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2008 Jeep Liberty

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2008 Jeep Liberty Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The power window motor commonly fails in the front and rear doors. This may require replacement of the complete window regulator assembly which will include the window motor.

Engine -- Verified

An engine misfire at idle (rough idle), accompanied by illumination or flashing of the Check Engine Light, could indicate a problem with one or more of the intake valves. Revised intake valves & valve locks are available to address this concern.

Drive Train -- Verified

Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Low fluid level in the differential or transfer case can result in bearing failure. Damaged bearings commonly cause a whine or growl type noise.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The sky slider sunroof may not open. A software upgrade for the control module is available which should correct this concern.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the power door locks are buzzing or are intermittently noisy, a new door latch assembly may solve this. The door lock actuators are integrated into the latch assemblies.

2008 Jeep Liberty Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 13, 2008

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The windshield and/or rear quarter glass may have been installed using the wrong type of urethane adhesive. The glass may fall out unexpectedly and potentially strike a pedestrian or another vehicle. Dealers will replace the windshield and/or the rear quarter glass free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2008. The Chrysler recall number is H24.

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Brakes, October 27, 2008

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The parking brake lever clutch drum may not secure the vehicle when the parking brake is thought to be engaged. This may allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Dealers will replace the park brake lever assembly. The Chrysler recall number is H28. This recall began on October 27, 2008.

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Drive Train, April 3, 2013

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The 4 wheel drive transfer case is protected from the hot exhaust system by a heat shield. This shield can come loose and rub on the drive shaft. Over time, this rubbing could weaken and potentially cause the drive shaft to break, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will add a support bracket to the heat shield to correct this concern.

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Electrical & Lights, November 3, 2010

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Chrysler is recalling 2008 Jeep Liberty models because the windshield wiper motors may contain excess adhesive that could allow for water intrusion. This may result in intermittent and eventually inoperative windshield wiper operation, which reduces the driver's visibility and increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor free of charge.

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2008 Jeep Liberty Questions and Answers

CP Jeep, 2008 Jeep Liberty, Defiance, MO

At 25,000 miles my Jeep Liberty water pump just burnt up and left me stranded on the side of the road. Is this a problem with jeeps? I would not think this should happen at 25,000 miles.

Visitor, 2008 Jeep Liberty, Delevan, NY

i have replaced the hater core 4 times at a dealer and once at an independant repair shop. why do they keep blowing out in 1500 miles?

Visitor, 2008 Jeep Liberty, Fairbanks, AK

there is two foot of rubber hose with factory crimp on one end and a clamp factory on the other end..can the hose be cut and spliced by inserting a nipple????with hose clamps

Visitor, 2008 Jeep Liberty, Healy, AK

i need to replace the high pressure hose on the power stearing..what will this involve..

not a jeep lover, 2008 Jeep Liberty, Luttrell, TN

Waterpump went out on interstate made it to auto zone, battery light was on lost belt. Changed waterpump test drove overheated shut it off towed again! changed thermostat still overheating what cou...

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2008 Jeep Liberty Reviews

I posted this video to find out what the problem was and to assist others that are having the same problem. puerrodurango1001 who posted below is correct. Evidently the dealer mechanic was not aware of the proper diagnosis and it didn't help that it never developed while at the dealership. Cudos to you purodurango1001!!!!! The "Tip Start" is what was happening and the fuel pump was the culprit!

After dealing with this problem for over a year the dealer finally hit on something that was illogical to me but worked to repair the problem. The mechanic ran tests on the Jeep and found that the fuel pump was loosing pressure. It was bleeding down more than specifications allowed. When I was told this information I said there was no way this was causing the starter to continue cranking with my hand off of the ignition switch. Made no sense. If the fuel pump is failing it would result in longer cranking time to start the engine but not cause the starter to continue cranking on its own.

I finally approved the fuel pump replacement. Since then, the starting problem has not happened at all. Somehow the fuel pump must send a signal to the computer to make the starter continue to crank even though the key is in the run position.

If you are having this problem I would recommend that you have the fuel pump pressure tested. If its bleeding down outside of specification, replace the fuel pump.


I have 08' liberty jeep and I have over three years and had no problems and now I have a bump starter problem it will not disengage until I shut it off and restart it is fine and it does not matter if it is hot or cold it will still do it and the dealership here in Pahrump say it is the nature of the beast when they came out with the bump start and will not fix it they say there is nothing they can do HELP ME PLEASE hcdbjb@gmail.com

I have a 2008 jeep liberty sport and it feels like am driving it
in 4wd. and is on 2wd.

power stering hose leaking.no replcement 2 be found in ak ,located one in nebraska...wateing for 3 weeks for delivery. must be someplace in space

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