2004 Jeep Liberty Sport Trail Rated 3.7 Litre V6 from North America


The "Check Engine Light" came on. The "Check Engine Light" came on and started to flash on and off. Jeep was towed to the dealer. Dealer ran the diagnostic and 3 hours later told me that the heads had to be replaced. Seems a piston was miss-firing. They kept the Jeep for 2 weeks to complete the repair. Seems all the 3.7 Litre heads up to a certain year are defective and they are fixed/replaced as they come in. Not a recall item item as it is not a safety issue/problem. Item repaired under warranty. Total cost = $5K. Told at the time of the repair that Jeep has fixed the defective head and problem will not re-occur. Its been 6 months and almost 5,000 km later and so far so good.

Does the rear differential require synthetic oil? I've been told that Liberty's with the tow package (which is what I have) require it.

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

Review Date: 17th September, 2008

2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L V6 from North America


Overall this is a good solid vehicle


Recalled for the handle in the hatch.

Brake issues.

General Comments:

I bought this Jeep about a month ago.

The interior features, performance, fuel economy and storage are fantastic.

The problem lies with the random brake malfunction; first off, I started to notice it a day after I bought the vehicle. I was getting up to speed and around 28-30mph, it started to rumble from what felt like the transmission, and almost seemed like the brakes were applied, or it was misfiring.

I took the Jeep in to the dealer. We (myself and the tech) came to the conclusion that the previous owner had not used the emergency brake, but instead left it in gear (leaving me with the challenge of breaking it in). This was an extremely inaccurate guess, is the new conclusion. I am going to take the Jeep apart myself in the next step.

If anyone has any information on this problem, please contact me at severynmarsh@yahoo.com, thank you very much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2008

2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7 litre from North America


The only thing I found wrong with this vehicle is that it skips or runs rough when cold - had it into the dealer twice now and still have same problem. They think it is a valve issue - changed plugs, flashed the computer e-prom, etc, but still rough. Smoothes out when the temperature goes up on the engine. Can anyone help or am I stuck with a lemon? My Impala sure never ran this bad.

General Comments:

Nice vehicle if it ran OK when cold!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th September, 2007

2004 Jeep Liberty 3.7 from North America


Very dissatisfied with what I thought would be a good car


The front passenger window fell into the door while driving.

One week later, the rear passenger window fell into the door while driving.

All of the doors and windows have squeaked and rattled since the vehicle was about 8 months old.

General Comments:

When I called the dealership about the problem, the service adviser said that the window regulator went bad, and that it was 375 dollars to fix the problem. I asked him what may have caused this problem, and he said that it's a common problem on the Liberty, and that he has seen all 4 windows go bad within a week.

I told him that this all sounded a little weird, and that these shouldn't have gone bad on a car that is only 3 years old, especially one week apart.

I then proceeded to call Chrysler customer service, and the adviser that I talked to said that he deals with this problem all the time, and that Chrysler knows of the problem, but he couldn't help me, because my car was out of warranty.

I proceeded to fight the company on this problem, and finally got them to fix only one of the windows, but I had to pay to fix the other.

I have had a bad experience with both the dealership and the company, and I will never own a Chrysler product ever again; I have now heard too many things that won't make me purchase another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th September, 2007

25th Sep 2007, 12:22

Same problem with my Jeep Liberty. I've replace one window 3 times in 2 years and the other window once. It's my last Jeep (and it's for sale).

2nd Jul 2008, 18:45

Last year while still under warranty my left rear window regulator went bad. They fixed it because luckily I was about 500 miles under the warranty. I just walked out to my Jeep today on my birthday and what a present I got. The right rear window was down all the way. My wife and I don't even use it. I called the dealer and told them that I had the other side replaced last year but this one will be $336. I said to the guy, don't you think jeep has got a problem with this?

8th Aug 2008, 20:27

I own a 2004 Jeep Liberty.

My windows have fallen down a total of 15 times! I called Jeep and they told me the part has a one year warranty. The dealership tried to make me pay, but when Jeep got involved they have fixed them for free. If you buy the part and it breaks you have one year free of charge.

Of course my front window won't go up or down now and it's been a year and one month, and they want me to pay for it. No way! What to do? 15 times. Even if you get it fixed it will happen again! Every window at least 5 times wow! And I thought I bought a new car to avoid this kind of thing.