1st Oct 2001, 11:04

I have a new Jeep Liberty and I wanted to let you know that mine does not squeak!! It really sounds like the salesman gave you the runaround. Why would Jeep put out a vehicle in which every one of them squeaks? No way, I would march right back there and demand to be satisfied.

10th Oct 2001, 06:57

Interested in the clattering sound, I have the same thing.

Dealer cannot find it, the response was "That's an interesting rattle!", but we don't know what it is yet.



Ontario, Canada.

28th Oct 2001, 15:06

It's a shame that you buy a new car and have problems. I bought a brand new (99 VW Jetta) and had nothing but problems with it. I however used to sell tires when I was in college and it sounds to me that you might have another problem. If they actually did the alignment and it still pulls, have them rotate the tires. Sometimes tires can actually "pull" the car one way or another especially truck or expensive sports car tires. As for the squeak, it is not too surprising that new cars have a few squeaks until they break in but it shouldn't be excessive and definitely a grinding noise.--Steve.

1st Nov 2001, 18:05

I have also purchased a Jeep Liberty in July, 2001. After one week of owning it, it started squeaking and rattling.

I took it back to the dealer and they lubed and oiled everything. The squeaks are gone. As for the rattle, mine is in the same place, the dealer ordered a new shock and link, which are on back order because the vehicle is so new. It has been in the shop for three days total. I will let you know what happens.

19th Dec 2001, 14:04

I Have a 2002 Liberty also (They weren't designated as a 2001 model) and also have an after market Sunroof. This sunroof is of considerably higher quality than the Chrysler ones. It has one touch open/close and a better air deflector. For the first week I also had a noise problem with the sunroof, but an afternoon trip to the sunroof installer fixed it (new gasket). I have also experienced the right hand pulling. A free rotate and balance at the local tire shop should fix this problem. Good Luck >>> Jeep On!!

6th Feb 2002, 10:10

I am looking to purchase a Liberty and wanted to know if you all would recommend the vehicle or not. I am hearing a lot of problems, and not very many positives. Please let me know since this is a big decision. If you would like, my e-mail is marygannaway@hotmail.com

I would appreciate all the advice you could give me.

Thank you.

7th Feb 2002, 21:43

My wife and I bought a Liberty Limited right after Thanksgiving. We love it and constantly get "looks" driving around town. We test drove all mid-size and small SUVs and trust me, one test drive will sell you. No squeaks or pulling to the right, but we did have a crack start forming in the windshield after one month in extreme cold temperatures of mid-winter (and no pebble or debris marks were evident - it was a stress fracture). Dealer replaced windshield with no questions asked. Since this is the first full winter of anyone being able to own a Liberty, anybody else have a similar problem? Beside that, this car rocks!

4th Dec 2002, 15:45

It probably was just the new tires and not you sitting in the truck that made the difference. I have never heard of such a thing and have been a mechanic for 17 years.

14th Sep 2003, 22:12

Interesting! I've never heard of such a thing either as sitting in the vehicle while aligning. Of course, we have not discussed the weight of the driver on this. Pulling tires is common, and what they sell for new tires these days are what used to be called blems. I've had several brand new tires over the years pull and lead. All I can say, is that a 96 Ford Windstar chases bugs forever. At least mine did, after many wheel alignments trying to find the problem. Drift and drift, and never went where I pointed it. I just got a Liberty awhile back, and so far, it has been the straightest driving vehicle I have ever owned. It's a 2003. Maybe the fixed a problem.

12th Nov 2003, 16:16

I have a 2002 Liberty that pulls hard to the right and the outside of the tire is 'feathering'. I plan to bring it to the local dealership tomorrow to have them look at it. The only other negative is the gas consumption - roughly 13 mpg. So much for a 17 minimum. Otherwise I really like the liberty in nearly all aspects.

I also just read this last weekend that the ball joints are being recalled on all 2002's. I wonder if this has anything to do with the pulling?

28th Nov 2003, 23:26

To the first Liberty entry who mentioned a rattle from the front driver's side - I own a 99 Wrangler and my rattle in that location is the clutch pedal. Not sure if yours is a manual or not, but if it is, check that.