The Toledo-built Liberty was among Jeep models to substantially improve on a closely watched national study that tracks consumer complaints about vehicles in the first three years of ownership.
Showing a big gain in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual survey released yesterday, the Liberty had 190 problems per 100 vehicles, compared with 243 problems per 100 vehicles last year .
Its latest performance was not good enough to win top honors in the compact sport-utility segment, but it placed fourth among 18 contenders. The segment was led by Toyota’s RAV4, with 158 problems per 100 vehicles, followed by the Honda CR-V, with 167, and the Honda Element, with 176.
And, Wrangler, also manufactured at the Toledo Jeep Assembly complex, did well in the survey. Overall, it had the third best upgrade of all vehicles in the survey, said Neal Oddes, J.D. Power’s director of product research and vehicle quality studies.