Check Engine Light On problems of the 2003 Jeep Liberty

Nine problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2003 Jeep Liberty. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2003 Jeep Liberty based on all problems reported for the 2003 Liberty.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. While the vehicle was in park, the air bag deployed without warning on the front passenger side. The air bag and check engine warning lights illuminated. The dealer stated that because the light had approximately 1,000 hours on the air bag warning light, no repair was able to be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 220,000.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 11/09/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the vehicle stalled with the check engine light illuminating on the vehicle's instrument panel. The vehicle was not able to restart. The contact stated that the vehicle begun to smoke profusely. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle's motor and engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 211,050. Wh.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, a loud beeping noise emitted from under the hood as the vehicle stalled. The check engine warning light illuminated after the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where a diagnostic was performed. The contact was advised that the motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 165,000.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 10/14/2010

Vehicle stalls when driving. 2003 Jeep Liberty sport/freedom. When driving, car felt like it was tightening, check engine light came on, rpm dial started spinning like crazy, and the car completely shut down. Towed to mechanic, told code registered cam shaft sensor. Replaced! picked up vehicle, drove 4 miles, shut down again. If vehicle sits and cools off, it will restart. Drove back to mechanic, he replaced cam shaft sensor - thinking it was defective. Next morning, on way to work, stalled while driving again. So, three days in a row, same problem. Very dangerous!!!!!!. This time code registered computer problems, and he suggested I take to dealer, as code part was covered under federal emissions warranty. Took to dealer on Friday, October 22 - 8 days now (also need to do recall work, apparently that's not high on a dealer's list) and he said he can't get it to stall, and his code is registering a transmission issue. I know I'm a 'girl', but it doesn't make sense that the car would completely shut down if the transmission had gear problems. The car completely shuts down! wondering why no recall - seems like other Jeep owners have similar problems (reading threads on internet). I think dealer may be trying to save costs, because I told him I no longer feel safe in the vehicle and may trade or sell. He said part is $875, but can't guarantee that is problem, he has to clear all the codes 1st. How does he know the computer isn't kicking out faulty codes at this point? I say this because when we replaced the crank shaft sensor, the computer said it was still bad, although it was a brand new part. And, the mechanic did not get the code the dealer is getting now. Seems like Jeep has a problem, but no solution. Btw, my 7 year/70,000 mile warranty apparently expired on may 24, 2010.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 05/05/2008

Front and back parking lights inside burned (I think it is called the sockets or housing) transmission place said there is something wrong in the engine or transmission, check engine light keeps coming on and sometimes the transmission sounds to loud, they can't figure out what it is. This veh. Is a family veh. We have kids and a grandchild.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 02/01/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the engine was exhibiting an abnormal noise and the check engine warning light was illuminated. The dealer informed the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. A private mechanic inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that she would need to replace the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The current mileage was 135,000 and the failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 7
Failure Date: 12/22/2005

March 2005 - 2003 Jeep Liberty 4 cylinder - carriage town Chrysler, delaware, ohio - I took my Jeep Liberty to the dealership for backfiring, check engine light, running rough. They found only spark plug #1 fouled and replaced only the spark plug. 2nd time approx a week later I took my Jeep Liberty in and it was running rough, no check engine light. Dealership refused to look at my vehicle without the check engine light on. 2 days later I returned vehicle with check engine light on, running rough, and backfiring. They replaced all spark plugs and all wires. This happened at approx 28,000 mile on the vehicle. December 2005, engine light on, running rough. Replaced spark plug #1 only and wire on spark plug #1. I had been told by service department at this time they had put a "special" spark plug in my vehicle and that there was a technical service bulletin on my vehicle. Jan, 2006 - vehicle is currently in the shop and they are trying to determine what is wrong with the engine, currently they cannot find what is burning up spark plug #1. Technical service bulletin: mfg bulletin number: 0803403 mfg bulletin date: 20040302 component: electrical system details: new spark plug for 2. 4l engine.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 8
Failure Date: 08/09/2005

The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The crank sensor failed. The contact has seen other similar complaints on the internet. When the crank sensor fails the vehicle will stall and cut off, causing a loss of steering and brake power. For instance one can be going 60 mph and the vehicle will just stop. There is no warning or lights to warn him. The crank sensor failed and vehicle will stop. Check engine light came on afterwards but it automatically reset I self, causing the check engine light to go off in thirty minutes. This was the first time this happened. But while attempting to take the vehicle to a service station it happened several times. The dealership replaced the crank sensor and the cam sensor. . He has found on the internet the codes that gave a false reading for the cam sensor going out instead of the crank sensor.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 9
Failure Date: 06/12/2004

Transmission and engine lights came on upon towing a coleman "yuma" pop-up camper. Took in to dealer and dealer found that torque converter to be bad along with gear wear. Transmission needed to be replaced and gear wear repaired. Car has only 8,000 miles on it and it is the first time the car has towed anything. The car should not have had a problem since it is rated with a much higher towing capacity than the coleman "yuma" is. The dealership is trying to tell me that this is an isolated incident of a bad transmission, but upon further investigation with Jeep forums on the net, 85% of Liberty owners are experiencing problems with their transmission after 8,000 miles! one owner has had his transmission replaced 3 times! the dealership said this was covered under my warranty this time, but that it would not be covered next time. If the transmission is faulty on all of them, I don't want to get stuck with a lemon on a brand new vehicle!.

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