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A small SUV produced by Jeep from 2002-2012.  Replaced the Cherokee Classic, and was in turn replaced by the resurrection of the Cherokee nameplate.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Jeep Liberty page on 14 April 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Jeep Liberty, or Jeep Cherokee (KJ/KK) outside North America, is a compact SUV that was produced by Jeep for the model years 2002–2012. Introduced as a replacement for the Cherokee (XJ), the Liberty was priced between the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. It was the smallest of the 4-door Jeep SUVs until the car based 4-door Compass and Patriot arrived for 2007. The Liberty featured unibody-construction. It was assembled at the Toledo North Assembly Plant in the United States, as well as in other countries including Egypt and Venezuela. The Liberty ceased production on August 16, 2012. The next generation restored the previous nameplate of Jeep Cherokee that was always used outside of North America.

First generation KJ (2002–2007)

Inspired by styling from the Dakar[3] and Jeepster[4] concept vehicles, the Liberty was intended as a replacement for the discontinued Jeep Cherokee. The Liberty also marked a few firsts for Jeep. It was the first Jeep vehicle to use rack and pinion steering.[5] It's also the first Jeep to use the two then-new PowerTech engines; the 150 horsepower (110 kW) 2.4 L straight-4, which was discontinued in 2006, and the 210 horsepower (160 kW) 3.7 L V6, as well as a 2.8 L VM Motori turbo diesel (2005-2006 only) for the CRD versions. However, the Liberty was not the first Jeep vehicle to use an independent front suspension, as the Jeep Wagoneer first used it in the 1963 model. But, that independent front suspension was limited to four wheel drive versions and, even then, was a short lived option.[6] In addition, the Liberty was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2002.

Three trim levels were initially offered; the top end Limited, a more rugged looking Renegade and the base Sport. All were made available with either 2WD or 4WD. In 2005, all Liberty received a minor facelift. The 2005, 2006 Renegade and 2005 Rocky Mountain Edition Liberties received an exclusive flat hood and taller grille. In 2007, the Renegade trim level was replaced with the Latitude which appeared to focus more on an urban appearance and lost the Renegade trim's unique hood and grill.

Second generation KK (2008–2012)

The Jeep Liberty received a complete redesign for the 2008 model year with a more boxy and off-road look, like that of the 2007 Dodge Nitro, the latter of which lasted until its final production in December 2011. The 2008 Liberty debuted at the 2007 New York International Auto Show.[7]

With the smaller Patriot and Compass crossover SUVs now available to cater to MPG-conscious buyers, the four-cylinder engine was dropped from the Liberty's offerings. The iron-block, aluminum-head V6 was the only engine available for 2008. Towing capacity was 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg). Jeep discontinued the Liberty CRD for the American market because it couldn't meet tougher 2007 emissions standards for diesel engines. Transmission choices were both carry-overs: a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. Standard equipment included electronic stability control with roll mitigation, traction control, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist. New Features included standard side airbags. Optional features are rain-sensing wipers, Sirius Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, a navigation system, and the MyGig entertainment system, complete with a 30GB hard drive.


Multimedia

7 October 2016
15-55107 Steve Doyle v. Chrysler Group, LLC
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Chrysler Group, LLC appeals the district court's order granting in part Steve Doyle's motion to certify a class in a diversity putative class action arising out of Doyle's purchase of replacement window regulators for 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty cars.
Download 15-55107 Steve Doyle v. Chrysler Group, LLC - 373MB - 35:30


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Jeep Liberty 2005-2007
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Jeep Liberty Photo by Kenn Kiser
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Jeep Liberty - Hart Chiropractic Center Hart Chiropractic Center
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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Jeep Liberty - Hart Chiropractic Center Hart Chiropractic Center
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Jeep Liberty 2008-2012
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
29 January 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2003 Jeep Liberty 4-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.9MB - 215 pages
15 September 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110(Indicant): Tire Selection and Rims
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport, MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.4MB - 24 pages
10 June 2004Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2004 Jeep Liberty MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Part 1 PDF - 1.8MB - 150 pages
Part 2 PDF - 22.4MB - 227 pages
7 July 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301: Fuel System Integrity
2003 Jeep Liberty SUV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.1MB - 40 pages
31 August 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems"
2004 Jeep Liberty
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.5MB - 50 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport, 4x4, 4-door SUV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.9MB - 102 pages
January 2005On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 569KB - 15 pages
January 2005Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2005 Jeep Liberty
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 173KB - 11 pages
September 2005On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 656KB - 21 pages
classified date 2006Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2002 Jeep Liberty, 4x4, 4-door SUV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.3MB - 119 pages
June 2007Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Calspan On-Site Back Over Investigation
Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Liberty
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,759KB - 21 pages
1 May 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 4X4
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.3MB - 174 pages
25 August 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 111: Rearview Mirrors (Other Than School Buses)
2008 Jeep Liberty 5-Door MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.0MB - 65 pages
17 September 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 207: Seating Systems
2008 Jeep Liberty 5-Door MPV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 11.2MB - 129 pages
October 2010FMVSS 135 Safety Compliance Testing: Light Vehicle Brake Systems
2010 Jeep Liberty Sport, 4-Door 4WD, SUV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 18.5MB - 74 pages
12 January 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 126: Electronic Stability Control Systems
2010 Jeep Liberty
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 39.5MB - 83 pages
7 June 2011NHTSA Recall 11V315000
2011 Chrysler 200, 2011 Chrysler Town & Country, 2011 Dodge Avenger, 2011 Dodge Caliber, 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2011 Dodge Journey, 2011 Dodge Nitro, 2011 Jeep Compass, 2011 Jeep Liberty, 2011 Jeep Patriot, 2011 Jeep Wrangler
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
7 June 2011Updated Defect Information Report for Chrysler Group LLC
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 340KB - 4 pages
14 June 2011Steering Column
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: David Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 26KB - 3 pages
28 June 2011NHTSA Identification Number 11V-315
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 26KB - 1 page
28 June 2011Safety Recall L23: Steering Column Pivot Rivets
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 234KB - 2 pages
July 2011Safety Recall L23: Steering Column Pivot Rivets
Chrysler Group, LLC
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 3.7MB - 11 pages
7 October 2011RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 9/30/11
From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 56KB - 3 pages
6 January 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 12/31/11
From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 85KB - 2 pages
2 April 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 3/31/12
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 38KB - 2 pages
6 July 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 6/30/12
From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 104KB - 2 pages
5 October 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 9/30/12
From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 39KB - 2 pages
7 January 2013RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 12/31/12
From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 11V315000

PDF
- 1.1MB - 2 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
28 July 2001DaimlerChrysler: Hoping New SUV Sales Will Soar John Birchard, VOA News
6 July 20062006 Jeep Liberty, Ready To Venture In The Off RoadStacey Wilson
12 August 2006For Recall: 2002-2006 Jeep LibertyTerry Brown
10 April 2007Jeep: The Old Is New Once AgainAnthony Fontanelle
25 January 2008New Jeep Liberty ReviewedAnthony Fontanelle
20 November 2014Consumer Advisory: NHTSA Urges Owners of Model Year 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty and 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles to Get Recalled Cars FixedNHTSA




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