8th Feb 2004, 15:20

Hello... I wrote the original review posted here...I've got another problem. I noticed that the "JEEP" lettering on the front of the hood had some thin, clear plastic that was peeling off the letters. Unfortunately, when it does, the chrome beneath disintegrates into a dull, ugly, blackish-gray coating that cannot be polished...I haven't priced replacing the letters, but I'm sure they'll cost an arm and a leg...Just curious if anyone else has experienced this problem. My Jeep was purchased new, and I've had it for seven months.

11th Feb 2004, 06:46

I have not noticed on my jeep. I was the one who posted that my breaks were "fixed" but still doing the squalling. Call you jeep dealers if you have this problem there has been a new update. They have now changed the rotors, break shoes and break fluid.

13th Feb 2004, 19:32

Really?? Is there a TSB out on the problem? I wrote the first big comment about my breaks and the one about having my neighbor listen to them. I'll have to talk to my dealer. I don't think it's a dangerous thing, just annoying sometimes. Haven't noticed it recently.

18th Feb 2004, 11:02

We own a 2002 Liberty Limited it now has 24,000 miles on it. We are very happy with the vehicle except we are getting what sounds like a spring or shock noise that is intermittent. Seems to be the most noticeable on cool mornings when going over bumps. Of course when you take it into the dealer it won't make a sound. Has anyone else had the same problem?? If so what's the fix.

18th Feb 2004, 17:39

Yes, I believe it is a TSB that is out on it. Ever since I took it back this second time it has been alright. I agree it isn't dangerous, but it is very annoying. About the noise going over bumps I have not had any problems with the shocks or the noise that you are explaining.


2nd Mar 2004, 16:18

Re the question about the peeling plastic letters: why don't you take it back to the dealer to have them replaced under the warranty? If you have only had it seven months then it is clear that they are defective. Seems like most late model vehicles use that plastic crap, but it should at least last longer than the warranty does...

3rd Mar 2004, 08:22

I have had a problem with my shocks too. It was driving very rough, especially on cold days. I brought it to the dealership and they changed one of my rear shocks that were defective.

I also have noisy brakes for the first 500 feet. I'm glad to find out that I'm not the only one.

My Jeep is a "Rocky Mountain Edition" and it has those rivets along the fender flares just like the Renegade and I noticed that they have started to rust. I would like to know if anyone has had this problem and what can be done. I've shown it to my dealer and they just polished them. This is unfortunately just a temporary solution as it's rusting again.

21st Mar 2004, 09:49

I wrote the first comment about the brakes.

I brought my Jeep in for it's 2nd Oil Change last week. Once again, the brakes acted up for the dealer (this is very strange, I must have a somewhat NORMAL behaving car). They mentioned something to me about it (acting like I didn't know). I went and got my friend who works there to tell them that I made them well aware of this issue a couple of months ago. With the exception of last week, I had not herd the brakes in a long time (it still being winter). But this morning, the noise is back. It was about 60ยบ and had rained overnight. Even though my Liberty stays in the garage, it still made the noise. I idled along for, like everyone else has, 500 feet or so and no more noise.

To the person who wrote the recent comment about they have changed the brakes, rotors and brake fluid, has this solved the problem for you? Was it covered under warranty? What did you have to do in order for them to change them for you? Also, where might I find the TSB out for this issue? I'm very glad that I'm not the only person with this. Like I said earlier, it's not affecting the performance at all, and I do not see it as a life threatening problem, just annoying in the morning.



17th Apr 2004, 07:37

I wrote the last comment and wanted to point out that mine was built in May. Another person wrote on here that there was built in April. I wonder if the Liberty's built around the April-May-June time period are the affected ones. To some of the others, what month was your's built in? In the last comment I hit O instead of I in my name.


2nd May 2004, 09:08

Just another update, there is now a clicking noise on top of the moaning in the mornings. This clicking is also from the rear disc brakes. I would really like to know what other have done to get rid of this noise. It is starting to get annoying. I have also noticed (with in the last couple of weeks) that say, after you've hosed the dirt off of the car or what not, and you are turning it around in the street, if you take the sharpest turn you can take, they will moan. You don't even have to be on the brakes. Just let it idle through the turn and it will moan. Quite strange. Still love my Liberty. I like being able to go anywhere I want to when I need to. Say for example you want to make a right turn at the traffic light and your one car length back from where you could make it in your average car. For me, I just pass them all in what ever is on the side of the road (dirt, grass or mud) and keep going. It's very nice not having to worry about my Jeep getting stuck like a wimpy SUV (Explorer, CRV, Highlander etc...) would Any feedback on the brakes is welcome.


12th May 2004, 13:44

I also own a Jeep Liberty Special Edition. I noticed the brakes moaning about 2 months after I purchased my jeep. I also hear the noise when I make a turn and I am not using the brakes. I have been constantly speaking to the dealership and am told there is no news as yet about the noise. I find that the noise happens when it is damp or wet outside. It is extremely frustrating because my dealership does not know what to do. I have had the brake pad and rotor replaced. Has anyone had the noise fixed?

13th May 2004, 14:59

Another person mentioned in a previous comment under this review that Chrysler has changed the pads, rotors, and fluid. This person had theirs changed with the new equipment and seems to have fixed the problem. My dealer is unaware of the problem however.

On another note, I think I have a more serious problem now. I have noticed recently, since we have skipped spring and gone right to summer, that when you run the a/c and go to make a sharp left turn, say into a parking space or a "U" turn, the Jeep likes to skip. I opened the hood up the other day with the wheel turned all the way to the left to examine the belt and all, looking for cracks or what not that may be causing this problem. I can't find anything wrong. My fear is it might be the drive train. This issue has developed with in the past few weeks (ever since I've started running the a/c. This is also very hard to predict. Sometimes it will do it, and other time it will not. It is almost like you hit a patch of ice and slide just a bit. I have only noticed in very sharp left turns (with the wheel turned all the way). If it gets worse, I will bring it in.

On a side note, it did take some time for the a/c to start leaking condensation.