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2004 Jeep® Liberty Information

2004 Jeep LibertyWinning praise from owners and magazines alike, Jeep® Liberty will continue to delight customers with new features for 2004. Liberty clearly stands apart among car-based sport-utilities in terms of capability, as well as truck-based offerings in terms of on-road refinement.

For 2004, Chrysler Group’s hands-free in-vehicle communication system, UConnect, is available as a factory-installed option on the Jeep Liberty. Integrated into Liberty’s electrical system, UConnect uses Bluetooth™ technology to link the user’s personal mobile phone with the vehicle, enabling the phone audio to be heard through the radio speakers. The hands-free system microphone, voice recognition interface and phone button are housed in the rearview mirror. The user’s mobile phone may then be placed anywhere within the vehicle. Conversations may be continued upon entering or exiting, without disrupting the call.

Another new feature on Liberty for 2004 is the power accessory delay feature that maintains electrical power for 10 minutes after the key is removed from the ignition or the front door is opened.

For 2004, the Jeep Liberty’s rear cargo area is made even more efficient with the available new cargo organizer. The foldable cargo organizer is stored flat when not in use, and opens to a shelf with compartment dividers to keep packages in place.

In addition, Jeep Liberty Renegade standard equipment includes new rock rail protection and black accent bodyside moldings for 2004. For 2004, Jeep Liberty gets a passenger side, instrument panel-mounted grab handle.

Two new color options for all 2004 Liberty models are Deep Molten Red and Timberline Green.

Jeep Liberty continues to receive recognition from various key external quality metrics, in terms of overall reliability and customer satisfaction. These high satisfaction and quality ratings are backed by Chrysler Group’s seven-year/70,000- mile powertrain warranty and exceptional internal quality ratings that have been benchmarks for the corporation.

“ Combine the refined on-road handling of Jeep Liberty with 4x4 capability, superior towing ability and sophisticated interior and it’s easy to see why our Liberty owners are nominating us for awards,” said Jeff Bell, Vice President — Jeep, DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

A GROWING LIST OF SAFETY FEATURES
To complement the already long list of safety highlights on the Jeep Liberty, three new safety features added for 2004 are the Enhanced Accident Response System, BeltAlert™ and tire pressure monitoring system.

The Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) gives customers an added level of safety and security through the electrical control system in the event of an accident. The EARS automatically unlocks doors and illuminates interior courtesy lights five seconds after the deployment of the front or side air bag, and the fuel pump shuts off immediately. Standard on all Liberty models, this system increases ease of entry/exit from the vehicle along with improved visibility for occupants and drivers at night.

The 2004 Jeep Liberty also features as standard equipment BeltAlert™, DaimlerChrysler’s new enhanced seat belt reminder system. If a vehicle is driven without the driver being properly belted, the system will periodically activate a chime and illuminate a light in the instrument cluster to remind the driver to buckle up. The driver should then instruct all occupants to buckle up as well.

Offered for the first time on Jeep Liberty, the tire pressure monitoring system is included in Liberty’s overhead Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). The monitoring system will display individual tire pressures in the EVIC for all four rotating tires, and display a warning message when the tire pressures fall below or exceed the set thresholds. The spare tire pressure is monitored and a warning message will indicate high/low pressure for the spare tire, but not a specific tire pressure. The available tire pressure monitoring system is offered on Renegade and Limited models.

When developing the Liberty, Jeep engineers used the latest computer technology to design, analyze and refine Liberty’s structural framework. This approach to safety helped Jeep Liberty earn the government’s highest side and driver front safety ratings. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued Jeep Liberty side impact ratings of 5/5 star and frontal crash ratings of 5/4 star.

Other safety features on Jeep Liberty include standard multi-stage driver and passenger front air bags, which are designed to deploy at different levels depending on the severity of the impact, available ABS and structural foam in the headliner to protect occupants. Available side curtain air bags offer additional protection for both front and rear outboard occupants. Jeep Liberty also features a seat belt pretensioner in the driver’s position, and constant force retractors for both driver and front passenger. These keep occupants securely in place while letting out the belt webbing in a controlled manner in the event of an accident to prevent the seat belt from tightening too firmly and causing injury.

POWERFUL PERFORMANCE
Under the hood of the fun-to-drive Liberty is the available 3.7-liter Power Tech V-6 engine, similar in architecture to the highly acclaimed 4.7-liter V-8 engine powering the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee. Rated at 210 horsepower (157 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque at 4,000 rpm, Liberty offers abundant engine performance to match its world-class design. The 3.7-liter is mated to the smooth-shifting NV3550 five-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic. When equipped with the automatic transmission and the trailer tow group, this engine provides tow capability of 5,000 lbs. that is unmatched in the segment.

Jeep Liberty Sport features the 2.4-liter Power Tech I-4 with the NV1500 five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. The 2.4-liter engine is rated at 150 horsepower (112 kW) at 5200 rpm and 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) of torque at 4000 rpm.

JEEP VERSATILITY ON- OR OFF-ROAD
Featuring the Jeep-engineered, coil spring independent front suspension, Jeep Liberty combines excellent overall ride, handling and precise steering control on-road with Jeep 4x4 capability. Liberty’s Jeep-engineered, coil spring independent front suspension combines with a link-coil rear suspension to provide exceptional on-road refinement, while maintaining its legendary Jeep 4x4 off-road capability and durability.

All Jeep Liberty models are available in both two- and four-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive Liberty models are equipped with a Command-Trac® part-time transfer case or the optional full-time Selec-Trac® transfer case, both with low-range option.

Jeep Liberty is built at DaimlerChrysler’s Toledo (Ohio) North manufacturing facility. Toledo North Assembly Plant represents the culmination of best practices from the company’s worldwide operations for lean, flexible, high-quality production. Jeep Liberty is sold as the Jeep Cherokee outside North America.

 

2004 FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

EXTERIOR

• New exterior colors: Deep Molten Red, Timberline Green
• New Rock Rail Protection and black bodyside molding on Renegade

POWERTRAIN

• Larger, 19.5-gallon fuel tank
• New NGC powertrain controller

INTERIOR

• New Cargo Organizer available
• UConnect hands-free cellular capability (Bluetooth™) available as factory-installed option
• AM/FM/CD radio standard on all models
• New passenger-side instrument panel-mounted grab handle

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

• Power accessory delay

SAFETY AND SECURITY

• Enhanced Accident Response System
• Tire pressure monitoring available on Renegade and Limited models as part of Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• BeltAlert™ standard on all models
• Occupant Classification System for front passenger seat

 

 

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2003 MODEL YEAR

• Renegade Premium model added
• Four-wheel disc brakes standard on all models
• Full-size spare with matching wheel — Standard
• Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with overhead console
• New electrochromic interior and driver’s side exterior mirrors
• New optional six-disc in-dash CD player

2002 MODEL YEAR

• Initial introduction mid-2001 as a 2002 model
• Addition of Renegade model

MARKET POSITION

Jeep Liberty is a fun, capable and affordable Jeep that provides the perfect balance of go-anywhere capability, high level of refinement and distinctive styling. Liberty clearly stands apart among car-based sport utilities in terms of capability, as well as truck-based offerings in terms of on-road refinement (best of both worlds).

MARKET ADVANTAGES

Jeep Liberty was created to expand the breadth of the Jeep lineup and broaden the brand’s global appeal. Not only for traditional Jeep buyers, Liberty is also for a new generation of SUV buyers who value on-road refinement and ruggedness. Contemporary styling and exceptional feature content excite loyal Jeep customers and appeal to new ones.

With the most power in its class, the fun-to-drive Liberty offers the 3.7-liter Power Tech™ V-6 engine, making it as capable off-highway as it is competent on any interstate. In addition, Jeep Liberty is backed by Chrysler Group’s seven-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The fun-to-drive features of the Liberty are also attributed to the Jeep-engineered, coil spring independent front suspension. Liberty combines excellent overall ride, handling and precise steering control with trail-tested capabilities.

Important active and passive safety features provide protection and peace of mind customers expect from the sport-utility pioneer. Liberty’s sturdy construction comes from a network of high-strength alloy steel beams, rails and pillars, creating a “safety cage” that surrounds and protects occupants. Available side curtain air bags provide additional head protection for both front and rear outboard occupants.