26th Jul 2004, 09:30
Well my 2003 liberty has been in the shop for 3 week now. I had my oil light come on and stayed on and had it towed to the dealer. They told me I needed a new motor. I was shocked being though the oil light never came on before nor the engine light. I thought these were supposed to be warning indicaters not a wait until you are screwed device. Now they don't want to honor my warranty because although I had maintenance done it wasn't always on theh the exact scheduled time. My dealership told me to go get a second opinion if I wanted. Now I'm in a battle between my dealership and Chrysler. Not to mention that this is my 4th truck from this dealership in Md. and my 7th Chrysler product in the last 5 yrs. What ever happened to good faith.
11th Oct 2004, 06:42
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited - I've had my 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited for almost 2 years. It only has 14000 miles on it. I don't drive it very much, however, there now appears to be a problem with the steering mechanism. The Jeeps steering lacks proper response on turns. I noticed this once before, mentioned it to the Dealer and they had to tighten something, but never really said what. Now it seems that the problem is worse. I'll keep you posted as I will be taking to the shop this week again. KL.
24th Oct 2004, 18:35
I bought my 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport in August. About 2 weeks later I felt a bump shift when I slowed to a stop. I brought it back to the dealer and they told me it was the lower accumulator piston which they replaced. The next day on my way to work it happened again, I called the service department and I am to bring it back in. Has anyone else had this problem with their Jeep? Other than that I do love the car, but am wondering if I got a lemon!
18th Feb 2005, 18:48
I own a 2003 Jeep Liberty with a 3.7 engine. It has 35,500 miles and has suddenly developed a knocking noise in the engine. Took it in and the engine was coated with engine oil sludge, even under the valve covers. I change the oil myself and keep records. I change oil every 3,000 to 4.500 miles. But anyway the Dodge dealership told me I would probably need a new engine. They told me these engines run "hotter" than normal engines. I was told my a Chrysler motor expert who teaches automotive at our local technical college told me these 3.7 engines run about 200 degrees hotter than a normal engine which causes the motor oil to break down and loose its properties much quicker than what is normal for oil. He also said that Chrysler has had problems with these engines creating oil sludge - the result of oil breakdown. So if your 3.7 creates sludge, your engine may break down sooner or later. I can't help, but wonder if new oil starts breaking down sooner than expected in these motors and creates sludge before an owner knows it. Well my Doge dealer had their district manager discussing the matter with Chrysler. What is interesting is that the oil light has never came on. I read that one of the other individuals had a similar experience with their Jeep and the oil light. My dealer told me the oil has to be changed "religiously" and you better have it done at a dealership so there are no descrepancies with Chrysler, because they don't care about your personal records apparently.
24th Oct 2008, 22:29
I purchased a 2004 Liberty with 46,500 miles in February of 2008. I didn't really intend to look into the Jeep, but ended up test driving it and just could tell it was cool. Jeep/Chrysler reliability issues lurked in the back of my mind, but because I got a good vibe from the truck, I went with. Yeah, I'm wishing I could get over 300 miles from a tankful of gas, but that's all I have had to spend any money on. She has the full 4WD and the 4 speed auto, V6.
It pulled to the right while I was finishing off those awful original Goodyear Wranglers. Once I replaced them with Firestone Destnation LE's and got it aligned, she tracks true and sticks to the road as if on rails, especially in wet weather. Nothing on her or in her rattles, squeaks, jerks, balks or displays poor manners in any way. Her engine roars (and I mean really roars) to life when you mash the accelerator and flies off the line, and is just as eager to stop hard with little notice. It turns tighter than absolutely any vehicle I've ever driven.
I don't understand the bad rap the Liberty seems to get from the 4WD world.
I would only ever think twice about the most extreme off-road situation with this beauty. Otherwise, I know she'll pass everything except other Jeeps in the worst weather and terrain New England can throw at her. I fantasize about customizing her, but I need to be about 45 years younger to not look silly doing that... but a set of expensive shiny rims would be awesome.
I know the day my Liberty was built they got it absolutely right... you can tell that about a truck if you know what to look and listen for. Best of luck with yours....I'm in love with mine.
1st May 2009, 17:58
To all Jeep Liberty owners that have the 3.7 V6. There is a major problem with the oiling systems in this engine. Everyone needs to document all engine problems as any product should last at least 100,000 miles before major engine repairs. Is there a website to start a class action for all Jeep Liberty Owners, as this is not to be accepted?
10th Jun 2009, 14:45
I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty sitting in my driveway, also needs a new engine! I agree a class action suit is needed.
4th Oct 2009, 18:37
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited which sits because the engine is gone. Has 89,000 miles on it, oil changed every 3000 miles, by my shop. I've searched the Internet and this is a widespread problem. We bought a 2008 Rubicon 18 months ago and I'm starting to worry about that 3.7 going to pot in the next 50,000 miles. How do we start a class action lawsuit?
17th Oct 2009, 20:36
2004 Jeep Liberty 3.7 litre engine.
This engine has been regularly maintained since new ownership (second owner-90000 kms. It was discovered today during an oil change that there was a lot of blended water/oil, yellow light sludge on the oil fill cap and all down the oil filling tube. We had a lube shop manager come by for a look and he claimed that 'these' engines are very prone to a build up of condensation. Therefore creating the yellow sludge.
Does anyone have a remedy for this problem?? Please add your comment or remedy.