2008 JEEP LIBERTY VIN: 1J8GN28K38W255194

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
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VIN 1J8GN28K38W255194 Decoding Jeep Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Destination Market

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Other Export Market (BUX)

Make

JEEP

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Liberty

Model Year

2008

Series

KK

Trim

Sport

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Company Name

Toledo North Assembly

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Steering Location

Left-Hand Drive (LHD)

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3700.0

Displacement (CI)

225.78785315050

Displacement (L)

3.7

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Other Engine Info

Engine Info: Magnum Sales Code: EKG

Turbo

No

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2008 JEEP LIBERTY Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
22.8%

2008 JEEP LIBERTY Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1J8GN28K38W255194

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11283153
Consumer Location: BOONES MILL, VA
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS LEAVING WENDYS A FAST FOOD PLACE AND THE HEADLIGHTS TURNED ON THEN SHUT OFF I TRIED TO TURN THEM ON AGAIN AND THEY WOULDN'T COME BACK ON. I COULDN'T LEAVE WITHOUT LIGHTS SO I DISCONNECTED THE BATTERY CABLES AND TIED THEM TOGETHER FOR 10 MINUTES. THEN I RESTARTED THE CAR AND THEY WORKED FOR A WHILE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11196814
Consumer Location: AURORA, IL
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

JEEP LIBERTY SKY SLIDER LEAKS. THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM AND JEEP HAS NOT RESOLVED. WATER RUNS INSIDE THE VEHICLE, HAS IMPACTED THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS IN THE ROOF TOP AND IS A HAZARD TO DRIVER AND PASSENGERS SINCE WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN DAY TO DAY. THIS WAS CLEARLY A POOR DESIGN CHOICE AND JEEP SHOULD REPAIR AND REPLACE EVERY SINGLE CLOTH ROOFTOP THAT HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. THE COST IS PROHIBITIVE AND WILL LIKELY FAIL AGAIN DUE TO THE DESIGN.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099267
Consumer Location: ONA, FL
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG LIGHT RANDOMLY COMES ON WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES

August 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10897043
Consumer Location: GRANDY, NC
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

SEVERE RUSTING OF ALL SUSPENSION COMPONENTS. RF AND LF CV JOINTS RUSTED BEYOND REPAIR. FRONT BRAKE ROTORS BEYOND REPAIR. JEEP DEALERS SAID VEHICLE HAS SEVERE RUSTING AND UNSAFE TO DRIVE. WAS TOLD MAY NOT BE WORTH REPAIRING. MOST JEEP LIBERTIES ARE COVERED UNDER A RECALL EXCEPT 2008. DEALER SAID REPAIRS WOULD BE IN THE THOUSANDS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

May 24, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10723498
Consumer Location: THORNTON, CO
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING AT 40 WHEN THE HORN, WIPERS, AND LIGHTS START GOING CRAZY. HAD TO PULL OVER AND RESTART THE CAR TO GET IT TO STOP. TOOK IT TO THE DEALER, THEY DIAGNOSED THE TPIM TO BE FAULTY AND IT WOULD COST 1200 TO FIX. COME TO FIND OUT THE TPIM HAS BEEN RECALLED BY CHRYSLE BUT NOT FOR THE 2008 MODELS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

November 19, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10717163
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE'S LIGHTS, HORN, WIPERS, RADIO WILL START FLASHING INEXPLICABLY. WHEN TURNING OFF THE MOTOR IT CONTINUES. 2-3 TIMES THE MOTOR CUT OUT TOO. THIS HAPPENS ABOUT 8-10 TIMES A YEAR.

Components: WHEELS

March 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10692485
Consumer Location: TAYLOR, MI
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE VEHICLE WAS SWAYING BACK AND FORTH AND THEN THE TPMS WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. UPON MERGING TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND INSPECTING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE RIGHT REAR TIRE WENT FLAT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE VALVE CORE FRACTURED CAUSING A BLOW OUT OF THE BACK OF THE TIRE. THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC REPLACED THE VALVE STEMS ON ALL FOUR TIRES. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 84,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES

November 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10668474
Consumer Location: CORONA, CA
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

THE PARKING BRAKE FAILED TO ENGAGE ON MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. WHILE THE PARKING BRAKE WAS FULLY ENGAGED WITH THE JEEP IN NEUTRAL THE JEEP ROLLED BACKWARD AND STRUCK THE WALL CAUSING MINOR RIGHT FRONT FENDER DAMAGE. FORTUNATELY THE JEEP HIT THE WALL STOPPING IT FROM ROLLING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY INTO TRAFFIC OR RUNNING OVER PEDESTRIANS. NOTE; THERE IS A RECALL ON THE 2008 JEEP LIBERTY, CHRYSLER RECALL #H28 WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION BUT NOT ON THE AUTOMATIC WHICH USES THE EXACT SAME PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM. WHY ISN'T THERE A RECALL FOR THIS VEHICLE? EMERGENCY/PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM SHOULD BE THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT AND IF THE HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEM SHOULD FAIL. THIS IS A VEHICLE SAFETY ALERT THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 26, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10628547
Consumer Location: WILMINGTON, DE
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

THERE HAS BEEN AN INTERMITTENT ISSUE WHERE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON FOLLOWED BY THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT (USUALLY AFTER MAKING A LEFT HAND TURN.) WHEN THIS FIRST STARTED THE VEHICLE WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY, AND WENT TO JEEP. THEY HAD OUR LIBERTY FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND SWAPPED OUT THE CAM AND CRANKSHAFT SENSORS TO "FIX" THIS PROBLEM. THE CAR AGAIN WAS ACTING UP WITHIN A MONTH OR SO, AND WHEN WE CALLED THE DEALER BACK TO BRING IT BACK IN THEY ADVISED US THAT THE EXTENDED WARRANTY THAT WE PAID A LOT OF MONEY FOR WAS NOW EXPIRED. I TOOK IT TO A LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE TO HAVE THE CODES READ. IT WAS AGAIN CODE C121C, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CODES RELATING TO FAULTY CAM AND CRANKSHAFT SENSORS. SINCE THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT STATED THAT THEY REPLACED THE CAM AND CRANKSHAFT SENSORS. I REPLACED THE NEEDED PARTS AND THIS LASTED MAYBE 20 MILES, PRIOR TO THE LIGHTS COMING BACK ON. I ATTEMPTED TO REPLACE THEM A SECOND TIME THINKING I MAY HAVE GOTTEN A DEFECTIVE PART OR TWO, BUT IT WOUND UP BEING THE SAME END RESULT; ABOUT 10-20 MILES IN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS CAME ON. THIS PREVENTED THE VEHICLE FROM SHIFTING INTO OVER DRIVE, IT PREVENTS THE VEHICLE FROM ACCELERATING AT A NORMAL SPEED, AND ABOVE 50 MPH THE WHOLE VEHICLE WILL WILDLY SHUTTER WHEN YOU LET YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS. JEEP WILL NOT WARRANTY THE DRIVE TERRAIN EVEN THOUGH THE STATE THE VEHICLE SHOULD HAVE A 100K MILE WARRANTY ON THE DRIVE TERRAIN. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 13, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10606779
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

AT STARTUP, FIRST NOTICED WINDSHIELD WIPERS WERE ON AND WOULD NOT SHUT OFF. ALL DASH LIGHTS, GAUGES, ETC WERE NOT OPERATING. VEHICLE COULD NOT BE TAKEN OUT OF PARK POSITION. (VEHICLE WAS USED THE NIGHT PRIOR IN A LIGHT RAIN) TURNED VEHICLE ON AND OFF SEVERAL TIMES TO NO AVAIL. AT DEALERSHIP WAS TOLD THE CLUSTER WAS BAD..BUT THERE ARE SO MANY HAVING THIS PROBLEM THAT THE PART IS BACKLOGGED BY 4 MONTHS OR MORE. COMPUTER WAS REFLASHED, SO EVERYTHING IS WORKING EXCEPT THE ODOMETER. CANNOT PASS INSPECTION WITHOUT GETTING A NEW CLUSTER SINCE THAT IS THE ONLY MEANS TO SHOW THE ODOMETER..YET ITS BACKLOGGED 4 MONTHS. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE IF ITS A VITAL TRUCK PART? *TR

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

December 18, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10556479
Consumer Location: DOUGLASTON, NY
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP LIBERTY. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 56 MPH HE ACTIVATED THE REAR DEFROSTER AND SMELLED A BURNING ODOR. THE CONTACT ALSO HEARD A LOUD BANGING SOUND AND NOTICED THAT THE REAR GLASS SHATTERED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 64,000.

Components: VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

November 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10553012
Consumer Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

THE 2008 JEEP AND YEARS AFTER ALL HAVE A DEFECTIVE SKYSLIDER(AS FAR AS I KNOW EVERY SINGLE PERSON I SPOKE WITH THAT HAS A SKY SLIDER HAD SOME MALFUNCTION) WHICH SEEMS TO BE A HUGE SAFETY CONCERN. THIS PANORAMIC ROOF CONSTANTLY MALFUNCTIONS, THE REPLACEMENT PARTS COST ALMOST A 1/4 OF THE VEHICLE COST AND WHEN IT BREAKS IT USUALLY IS NOT FIXED PROPERLY. THE CONCERN IS, IT CAN COME FLYING OFF AT HIGH SPEEDS CAUSING POSSIBLE INJURY, ALSO MAKES VEHICLE UN-SECURE DUE TO BEING ACCESSIBLY BY THE ROOF, ALSO CAUSES RAIN, AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS TO ENTER THE CABIN AREA. I UNDERSTAND THAT CHRYSLER IS UNDER GOVERNMENT PROTECTION DUE TO IT FINANCIAL SITUATION BUT THERE IS NO REASON THEY CAN NOT RECALL, REPAIR, OR HAVE A ENGINEERED REPLACEMENT FOR THIS DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF COMPLAINTS AND ISSUES IT HAS. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

January 04, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10551791
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, TX
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

EVERY TIME I FUEL UP, IF I LEAVE IT FILLING UP AUTOMATICALLY, GAS SPEWS OUT WHEN IT GETS TO FULL AND GOES EVERYWHERE. EVEN IF I AM TRYING TO WATCH THE GALLONS AND STOP BEFORE IT GETS TO FULL, IT STILL SPEWS EVERYWHERE. I THOUGHT THIS WAS SPECIFIC TO MY VEHICLE, BUT I'VE NOW SEEN HUNDREDS OF REPORTS ON THE INTERNET REGARDING THE VERY SAME ISSUES WITH THIS YEAR AND MODEL OF JEEP, PLUS MANY OTHER YEARS AND MODELS. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 10, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10520594
Consumer Location: CHICOPEE, MA
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

EVERY TIME I FILL UP MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY JUST AS THE AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF ENGAGES THE GAS COMES OUT OF THE FILL PIPE AND DOWN THE SIDE OF MY VEHICLE. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE I FILL UP THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS. I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK I WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM BUT I SEE THERE ARE OTHERS. IN MY OPINION I FEEL THAT JEEP SHOULD CHECK THIS PROBLEM WITHOUT COST TO THE OWNERS AS A GESTURE OF GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS. MY JEEP WAS PURCHASED IN NOVEMBER 2012 AS A PRE-OWNED VEHICLE FROM A JEEP DEALERSHIP. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

September 29, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10473931
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: 1J8GN28K38W****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT THE JEEP NEW FROM JEEP DEALER AND IT CAME WITH A FACTORY INSTALLED 'SKYSLIDER'. WE HARDLY EVER USE THE SKYSLIDER AND AFTER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM, WE NOTICED WHEN DRIVING THE JEEP, THERE WAS A POPPING NOISE. THE SKYSLIDER HAD BUNCHED UP AND WAS NOT CLOSING. TOOK THE JEEP TO OUR MECHANIC WHO ADVISED THAT THERE WAS A 1" PIECE ON THE TRACK THAT WAS BROKEN AND THE PART WOULD COST APPROX. $1900.!!!. I CALLED CHRYSLER BECAUSE THE JEEP IS ONLY 4 YEARS OLD AND THIS IS A CLEAR DEFECT. CHRYSLER ADVISE ME TO TAKE THE JEEP TO A JEEP DEALERSHIP FOR DIAGNOSIS...A BROKEN PIECE ON THE FRAME WHICH NEEDED TO HAVE THE WHOLE FRAME REPLACED AT A COST OF - $4K. FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE SKYSLIDER IS DEFECTIVE ON ALL 2008 JEEP LIBERTY MODELS AND THIS COULD CAUSE A FATALITY. THE SKYSLIDER IS MADE OF CANVAS AND CAN POP OFF THE TRACK AND FLY OFF. I CROSS A BRIDE DAILY AND CANNOT DRIVE MORE THAN 20MPH OR THE ROOF STARTS TO LIFT UP. *TR

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