really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,244 miles

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problem #6

Apr 172013


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact was driving 45 mph when the vehicle emitted an overpowering gasoline odor. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but a diagnosis was not determined. The contact also stated that the engine failed due to a blown piston. The contact independently diagnosed the vehicle and noticed that some fuses were blown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Portsmouth , OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 092013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that she attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure ) but was informed that the parts were not available. The recall was expected to begin July 2013. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in June 2013, there should have been parts available before September 2013. The contact had not experienced a failure. The current mileage was 49,300.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #4

May 222013


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that she received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 12V527000 (air bags) and 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure). The contact attempted to contact the dealer to obtain the remedy but the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Maples , FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 152013


  • miles
I own a 2002 Jeep Liberty and had never heard of a recall on the engine! I did get a notice for the air bag issues months ago and have contacted the local dealer who maintains that the parts aren't available. Didn't some other autos have the same problem" have they been fixed? I don't want to have a wreck and the air bags not deploy and then I become a crispy critter. Nor do I want the air bags to deploy when I'm driving down the interstate doing between 60 - 70 miles per hour. Again, possible crash with burning to death. Someone somewhere needs to get Chrysler to work. Do they need a financial handout" guess I'm gonna have to trade this clunker in and get something other than a Jeep. Too bad cause I love my Jeep.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #2

Jan 232013


  • 107,737 miles
Recall M35/12V-527 air bag system occupant restraint control module.

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 72,756 miles
#2 cylinder failed, #2 rocker arm came off, #2 lash has play which caused the rocker to come off, passenger side cylinder assembly had to be replaced. Also fuel leak by crimp. All this with no indication or warning signs. No unusual sounds, smells or indication from panel on dash. The vehicle lost power immediately.

- Honolulu, HI, USA