2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade from North America - Comments

12th Oct 2004, 19:39

Warped rotors are not a driving issue. Warped rotors are a result of the wheels being over-torqued. It sounds like whoever was doing the repair turned the rotors then incorrectly torqued them.

14th Nov 2004, 01:30

Sorry folks, but the person that said the uneven rotors are from over torquing the wheels is correct. As a ASE mechanic, I see it frequently. It's usually caused by someone with an air wrench tightening lug nuts way beyond specs. Those torque specs are there for a reason.

It's almost impossible to cause this by using the brakes hard.

28th Jan 2005, 09:11

Have you taken your Jeep to another dealership to see what they say? I've had some minor problems with mine (paint defects, vibrations in rear) and have been told by customer service that they are nothing and to be expected. But after taking my Jeep to another dealership they have had them fixed without comment. Just remember that Jeeps are generally good quality vehicles, but they are only as good as the people servicing them. Also remember that if you find someone who seams to be like this, the dealership may not know of the problem, so if you have a genuine case like that, you should bring it up to the dealership.

23rd Jun 2005, 09:39

I've got a 2003 Jeep Lemon... Err Liberty (limited Edition). I never drive with my foot resting on the brake pedal, but my rotors also are warped. I don't notice the effects, except if I touch the pedal while driving at the higher speeds...The steering wheel starts wobbling. These are replacement rotors, by the way, that the dealer put in after I had major trouble with squeaking brakes (within months of purchase)...It has to be a fault with the rotors. My driving habits have never changed over the last 35 years, yet, I've never experienced this problem before.

21st Jan 2006, 16:02

If you use lifetime brake pads with regular rotors it will do the same thing. Something has to wear!

26th Jan 2006, 22:20

Brake vibration can also be due to (pad transfer) Jeep factory pads are notorious for this. The rubbing noise (if fist heard w/vehc. is cold) is rear pads.I've been able to fix this by light cut on rotor then use gasket removal biscuit and drill to remove directional cut from lathe. THE JEEP DOCTOR.

30th Mar 2011, 22:31

I have a 05 Renegede and within 2 weeks the rotors were warped. Got the recall work done on them and they warped again inside a month. Aftermarket upgrade stopped it from happening. Now I'm enjoying the Jeep warp free over six years now.

I'm no mechanic but, I'm one smart chap with the science of why things happen. Overtorqing, towing, brake riding, cold water on hot surfaces even uneven tire ware can cause premature rotor failure. But let's kick the ballistics for a quick second; Jeep used cheap material! The frequency when compared to other SUVs, trucks etc made them do a recall in the first place!

Simply buy the higher quality aftermarket parts to replace the standard Jeep junk bought to save a buck that you got when you purchased this vehicle.

You'll be a lot happier.

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