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Old 07-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Jeep Liberty Steering issue or not

Did a quick search and didn't see this topic, so I thought I would put it out there for the more experienced.

'Just got our 1st toad, a 2007 Jeep Liberty 4x4. After driving it a few days we noticed the steering is tight or VERY sensitive. We normally drive our 2002 Chevy Avalanche and Tahoe when not out with the MH (I believe both of these Chevys have variable power steering).

Has anyone else noticed the steering on the Liberty, was it a concern?? Is it something I have to get used to? Or is it something I should get checked out?

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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I have recently driven both a 1987 Jeep Wagoneer (For 4 days) which was just as you describe, Very "Responsive" would be my term.

And a 2013 Patroit... Which was much less responsive to touch on the wheel.. And which could not be towed with it's full time 4wd system..

I really liked that Wagoneer. Kind of liked the woman driving it too.. Alas, she lost control, totaling both.

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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Liberty would have , rack and pinion power steering, do the Tahoe and Avalanche , have rack and pinion ?
That combined with the shorter wheel base and lighter weight , make the Jeep handle a great deal differently.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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I don't know that I would call it a steering issue. Compared to longer wheelbase vehicles, the Liberty is much more responsive to steering. To me, that is an advantage. I can make a u-turn with my Liberty where most can't and I can get into parking spaces much easier. You will get used to it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for replies , suggestions, and things to think about. I agree, the answer is probably the rack and pinion steering. It will take some getting use to.
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