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Jeep liberty 2002.....ignition key lock

Problem : Jeep liberty 2002..... Ignition Key will not turn,
Possible solution: Ignition lock replacement.
Question: Are there any recalls regarding this anywhere? ( i haven't seen any) Secondly, are there any other options besides replacement of ignition key lock?

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Most commonly it is the key is worn out. If you have a spare key or your current one is not too badly worn, have a copy of it made and try it in the switch. You will have to have the copy key "coded" so it will disable the anti-theft system in order for the engine to start. If the new key doesn't fix your problem, you will have to replace the tumbler assembly.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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With key in the ignition, smack the key with a screwdriver handle or something similar, then it will turn

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The ignition key switch is one whole peace it just plugs into the colum its not very exspensive i just replaced mine not long ago.just take the plastic cover off behind the steering wheel . the ignition only has a few screws !

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

  • CJ Phillips Nov 26, 2012

    We lost the keys to our 2002 Jeep Liberty, a few months ago. Would you happen to know how to by pass the anti- theft system? So we can start the key. It cost $200 dollars and we were told we have to bring in the car..

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