2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7 V6 from North America
Best bang for your buck, bully in the cute "ute" class
The only problem that I have experienced with this vehicle is the constant yet minor pulling to the right the I have felt. This pull does of course become more predominant when there is a cross wind present. The pulling does create undue fatigue on long drives and therefore is a definite downfall.
Overall I have no complaints about this car, I had tested all vehicles in it's class and found that it was definitely the better suited vehicle for my needs. I have two large dogs and live in Prince Edward Island where winters can be hairy. The Liberty accommodates my dogs and eats its way through the snow with absolutely no problem. The part time 4 wheel drive works seamlessly and gives excellent traction in most conditions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th November, 2003
Th pulling to the right your talking about is probably from the lower ball joint going bad. D.C. has announced they are recalling Jeep liberty's made from 2002 untill late April of 2003. They've only announced, they haven't recalled yet. All of the 2002's will get a new Lower Ball Joint and Heat Shield, some of the ones made in the early part of 2003 will get an inspection and a new Heat Shield, and the rest will just get an inspection to see if any of the 2 need to be replaced. The problem they are saying is the Heat Shield is not working correctly, therefore things are getting to hot and wearing too fast. I have also heard there is going to be a recall on the brakes. People have been complaining of very loud moaning brakes first thing in the morning when they are driving somewhere. I too have noticed that, but I'm not very concerned with it. So far there has been no announcement on the brakes about a possible recall, this is just from rumors that I've herd on this sight and with some of my buddies down at my Chrysler dealership.