24th Jan 2007, 08:24

I just spoke to Jeep, Chrysler customer service division and was told that the replacement of a ball joint has nothing to do with alignment. Strangely after having the repair of the ball joint, it pulls to the right and is wearing the inside of the left front tire. Reading pages of customer complaints, I will be trading this potential accident for a Ford truck this weekend. I refuse to continue driving a vehicle that could possibly make me the cause of an accident killing myself or some other innocent person. It sounds like this problem is being ignored by Jeep which is an invitation to disaster.

24th Jan 2007, 13:22

Suggest you do a little research on the "safety" of Ford trucks.

27th May 2007, 22:51

I just bought a 2004 Jeep Liberty today...

It is pulling to right.. when I test drove it...

But now I know it could be the ball joints...

I am taking it back to the dealer.. so they can keep it.

13th Dec 2007, 01:17

Went to a dealer and the 2004 Jeep Ltd with leather seats and sunroof caught my eye. It was the trail rated one with 25,000 miles. I took it for a test drive to realize it was pulling to the right! By reading all your comments regarding ball joints and pulled steering and topping it off with the service of Chrysler Jeep Eagle, I am afraid and second guessing on purchasing this vehicle. Don't want to be driving down a highway doing 100 and having the ball joint snap to have my body rolling across the highway like a rag doll. I think I will go for the 2005 Ford Escape XLT Full Leather/sunroof. What do you think?

28th Feb 2008, 12:08

My 2004 jeep Liberty delays shifting to first gear on a cold start. Took it to the dealer and they changed the tranmission fluid, but not the filter, I'm still having the same problem. Is anybody experiencing this problem?

15th Mar 2008, 21:52

To the comment above. Check mycarstats.com. It is free to sign up. They have a lot of info for the consumer, and yes there is a TSB on this problem (NOT A RECALL). I also am having the same problem.

30th Mar 2008, 14:14

I own a 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport with 80000 miles. I bought it used and it pulled to the right and the rear end would 'bang' on a stop or a take off. The tires, alignment, and ball-joint recall were done. The problem was the bushings in the rear control arms. Problem solved. The banging was corrected by having the dealer re-lube the rear differential spline with 'Lucas' lube. Problem solved. Now my check engine light just came On, now what?

4th Apr 2008, 18:38

I bought a 2002 Jeep Liberty and have had many problems with it from day one. AC condenser broke, power locks stopped working, 2 of 4 front speakers needed to be replaced, and the right rear window wouldn't roll down. Fortunately, I bought an extended warranty and all of these problems were covered. However, my biggest and most expensive concern is NOT covered. My rear brakes keep breaking! First, two sets of brake pads cracked within 3 months of each other. I've had them replaced at least 5 times with high-end brands, and each time they either crack or wear down very quickly. Also, I've had to have the drums turned at least 6 times (in 2 years), and each time the brakes start squealing after only a few weeks. When I take it back to the mechanic, they say that the drums haven't been turned or are warped. Then they turn them again! So now I not only have to replace the drums, but I also have to replace the brake pads again, which are only 4 months old and already have 50% wear on them! My vehicle only has 64,000 miles on it, and most of my driving is highway, so I'm not applying the brakes a lot. Has anyone else have brake problems, and if so, were they fixed?

7th Apr 2008, 09:02

I purchased an '05 liberty sport trail rated just 6 months ago, unfortunately for me I drive a lot, and I went past the 4k mark prior to my rear brakes failing, otherwise I'd return the sucker under lemon law.

I first noticed the problem about 3 weeks after I purchased it when I switched the car into part-time 4WD, something started smoking. When I brought it to my original dealer, he said nothing is wrong with the car, I just got some water on the brake pads. So I drove off and the next time it happened I brought it to another dealer, this place discovered a couple of things. First off, my rear brake caliper froze up, this might be the problem that the you are having with the drums and the failing pads. Then it turned out that because of the failed caliper my drums and brake pads were erased so I needed to change them. And I also had some sort of a leak on my rear differential for an unclear reason.

Thankfully I canceled the dealer warranty and bought an extended one and they not only covered my caliper, my leaking differential, but the also covered my CD player which only had the radio functioning. I unfortunately had to dish out just under a grand for the second rear caliper, and the full front brake job with OEM parts, but at least I got a lifetime warranty on all my brake pads and drums.

22nd Jun 2008, 21:48

2004 Jeep Liberty, slow to engage first gear when cold.

Yes mine does the same thing, took it to dealer and they reset the computer for the transmission shifting; this did not fix the problem. The problem is inherent with most Jeep Liberty automatics any way. It is the oil pump having to warm the oil and filling the torque converter when cold. Try shifting into first before reverse, or let the transmission warm up a little before you start driving. I have learnt to live with this problem, and accept that it is part of a Jeep Liberty.

I changed my transmission filter and trans oil at 30,000 miles this did not make any differance at all.

28th Jul 2008, 22:15

I have an 2004 liberty with 92,000 miles, my check engine light just came on and the dealer says I need a torque converter but that it could be a lot worse, quoted 1200.00 min.. has anyone had transmission problems like this with the 2004?

18th Aug 2008, 16:54

I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty. This past weekend the brakes locked up on me and I went off the road. I did not hit anything luckily and took it into the dealership. I was unaware of the recall on the joints but they are fixing that. However, I have been told that didn't cause the brakes to lock up since that either breaks or doesn't. They checked the pads and ABS system and said everything is fine and they aren't sure what would cause the brakes to lock up. Has anyone had a similar situation? The conditions were slightly wet and I was on a decline, but not going that fast. I was able to drive away.

4th Oct 2008, 10:11

I as well have a Jeep Liberty 2004-

I was wondering if anyone has problems with their lighting? I bought the jeep and the lights on the inside go on and off by themselves. Another problem is the windows. You cannot just roll your back windows down due to the aerodynamics. Well I take that back! If you don't mind a head ache or busted ear drum then you should be fine. If your windows continue to work that is. My motors have been going out one by one too. Also they don not handle well on the road over 60mph. Again I assume due to the wonderful aerodynamics. I have new tires and all that jazz, I have had this car for 3 years and it always been like that. Just the other day however it started making a really loud Burrrrrrrt. when I am driving. Nothing happedend just that sound. I also have the same problem with the shifting issue as others. Has anyone gotten a lawyer or tried to do anything about this??