10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,642 miles

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problem #3

Oct 182003

Liberty 4WD Diesel

  • 33,000 miles
While driving at 45 mph right passenger wheel fell off. Consumer was able to pull over to the shoulder. The driver suffered neck injuries, and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. Mechanic noticed that upper ball joint was corroded and needed to be replaced. Consumer was upset that Chrysler would only waive the cost of the parts since the vehicle was out of warranty. His wife believed that since the incident occurred as a result of a defective upper ball joint, then Chrysler should assume full responsibility. The general manager stated they should be glad that's the only problem they had so far.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 152003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Clear coat peeling from center of wheels.

- Clinton, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 312002

(reported on)

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
While driving, when the brakes are applied, the vehicle will experience extended stopping distance, almost causing accident(s). The dealership cannot locate problem, and is aware that the vehicle cannot be repaired properly. Ts the problems are as followed: Rattling noise, lever on passenger side broken off the side pocket of the door, skidding, difficulty stopping on dry pavement/nose diving, engine symbol appearing on the instrument panel flashing/then the vehicle would start to shake, and misfiring with forward thrusting movements, as is if it were to shut down. The braking system was found faulty due to a missing brake combination valve which cause skidding, and the way the vehicle will stop. The front driver side wheel drags. The tires crumbled inside and had blown apart-Firestone. Scc

- St Louis, MO, USA