2002 Jeep Liberty Reviews - Page 11 of 21

2002 Jeep Liberty renegade V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired500 kilometres
Most recent distance11000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Piece of crap

Faults:

Transfer case seals blew at 10000 kms yet vehicle has never been off road.

Slinger on transfer case now replaced 3 times in last 900 kms (2months)!

Disgusting fuel mileage. 11-17mpg depending on the weather.

Egg beater sound in rear ends... have had to have them replaced at 11000 kms.

Brake failure four times. Most recently ran into garage after having them inspected by dealer. Currently having proportioning valve replaced.

General Comments:

This is by far the most disappointing vehicle that I have ever owned. Am currently looking into buyback with Daimler Chrysler and have filed a claim with CAMVAP (Canadian Automotive Vehicle Arbitration Plan).

Have now been without vehicle for 13 days and it is still at the dealers "being repaired".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2004

16th Mar 2004, 20:48

If you do not have ABS and your breaks do not lock up when pushed all the way, you might want to get them checked as soon as possible.

It is NOT normal for the brakes NOT to lock all 4 tires when there is no ABS and the brakes pushed as far as they go.

13th Jul 2004, 06:54

I am extremely disappointed with my 2002 Liberty Renegade. It is really hit or miss with Chrysler' JEEP brand. We have owned 3 other Jeep Grand Cherokees with no problems at all. While having those, we have heard so many complaints from friends about their Jeeps. Brake problems, transmission problems, rattling, etc. We still currently have a Grand Cherokee Limited 2004, and its great. Now comes my Liberty Renegade. Two weeks after I first purchased it I noticed a loud rattling coming from the rear of the car. It ended up being something lose on the rear axle. Then I complained about noises and the sound of like lose metal near the gear box, dealer said it was nothing. Then the car had difficulty turning somewhat sharply at slow speeds, LOUD screeching noises. Finally I received the recall notice and found out my bearings were totally rusted.. would probably seize soon.. after I had them replaced, wow what a difference in the drive.. Two weeks later THE DEATH OF BERT. liBERTy.. Car is in park near the lake, about to take my jet ski out of the water, its sitting there for about 3 -4 min, no one is in it.. Starts rolling back and right into the lake. Couldn't get to it fast enough.. Chrysler denies all claims, not very helpful, I just want what I lost in that junker..

2002 Jeep Liberty 3.7L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.7L Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30450 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Faults:

At below freezing temperature, what seems to be front suspension squeaks whenever I go over pothole or ditch. The problem will disappear after about 20 minutes of riding. It almost sounds like rusted spring is compressed and released. The noise problem started last winter, brought my car to 2 different dealers without any success in addressing the problem.

Nice little jeep, but seems like I'm stuck with a lemon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th January, 2004

8th Jan 2004, 14:07

Ohh give me a break. You have a little bit of a squeek and start screaming lemon. You just can't go back to the dealership and say "I have a problem, fix it for me please" You have to get aggressive with them. This happens at no matter what dealership you go to. If you think the springs are rusted turn the wheel to one direction and look. Then try the other direction. If that doesn't work, climb up underneath there and look. My god...

-A Happy Liberty Owner

25th May 2004, 16:53

I disagree with a Happy Liberty owner. If you go into a Dealership and start to rant and rave they will lose track of you and you will disapear. You need to be firm and most of all don't give up. Keep it up and they will fix it to just get rid of you. If your are disabled or can't get under your Jeep ask a friend or someone close to look for you, or do it your self. I am disabled and still get under my Jeep to see what is going on under there I never take anyone elses word that it is OK. Hope this helps you not all Jeeps are bad you might try a Wrangler.

2002 Liberty 3.7 auto owner.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 66 reviews