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#150 of 210 Re: Our brand new 2011 Jeep Liberty that has shudders/jerkyness [jgart007]
Aug 09, 2011 (2:41 pm)
I am having the same issue. I have driven a wrangler for 16 yrs and I am used to the way it drives. I purchased a new 2011 Jeep Liberty Sport in July this year and was surprised to find that when I take my foot off the gas and "coast" at a constant rpm (mostly at 1500), that the engine feels like it's hesitating when switching gears and I also feel a jerking when it kicks into gear and when I accelerate quickly from a complete stop. I took it to an authorized Jeep dealer a few weeks ago and test drove it w/the tech and of course couldnt really get the car to repeat the behavior. The tech allowed me to test drive a different brand new liberty from the lot which did the same thing but worse. HERE'S WHAT IT IS.......OR AT LEAST WHAT THE TECH TOLD ME......these new cars have an "ECO" mode which is a lighted setting on the dashboard - you will notice when you take your foot off the gas, the light says "eco on" which means the engine is switching into a more fuel? efficient mode. The tech explained what the engine is actually doing, something along the lines of using less cylinders which are not equally balanced?? Basically there were no codes so they told me this is just how the car is and there's nothing they can fix. I'm curious as to whether this is actually something we all just have to deal with or if there is a solution..............
#151 of 210 Re: Our brand new 2011 Jeep Liberty that has shudders/jerkyness [elcapitan517]
Aug 09, 2011 (6:13 pm)
Serge & others,
I have an 05 Jeep Liberty CRD. Approximetly six months ago I notice an issue with the drive train only when the engine/transmission is cold. We live a 1/2 mile from the first stop sign. As we approach the stop sign it "feels" like the transmission is in one of the higher gears - as a result there is a vibration comming from the drive train and the engine stalls. I suspect if the transmission down shifted as it is designed to do, the engine would not stall. I've call a dealer and he states there is no recall on the transmission. After that initial stalling at the first stop sign, there are no more issues as I approach any other stop sign. The transmission down shifts to the lower gears and the engine continues to run.
I don't know the fix.
#152 of 210 2011 with RPM issue.
Aug 10, 2011 (12:57 pm)
I have a 2011 Jeep Lib. Bought in April with 6k on it. I am having the RPM issue and have had the vehicle looked at several times. First they adjusted the exhaust... Then replaced the Torch converter. I have reported the issue to the customer complaint department an next Thurday Chrysler is sending out there tech to look at the problem. Needless to say I am going up the chain of command. I encourage anyone with the same problem to also report this to corporate so we can get it fixed! I paid to much to have my car in the shop on a regular basis!!!
#153 of 210 Re: 2011 with RPM issue. [ladyelaine]
Aug 10, 2011 (1:46 pm)
Thanks for sharing. What is RPM? Evidently you too are having drivetrain issues.
Please describe the symptoms. Is it similar to what I described?
#154 of 210 Re: 2011 with RPM issue. [ladyelaine]
Aug 19, 2011 (3:02 pm)
I took your advice and contacted Chrysler about the same issue i was having with the engine hesitating/jerking. Initially I received an email response saying this warrants contact from a case manager. I received a callback the next day from my case mgr who left a non-working phone extension. I have called customer service several times over the past week and a half leaving messages with other reps to have the case mgr call me back after 6pm. I was advised the person assigned to me doesnt work after 3:30 their time and she was the only one who could assign me to someone else. I put in a supervisor callback request and was advised there is not a supervisor available that would be able to call me after 6pm either. I have had no response. I'm curious as to how your appt went?......
#155 of 210 Re: Jeep Liberty Engine and Performance Issues [tidester]
Aug 25, 2011 (2:15 pm)
I have and 06 Jeep Liberty with the diesel motor in it runs good at 60-70 mhp when ya give it gas it was to spitt and sputter. I have done the EHM (elephant hose mod) and didn seem to help. It has a new turbo on it. and now the water pump wont engauge untill its very very hot...thinkin the computer is giving me problems ..HELP PLEASE!
#156 of 210 Re: Bruning smell & slight smoke [jenny9541]
Sep 08, 2011 (5:05 pm)
Did you ever find out the problem. I am now having the same problem from m 2003 Jeep Libety. My oil is not leaking on the ground but it is on the right side of the engine. First he said it was my head now he is saying th valve cover gasket needs to be replaced. $2,000 or $250 is the price difference.
#157 of 210 Re: Bruning smell & slight smoke [angie3011]
Sep 08, 2011 (11:35 pm)
Sounds like you have a valve cover gasket leaking. If it were the head, you would have unusal noise, power lose, and possible water in the oil or oil in the antifreeze. Your problem is minor. Look around the cover and you can see oil on it. Good Luck.
#158 of 210 Re: 2011 liberty engine problems [kayakjohn]
Sep 12, 2011 (9:32 am)
We just bought a new 2011 Jeep Liberty a few months ago and we are having the same issue. It has been to the dealership 4 times and still not fixed. We are considering lemon law but the first work order wasn't documented correctly so Chrysler says that it has only been in 3 times. Chrysler sent an engineer to drive it and they say there is nothing wrong. It misses and jerks all of the time!!! How they can say it isn't doing it is beyond me. We are contacting a lawyer for our next move. Has anyone had this issue resolved? I like the Jeep but really want it fixed or replaced.
#159 of 210 Re: cabi2003 [ddrodge]
Sep 27, 2011 (4:01 pm)
yes i am having the same problem. i was driving my 2003 liberty renegade and a bell went off, i looked directly at the dash but no indicator lights so i drove on. come to find out...that same day, i checked the oil and there was no oil in my jeep at all. there is no visible leak per serveral mechanics. but where did the oil go??i was 400 miles over my oil change but i get my oil changed regularly so i thought the tech forgot to put oil in but jeep says it is normal for a motor to eat 5 quarts of oil between oil changes. i only have 67K miles on my jeep, so what jeep is saying is the liberty motor is only good for 8 years or 70K miles then you need a new vehicle because the motor is shot in this one and the dealer does not know what the problem is.