2002 Jeep Liberty Reviews - Page 12 of 21

2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.7 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Best bang for your buck, bully in the cute "ute" class

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

3rd Jan 2004, 10:56

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.

2002 Jeep Liberty KJ 3.4L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance32500 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

A great 4X4 and street SUV

Faults:

When I first got it, I had problems with the air conditioning. It had a bad smell to it. I took it to the shop to get it fixed and they said they did. Then it started again. So I took it back several times until they took it apart and one of the flaps was not opening causing bacteria to back up and come out.

General Comments:

Overall I love the Jeep liberty.

It drives well and has a great turn radius.

The lighting isn't that great, but good.

Love the look and the power is awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2003

2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.7L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Real Pain

Faults:

Water leak in the passenger side.

General Comments:

The leak is not caused to off-road use.

I purchased my Jeep Liberty 2002 6 months ago at a CarMax Dealer. It currently has only 18k miles. I myself is experiencing a major leak problem. I have never went off-road with it but noted a leak on the passenger side(front and back). I have been twice to the dealer. The first time, they replace a clogged pipe used to remove the condensation. The second time, they had to remove the whole dash and replace the conductors from the air-conditioning unit. To this day, there is still a leak and does not know if it is coming from the rain or the air conditioning. I am scheduled to go back next week. They will look underneath the carpet and simulate a rain while running the air con. Plus they will replace the carpet since it is starting to create moles and smelling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th September, 2003

7th Oct 2004, 07:28

Check out www.jeepkj.com. In the forum, the leaking issue is mentioned. It could be the drain from the sunroof (if you have one) or it could be a missed welding-point, just above the windscreen.

27th Sep 2005, 10:42

I had the same problem this summer on vacation. Our Jeep was sopping wet on the passenger side front and rear our entire trip. My husband checked into it when we got home and found a garden hose size drain hole under the hood and on the lower passenger wall of the car. Water was drizzling out of it with the cars air on. He proceeded to put a section of garden hose over the drain and ran it under the vehicle tywrapping where necessary. This was our cure!! We had Cryslar look at it and they said it is a great fix and that they would have done similar so we have left it in place. Wish that was our only problem we have had, but sadly it is not and I am ready to sell!

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