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#65 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [mcarver82]
Sep 14, 2009 (6:58 am)
kbeast1979. So I took the 09 liberty in and they told me the exact same thing about the flash updates and gave me some crap about the adaptive transmission? I can not drive it without getting fumed about it so it is going back tomorrow. I can at least pinpoint where the issue is this time. As soon as the tranny hits 4th (50mph), the low end has a pulsing growl, especially when a small load is put on the engine such as a slight road incline. It mostly goes away as I go faster but I can still hear it through 80mph. I would love to hear more about what Chrystler has decided to do for you because I am in the same unsatisfied boat that you were in?
Let me know, you can email me directly if you want.
#66 of 93 Re: Pulsating grinding/creaking noise [doneill220]
Sep 14, 2009 (7:05 am)
Update: Replaced the breaks this weekend. The grind/creak noise persists..
#67 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [mcarver82]
Sep 14, 2009 (9:16 am)
mcarver82. Ok, well we weren't happy to say the least about how it was all handled. We took it in, they did the flash update, luckily she had a free car rental policy in her contract when my girlfriend purchased the car, gave her a car rental, returned the next day and they said they thought it was still doing it. She drove it and agreed. They said they wanted to leave it there and contact the Chrysler engineers to see what there thoughts were after replacing the front and rear driveshafts at this point. They had the car for 3 weeks until the 2nd representative could come out from Detroit and take a look at it just to tell us afterward that there was nothing that they were going to do about it nor would the dealer. They said that it was just something that was a characteristic of the vehicles for the 09' and 10' Liberty models. How many miles are on your vehicle? I later found out from a friend that knows someone that works at a Chrysler dealership that when that flash update occurs at the dealership the computer reads how you drive your vehicle after that point, shift more effectively and completely adjust itself at or right after 4500 miles. Hope this helps. I think we were one of the first to report it to Chrysler. So I hope that by now it has become more of a routine issue and they will know how to handle it better for you. I will say that the vehicle does not now have the issue and hopefully will remain that way. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for sure. I don't know how much of the issue was helped by the replacing of the parts that were replaced with even newer ones. (She had 3600 miles on the vehicle.) The parts were the front and rear driveshafts, and I believe the gear-box.
#68 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [kbeast1979]
Sep 15, 2009 (6:26 am)
KBeast1979,Mine only has 950 miles on it? I did not want to drive it too much knowing what was going on with the vibrations. I got two people to ride along last night to ensure that they could pinpoint at what shiftpoint the vibrations start and stop. I at least got acceptance from the dealership that something was wrong. I'll keep you updated when I hear back probably today or tomorrow, and unfortunately they nor I have rental coverage if they decide to keep it for a while.
Thansk for the info.
#69 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [mcarver82]
Sep 15, 2009 (6:52 am)
Do you really like the vehicle? My girlfriend absolutely loved the style and all the neat stuff on it. She is now glad, because of that, it does not do that anymore. Good luck and please keep me posted.
#70 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [kbeast1979]
Sep 15, 2009 (6:55 am)
Oh, also you should probably have them, if they don't already, contact Chrysler on the issue and nip it in the butt ASAP! I would tell them you are aware of the issue and don't want a lot of the dealership guessing and replacing unnecessary parts in an attempt to address the issue. I would certainly hope that by now Chrysler will know what to do.
#71 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [kbeast1979]
Sep 16, 2009 (7:06 am)
Yeah the vehicle is great, I have had a 98' Cherokee forever and this seemed to fall right in line with what we needed, just big enough but not huge, momma and new baby are happy too!
I picked the Jeep up this morning and the dealer said they can not do anything unless there is an error code or something obvious the Chryster would approve for warranty work. They said the vibration was caused by normal exhaust fucntions, I told them I wasnt an idiot and took my car back. They keep pawning it back on to me and will not follow through with the complaint. I have yet to call Chrystler but I had a few questions about the flash updates for you.
Once the flash update is completed, we must drive an additional ~4500 miles for the adaptive stuff to figure itself out? or is it total miles on the vehicle? I am hoping that when we get that many miles on the jeep it will fix itself and not have to worry about working with these people any more.
#72 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [mcarver82]
Sep 16, 2009 (7:43 am)
Yeah she had a 99 cherokee classic. (which she loved) And obviously felt the same way you do about the new Liberty. To answer your question I was told it was total miles on the vehicle. She now has a little over 4,000 on it and it corrected itself before the 4500 mark. I was told the flash needs a little bit to see how you drive the vehicle to know how to correct it properly. YOU MUST HAVE THE FLASH UPDATE INSTALLED FOR THAT 4500 MILE MARK TO BE VALID! The Chrysler rep had explained the vibration to us to have something to do with the gear box or ratios or something that has to do with the vehicle trying to save you gas. I would tell them now that you have found all sorts of stuff about this flash update and that you want the description of what it is for. They can provide that for you. It is an exact description of your problem. They may not know about it. And if it was a vibration in your exhaust they should be able to fix it no problem! Good Luck and keep me posted!
#73 of 93 Re: Pulsating grinding/creaking noise [doneill220]
Sep 26, 2009 (8:54 pm)
Doneill I am sorry I can't help you but.....I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM with my 04 Liberty......new tires and brakes and rotors all around and it is occuring more often now. Did you ever find what the problem was?
#74 of 93 Re: Pulsating grinding/creaking noise [kate32]
Sep 28, 2009 (10:37 am)
Hi Kate32, Does your car challenge sound exactly like the one I described? If so, it's a long shot but I found out what the problem was last week! It was my rims. Apparently the owner of the car before me hit something hard enough to damage the rims. While replacing the back two tires last week, once my mechanic took the tires off of the rims, he told me the rims were damaged as if I hit something really hard. It did not make sense to him though, as my two front rims were in perfect condition. There is a crack in one of my back rims, where the tire and rim are connected, which could not be seen until the tires were taken off.
As I drove my car slower, the weight of the vehicle more noticeably shifted around the rim, creating a pulsating creaking/grinding noise.
The bad news... $200+ a rim. Hope this helps