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Jeep Liberty, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
#105 of 121 Re: Lift Gate Warning Light [mdennis01]
Jul 08, 2008 (5:31 am)
It is caused by water shorting out the circuit that tells the computer the door/hatch/gate is closed. Somehow the moisture/rain gets in the back gate and shorts it out sometimes. I also have this problem when it rains. Doesn't happen every time it rains, but it happens. I also have problems with my lock/unlock button on the driver side door. I think it's also caused by moisture. By the way, 2008 Liberty here, have owned for 7-8 months. I took it to the dealership for repair, and they have yet to fix it, or agree that it is messed up. Actually took it twice for the rear gate, and once for the driver side door locks. They keep saying it's not messed up when they go to work on it, but it magically messes up again right when I leave the lot. I think they unplug the battery or something to reset it, but then it starts doing it again within minutes, just a temporary fix. I love the vehicle, but I hate the BS that I have to put up with. Purchased it for the lifetime warranty, but they don't fix the POS when it messes up so what is the lifetime warranty for? This is definitely the first and last Jeep Liberty I will ever own. I also purchased a 2007 Honda Fit. Not one problem that hasn't been easily taken care of. Maybe this is a good example of why Jeep is going out of business.
#106 of 121 2008 liberty steering knock
Sep 11, 2008 (8:18 pm)
I knoticed my liberty makes a popping noise when turning from lock to lock, just at a certain place. anyone with similar problems....
#108 of 121 problems from the start.
Nov 18, 2008 (3:15 pm)
I just picked up a 4x4 sport model week ago. The day i went to pick it up it was raining hard and there was a puddle on the driverside floor. They kept it a day and promised me it(a sunroof leak) was fixed. When i got it home it also rained that night. That am there was over an inch of water on driverside front and rear floors! 4 days later finds me sitting at home w/ a loaner car waiting for some guy from chrysler to access the rust I found while soaking up water. I pray it leaks agian The newest idea seems to be a leak from the cowl area...... i'll post back when i get things fixed, and i will
#109 of 121 Re: problems from the start. [r8derfan83]
Jul 02, 2009 (7:43 pm)
I purchased my 2008 Liberty and also have had problems from the start. The day I puchased it I drove it on an 800 mile road trip. I notice that when I would get close to 70 miles per hour there was a vibration. I also notice that from time to time it would shift really hard going in to second gear. For example when I was slowing down to stop say at a red light and the light would change so I would just accelerate and sometimes it would shift really hard. I have had it in the 4 times now for both issues. The first time they replaced all 4 tires because there was some type of know issue with the tires. Needless to say this did not fix the vibration. They also said that they upgraded the software and that should fix the hard shift issue. It did not. I took it back a second time and they said they did not notice and could not duplicate the vibration. This time as far as the hard shift issue that said that they reset the computer because it has an error code that it had at some point gotten stuck in overdrive. Again neither one of their solutions fix either problem. So now I just took it to the shop again and was first told that the hard shif was normal because when I was slowing down the accelerate without stoppping that it confused the compute. (do I need to expain that I am a female and they thougt I would just accept that poor excuse). well I did not accept it and ask that they please look into it. Also discussed with the service writer that I was still have the vibration issue and that it was almost like a motor mount was loose. I also added 2 new problems to my list of issues. One the turn signal does not work correctly and the Skyslider now has a lot of wind noise that it did not have when I purchased it. The next day I receive a call from the service writer telling me that they were ordering parts for the skyslider and that my tires needed to be balanced and that the hard shift was not a transmission issue, it was normal under the example I gave and that they could not duplicate was I discribing. My jeep was to be ready for pickup today but I received another call from the service writer to tell me that it would not be ready. He found a service notice about a known issue with the tork converter and that they would need to open the transmission to replace it. He said that this problem is probably what was causing the hard shift and the vibratioin. They had to order parts so I will be taking it back in next with to have the tranmission worked on and the skyslider repaired. To date they are aware of the turn signal issue but there is not a solution for that yet. I was wondering if anyone else has had any transmission issues with the 2008 Liberty (2wheel dirve, automatic). I will post the final outcome once the service is completed.
#110 of 121 Re: problems from the start. [ginger0123]
Jul 02, 2009 (8:03 pm)
my 2008 2wd liberty limited does the shift thing too. just everyonce in a while when i come to a stop and dont stop, it shifts hard. but i just have dealt with it.... i have 22k miles now and the major problem i had was the steering colum had to be replaced... it kept making a popping noise when turning.. i als have the vibration somtimes. but i think the tires are not the best.... otherwise i love my jeep...its been pretty good....
#111 of 121 2008 Liberty 6 speed manual
Jul 21, 2009 (5:59 pm)
I am looking at a new leftover 2008 4X4 6 speed manual Jeep Liberty. ?What problems should I be aware of? Is this transmission and the clutch reliable? This Liberty does not have a sunroof or skyslider. What is the realistic mileage I can expect with a manual transmission? The axle ratio is 3.21 on a manual vs 3.73 on an automatic. This should save some fuel.
Do 2008 models have any specific problems that were resolved for the 2009 model year, like water leaks and electrical issues, for example?
#112 of 121 Re: problems from the start. [ginger0123]
Jul 25, 2009 (4:54 pm)
It is funny you mention the vibration issue at 70mph. I used to own a 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited and I really loved it. I had to get rid of it because they never were able to remedy this vibration I had between 65-70. It wasn't the tires needing a balance. I tried so many things and I just gave up.
I hear they are giving fantastic deals on the 09 Liberty. My friend told me one of his patients got a nicely loaded Liberty for 20k and 0% interest. Does that sound possible??
#113 of 121 Re: Leaking Lift Gate:(( [leakyroof]
Oct 16, 2009 (10:08 pm)
I am going though this right now and i found the point where the water is getting in today and to my surprise it was the sunroof !! I put some rags around the point where I saw the water dripping in and so far no more dripping water in the rear drivers side head liner trim ( plastic trim across the rear near the hatch ) do not know how the water made it all the way back there ? So do not rule out any entry points and my dealer is calling in a company called WATER DOCTORS all they do
is find and repair water and air leaks
#114 of 121 Re: problems from the start. [ginger0123]
Feb 11, 2010 (7:42 am)
Were you aware that when you buy a new car with a new engine, you are not supposed to take it over 50-55MPH for the first 500 miles? If you do you will severely cause engine wear and overheating that will shorten the life of your engine (and car for that matter). I think even the Owners Manual says that. I have a 2008 4x4 Liberty and followed this advise from the manufacturer and I already have put 30000+ miles on it and have had no problems at all.