2008 Jeep Liberty Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Jeep Liberty

2008 Jeep Liberty Problems

Check Engine Light/Misfire Due to Intake Valve Locks/Valves

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.

Engine Will not Start Due to Wireless Control Module Fault

A no crank or no start condition may develop due to electronic lockup of the wireless control module (WCM), also referred to as the Sentry Key Remote Entry Module (SKREEM). When this module fails the remote keyless entry system will also not operate. The WCM is commonly replaced to correct this concern.

The Sky Slider Sunroof May Not Open

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

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2008 Jeep Liberty Questions

Can range fine. Went to friends and came out and wouldn't start. Key turns but nothing. Put new battery on. Still nothing and lights and dash stay on inside. (2 answers)

Water pump and thermostat changed, still overheating. What could cause this? (1 answer)

Changed the water pump and thermostat, refilled the coolant, ran on idle for a few minutes and still overheating.

Engine Over heats and radiator is low on fluid. (1 answer)

Engine over heats and I cannot figure out where the fluid is going, not in oil and do not have fluid smell from the exhaust pipe or under vehicle. Reservoir is full and fluid will not go back into radiator when engine is cool. When engine is running and radiator cap is removed, have air blowing ...

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2008 Jeep Liberty Recalls

The Drive Shaft May Break While Driving

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.

Chrysler Recalls 2008 Jeep Liberty Vehicles Due to Problems with Windshield Wiper System

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.

Parking Brake May Not Secure Vehicle Effectively

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

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