18th Apr 2004, 09:13
So far, I have had no problems at all. I hit 10,000 mile mark this morning and not a single problem aside from the brake moaning in the morning (others have this issue.) As for the people whining about gas mileage. It's a Jeep. It's not your little Camry or your economy Escort. It's a Jeep. It's an SUV. It's not a Hybrid. It is not going to get 25+ miles to the gallon. Also, once the engine breaks in, your gas mileage WILL IMPROVE. Just give it some time. I average some where in the 16-18 range. And that's where ever I need to be, city/highway driving. I did notice yesterday, when I was testing out the A/C before the hot summer approaches, there was no condensation dripping down from the bottom. Today, I drove it across town and back, again with the A/C on, and not one drop of water. I am starting to get concerned. I've read on here that others have had this problem. They said the drainage pipe was clogged and leaked into the passenger side floorboard. I will try it one more time tomorrow. If it still doesn't drip i'll probably end up taking it apart my self to see what the deal is.
17th May 2004, 10:12
I purchased my Liberty in September of 2003. I love it. I have had no problems at all and I already have almost 15,000 miles. My husband, who has owned 4wd trucks for the past 10 years was really impressed with how it handled in the snow... and we live in VT. I agree with the person who stated that it's an SUV, not a Camry or some other small car. It's going to use gas. I'm finding that it's getting between 19-20mpg sometimes more. Which is pretty much what the sticker said when I bought it so I was prepared. The other thing that I love about it is that it is so comfortable. My father-in-law owns a Chrysler Pacifica and he was surprised by how comfortable the back seats are.
My only problem is that I would prefer a little more room in the storage area and the glove compartment.
16th Jul 2004, 15:39
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty Renegade with a 3.7 V6. When I attempt to accelerate while in overdrive without going down to a lower gear my jeep misses out. I have had it at the dealership twice and they recognize that it does miss out, but tell me all new Jeep Liberty's do this and they cannot fix it. Does anyone else have this problem? I have contacted Daimler Chrysler about this issue, but they have been very uncooperative to date. Input please.
21st Jul 2004, 09:53
I have a Jeep liberty 3.7L Renegade 4x4 2003 with 64,000KMS no problems at all!!! Put a K & N cone on it and it improved gas mileage & preformance dramatically!!! Gas consumption is heavy... but remember it weighs 2 tons...
28th Jul 2004, 19:36
Dealer just told me I need front brakes and rotors replaced. Jeep Liberty has 27K miles on it. Is that normal?
13th Aug 2004, 02:36
Ref. Liberty gas mileage concerns
This vehicle is typically a replacement for a sedan. The average sedan (car) is going to get between 20-30 mpg. That's in mix of city and highway driving. Even more if it's a late model four Cyl.
The Liberty is a fairly heavy (four thousand pound), brick shaped, and short geared "truck". News Flash: If you've been driving a regular car before your Liberty purchase, your days of passing by most gas stations are over. That's all there is to it. It took my wife some time to get used to that fact. She went from a 2001 Toyota Celica GTS, to a Liberty Renegade. I think she'll be quite happy this winter with the Liberty. The Celica, (even with front wheel drive and decent tires was a nightmare).
Took the Liberty on a lengthy road trip to Branson, MO. this past weekend. It's in the hills/Ozarks and the Liberty was mostly a pleasure. "Except" for the little front seats that don't provide enough thigh support and the constant 4th to 3rd, then back again, gear hunting on the steep grades. Averaged 19 mpg on the trip. That was with the aforementioned gear hunting on the steep grades and the endless traffic once on the main drag in Branson. Not like the old Celica days, but not that bad.
17th Aug 2004, 08:10
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition with 13000 miles on it. I have a problem with the lever that reclines the driver-side seat- it's stuck and I cannot change the seat's position, and only one of my window wiper fluid squirter's work (i don't know the name for that:) Has anyone else experienced these problems?
I also think that it could use more storage room in the front- My last car was a Toyota corolla and it had A lot more space to store things!
Over all, I must say I enjoy driving my Jeep, it has an awesome ride, and it looks great.
25th Mar 2005, 18:12
I am the one that had the de lamination problems over a year a go. Since then I have had no problems at all with my Jeep. I live in Ontario and do plug it in at night when it gets real cold. If I don't, the thing sounds like a stuck pig on start up. I am now running AMS oil in it, and I am staying away from the dealer. Too pricy for even the smallest of things.
I did notice some rust above the back window and on some bolts near the doors. My dealer fixed these problems free of charge.
They even provided a rental car while the work was being done.
Off road, in the mud this little puppy can crawl. I even pulled my friends full size ram thru 200 feet of water knee deep and up a muddy hill when one of his sensors died.
I will only get rid of this Jeep if my family gets bigger. Currently a wife and a two year old. Its still big enough for us.