2003 Jeep Liberty Sport from North America - Comments

19th Mar 2005, 21:37

Do not run in 4WD mode on any kind of hard/dry surface... ever. 1: it'll ruin your tires, your transmission, too. and 2: it can be dangerous. In a really tight turn, you'll notice you actually LOSE traction, as the front wheels are trying to 'pull' you out of your turn.

28th May 2005, 13:04

I have a '03' Dodge Status that had this problem show up after the 36,000 mile warranty was up so I took the car to a garage and they sprayed WD40 which solved the squeak problem for good.

BTW, I am hoping to buy a Jeep as soon as I pay off this car which I like very much.

2nd Nov 2005, 07:46

Hi, I had the same parking brake problem on my 2003 Liberty and have had to 2 dealers to get it fixed under warranty. Neither dealer fixed it and one dealer charged me for a "parking brake adjustment" because he said it was due to shoe wear. I still have the problem and just removed part of the center console so I could look at the mechanism and I can see clearly that the mechanism is "slipping". When I pull up on the handle, the cable does not tighten, but the handle keeps coming up until it reaches its stop.

Has anyone else had this problem and what did you do to fix it? thanks.

13th Jun 2006, 10:49

How do you adjust the parking brake on a 2003 Jeep Liberty with four wheel disc brakes??

14th Oct 2006, 07:26

I purchased a used 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport with 73000kms. It has the 3.7 litre engine and manual trans, my wife and I both love this machine - very rugged, lots of torque, great all around machine for living in northern Labrador. Fuel economy is what's to be expected, although not too bad with the manual.

11th Feb 2009, 06:45

I purchased a 2003 Jeep Liberty, last year, it is 5 speed, no owners manual came with it, the engine light has come on, steady not blinking. I was told it could be something very minor, but my Jeep dealer wants to charge $97 just to look at it. Does anyone know the common causes for the engine light to come on? Thank you!

10th Dec 2009, 18:27

I purchased my 03 Jeep Liberty Sport September of this year, and fell in love until the snow came. Everyone tells me to put it in 4WD while driving, but I'm unsure about that; what do I do? When do I use 4Lo/2Lo or 4Hi? Help please.

27th Dec 2009, 17:21

If it's slippery if there's snow, put it on 4hi... if you're on pavement just put it 2w drive.

19th Mar 2010, 13:13

This is how you get a failure code out of the mileage display. With the Jeep off, hold the mileage reset button, turn the key towards but not all the way to the ignition position three times. On the third time, you can go ahead and turn on the car. This puts the computer through a self diagnostic routine. All the gauges and lights cycle through their functions, and in the mileage display is displayed a failure code number. Write this down, then google it or look it up in a repair manual, it will tell you what's wrong. You may need to do a little more research to determine exactly which part is failing, but this method will put you on the right track. Good luck!

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