13th Feb 2008, 06:45

I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited, auto-transmission with 121,843 miles on it. It has NEVER been in the garage for anything (knock on wood). I have taken it for routine check ups, tires, etc only. It has never given me any problems. It has been on numerous east coast to mid-west, east coast to Canada trips with no faults. The hesitation in the transmission is normal when going from park to drive/reverse I think. With it's new German engineering that sounds normal. I know b/c I drove a Mercedes for years which did this. The bump from behind in the transmission could mean low trans fluid. IF it does this always check. My Jeep did this once, in cold weather so I stopped, checked the fluid, added some Mopar (only kind I use) & it stopped. Sorry to hear about so many problems in other Jeeps, but I still love mine.

21st Mar 2008, 10:03

My wife owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport that just turned over 125,000 miles. Other that the left rear passenger window cable breaking every year and a few sensors that needed replaced it has been great. I finally got tired of getting the window cable replaced and just screwed a board underneath the window so it won't fall down. Don't need that window to roll down anyway. These are mostly highway miles and I am very good at changing the oil every 3,000 miles so that may be a factor. Probably jinxed myself now since I talked good about it.

13th Sep 2008, 19:16

I bought a 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport, and after six years I am regretting it. It began to overheat in April of 2008. I got it to the dealers and basically they told me I couldn't use the warranty on it because I had someone else look at it which voids the warranty.

It cost me over $3000 to get it back on the road. The radiator and the front engine cap cover needed to be replaced. The engine was taking in water and they couldn't figure out why until several road tries after.

Two days later after getting it from the dealers, the Malfunction Indicator Light is coming on and I'm afraid. I was told to come back and make an appointment because the guys who dealt with it do not working on Saturdays. I plan to go there Monday morning before work. I'm hoping it is not a transmission problem. I don't have another $3000 or more to give them. The guy said the parts they put in have a one year warranty and the lady told me I could drive it even with the light on, but I parked it up till Monday. I don't want to sell it because I can't afford another monthly payment. But, I need a ride if I am to get to work and get around with my son (13 years).


6th Oct 2008, 20:45

I've had an 02 Liberty for some time, since 02 I guess. It currently has 135,000 miles on it and I'm only just now having my first issue with it.

I had a gas cap problem several times, but the dealership always replaced it at no cost.

Sadly, the "fist issue" is the one everyone here is talking about with the heat and air. I'm praying the cost won't be the same as it was for some.

4th Nov 2008, 08:44

My Jeep Liberty 2005 CD went out at 37,000 miles, right after my warranty was over.

The car seats can get stained from just plain water!!

Will never buy a Jeep again.

12th Jan 2009, 19:37

I purchased my Jeep Liberty in 2002. In 2003 I had to take it in for service on the electrical system.. The sunroof would get stuck and the interior light would turn on by itself. After several trips (3 to be exact) back and forth to the dealership, they finally repaired it, saying the wiring was bad.

There were two recalls on the ball joints. Fortunately, this was taken care of quickly.

Now this year (2009) I need to get a new transmission. I never would have thought that this would be a repair that I would have to make. Even though the car is 7 years old, it seems that a transmission should last longer than that. I am very disappointed!!!

My next car will not be a Jeep.

I hope your experience with Jeep is better than mine.

10th Jun 2009, 10:10

I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty, and it has 84,000 miles on it. Other than brakes and tires, the car has been trouble free, but about few months ago, whenever I put anything in the back, or if someone sat in the back seat, the speedometer went crazy, going from 0 to 100 like a wiper, and then stopping at 0 and doing it again, and the car would kick real hard. Now it's doing it all the time, and kicking hard while I am driving. Has anyone had this happen, and what was the problem? Thank you.

22nd Jul 2009, 11:20

I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited and I am having a reverse issue with mine. It will go into reverse, but when you step on the accelerator, it does not want to go backwards. It just revs up like it's in neutral or something. I had my local dealership give it a transmission flush, but it still continues to do the same thing. Any thoughts or suggestions?

11th Nov 2009, 22:40

2002 Jeep Liberty Sport just hit 90,000 miles and the engine is dead. 2 days after a 200 dollar brake job. Meticulously kept, oil every 3-4k miles. I documented everything I ever did to this car. It threw a rod or piston, and the engine is SHOT!!

My mothers 1993 Geo Prizm has 200,000 miles on it and is better than this piece of crap Jeep.

I hope my Wrangler lasts longer than that.

28th Jan 2010, 05:11

2004 Jeep Liberty, been in shop multiple times for multiple things and only 40,000 on it. MPG sucks, about 10 MPG in the cold weather. Original Good Year tires it came with are terrible in wet or wet snow. Avoid this cheaply made piece of junk. Never buy another Jeep or Chrysler product again, nor GM for that matter. Hello Toyota or Ford.

29th Mar 2010, 18:39

I have a Liberty Sport 2002.

I had a lot of problems. The engine died at 170000 KM, the transmission and the engine oil panel got rusted, and the ball joint broke on me before they did the recall.

I will never buy anything made by Jeep.

26th May 2010, 20:04

2002 Jeep Liberty with 178,000 miles and going strong. Only mechanical problem so far was a front axle drive shaft that went at about 150,000 miles - it was only a $250 part. It has been awesome - best car I have ever had, and I am 55 years old.

29th Jun 2010, 13:18

I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport -- 203,000+ miles on it. A few problems... but I LOVE IT!! I would buy it again...

8th Jul 2010, 21:58

Sounds like it's the Jeep Liberty Sport that is giving the problems. I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade 4x4 trail rated edition, and have had no problems at all. I've owned it since 2006, and have had it out on the beach at the outer banks of North Carolina, in the woods at different locations, up steep banks and through troughs and ditches, & through the snow and ice. It takes me anywhere I want to go.

I love my Jeep and will keep it forever! My whole family has had great experience with Jeep in general for decades. Maybe when choosing a vehicle of any kind, get the history on it first. It may have had a bad life.

I wanted to put my 2 cents in to defend the Jeep name and the pride of ownership. Hope this helps in decisions for future purchases.

My Jeep Liberty Renegade ROCKS!!!