at 877-426-5337 and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. A case number was provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #137

Dec 012015

Liberty

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owned a 2012 Jeep Liberty. While being driven highway speeds, the vehicle was involved in a front end collision and rolled over. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not assist. There was one injury that required medical attention. The contact suffered a concussion and severe upper body pain. The vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The failure occurred without warning. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000. See also ODI 11048288.

- Sherman Oaks, CO, USA

problem #136

Nov 292017

Liberty

  • 82,820 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Liberty. When the vehicle was started, the air bag indicator illuminated. The contact was able to drive the vehicle without an issue. The vehicle was taken to planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (400 East central street, franklin MA 02308) where it was diagnosed that the orc module needed to be replaced. The parts were not available, but would be available in a few days. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 82,820.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

problem #135

Dec 052015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
I was involved in an accident in my 2012 Jeep Liberty when another driver pulled left I front of me to make their right turn into a parking lot. My truck drove over hi and on the way down struck a parked car and flipped over on to its hood. The entire interior caved in directly on to my head and not a single air bag deployed. I was hospitalized and was already handicapped so this exacerbated my injuries pronouncedly and the increased pain, both physical and mental, led to my wife leaving, loss of employment, family, you name it and it's been lost because of this accident. When you see pics, you'll understand why paramedics were shocked I was alive at all. -[xxx] (1st 2 pics are exterior, 3rd pic is of my driver's seat itself and how I managed avoiding being split in 1/2 is beyond me.) information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). See also ODI 11053500.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

problem #134

Nov 202017

Liberty

  • 57,000 miles
Airbag light came on when vehicle was started. Dealer states today (11/24/17)the issue is with the airbag control module and the unit needs to be replaced.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #133

Sep 012017

Liberty

  • miles
My airbag light came on and will not go out. The dealer checked it and said I need a new occupant restraint module. It is my understanding that this is a common complaint for these cars. Is there a recall that covers this problem?

- Sparrows Point, MD, USA

problem #132

Nov 192017

Liberty

  • 69,000 miles
The airbag light has gone on and off when driving then went back on and has stayed on. The car was making a humming noise and hesitated on acceleration. Had to replace fuel pump due to barring lose, replace spark plugs - cost $787

- Chase City, VA, USA

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