hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,627,480 miles

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problem #2

Feb 222014


  • miles
Lift gate hydraulics rusting.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 3,254,960 miles
In June 2011, the rear lift gate would not unlock on my 09 Jeep Liberty sport. The dealership replaced the rear lift gate latch as well as both ignition keys under warranty. Thought the problem was resolved but in February 2013, 1 1/2 years later had the same failure with the rear lift gate not unlocking on the same vehicle. The dealership again replaced the previously installed rear lift gate latch as well as the rear glass window weather stripping due to the fact that the weather stripping joint had signs of rust stains (premature failure). The fix to prevent water leaking through the upper glass window latch pocket to the rear lift gate latch, which had shorted out again was to offset the weather stripping joint 6" vertically away from the upper glass window latch pocket so that any water could not enter the inner rear lift gate. The non-warranty repair for this problem is approximately $400. Routine maintenance inspection for any weather stripping is not in your vehicle operation and maintenance manual but I would highly recommend that you periodically check all doors and lift gates seals and weather stripping for signs of wear or premature failures or you will be replacing internal components due to water damage.

- Macomb Twp., MI, USA