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Unread 01-11-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Jeep Liberty Complaints

Every quarter I receive recalls and complaints filed at the NHTSA. This one is rather interesting.

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10210932

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Details: TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. HE STATED THAT HE HAD TO DISCONNECT THE BATTERY TO TOW THE VEHICLE BEHIND A MOBILE HOME, PER MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS. AS A RESULT, THERE IS NO POWER AND THE AUXILIARY BRAKING SYSTEM WAS INOPERABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AUXILIARY BRAKING SYSTEM HAS TO BE OPERABLE PER STATE LAW. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT HE MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS REGARDLESS OF THE LAW. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 500 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE 10. UPDATED 03/06/08.

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 11/24/2007 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/5/2007

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Unread 01-11-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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I get brake noise when I take my foot off the brake at a red light.

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10238357

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Details: IM WAITING THERE IS A LIGHT CHANGE WHEN I PUSH AND HOLD THE BRAKE TO STOP THE CAR AND IT WILL MOVE ABRUPTLY FORWARD. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 3
Fail Date: 08/12/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/15/2008
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2008 Sport Liberty
Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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The ECU and EIV bus system is the likely suspect

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10354697

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING AT NIGHT APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH; THE HORN SOUNDED, FRONT AND REAR WINDSHIELD WIPERS ENGAGED, AND THE REAR WINDOW WASHER PUMP ACTIVATED DISPENSING WASHER FLUID. THE UNEXPECTED FAILURES OCCURRED VOLUNTARILY. WHEN THE SPEED RATE WAS REDUCED THE FAILURES NO LONGER PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TRAVELING AND FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS ENGAGED, FOLLOWED BY NO ENGINE POWER. SUDDENLY, THE ENTIRE INSTRUMENT PANEL WARNING LIGHT INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN OPERATION THE FAILURES RESET INDEPENDENTLY. IN ADDITION, ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS THE FAILURES INVOLVING THE HORN, WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WIPER WASHER FLUID ACTIVATION OCCURRED WHEN ACCESSING THE VEHICLE WITH THE REMOTE KEY ENTRY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED AT THE TIME OF THE COMPLAINT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 38,000.

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/11/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/9/2010
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Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 02:53 PM   #4
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Whenever I fill up, I always stop on the first click


CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10373801

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: EVERY TIME I FILL UP MY GAS TANK THE NOZZLE DOES NOT TRIGGER TO RELEASE THE SHUT OFF ON THE GAS COMING BACK OUT OF THE INPUT WHICH RESULTS IN A LOT OF GAS OVERFLOWING BACK ONTO MY VEHICLE, THE GROUND AND MY CLOTHES. THIS HAPPENS EVEN IF I WATCH THE AMOUNT OF GALLONS BEING PUT INTO THE TANK AND TRY AND SHUT IT OFF AHEAD OF TIME. I HAVE DISCUSSED THIS WITH OTHER JEEP LIBERTY OWNERS AND HAVE GONE ON LINE AND HAVE SEEN THIS TO BE A COMPLAINT OF MANY. I ALSO CALLED JEEP AND FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THEM DIRECTLY. THEY SAY THERE IS NO RECALL FOR THIS TYPE OF THING HAPPENING. THIS CANT BE VERY SAFE HAVING A QUARTER OF A GALLON OF GAS SHOOTING OUT EVERY TIME YOU FILL UP THE TANK. PLEASE HELP.

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 07/21/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 1/2/2011
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Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:08 PM   #5
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I never had this problem. very serious

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10276400

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: I JUST RETURNED FROM ALEXANDER CHRYSLER JEEP IN FRANKLIN, TN 615-794-5000. THEY TRIED TO BLAME A VACUUM HOSE FOR LETTING GASOLINE FUMES IN THE CABIN OF THE 2008 JEEP LIBERTY TO AVOID A WARRANTY FIX. THIS IS WHERE THE MY HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLAINT COMES IN. MY WIFE HAS BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT BEING SICK WITH HEADACHES AND STOMACH PAIN FOR MONTHS. ORIGINALLY WE TOOK THE JEEP IN FOR "GAS CAP" WARNING ON THE ODOMETER AND ENGINE LIGHT. NOTHING WAS FOUND. TODAY I TOOK THE JEEP IN AN ALEXANDER FOUND A CLEARLY ABRADED OR DETERIORATED VACUUM HOSE THAT THEY SAID COULD ALLOW THE GAS FUMES INTO THE CABIN. MY WIFE HAS BEEN BREATHING THIS FOR MONTHS AND IF THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM THIS EXPOSES OCCUPANTS TO TOXIC FUMES AND RISKS AN EXPLOSION HAZARD IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THIS NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED ASAP. IF YOU CAN CONTACT ME ASAP I CAN LET YOU SEE THIS HOSE AS IT SITS. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 1
Fail Date: 07/11/2009 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 7/11/2009
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2008 Sport Liberty
Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:10 PM   #6
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Was the fuel nozzle full inserted in the tank during fill up?


CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10367333

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: 2008 JEEP LIBERTY,ABOUT 37,000MI STARTED PROBLEM OF GAS PUMPS NEVER SHUT OFF WHEN TANK NEARS FULL, HAS SPILLED ALL OVER MYSELF, OCCURS EVERY TIME ANY STATION, JUST WAITING FOR A CIGARETTE FROM SOMEBODY ELSE TO CATCH ME ON FIRE
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Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:14 PM   #7
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Where did this guy fill up? at a car wash?

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10372488

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. WHILE PARKED AND FUELING THE VEHICLES FUEL TANK OVER FLOWED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN STATED THE FUEL TANK DID NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO MAKE THE FUEL STOP. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY THE DEALER AND THERE WAS NOT A PROBLEM DIAGNOSED SO THEY COULD NOT ASSIST AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN A USER FAILURE. THE FAILURE OCCURED THREE DIFFERENT TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILAGE WAS 25,000. DS

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/01/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/27/2010
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Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:20 PM   #8
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Fortunately, this never happened to me. I would look at the Electronic throttle system.

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10230450

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Details: TL*THE CONTACT LEASES A 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. ON APRIL 7, 2008, WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND IT BECAME STUCK. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE AND THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THE ACCELERATOR THROTTLE FAILED. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON JUNE 6, 2008 AND THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY AT THE DEALER. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER AND REQUESTED A REPLACEMENT, AND THEY STATED THAT THEY WOULD ATTEMPT TO CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 5,800 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 3,200.

Occurrences: 2 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/07/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/10/2008
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Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:22 PM   #9
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Probably the floor mats or the tool behind the wheel is to blame.

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10328034

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Details: TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. WHILE DRIVING AT SPEEDS OF 60 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECAME STUCK IN THE OPEN THROTTLE POSITION. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE AND ADVISED THE VEHICLE WAS SAFE TO DRIVE. LATER, WHILE DRIVING AT SPEEDS OF 60 MPH, THE FAILURE OCCURRED A SECOND TIME. THE CONTACT STATED THE BRAKES WOULD NOT ENGAGE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 26,000.

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/08/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 4/29/2010
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Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:24 PM   #10
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Electrical glitch

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10313771

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Details: I HAVE 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. THE PROBLEM 1) THE DEFROSTERS ARE TO CENTRALLY LOCATED AND DO NOT CLEAR ICE AND SNOW OFF THE ENTIRE WINDSHIELD. 2) THE FRONT TURNING SIGNALS GET COVERED WITH SNOW AND NEED TO BE CLEANED OFF EVERYTIME THERE IS ANY SNOW. THE SNOW LAYS ON THE FRONT BUMPER AND COVERS THE TURNING SIGNALS. BOTH OF THESE ARE HAZARDS. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/15/2009 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/24/2010
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Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:28 PM   #11
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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10258765

Component: COMMUNICATIONS:HORN ASSEMBLY

Details: I WAS IN TRAFFIC & ANOTHER CAR CAME DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO HITTING ME. I WAS USING MY HORN AND MID-WAY THROUGH IT STOPPED WORKING. THE HORN WAS INOPERABLE FOR 3-5 MINUTES. THIS HAPPENED AGAIN THE NEXT DAY. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 02/13/2009 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/16/2009
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Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:30 PM   #12
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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10312372

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Details: 2008 JEEP LIBERTY, 4X2 WITH TOW - HAUL MODE, ON 2/12/2010 POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: CONTROL MODULE (COMPLETELY BURNT) TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT SHIFT, SEIZED IN GEAR; I.E. DRIVING 45MPH = 4000RPMS. WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE. TOWING 9X12 U-HAUL TRAILER WITH LESS THEN 300 LBS IN UNIT. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 1
Fail Date: 02/12/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/20/2010
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Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:32 PM   #13
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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10249430

Component: STEERING

Details: TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE BRAKES, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, AND STEERING LOCKED UP, BUT THE VEHICLE MAINTAINED ITS SPEED. THE VEHICLE DID NOT STALL. THE CONTACT SHIFTED INTO PARK AND SKID OFF THE ROAD. THE FAILURE OCCURRED AT LEAST THREE TIMES ON NOVEMBER 19, 2008. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER, BUT THEY COULD NOT FIND ANY FAILURES. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 6,500.

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 11/19/2008 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 11/20/2008
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2008 Sport Liberty
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Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #14
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See this alot now about goodyear tires.....

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10289659

Component: TIRES

Details: BOUGHT BRAND NEW CAR LAST YEAR JEEP LIBERTY WITH GOOD YEAR TIRES. WITHIN 15,000 THE TIRE IS DEFECTED. GOOD YEAR COULD NOT TELL ME WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE TIRE AND NEITHER COULD FIRESTONE FOR ANOTHER OPINION SAID THAT IT WAS NOT ABLE TO BE FIXED AND HAD TO SPEND $180 TO GET A NEW TIRE. GOODYEAR WOULD NOT REPLACE THE TIRE OR DO ANYTHING BECAUSE OF THEIR WARRANTY POLICY. 15,000 MILES ON A TIRE IS NOT WARRANTED ENOUGH. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/23/2007 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 10/24/2009
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Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:35 PM   #15
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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10343879

Component: VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Details: PURCHASED USED JEEP LIBERTY FOR MY DAUGHTER. 2008 MODEL WITH 25,000 MILES. HAD JEEP 1 YEAR AND 2ND WINDOW MOTOR JUST WENT OUT WHILE ON VACATION. STOPPED AT MECH. SHOP ON VACATION TO GET WINDOW UP UNTIL I COULD GET HOME AND HE SAID HIS SON HAD 3 GO OUT. TALKED TO 2 PEOPLE AT HOTEL WHO HAD THEIR WINDOW TAPPED UP FOR SAME THING. LOOKING ON INTERNET I AM AMAZED ON THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS. HOW MANY HAVE TO BREAK BEFORE JEEP MAKES THIS GOOD? *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 07/14/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 7/18/2010
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2008 Sport Liberty
Cold air intake*Trush (magnaflow) turbo muffler* Hypertech power program*
Hood Prop mod. Battery Quick Release mod.
Resonator removed (sounds like a V8 on start up)
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