22nd Oct 2008, 18:48

I have a 2002 Liberty Limited with 140,000 miles on it. I have had brake problems in the past, but putting on good rotors has seemed to help. Now I think I have a thermostat problem, since the heater won't put out hot air.

30th Oct 2008, 09:40

I also have a 2004 Jeep Liberty 4x4. I am having problems with very poor gas mileage. I am getting 195 miles out of a full tank. When driving down the road the engine rpm's drop and the engine basically becomes unresponsive for a few. When coming to a stop the rear end clunks. When driving down the road and shifting between gears the rear end clunks. At a stop light the brakes lock onto the rotor and vehicle does not move when foot is released from the brake. Anyone else having same issues? and if so what was done to fix the problem?

14th Dec 2008, 15:50

We purchased our 2004 Liberty new. It now has 47,000 miles and we have had no mechanical problems.

The only complaint I have is with the original tires which lose air pressure and will be replaced in the spring. We live in Maine and the car has never let us down. It's a real 4WD vehicle and handles deep snow perfectly.

5th Jan 2009, 09:30

I just purchased a 2004 Liberty Ltd... I didn't receive the owners manual with it.. I am waiting for the dealer to get me one...

I have a problem with when starting it; it's showing "Tire Sensor Bad/ missing".. it goes out.. but I am just wondering what it says about it in the manual.. If anyone could help me that would be great.. I'm taking it back to the dealer I bought it from so he can fix it..

10th Feb 2009, 11:34

"Tire Sensor Bad/ missing"..

I just got the above message on my 2004 Jeep Liberty. There is an air pressure sensor in each of the tires. The air pressure for each tire is sent to the overhead console via radio signal. The message just means that at least of the sensors has gone bad and needs to be replaced.

It cost me $145 to replace one sensor (by a Jeep Dealer in Northern Virginia) and most of that cost is labor!

11th Aug 2009, 09:46

I’ve owned my 2004 JEEP Liberty for 4 years.

I have four wheel disk brakes and have had to change out all four rotors six times. The braking has always been slow, and when I have the rotors changed, they are warped within two days.

I’m not hard on my car, and have never had this much trouble with brakes.

On the fifth time I had my brakes done, the front right brake locked up while I was on the highway. I wasn’t even touching the brake, and had no warning. The whole car including the steering wheel started shaking violently and it pulled me right off the road. After it sat for a while, I was able to limp back to the garage that had done the repair. They thought maybe the caliper piston or the slides were frozen. They lubed everything. That wasn’t the problem. Next they checked the brake lines for clogs and changed the fluid. That didn’t work. The mechanic used a torch and heated up the caliper and re adjusted the pad bracket. That made it drivable.

Within three months I was already changing pads and rotors again. This time I made sure everything was lubed and working. The mechanic said that the pads were tight and that they were hard to put in. He said he tried several brands to see if it made a difference. He even called JEEP for input. They had nothing.

Again while on the road, the rear started to make an awful noise and started pulling and pulsating. I stopped checked it and found nothing apparently wrong. I tried again and was able to go another half mile before it did it again. Again once it cooled I was able to go a little further until I finally found a safe place to stop and have it towed. At the garage they took it for a test drive and while out a front brake locked but not the rear. They went through the whole process again. The brakes continued to lock up independently. They even ruled out the master cylinder and proportioning valves. Finally they decided to change out all four calipers $$$$$$$. Hopefully it works.

29th Aug 2009, 08:34

I own a 2004 Jeep Liberty, which is still under warranty. This past fall the Jeep just locked on me in front of a fire station; thanks to the firemen they helped me get the vehicle off the road. I had it towed to the Chrysler dealer, only to find out that the transmission broke down on me. I did not have any noise coming from the transmission whatsoever or I would have known there was a problem.

After the vehicle was repaired, it started to make noise when it goes into second gear. I've brought the vehicle in several times, where they keep testing it with a diagnostic machine, which will not pick up the problem. They refuse to put the vehicle on a hoist to check out the problem. I'm not imagining the noise. Is there anyone who has had the same problem? Did you have any noise where the problem was finally repair?

I brought the vehicle to a transmission specialist, and they told me there is a problem, it could be a small one it could be a big one. The only way they can tell is to take the vehicle and take a look at the transmission as the diagnostic testing will not find the problem. Since the vehicle is still under warranty, the transmission specialist advised me to take it back to Chrysler, It will be brought to another Chrysler shop on Monday as Head Office has advised me to do for more advice.

5th Dec 2009, 10:04

I bought a 2004 Jeep Liberty with 10 miles.

Change my oil every 3000 miles.

Recalled lower ball joints at 14700 miles.

Replaced O2 sensor on tranny at 19000 miles.

My engine light came on at 30000 miles, replaced #1 fuel injector, also 30000 mile service for drivetrain.

My engine light came on again at 31000 miles.

My Jeep's in Chrysler right now, replacing intake/exhaust valves and a cylinder head.

All work being done under extended warranty that I had purchased with this vehicle. Maybe after this work that's being done, I can squeeze a little over 220 miles on a tank full of gas.

I wonder if this is one of the reasons why consumers purchase cars from other countries. P.S. Chrysler been very good with me!

7th Dec 2009, 08:23

I bought a 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 2 weeks ago used with 69k miles on it. Within 3 days the tail light was out. I replaced the bulb and 2 days later it was out again. Took it back to the dealer and they just replaced the bulb. It is now out again, 2 days later. I'm taking it back today and hopefully they will actually fix it, rather than replace the bulb again.

Something else that I've noticed is the "clunk" noise when shifting. It is automatic, but within the past 2 weeks it has made that noise about 3 times shifting into second gear, and 4 times downshifting into third. It actually did it two times in a row this morning. It was at about 40-45 mph and I was going slightly up hill. It downshifted hard, then upshifted to fourth and then back down to third.

I purchased a 1 year warranty that covers the transmission, but after reading all of this, I'm very nervous and almost want to just get rid of it. I drove a 96 Honda Accord for the past 5 years and it had some issues, but it never left me sitting or made me fearful of causing an accident.