Originally Posted by wheels333
I purchased a 2011 Liberty last month and have put 1000 miles on it.
Under power there is a growl and vibration. You can feel it in the floor and even through the gas pedal. 40 mph plus
If I coast about 80% of the growl noise goes away and much of the vibration stays. The vibration does not shake you, but it is a nuisance to say the least. Makes the purchase very disappointing.
I took it to the dealer service manager who drove it and he said it was normal and called it "torque converter lockup".
I am bringing it back to the dealer to get a better resolution.
Any ideas would be apprecitated.
I spoke to the service manager and I am bringing the Liberty in for road force wheel balance. He will also perform drive shaft run-out and balance that if necessary.
Originally Posted by VMF
there are certain trade offs that im willing to deal with in terms of sacrificing luxury for offroad prowess. vibrations and ride quality are one of them.
I see these Libertys running around all over , driven by various types of drivers. Only a guess, but if 2% were using them off road I would be surprised. Off Road Capability is also marketing.
The Liberty may not be the newest technology but it was not designed and tested so that a growl and vibration would be normal as a trade off for "off-road", imo. We are not talking about a vehcicle designed and built in 1965.
My Liberty handles very well, take bumps nicely and I like it. That being said, I have one issue, this Liberty seems like it has truck snow tires on it with a tandem axle at times.