Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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Jeep Liberty, Diesel, SUV
#204 of 210 Re: 02 Liberty Warning Light/Speedometer Issue [npearl88]
Jan 17, 2013 (6:56 pm)
Did you ever find out what was causing the problem? Our 02 Liberty just started having a similar problem today. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#205 of 210 2007 Jeeo Liberty - loss of power
Feb 19, 2013 (10:44 pm)
I purchased a new 2007 Jeep Liberty Limited. It has 50,000 miles now. Last week, the check engine light came on. LAX Jeep said it was the battery. Then they said multiple problems. They thought it was a blown head gasket. They quoted me $3,000 to fix but could not guarantee this would fix the problem that I was losing power and the check engine light was on. When I purchased the vehicle it had a lifetime warranty. Now they say according the VIN number no lifetime warranty. We did have a problem with the window similar to what others experienced but another Jeep in Santa Monica fixed it for no charge. The tire pressure warning is always on and I have no idea what that is about. I plan on fixing the car with a local mechanic and after reading all these blogs, I am immediately selling. It's too bad but I will never buy a Jeep again. My 1993 Honda Civic has 204,000 miles and no problems.
#206 of 210 Re: 2007 Jeeo Liberty - loss of power [dels07]
Feb 19, 2013 (11:44 pm)
The 3.7 litre motor is a piece of junk. Carbon builds up on the top of the pistons and in the manifold quickly due to the ethanol they are blending in the gas. The dealer will milk you dry until you finally get tired of paying and sell or trade it. Go to Walmart and buy a bottle of Lucus Top End Cylinder Lubricant/Injector Cleaner. Use 4 ounces per 10 gallons of gas for a couple tanks of gas. Then 2 ounces per gallon thereafter. The light is from the engine misfiring. You may be ready for a tuneup. My advice is get rid of the vehicle. Good luck.
#207 of 210 Re: 2007 Jeeo Liberty - loss of power [michael30144]
May 12, 2013 (3:13 pm)
3.7 seems to fail at 130000 i have rebuilt 4 of these engines now and worked on countless others and carbon buildup hasnt been the cause of any of them. i chalk the issues up to faulty timing and less than adequate valve springs. the engine never seemed to perform incredibly smoothly it was too unbalanced but injector cleaner or other gas treatment isnt going to help all that much.
#208 of 210 Re: Our brand new 2011 Jeep Liberty that has shudders/jerkyness [jgart007]
Jul 02, 2013 (8:30 am)
2011 Jeep Liberty owner here as well. I have felt the samething, so I did some reading on what I own. My transmission is a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) for more info:http://cars.about.com/od/thingsyouneedtoknow/a/CVT.htm.
This transmission operates in a very different manner than what most or use to. I was concerned until I did my research. The transmission is acting as it should...ie feels like its skipping gears, but what its trying to do is adjus the engine speed. Take a look at the link above. Once I had a better understanding of how the CVT worked it calmed my nerves and I changed my driving habits a bit, the jeep runs and drive great. In the end there was nothing wrong.
Jul 30, 2013 (11:13 am)
My ex and I bought this going 5 yrs ago. It now has 87000 miles. I have had to replace the body control module, which I had done at the dealership. It's still does not work right, the fuse that controls the radio, inside lights and door locks keeps blowing. The dealership says it's a short. I had the one short fixed, removed all U haul wiring for the trailer hitch and STILL it doesn't work.
Now a year ago I did a tune up/transmission fluid change before leaving AZ to drive back to WA. Suddenly I start getting the shaking/vibration when going certain speeds(between 30 and 45) if I speed up it goes away or slowing down it goes away. Never happens if I just gun it. Everyone said oh it's the road. So I tested this out! it is NOT the road it's the jeep.So assuming the guy did something wrong (which is not the case) I took it back. They of course said it wasn't their work that is doing this. But didn't give me any idea what it could be. SOOO a year later it is getting worse.
Also both driver side and driver side passenger windows are broken. The back hatch NO longer latches. And if I get to say about 1/4 of a tank of gas the gas light comes on. And the Air conditioner went out.
ummm..lets see, I'm trying to make sure I got every thing right. I'm so tired and can not afford to put more money into this POS. Not to mention the stories I hear from other Liberty owners.
I guess I'm not looking for repair advice, for I have given up on that. Just wanted to put my 2 cents in.
#210 of 210 Morning sputtering / skipping on 2010 Liberty
Dec 11, 2013 (9:38 am)
Cranks fine in the morning, idles with no issues...as i put it in drive, it immediately starts to sputter / skip. It will do this until i accelerate to above 15-20 mph...then i stop at a light and it sputters again. It's perfectly fine at higher speeds. It will do this for 10 minutes or so until i drive it around then it's fine for the rest of the day. This has been going on for a couple of weeks. Any thoughts on this? Could it be cold weather related? I live in Los Angeles and haven't had it in any "cold" weather until our recent cold weather mornings (i know it's not that cold for anywhere else, but low 40s recently in the morning is cold for L.A.). No engine light is on, took it to a mechanic and they found nothing wrong...said i should just keep driving until it gets worse. Any thoughts / experience with this? Thanks!