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#192 of 210 Re: 2011 liberty engine problems [2cor1045]
May 20, 2012 (7:48 am)
we have identical missing and jerking problem 2011 liberty. started at 2000 miles. been to 2 dealers totaling 3 trys and problem detected on 2nd and 3rd but told there is no fix. referred to lemon dept by our case mgr. but was told no repair attempts made and it requires 4 repair attempts, with parts actually replaced. neither dealer knows what to replace. dealer in daphnie, alabama told us chrysler engineer told him there is no fix. Both dealers have other jeeps currently with same problem. Lemon dept referred us back to case mgt and supposed to talk to them tomorrow for next steps. We are contacting attorney as none of this makes any sense, just a run around. at Gulf shores jeep on my 1st visit, service mgr said it was characteristic and would probably get worse. 2nd time tech drove it home after i threw a fit and he detected problem, but told no fix. please stay in touch. i will check this page and keep posting. not going to let them steal our money! I guarantee chrysler is aware they have a problem.
#193 of 210 ESP Flashes Engine slows down
May 23, 2012 (2:34 pm)
I have a 2007 Jeep Liberty,and I am also having this problem....is there a recall,because of this problem???????We went as far as putting new brakes on the Jeep,,,,,,,,,,,,,I have 10 months left before its paid off..........does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this,or do we pay a Jeep Dealer ship a few thousand $$$$$$$$$,
#194 of 210 Re: 2006 Liberty CRD [george80461]
May 27, 2012 (6:20 am)
I am a former owner of a 2005 CRD. Check the hoses from the turbo to the intercooler (passenger side) and from the intercooler to the intake (driver side). These hoses are known to soften up and pop off the connectors. Also, these hoses are also known to rupture. If the hoses are still intact and not too soft remove them and clean them. Apply Indian Head shellac to the connectors and inside the hoses. Wait a couple of minutes and attach the hoses and snug down the clamps. I did that with mine and the hose never popped off again.
Replacing them is not cheap and only Sanco, as far as I know, makes after market hoses.
#195 of 210 Re: 2006 Liberty CRD [winter2]
May 28, 2012 (2:40 am)
Thank´s George, I´ll check the hoses immediately and follow your instructions. Hope this solves my problem.Once again thank you.
#196 of 210 Re: 2006 Liberty CRD [patrick63]
May 28, 2012 (5:18 am)
One other thing to look at is the MAF (Mass Airflow Sensor). It is easy to get to and lives just beyond the air cleaner box. It can be removed and cleaned with MAF cleaner. Do not use any other cleaner on the MAF.
Also, there is a pressure sensor in the intake manifold toward the back of the engine. It is sort of buried under the wiring harness. Has that ever been pulled and cleaned? With the engine cold, get a 4mm Allen wrench and remove the two screws holding it to the intake manifold, but remove the connector from it first. Clean the sensor with a mild solvent, Castle Clean or Brake Cleaner, put a touch of grease on the O-ring and replace it. This sensor gets pretty well covered in soot because of the exhaust gas recirculation.
#197 of 210 MIL Indicator Light 2011 Jeep Liberty
Aug 07, 2012 (11:39 pm)
Hi. I have a 2011 Jeep Liberty 70th Edition and the truck started hesitating bad and jerking then the MIL light started flashing. Jeep barely made it home. I will call dealer in the am. Truck only has 28,000 miles on it. Anyone else having this problem or know what is causing it? Thanks
#198 of 210 Re: MIL Indicator Light 2011 Jeep Liberty [mgm5]
Aug 08, 2012 (12:27 am)
The 3.7 litre engines are junk. The low grade fuel causes carbon build up on the pistons and cylinder walls causing hesitation and misfire. Use a good grade of fuel and add a good fuel treatment every 1000 miles and this will help. The dealer will make up things just to get you service dollars but try what I've told you. My advice is to sell it while its new and get something else. Most Jeep libertys have had engines replaced as early as 50k. They are nice vehicles to look at but really crappy on the reliability.
#199 of 210 Re: 2011 liberty engine problems [1bobmg]
Aug 08, 2012 (12:39 am)
This has been a problem since 2003. Chrysler know they have a problem with the 3.7 engine and most liberty's have had engines replaced. The motor builds up carbon in the cylinders and pistons causing misfire. The dealers all know this but will rob you with fake repairs. use high quailty gas and a fuel additive every 1000 miles and this will help. Sell the thing and get something else. The repairs will break you before its over.
#200 of 210 2010 jeep liberty renegade
Oct 25, 2012 (7:37 pm)
I am pretty sorry i bought this Jeep but I paid cash and am stuck with it. I have 14000 miles and been to the dealer about 12 times with problems. The ac/heater control box when and they had to take apart the whole dash to get at it. They kept it 7 days. I had the rear brakes wear out in 12000 miles. They should last for 40000. The dealer charged me $400 as pads and rotors are not covered. I called the mfg and they sent me a check for the $400 as they agreed it was pre-mature but nothing done to not have it happen again. My cousin is a private mechanic for 30 years and he said alot of them do it. The design on the 2010 has more weight and it overheats the rotors and burns out the pads. I will replace them with cross-drilled rotors like they use on race and police cars. Dealer would not do it. My cousin says he does it all the time and the brakes will last 45000 +. At cold starts the engine has piston slap. Sounds like a marble flying around in a can. I brought it to the dealer only to have them tell me it is normal and they all have piston slap on the v6 3.7. My cousin says they need to replace the alum. pistons and put new rings, Check the cylinder bores. When cold they bang until they got hot and then they expand to stop the slap. The dealer says they cannot repair it until it bangs all the time. The valve train also is very loud. Sounds like a sewing machine and they said they all do it. I heard others worse then mine so I believe it. Lucky I bought the extended contract as I know I will need it once theirs runs out. It has got to be the biggest pc of crap I ever bought. I like the design and it runs strong. Just too many repair failures and the engines is real crap and sounds like it has 200000 miles on it. Not 14000. The dealer will see me many times. I am retired and have all the time in the world to keep bringing it back and calling the zone until they fix the defective engine and brake system....
#201 of 210 Re: 2011 liberty engine problems [1bobmg]
Oct 25, 2012 (7:47 pm)
I have a 2010 with 14000 miles and it does the same. Once it is hot it smooths out but still has a somewehat rough idle. My engine sounds like a sewing machine. Piston slap on cold starts and valve train noisey. The dealer says they all do it. My rear breaks and rotors wore out at 12000 miles. dealer charged me $400. I called the zone and got my money back. If they wear out again too fast i am out of luck. I put cross drilled rotors like they use on race cars and cop cars. I should be ok now. The dealer would not do it. The rough idle and excess noise is a big problem for that engine, v6 3.7. They always are in the shop and nothing much can be done a mechanic told me. what a pc of crap i bought but I will keep bringing it back everyday, I am retired, and call the zone each time until they fix the idle and engine noise that is not normal....