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Jeep Liberty, Tires, Wheels, Steering, Suspension, Diesel, SUV
#16 of 77 Re: 2005 Liberty Wobble problem [lhsmom]
Jul 22, 2006 (3:41 am)
7/18/06 finally picked up my 03'Liberty from the dealer. Insurance pd over 3k. Took awhile to get parts. The dealer was to put on a Reconditioned LT Axle Assy but couldn't locate one, they ordered a new one (which I wanted). Not problems so far. Today we are trading it off. I think Jeep should reinburse the insurance company and me. No deal. Premium for insurance went up. The ins adj said because the jeep has 80k of miles and the ball joint assembly has at least 40k (replaced in 2004 under recall)it is considered normal wear! That means another 40k miles they will need to be replaced again!
Getting rid of the piece of crap. To bad though, it was fun to drive.
#17 of 77 Re: 2005 Liberty Wobble problem [lhsmom]
Sep 09, 2006 (1:32 am)
9/9/06 DITCH YOUR LIBERTY!
Finally received responce from Jeep. They will not reinburse me for my deductable nor my insurance company due to the failure of the "ball joints". If I had drove Interstae 75 home from work that day, I believe I would not be here! Sorry Sorry Jeep! Would not own another Jeep/Chrysler vehicle. You're lives are in danger!
#18 of 77 Re: 2005 Liberty Wobble problem [lhsmom]
Sep 10, 2006 (1:49 pm)
Ihsmom: You need to report this to www.nhtsa.dotgov/ Did you go to the Zone Rep in your area? I had 4 sets of top and bottom left and right side ball joints on our 2002 Dodge Dakota. When we got rid of it it had 92,000 miles and needed the ball joints replaced again. DCX knows these are a problem with several models of DCX production.
I would encourage to not take no for an answer! What year was your Liberty and how many miles did it have, and what state do you live in? Maybe I can suggest something if you would like.
#19 of 77 Re: 2005 Liberty Wobble problem [farout]
Sep 16, 2006 (1:48 am)
farout: 2003 Liberty Sport, 88k miles(40K on the replaced ball joints in 2004) I live in northwest Ohio-only miles from Jeep/Toledo where they build the crap. I did speak to the District Mgn for Jeep with no resolution. I did also post the problem with nhtsa site(one week later they announced another recall). All I wanted was my $500 deductable reinbursed to me and my ins co to be reinbursed so the premium would go back down. I will not obtain legal advise as I would pay more and have more stress than what it's worth. WOULD NOT OWN A JEEP LIBERTY OR A CRYSLER PRODUCT AGAIN. Thanks for for feedback.
#20 of 77 2002 Jeep Liberty steering
Aug 07, 2006 (10:00 am)
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited since new. I had the ball joints replaced during the initial re-call when the car was new. This car always seemed to have trouble tracking in a streaight line. I am constantly steering to keep the car straight. I recently had 4 top of the line Michelins installed and the front end aligned and the car still has this problem.
Has anybody else out there experienced this?
#21 of 77 Re: 2002 Jeep Liberty steering [bob131]
Aug 07, 2006 (10:06 am)
Same Here; I have a 2004. Car is aligned based on 4 different mechanics at 4 different shops. I have no idea but it pulls to the right and no one can fix it b/c car is aligned perfectly. I just tune it out and don't even pay attention to it anymore.
#22 of 77 Re: 2002 Jeep Liberty steering [ladybug8]
Aug 07, 2006 (11:45 am)
Mine doesn't pull to one side or the other, it swims back and forth.
#23 of 77 Re: 2002 Jeep Liberty steering [bob131]
Aug 07, 2006 (11:51 am)
that's scary; have you called the actual Jeep 800 number? They aren't but so helpful but maybe there is something they might know of? I wish i could help more.
#24 of 77 Re: 2002 Jeep Liberty steering [bob131]
Aug 07, 2006 (11:55 am)
my 03 is a bit jittery at low speeds but doesn't pull. It is fine over 15-20 mph but just off idle it does feel vague and a bit loose. Maybe the new recall fix will cure it but I remember a post a while back from europe that the front suspension was engineered with rubber bushings to allow heavy off roading and the compromise was some looseness in the front end. Who knows. Still love my Liberty.
#25 of 77 Re: 2002 Jeep Liberty steering [jayrider]
Aug 07, 2006 (12:01 pm)
Yeah I wouldn't trade mine either; I still feel safe and I love driving it