really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,711 miles

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problem #23

Feb 232011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 109,133 miles
Headlights will flash on and off while driving. Headlight and tail light bulbs all burn out at once. Interior lights flash on and off while driving. Back up light switch quit working.

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #22

Aug 202012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Headlights flash on and off randomly. Hear a clicking/flickering sound on dashboard when it happens. Happens fast--flicker off and then back on within a couple of seconds.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #21

Nov 152010


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the headlights began to flicker on and off intermittently. The failure progressed and the lights would remain off for longer periods of time. Additionally, the interior lighting would illuminate independently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #20

Mar 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
While driving my 2002 Jeep Liberty, the high beam lights click on and off automatically for a few seconds. This has happened a few times on different dates. Now recently I was going around a corner and my interior lights came on, then shut off. Also (may be unrelated) when I turn the volume up or down on the radio the power to the radio/cd unit shuts off then comes back on.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #19

Oct 012009

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
My airbag light intermittently comes on and off and after reading some stuff online they have been deployed even when there's been no accident so I'm very concerned about this matter also my overheads lights periodically have been coming on and off for years.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #18

Mar 162012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
On 3-16-12, speedometer, headlights, power locks stop functioning. The car turn off on its own. Airbag signal come on and off. Checked all fuses and there is no problem there. Connected it to an obdii reader and nothing if found.

- Christiansted, VI, USA

problem #17

Aug 092011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
While the headlights are on in my 2002 Jeep Liberty they randomly flicker off and on. It's not just one quick click off and on, but it is always a random, numerous pattern of fast clicks off and on. Furthermore, you can not force the replication. This is a huge safety hazard. Sometimes a car turning left in front of me thinks I'm signaling them to go ahead in front of me. Other times at night, the lights just go off for a few seconds and you are driving blind.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #16

Jan 012011


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated while driving, the headlights would turn off sporadically with out any warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who was unable to diagnosed the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 130,000.

- Gautier, MS, USA

problem #15

Jul 012010


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated the vehicles interior and head lights were flickering off and on. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Castle Hayne , NC, USA

problem #14

Aug 232010


  • 70,000 miles
2002 Jeep Liberty. Bought new. One owner. At approx 70,000 miles headlights began turning off and on by themselves at random - no pattern whatsoever. May do it several times daily for a week and then not at all for a month. Very dangerous at night due to suddenly you are driving in the dark and also other drivers (or even worse police officers) think you are flashing your lights at them. No one has been able to duplicate, find, or fix this problem. Now at 81,000 miles and have to try and drive mostly during the day - very inconvenient and not always possible. I have read many complaints about the same problem so there needs to be a recall and this needs to be fixed asap.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #13

Feb 092011


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph with the headlights in activation when the lights began to fail intermittently. The failure would also occur when the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and an authorized dealer on two different occasions. The headlight switch was replaced and the battery was replaced twice. Currently, the vehicle was being repaired by the dealer. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Alliance, OH, USA

problem #12

Jan 152009


  • 98,000 miles
The lights on my Jeep Liberty turn completely off while driving. The driver must turn on and off the lights to get them to come back on. There is a clicking sound when the problem occurs as if the lights are turning off based on a timer or something. Hard to reproduce this issue, therefore its been hard to diagnose.

- Alpine, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 172008

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the headlights flickered on and off intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000. Updated 2/23/11 updated 04/29/11

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #10

Oct 302010


  • 82,000 miles
When driving my 2002 Jeep Liberty the headlights flicker on and off and sometimes turn off completely. While flickering I hear a clicking noise. To get the lights back on I have to turn them off and on or turn on fog lamps.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #9

Oct 162010


  • 120,200 miles
Headlights will intermittently go out along with a sound of the relay clicking. This can happen at any speed and can happen multiple times in minutes, and then not for 9 months. Very unsafe.

- Fallon, NV, USA

problem #8

Sep 152010


  • 141,000 miles
Headlights of 2002 Jeep Liberty sport have been blinking on and off at random intervals while in use for approximately 3 weeks. A sound inside similar to the sound heard when driver turns the headlights on occurs each time the headlights blink. While in operation, headlights will blink on and off 4 or more times during a 6 mile drive. Was told by Jeep dealership that there was no recall and they were unable to find the issue during a diagnostic.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 072010


  • 99,000 miles
Headlights click on and off intermittently without warning. Sometimes related to signal use. Concern of safety issue and annoyance to other drivers. This is an ongoing issue that began when odometer reached approximately 99,000 miles.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 252010


  • 113,000 miles
Headlights switch off without intermittently, without command, at random intervals when driving. Appears to occur in conjunction with, or shortly after, using the turn signal. Nothing has yet been done to correct the failure, though I am told the problem is caused by a defective multifunction turn stalk.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #5

Jun 222010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
Head lights (2002 Jeep Liberty )blink on and off by themselves.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 032007


  • 87,881 miles
Without warning the body control module shorts out draining the battery and damaging the multi-control switch on the steering column. Causing the headlights, interiorlights, running lights, windshield wipers, factory electric door locks, and dashboard lights to fail. This can cause a fire resulting in a total vehicle loss or loss of lighting at night while driving causing the driver to loose sight of the road. In rain conditions loss of wipers during driving would cause loss of visibility creating a dangerous driver on the road.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

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