18th Feb 2011, 21:36

I purchased a 2003 Jeep Liberty, and I am having all kinds of problems with it. First, the stereo had to be replaced 3 times, then a recall for lower ball joints, then the front differential went (1600.00 later), then rust around the hinges on the rear back glass door, the rims on the tires rusting was also one of the first problems, and now we're having problems with a vibration when we drive between 60 - 80 kilometers per hour; don't know what the problem is, any ideas??? Not very satisfied with this vehicle!

11th Jun 2011, 11:42

I also have a 2002 Jeep Liberty with the same rust problem. There isn't a leak or stain on the head liner. There isn't any other rust on the Jeep at all, but the rust had come from inside the roof and blistered the paint, then formed holes. I'm looking to see if Chrysler / Jeep will repair it.

29th Jul 2011, 14:19

I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty with 126,000 miles. Bought it brand new in 2003. Yes, a lot of miles, but not enough that the engine should die with no warning! Oil changes done on time, and no one can figure out why this engine seized up on me while I was driving it. I just put nearly 3,000.00 into this car before the engine seized now another 4,500.00 later. I used to love my Liberty... not so much anymore!

2nd May 2012, 19:12

I had the same vibration problem, My rear drive shaft universal joint had gone bad. Don't worry, it was a cheap fix!! You may want to have it checked soon.

7th Jul 2012, 17:39

I have the exact same problem with my 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited. Did you ever get a response to your post?

8th Jul 2012, 18:40

I don't know where you are getting your Libertys - I've owned 3 of them, & they've all been great.

17th Jun 2013, 18:54

I'm not sure, but it could be caused by electrolysis due to the aluminum hinges? I am going to look for a replacement hinges for mine, and see if it makes a difference.

17th Jun 2013, 18:59

If the rep says it is not a common issue... bologna! I have the same thing happening, and I think it is the aluminum/alloy hinges. I am going to change mine to stainless if I can.

7th Jan 2015, 05:02

Check for small holes on the top of the luggage rails, possible entrance for water. My 2003 Liberty also has a rusty hinge plate and stains on the headliner. The dealer said the rust warranties have expired. Seems to me a manufacturer error. Two other Libertys, 2002 and 2003, both have no rust and no holes on top of their luggage rails.

19th Jul 2016, 06:13

I just bought a used 2003 Jeep Liberty for $200 bucks! It's a great deal I know, but it has a ton on rust on the rockers and frame. What am I to do about the rusted frame? The Jeep will not pass state inspection at all like this. Does anyone know what I should do? Send me a email if you can. Medic8677@gmail.com

19th Jul 2016, 23:26

Hope you can get 200$ for scrap?