really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,500 miles

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problem #10

Oct 212007

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When it is damp out or moisture in the air, my brakes locked up and I have no control over my Jeep Liberty, I have slid off the road twice.

- Corydon, IN, USA

problem #9

Aug 182007

Liberty 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
I bought a 2002 Jeep Liberty 6 months ago. I don't know if this has anything to do with the recall I received 2 weeks ago about lower ball joints but this has happened 5 or 6 times, when the road is wet and I apply brakes I start to slide and cant stop. One day I was going to make a right turn and all I could do was slide, I wasn't even able to make that turn. I have read other complaints and see there are a lot of other people having the same problem, shouldn't this be a safety recall. This Jeep has approx. 55000 miles.

- Macon , GA, USA

problem #8

Nov 012004


  • miles
Brakes locking up in slightest wet condition, car jerking badly when turning and almost impossible to turn (especially when reversing) when 4W drive engaged.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #7

Sep 112003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer noticed while traveling on wet pavement and depressing brakes there was extended stopping distance.

- Palmyra, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 112003


  • miles
Intermittently an ongoing problem when applying brakes. Pedal would go to the floor, causes pulsation and extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Marathon, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 252003


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and with no warning anti lock brakes will lock up while consumer is pressing the accelerator pedal, and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Candler, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 042003


  • miles
When the brakes were applied, ABS light illuminated on the dashboard.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When coming to a stop applied brakes and engine will rev, and tires spin. Vehicle was moving forward, consumer has to shut off engine to stop vehicle. This has happened 3 times. Vehicle was taken to dealer twice, could not duplicate the problem.

- Stonington, CT, USA

problem #2

Jun 302002

Liberty 4WD

  • miles
As we were going downhill on our street I applied the brakes to come to a stop at the end of our road. The brakes went straight to the floor.we rolled out onto hwy 61-67 where we collided with an oncoming van.thankfully there were no injuries.we have recieved no assistance from the dealer or Chrysler.we purchased the vehicle for the safety of our yet to be born child and were nearly killed due to faulty brakes in a three month old vehicle.my wife is five months pregnant. The airbags failed to deploy as well. This is a very dangerous problem.

- Barnhart, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 122002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When braking to slowdown pedal becomes spongy. After 5-8 seconds braking action stops. This does not happen when braking to attempt a complete stop. Dealer determined that master cylinder needed to be replaced, but part was not available.

- Norman, OK, USA