2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition 3.7 Litre from North America


Might be a lemon that quit after 100,000 miles


The heat worked on and off, stopped in a repair shop and the serpentine belt had snapped, and there was anti-freeze spraying all over the engine.

Now it just stalled (3 weeks ago). Nobody can quite figure out what is wrong with it... So it's decided I need a new engine. $2500. Wow for a fairly new auto.

General Comments:

I enjoy the zippiness, but was not prepared to replace the engine. I haven't even had it for a year!!

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

Review Date: 23rd June, 2008

2003 Jeep Liberty Sport from North America


Not happy that Jeep does not stand behind their product


I had the right front ball joint snap fortunately going at a very slow speed. The reputable garage I took the jeep to, privately owned, contacted Jeep at least twice asking about the incident. Jeep told the garage there had not been a recall and they would not do anything for the owner. Very disappointed in Jeep; not sure I will purchase or recommend to others. I now have a noise in the right front that resulted from this incident. It was not there prior.

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

Review Date: 23rd April, 2008

2003 Jeep Liberty V6 from North America


Not a good buy for the money


Engine blew up at 76000 miles. Chrysler would do nothing about it.

Valve spring snapped in half.

Recently, I have a rust spot on the roof of the car, all the way through. I asked the dealership if this would be covered by the manufacturer? No, too many miles. Why does miles have to do with the body, the roof?

Just interested if anyone else with a Liberty has had these same problems?

The ignition locked and had to be replaced, and my mechanic said the parts person at the dealership said this has gone bad with all of them. Yet no recall on this?

General Comments:

My Jeep is paid for, and I'll probably drive it till the wheels fall off. With the economy what it is, I don't want a car payment right now.

I have always done the routine maintenance; tires, brakes, oil changes, plugs, etc, and expect these items to have to be routinely serviced, but this rust spot on the roof? An auto body man said if I check into this further, I'll probably find the same problem with this whole year of Libertys. This was not a result of anything from a consumer error. This was the steel on this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th April, 2008

17th Apr 2008, 00:26

You should check out my 2003 Liberty... The Bells and whistles write up. I had rust spots showing up in welded seams, and around the windows etc., and the vehicle wasn't even 3 years old.

Further... The highways are not over-salted here, as it gets 40 below...And I don't live by the coast.

I ended up phoning the head-office over the rust, and they basically told me to go F___ myself.

It is aggravating, when you pay out all that money and you end up with a lemon. There should be laws to protect the buyer from being taken like this...It seems the manufacturers can promise anything they want, just to sucker you into buying...And then when a problem arises, they can just sit back and laugh at you.

27th Feb 2010, 14:13

I have a 02 Liberty, and I have the rust role on the roof at the back window. I had it fixed, no biggy.

2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7 Powertech from North America


Loved my Jeep until this happened


Same problem as everyone else with the 2003 liberty 3.7 PowerTech, The Sludge. I now have a jeep with 78000 miles on it that is not under warranty with a bad motor.

General Comments:

I wish I would have kept my 96 Cherokee.

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

Review Date: 11th January, 2008

2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4 3.7 from North America


A good buy, very satisfied


Transmission overhaul at approx. 50,000 km (under warranty). And again overhauled at 97,000 km (under warranty). Do you think I'll keep it past 145,000km?

First brake job, all around at 99,000 km.

Still on OEM tires at 101,010 km (desperately need new tires).

Ball joint replacement as per recall (under warranty) at 97,000.

Rack and pinion replaced at 99,000 km (under warranty).

Front right fog light burned out and replaced at 97,000 km.

Decals (i.e. JEEP on hood, 3.7L & 4x4 on tailgate) all delaminated (lost their chrome finish) at about 50,000 km. Replaced under warranty.

So, it has cost me $800 for a complete brake job and everything else was covered under warranty. Be vigilant about repairs. If your warranty is soon to end, take it in for one of those 99 point inspections. My dealer said I should get it checked out. If he finds anything under warranty to fix, he just does away with charging me for the inspection. That's when he found the worn out rack and pinion Steering. Saved me approx. $1500.. Well worth looking into.

Drivers floor mat is nearly worn right through at my heel. And cigarette lighter (the actual lighter) doesn't work. I can get a replacement from any other car though (rental or something! LOL)

General Comments:

I have enjoyed it. It is a great driving SUV on dirt roads, and when the tires were new it was good in the snow. It feels much bigger than it is.

It is great to park, due to the short length and tight turning radius.

There isn't nearly as much room for storage as one might think. My wife's Toyota Echo hatchback has just as much usable space in the back, and nearly the same in the drivers compartment.

Love the Patriot Blue color and the 17" chrome rims.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2007