FYI dude, The Jeep Liberty V6 is a 3.7L, not a 3.2L like you stated. Don't write a review for a car unless you've driven it enough to really know what it's like. Bad handeling? Hard seats? GET REAL!!!
I own a 2002 Liberty 4X2, purchased in March of 2002. Whenever we experience heavy rain my front brakes lock up and I cannot control the steering. This is for any attempted stop above 20 mph. I took it to the dealer who said they could not re-create the problem, so I thought it was just me. But, after 8 trips into the ditch, emergency lane etc., by myself and other drivers, I think there is a problem. I think water is somehow getting into the braking system. I called the dealer and Chrysler today who are going to review my braking system. They told me this time that there are other owners experiencing this abnormality as well. Other than that, I love my Liberty! It turns on a dime, gets fabulous gas mileage and is fun and sporty to drive.
I own a 2002 liberty sport 4x4 and the front brakes lock up under moderate to heavy braking on dry roads and with light braking on wet roads. It feels like the rear brakes are not even working. I have tried to lock the rear up on wet pavement to see if they were working and they wouldn't slide at all. The test was done on a road with no traffic so it would be safe. My liberty doesn't have ABS.
To the guy who wrote the last comment, I have a 2003 Liberty Sport 4X4 w/o ABS. None of my brakes will lock up. The front does not and neither does the rear. You would think with much less weight in the back compared to the front and not having ABS, they would. In a way this is good. Now I don't have to worry about flat spotting the tires in a quick stop. However, one evening, a traffic light on my way home from work (which is conveniently located at the bottom of a very steep hill) turned on me at the last second. I had to get on the brakes in a hurry (the light has one of those damn cameras) and I herd them lock up just a little bit. Then I felt something shift towards the rear of the car. It felt like something was giving the back of the car more weight so they would not lock up. Interesting. Still hooked on my Jeep.
The 2002 still had drum brakes in the rear, this was changed in the 2003 models.