2008 Jeep Liberty

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Available in 4 styles:  2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr 4x4 shown
Asking Price Range
$8,857–$17,625
Estimated MPG

15–16 city / 21–22 hwy

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Liberty

STRUCTURE

Recall number: 13V121000
Recall date: 04/03/2013

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (CHRYSLER) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 21, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008; AND 2008 JEEP LIBERTY 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 15, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008. THE TRANSFER CASE HEAT SHIELD MAY DROP DOWN AND RUB ON THE DRIVE SHAFT, WEAKENING IT AND POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO BREAK.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE SHAFT BREAKS, A SECTION OF IT CAN STRIKE THE TRANSFER CASE TUNNEL WITH ENOUGH FORCE THAT THE AIRBAG COMPUTER WILL BELIEVE THE VEHICLE IS IN A CRASH AND THUS DEPLOY THE AIRBAGS. ADDITIONALLY, THE DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER. EITHER CONDITION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL ADD A BRACKET TO SUPPORT THE REAR OF THE HEAT SHIELD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753. CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS N10.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 02/15/2007 and 03/01/2008.


POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Recall number: 13V121000
Recall date: 04/03/2013

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (CHRYSLER) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 21, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008; AND 2008 JEEP LIBERTY 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 15, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008. THE TRANSFER CASE HEAT SHIELD MAY DROP DOWN AND RUB ON THE DRIVE SHAFT, WEAKENING IT AND POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO BREAK.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE SHAFT BREAKS, A SECTION OF IT CAN STRIKE THE TRANSFER CASE TUNNEL WITH ENOUGH FORCE THAT THE AIRBAG COMPUTER WILL BELIEVE THE VEHICLE IS IN A CRASH AND THUS DEPLOY THE AIRBAGS. ADDITIONALLY, THE DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER. EITHER CONDITION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL ADD A BRACKET TO SUPPORT THE REAR OF THE HEAT SHIELD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753. CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS N10.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 02/15/2007 and 03/01/2008.


AIR BAGS

Recall number: 13V121000
Recall date: 04/03/2013

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (CHRYSLER) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 21, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008; AND 2008 JEEP LIBERTY 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 15, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008. THE TRANSFER CASE HEAT SHIELD MAY DROP DOWN AND RUB ON THE DRIVE SHAFT, WEAKENING IT AND POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO BREAK.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE SHAFT BREAKS, A SECTION OF IT CAN STRIKE THE TRANSFER CASE TUNNEL WITH ENOUGH FORCE THAT THE AIRBAG COMPUTER WILL BELIEVE THE VEHICLE IS IN A CRASH AND THUS DEPLOY THE AIRBAGS. ADDITIONALLY, THE DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER. EITHER CONDITION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL ADD A BRACKET TO SUPPORT THE REAR OF THE HEAT SHIELD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753. CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS N10.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 02/15/2007 and 03/01/2008.


VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Recall number: 10V550000
Recall date: 11/03/2010

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. THE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTORS THAT CONTAIN EXCESS ADHESIVE THAT MAY ALLOW FOR WATER INTRUSION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN INTERMITTENT AND EVENTUALLY INOPERATIVE WINDSHIELD WIPER OPERATION.

Consequence:

A FAILING OR INOPERATIVE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM WILL REDUCE A DRIVER'S VISIBILITY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/19/2008 and 06/27/2008.


SUSPENSION

Recall number: 09E039000
Recall date: 06/19/2009

Problem Summary:

ROCK KRAWLER IS RECALLING 44 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLE LISTED ABOVE. THESE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS WERE PRODUCED WITH GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS INSTEAD OF THE PROPER GRADE 5 CARRIAGE BOLTS. THE IMPROPER GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF CLAMPING FORCE FOR THE BOTTOM STRUT FORK.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF EFFECTIVE LIFT AND LOWERING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLE, POSSIBLY CREATING THE DRIVER TO PANIC WHICH COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

ROCK KRAWLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE/JULY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROCK KRAWLER AT 1-518-270-9822.


PARKING BRAKE

Recall number: 08V525000
Recall date: 10/08/2008

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 3,663 MY 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO AND MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE PARK BRAKE LEVER CLUTCH DRUM MAY DISTORT AND REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARK BRAKE SYSTEM.

Consequence:

THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO MOVE INADVERTENTLY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARK BRAKE LEVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/27/2008.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/14/2007 and 02/15/2008.


VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Recall number: 08V455000
Recall date: 09/09/2008

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 494 MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. THE WINDSHIELD AND/OR FIXED REAR QUARTER GLASS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED USING INCORRECT URETHANE ADHESIVE. THIS COULD AFFECT GLASS RETENTION.

Consequence:

IF THE GLASS SEPARATES WHILE DRIVING, IT COULD STRIKE ANOTHER VEHICLE OR INJURE A PEDESTRIAN.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD AND/OR FIXED REAR QUARTER GLASS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 13, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/13/2008.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/17/2008 and 06/20/2008.


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