Chrysler has been poor in fixing this problem. Handles all weather and road conditions great. Having a trail rated 4 wheel drive car was also a life saver in the snowy conditions of Colorado. If you are considering buying this car, I would personally always advocate for you to pull the trigger! My fuel filter head is leaking fuel from the heater connector which could easily result in a fire. Besides needing a storage platform over the two vents, and a little more power, I don't see a wiser way for miles per dollar. I had the transmission serviced, but 6 months later the transmission failed and needed to be repaired.
With the development of common-rail fuel systems, diesels have changed dramatically in the past two decades. However, no repairs could be completed as the pulley was made not to be removed. Engine was stalling on startup. Possible fire hazard and stalling potential. Advised to replace Turbo to avoid engine failure.
The engine's power traits match up well with the five-speed automatic transmission, the latter yielding smooth up- and downshifts, and it lopes along at freeway speeds without undue strain. And 27mpg on the highway in daily communting. The hood bulges up and over the headlights as where the Renegade has a more clean look. Vehicle stalled while pulling out of the garage due to air pulling into the fuel system through the electrical connection. These are very expensive and recommended all glow plugs should be replaced at the same time. In an era when most compression-ignition engines are almost as smooth and quiet as their gasoline counterparts, the Liberty's 2.
Thanks to massive system pressures-more than 20,000 psi is not uncommon, compared with 50 to 80 psi for gasoline port-injection systems-the fuel is more finely atomized, promoting a more complete and controlled burn, and that pays off with higher efficiency and reduced emissions. The ride is jittery, but handling is responsive and secure. With new separator, no issues. They were leaking fluid and staying compressed and not releasing causing frequent replacement of brake pads. Plus, the engine sits close to the Liberty's passenger compartment, and the exhaust system exits from the back of the engine between the motor and fire wall. He left the key on and within a minute smoke was rolling out from under the hood.
Thanks to massive system pressures-more than 20,000 psi is not uncommon, compared with 50 to 80 psi for gasoline port-injection systems-the fuel is more finely atomized. This issue caused the vehicle to stop running at a traffic light in heavy traffic. Design allows fuel filter head to melt then air enters the diesel system. I noticed that the fuel heater plug located in the filter head was moist. But there are enough of these guys to account for about 6000 sales per year, a little beyond DaimlerChrysler's expectations.
Maybe make chrylser offer lifetime warranty on these rare diesels. The recall began on August 1, 2014. Electrical plug was burned up, pins electrical pin on inside of fuel heater port destroyed. If you open the hood and pump the hand pump on the side of the fuel filter, which is mounted on the left fire wall, the car will eventually start and run. Found fuel leak on pre-heater connector to fuel water separator housing. This is due to to not knowing when the next glow plug will go bad and have to pay labor cost again.
The recall began June 26, 2018. Yesterday, as I was pumping the fuel filter hand pump I noticed a drop of fuel come from the connector for the fuel heater on the spin on filter head. Disconnecting the heater connector from the fuel filter head allowed several drops of fuel to escape. As I walked around to shut the hood I could see the fuel dribbling out between the wires of the fuel heater plug on the head of the spin on filter. To re-start, the fuel primer located on filter head had to be pumped. Plug was discolored with heat.
It seems like a serious issue. The dealer tyson motors of joliet il denies that there is any problem and said I will have to pay for the repair. Barring some dramatic change in technology, passenger-car diesels will disappear by 2007, when Tier 2 emissions regs come on in full force. The design is obviously faulty; any air collecting in the filter head leaves this heating element outside of the fuel allowing it to over-heat. So the new engine now has about 65000 miles.
I found numerous incidents of this on-line. I genuinely liked all 5 years with my jeep liberty a lot and it rarely ever failed me. Chrysler's recall campaign numbers are N45 for the Grand Cherokee vehicles and N46 for the Liberty vehicles. Halfway home I noticed a strong smell of diesel fuel, opened the hood and saw that the leak was getting worse because the plug was soaked in fuel and running thru the heater plug down the firewall. I jumped in the vehicle, turned off the key, popped the hood, and pulled the heater plug off which was where all the smoke was coming from. The fuel filter head was replaced by the dealer under the vehicle warranty and is not available. Raw fuel runs out the live electrical heater lines.
Engine may stall on highway dangerous thing! Opened hood and found leaking fuel head, from heater socket, diesel fuel draining from plug port at rate of about an oz per minute. A picture can be seen at the following link: I will be contacting the dealer and having the filter head replaced. I guess there are not enough people dead yet. Stalling out on highway speeds and losing power. From the moment of light-off, the Liberty's four begins emitting a symphony of rattles and growls, richly varied, depending on throttle position, but incessant. I could only afford to have front ones done.