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#359 of 374 2009 Liberty Intermittent issues with starting
Aug 31, 2012 (12:39 pm)
I have a 2009 Jeep Liberty which I've owned since 3/10 and I love it! But, in the past 2 years I've had intermittent issues with it not starting, not cranking, not even turning over. I've replaced the starter twice, replaced the battery with a Sears Die Hard and had it towed to the dealership (Earnhardt Jeep in Mesa, AZ and Carmax in Gilbert, AZ) 6 times only to be told, "Well, it's starts for us" and "unless it does it for us, we can't do anything about it". Several times it's left me stranded because of the intermittent problem. I just don't trust it anymore and am afraid to drive it as I don't want to be stuck anywhere. I do have AAA thankfully and they've been able to assist in getting it to the dealerships for review, but again, with no positive results. I've spent so much in towing and in "diagnostic" charges I'm at my witts end. I really love the look of my Liberty (black with lots of chrome and a slider roof) and it is super fun to drive, but again, I don't want to be stuck somewhere because of the once in a while not starting. I have a therory that there is a short in the ignition switch because, if I keep trying to start it, sometimes after 10 or 20 attempts, it will start. But, several times it has not. I think that the jiggling around on the tow truck has restarted the short and that's why the dealer can't find the problem. Please let me know if this is common and maybe a possible solution as I really hate to part with my Liberty.
Sep 30, 2012 (8:11 am)
I have a 2006 jeep liberty renegade and all of a sudden I have no dash lights. Checked the manual and there does not seem to be a fuse problem. Can anyone help me out? tired of driving in a black hole!
#361 of 374 Re: No dash lights [ttripp378]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 30, 2012 (10:16 am)
Have you tried wiggling the rheostat that dims and brightens the dash lights? Maybe pressing hard on it, or trying to clean it with electrical cleaner?
#362 of 374 Re: No dash lights [ttripp378]
Oct 01, 2012 (2:40 am)
Had the same problem in an 07 liberty. Really escalated after that with nothing working in the dash cluster and the headlights not working at all. Replaced the body control module. After a few weeks headlights starting flickering, then dash lights starting going out again. Maybe a bad ground.
#363 of 374 Re: No dash lights [ttripp378]
Oct 02, 2012 (8:41 am)
Sorry to hear you are having a concern with your 2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade.
I checked for Technical Service Bulletins but could not find anything related to no dash lights like you described.
You may want to consider having the vehicle diagnosed by your local authorized Jeep Service Department or a trusted mechanic.
Chrysler Group LLC
#365 of 374 No lights on 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport
Oct 25, 2012 (3:01 pm)
We have a 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport that has no lights. At first we thought it was being caused by the rear right tail light, but when we replaced it, still nothing. We do not have any dash lights either. Could this be a BCM issue? My husband just got laid off from his job, and we don't have much money to get the problem diagnosed. We might be able to purchase a part or two if he can install it himself. Any ideas?
#366 of 374 2003 Liberty Limited interior lights issue
Nov 17, 2012 (11:27 am)
If I use the push-to-on feature of the lights above the windshield they'll go on, but not when I open the doors or if I use the rheostat.
Where do I start looking for the trouble?
#367 of 374 Re: 2003 Liberty Limited interior lights issue [billgeddes]
Nov 18, 2012 (4:19 pm)
Jumped into my 2003 liberty to find a solution to your lights. Think I found the reason; I'll try to explain it in my limited knowledge of the names of car parts.
The signal arm on the left side of the steering wheel has a rotating piece on it that controls the interior lights. If that is "rolled" or switched in the position that turns off the interior lights then the interior lights won't go on when you open the door and neither will the over the windshield press on lights.... the press-on lights seem to be controlled in two ways; one, by the interior light switch (located on the signal arm) and two, by simply pressing them with your fingers. Hope this helps!
#368 of 374 Re: 2003 Liberty Limited interior lights issue [libertygirl13]
Nov 18, 2012 (4:30 pm)
Just asked hubby what those "press on "lights were called... He said, "dome lights"...LOL