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Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 930 repairs.

Jeep Liberty engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 203 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

7000 mi computer refused to recognize key. Engine wouldn't start and alarms went off continuously for over 2 hrs. Had to be towed to nearest Chrysler dealership 30 miles away. 

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2009 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

17980 mi Topped up oil as I have been needing to top it up, about half a litre/1x month. Told to rtn to top up and if I do so for a third time, dealer to contact Chrysler Canada. Told a tear down might be required.  

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual RWD

40000 mi

US $900
Valve lifters failed and Jeep refused to pay for it considering the truck is out of warranty 

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

56000 mi Lifetime warranty extension on 2007 to 2008 Nitros and 2008 Libertys that covered the inlet check valve on the fuel tank. While refueling, the valve would malfunction and allow liquid fuel to spit back out of the filler neck. Replaced fuel tank assembly. 
65000 mi

US $389
went in for routine oil change, was told the crankcase was leaking fluid. I did not see any sign of leakage on the ground. they had already dismantled the car, so I had them do the repair, but they did not do the oil change. scammed. 

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

18600 mi replace timing belt tensioner. no cost 
64480 mi

C $700
Gas splashes back out of the filler neck when the tank is filled. Update: Chrysler Canada has extended the warranty to cover this issue and I have been reimbursed by them. 
55780 mi Crankshaft seal seeping 
64780 mi

C $390
Exhaust corroded at muffler and tailpipe connection. Need replacement. 
68600 mi

C $600
Crabnkshaft seal leaking Oil pan heavily corroded 
75000 mi

US $138
new injector installed in cylinder 4 
25000 mi Torque converter judder. Flashed per latest TSB. 
31000 mi

US $50
Fuel gushing out of filler pipe after filling Jeep. Replaced fuel tank because of malfunctioning pressure valve. 
72000 mi

US $250
leaking waterpump 
94000 mi Fuel tank check valve was replaced under warranty due to spitting fuel while filling. 
19300 mi

US $629
Spit back gas after filling. Defective rollover valve; fuel tank replaced. 
37000 mi Fuel tank replaced [second time] for gas spitback after filling. 
80000 mi

US $75
Car over heating. Did a cold and hot pressure test of the cooling system and found no leak. One gallon of coolant missing since spring. 
80000 mi

US $435
Coolant leak diagnosed as water pump failure. Replaced water pump and serpentine belt. 

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

8000 mi Problem with the electronic relay on the 4WD. 
29000 mi TPS corroded off. Replaced by dealer under warranty 

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2007 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

96500 mi

US $550
Worn out water pump 
84080 mi

C $266
front engine seal 
47000 mi

US $17
Crankshaft position sensor failed and was replaced 

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2007 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

42100 mi

US $12
Had a slight hesitation. Decided to pull the spark plugs and check conditions. They were not gapped correctly, 50 thousandths instead of the 40 they should be so I purchased new replacements and gapped them at 40. Runs smoothly now. 
73700 mi

US $2300
coil shot on a cylinder oil pan cover severely rusted head gasket leak 
83700 mi One of the O2 sensors was replaced due to a P0158 OBD code. This seems to have fixed the problem. 
93000 mi Oil light on intermittently for couple of weeks, small pool of yellow-greenish liquid on the pavement, near the front bumper on passenger side. Dealer could find no problem nor was the light on when they checked. No problem since. 
96720 mi

C $862
CEL was on intermittently and computer showed a PO 456 error code. Dealer did smoke test but not smoke showed. Inspected fuel tank and a leak was found at the retaining ring on the fuel pump. Fuel pump replaced. Oil light was on. Dealer replaced the oil pressure switch. 

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2007 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

149000 mi

US $750
Water pump leaked, and was replaced. 
54000 mi

US $27
Air intake blocked by factory installed baffle resulting in poor fuel mileage. Removed baffle & fuel mileage increased 2 mpg immediately. When the hood is closed it completely blocks the air intake! What the hell were they thinking of???? 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

turbocharged 160hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual 4WD w/low range

37200 mi Continual CEL with P0830 code (clutch pedal switch) - switch replaced under warranty. 
43400 mi Viscous clutch on fan permanently locked on. 
68200 mi

A $300
Replace blown turbo hose 
79360 mi CEL permanently on. Code check indicates fault in glowplugs. Waiting to determine glow plug voltage before purchasing replacements. 
83380 mi

A $3500
Glowplug replaced 
83700 mi

A $400
Broken ignition switch. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

turbocharged 160hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

93620 mi

C $600
Motor fan & viscous clutch. 
157000 mi

US $300
car would shut off randomly. OBD-II pointed to crank & cam sensors. Replaced sensors and car runs fine now. 
12000 mi

US $800
Clean MAF sensor and replace oil damaged CAC (Charge Air Cool) hoses. Installed GDE brand ECU. 
14000 mi

US $75
Ignition lock would not release key. Lubricated a sticking part ... works fine. 
27000 mi

US $100
Replaced EGR flow control valve and EGR valve. 
37000 mi

US $500
replace crankshaft position sensor 
8500 mi Diesel engine stumbles @ idle and acceleration, SES lamp lit up. Took it in to dealership for warranty work. Took a few days since a new fuel rail had to be shipped from Europe. No fix. 
8520 mi

$25
Took to another dealership for diesel engine stumble on acceleration/idle. Fuel pressure sensor replaced, SES lamp cleared. On way home, diesel engine stumbled at idle and acceleration again. Found wire loom going to engine from PCM cut open with a raz 
27000 mi Turbo Seal failed, leaking oil. Turbo was replaced under warranty. Would have cost $1500+ off warranty. 
19800 mi Warranty replacement of EGR valve and ELE valve 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

57000 mi

US $178
The radiator failed at the bottom.  
108000 mi

US $339
Small leak in radiator. Replaced radiator, 3 clamps, 3 clips, and replaced coolant. 
40920 mi Driving along the highway all the lights dimmed then went off the car then had no power and we coasted off to the side of the road. One of the pulleys seized that is spring loaded. So the belt wouldnt stay on because of no tension. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

47500 mi

US $900
belt and tensioner replacement. 
53000 mi

US $150
engine light on for coe "misfiring" replace 02 sendors and reinstalled software...still not corrected 
73780 mi

C $155
Drivers side rear oxygen sensor. Error code P0138 
25000 mi

US $190
misfiring - dealer reloaded computer software, did not solve problem replaced right bank oxygen sensor. 
137000 mi

US $300
Split in the side tank of the radiator required replacement and cooling system flush/refill. Replaced thermostat and gasket as preventive measure 
160000 mi

US $200
Replaced fuel pump module 
175000 mi

US $150
Smelled coolant for a week or so and had to add coolant to surge tank. Pressure test revealed leaking pump. Replaced pump and discovered bad belt tensioner while doing so. 
77250 mi

US $171
Serpentine belt came off. Idler pully froze on the shaft and serpentine belt shredded. Damaged the power steering pump hose. 
79000 mi

US $198
The idler that keeps tension on the serpentine belt froze up and caused the belt to jump off. Car towed to nearest dealer and parts replace. 
89000 mi

US $100
Heater would not work, but heat would eventually filter into cabin. This time dealer replaced radiator fluid overflow tank that had a small pin hole in it and would not operate properly. 
90000 mi

US $100
Loud noise came from front of engine, but before vehicle could get to dealer, the water pump came apart and emptied radiator fluid on the ground and vehicle could not be run. 
115000 mi

US $288
Leaking water pump gasket, replaced pump and drive belt. 
2500 mi skeem module locked up 

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2005 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

94300 mi

US $800
water pump leaking 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

turbocharged 160hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

48360 mi The starting switch quit working, when the actuator pin broke. I replaced with DORMAN part (part no. 924-704). 
51000 mi

US $440
#3 Glow plug replacement 
25000 mi Fuel leaking out of filter assembly. Dealer replaced assembly. 
23000 mi

US $100
Check engine light. Two fault codes for transmission control module. When reset the check engine light stayed off. 
94860 mi

C $150
loose motor mounts---noise on take off and stopping--repaired. 
95000 mi

US $500
went out to start and got to the Start position on the key and nothing. No clicks noise of any kind after the start position reached. All other electrical accessories seemed to work but no start. 
103000 mi

US $85
Engine light came on steady and will not go out until EGR System maintanence is performed. Unsure as to what it will require for repair. 
116000 mi

US $2500
EGR System glogged and EGR Valve Failure 
2600 mi Computer reflashed due to harsh shifting of automatic transmission (2 hours). 
21800 mi EGR valve replaced and computer reflashed (3 hours). 
25000 mi Reflash computer for scan tool operation (1 hour). 
60000 mi Turbo hose popped off engine causing engine to dramatically lose power close to home. Took about 1 hour to remove, clean and securely replace both hoses.  
62000 mi

US $160
Engine cooling fan clutch failed. It took 2 hrs for me to make a special tool and 3 hrs to replace the fan clutch. Maybe 3 hrs at a dealership with proper tools counting time in and out. 
87000 mi

US $105
Code P0069 boost correlation error between manifold sensor and nominal atmo reading in CPU. Boost read 16.5 - 16.7 before repair and 14.2 - 14.5 after repair, nominal at idle. 
31000 mi Replaced EGR valve. 
45000 mi

US $180
replaced EGR valve 
51000 mi removed and cleaned boost pressure sensor 
54000 mi Check engine light came on and got code 299. I removed the boost pressure sensor and cleaned it and reinstalled it and the check engine light went off. 
57000 mi

US $50
oil pressure light came on, replaced the oil pressure sensor 
58000 mi code 299 again, remove boost pressure sensor and clean and engine light goes out 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

170000 mi

US $200
Changed Transmission Fluid and replaced water pump 
182000 mi

US $350
Replaced Radiator 
35000 mi

US $3000
replace top end of engine, faulty valves 
60000 mi

US $1950
Water pump, serpentine belt and leaky steering pinion 
59066 mi

US $6250
had to have engine replaced because of damaged rocker arm 
112700 mi

US $1200
Radiator was cracked, replaced radiator, thermostat, water pump. 
99000 mi

US $100
Water pump failed, replaced hoses & thermostat while it was apart. 
106000 mi

US $375
Radiator cooling fan quit - AC wasn't cooling at a stop. Engine could have overheated but didn't. 
47000 mi Catalytic Converter failed. Dealer replaced it under original powertrain warranty. 
82300 mi

US $906
Oxygen sensor failed. 
87000 mi

US $562
Key ignition broke. It had to be replaced and re-programmed for the key. 
93000 mi Cylinder head developed oil leak allowing oil to enter cylinder #6. Only real symptom a warning light, so plan to live with it. 
95000 mi

US $1500
Cylinder head oil leak. 
30361 mi Belt tensioner replaced under warranty 
116000 mi

US $700
Radiator was replaced. It had developed a tiny hairline crack that was slowly leaking. Also had the thermostat, upper hose and lower hose replaced as a preventative measure. Both of the old original hoses looked great inside and out. 
130000 mi

US $45
Key would not move from the On position to the Start position thereby preventing the car from starting. Turns out the ignition switch actuator pin broke. The broken metal pin free-floated and caused the switch to bind. 
133000 mi

US $600
Fully warmed up car would run very poorly for a few seconds and die after sitting 20 or 30 minutes (like the amount of time shopping). Car would start after another 30 minutes of cool down. No check engine light. Fuel pump replaced. 
45000 mi

US $500
Water pump about to go out. Belt tensioner replaced, serp belt replaced. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

114000 mi

US $350
ENGINE LIGHT ON, REPLACED ALL 4 O2 SENSORS 
55800 mi

C $90
sensors started to act bad, replaced one, now other side gone, have to replace it also 
155200 mi

C $800
Replaced water pump and serpentine belt 
110 mi replaced water pump...under warranty 
26000 mi replaced water pump...under warranty 
78000 mi

US $750
replaced water pump 
57040 mi

€75
replaced water pump 
62000 mi

US $224
Sensor in ABS System had to be replaced. Brake warning light and ABS idiot light kept coming on  
89000 mi

US $622
Radiator tank had to be replaced engine overheated had to push it to side of road let it cool and then drive to my mechanic. Whole radiator plus themostat and hoses had to be replaced. 
91000 mi

US $347
Inside heater unit under dash had to be replaced. Heard water sounds inside dash under glovebox. 
99000 mi Engine light on 
85000 mi

US $4500
Metal in oil - failure of rod bearings. No other engine issues - good compression. 
78000 mi

US $80
Code reported for missfire in cyl 3 (3.7L). Plugs previously replaced. Swapped coil packs this time to attempt to determine problem. 
98000 mi

US $100
Water pump replacement. replaced radiator hoses since the system was dry. 
124000 mi

US $300
SERPENTINE BELT TENSIONER GRATING NOISE 
125500 mi

US $320
1) Serpentine belt tensioner R&R 2) Harmonic Damper R&R 3) Fan Clutch R&R 
130000 mi

US $200
Water pump leaking. R&R water pump. 
142000 mi

US $200
cracked transmission mount(s). cracked engine mount(s). 
156000 mi

US $225
Ignition key jammed in tumbler. Could not remove key. 
158000 mi IGNITION KEY STUCK IN TUMBLER THIRD FAILURE IN FOUR MONTHS 
160000 mi

US $680
IGNITION KEY JAMMED IN IGNITION 4TH TIME IN 5 MONTHS 
118000 mi Brakes and rotors needed to be replaced and muffler had a hole in it somewhere so it was getting loud. 
165000 mi

US $250
Belt broke due to faulty alternator clutch pulley, which also caused the tension to fail. 
35340 mi Speedometer and odometer stopped working. Engine light came on. Speed sensor was ordered and installed. One visit to diagnose problem and order part. 
144000 mi

US $150
Oil pressure sending unit had been seeping/leaking oil for 6 months. Oil pressure light came on at every stoplight. Replaced the sending unit and solved the problem. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

128000 mi

US $100
Lack of power. Dealer says glow plug replacement. Crazy. They cleared the codes, reportly 5, and then test drove again, with two codes for glow plug replacement. Starts fine, just lacking power and lurches like running out of fuel. 
104000 mi

US $5
Transmission was slow to engage and had inconsistent rpm's. After researching the causes we replaced the pcv valve and it fixed the problem. 
125000 mi

US $640
replaced faulty oil pressure sensor and transfer case position sensor.  water pump replaced. noticed by mechanic during repairs to other systems 
152300 mi

US $600
Failed thermostat housing. 
86000 mi CEL on for bad o2 sensors, replaced. 
87000 mi

US $2000
Heads removed for valve job.  CEL back on for bad o2 sensors, replaced already 1 month ago. Replaced again. 
111180 mi Replace coil packs 
75700 mi

US $500
Oil line seal leak, fixed with no further issues.  Fuel vacuum pump, replaced, no further issues. 
77000 mi

US $600
Fuel pump, replaced after fuel pump sensor failed. No further issues. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

3288 mi Car bucking while driving. TSB for reflash of system. 
3293 mi Car died while driving. Found problem. 2 powertrain modules replaced. Starter relay replaced. Codes cleared. 
23957 mi Check engine light on. 2/2 sensor found defective and replaced. Codes cleared Check engine light on again. TSB for flash. 
24523 mi PCM failed again. Ordered part and replaced. 
24687 mi Check engine light on. Replaced PCM and program check engine light. b1 sensor replaced. 
25767 mi

US $110
reverse lights failed. Replaced switch on transmission. 
40207 mi

US $408
Waterpump failed. Leaking coolant. replaced waterpump. 
51159 mi

US $819
replaced water pump, radiator, oxygen sensor and thermostat. 
64000 mi

US $635
Check engine light on. Oxygen Sensor needed to be replaced.  
65000 mi

US $448
Muffler and pipe removed due to rust holes. This is first time I ever replaced muffler due to rust on a car. This jeep has severe rust issues all over the car. 
78000 mi

US $200
check engine light came on. faulty valve in engine. replaced part No new problems 
86000 mi

US $698
Water pump internal seal had failed, and the power steering house was leaking. Replaced water pump, power steering high pressure house, and pulley. 
103000 mi

US $750
Oxygen sensor failed causing engine to go into limp mode. The part was replaced but it took them almost a day to fix it.  They also fixed an exhaust leak and then some other minor maintenance. 
112000 mi Engine main seal leaking. No fix without engine rebuild. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

166000 mi

US $225
Crack developed in plastic side of radiator. Replaced radiator and hoses, though hoses appeared fine. 
141380 mi

C $3500
Vehicle spit out a rocker and wrecked the head and piston when the rocker jammed the valve open. pulled out the 3.7 and replaced it with a retrofitted 1998 TDI diesel engine. 
96000 mi

US $140
The belt tensioner was making a loud noise when the a/c was turned on. Replacement of the part effectively fixed the problem. 
170000 mi

US $65
Radiator replaced due to leak. 
107000 mi

US $260
After standard throttle body service, car began idling high. Was sticking. Adjusted at no charge. Engine idling high again. Throttle body intake needed replacing. Once corrected,no more problem. 
122000 mi

US $437
Engine gaskets needed replacing. 
145000 mi

US $2500
Not all of the cylinders were firing. Estimates were too much. Not worth repairing. Otherwise, vehicle ran perfectly. 
95000 mi

US $150
Broken crankcase breather hose 
111000 mi

US $100
Water pump went out had to replace it. 
118000 mi

US $55
Spark plug went bad and found a busted emissions hose coming off air filter 
122000 mi

US $1100
Antifreeze leaking into Cylinder 6, head gasket had to be replaced 
98240 mi

$500
cooling system. Radiator, auxiliary fan and pulley 
113460 mi

$450
one of the caps was leaking 
US $1189 had to replace both cams and rocker arm sets due to 1 rocker coming out from under cam. 
82000 mi back in shop for 2 blown head gaskets due to over heating which the car has never done. go figure! 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

84000 mi

US $5000
On a trip back from Florida and still 700 miles from home, a valve keeper broke, releasing the valve. The valve was then sucked into the piston chamber, crushing it and punching a 2" hole in the piston. Cost $1900 to tow to MI and $3100 for an engine. 
87000 mi Engine light came on (not flashing). Faulty coil pack. Dealer replaced at no charge. Using one off from my old engine. 
93000 mi Engine shuttered again on acceleration then the engine light came on (flashing, not a good sign. I stopped the car immediately and turned it off. I started it back up, engine light did not come back on. Managed to make it home with no problems. 
94500 mi

US $100
Muffler was rusted out 
101000 mi

US $170
The Throttle position sensor was bad and replaced. 
107300 mi

US $475
The radiator had a leak at the bottom seam and was replaced. 
164000 mi

US $370
Radiator was cracked and needed replacement 
69000 mi

US $200
Check engine - Fuel system issue 
91000 mi Stalling out after first starting vehicle and driving a few blocks. Also idling/running rough/sluggish. Spark plugs replaced and complete tune-up, flush of fuel lines. Wouldn't start. Tow truck driver couldn't start it either. Towed to repair place, started but still sluggish. All tests normal. Went to dealer, flashed computer for updates. Didn't work, traded it. 
67000 mi

US $300
Faulty sensor in 4wd system. Caused "part-time" indicator light to be on, despite car being in 2wd. 
116500 mi

US $38
Water pump was leaking, replaced whole unit, though it was only the gasket that was broken. valve cover gasket on passenger side was leaking. Replaced gaskets on both passenger and driver's sides 
179000 mi

US $99
Replaced radiator 
34445 mi

C $387
Replace water pump, thermostat, serpentine belt and new engine coolant. 
51240 mi

C $162
check engine light came on, would go off then come on again. Shop replaced oxygen sensor after checking fault codes in computer. Prolem was corrected. 
58900 mi

C $88
Engine light went on, mechanic said there were numerous fault codes. Reset engine light to see if problem returns. 
60760 mi

C $120
Engine check light came on, car ran rough, felt like it was going to stall out. Shop did a scan and replaced a faulty ignition coil. 
78120 mi

C $362
Engine hesitated and was sluggish while driving, check engine light was flashing. Shop found codes but couldn't duplicate the problem, which hasn't returned. 
92160 mi

C $421
Replaced water pump, idler pulley, drive belt and engine coolant. Drive belt was changed at the same time as it was original 
88500 mi

US $30
CEL was on, giving P0116, Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor bad, replaced it and CEL hasn't been on since  
96000 mi

US $50
Had check engine light on, code P0116 ECT performance. Mechanic found that the problem was reported on a TSB from Chrysler and the fix was to re-flash the computer which can only be done at a dealership. 
103000 mi

US $483
Kept hearing a whine at low rpms, replaced belt tensioner thinking it was the problem, it wasn't, but needed replacing anyways. Took it in and it ended up being the water pump starting go out, so had it replaced. 
104000 mi

US $176
Driving to Colorado from California and the radiator cap randomly popped off when going through the mountains in Colorado. Temp gauge was normal and the Jeep never overheated. Had the radiator cap replaced and a coolant flush done. 
108000 mi

US $150
Check engine light came on. Took to dealer. Told one of the four O2 sensors needed to be replaced. Dealer suggested replacing all four sensors, but I opted to replace on the failed one. No issues since. 
113000 mi

US $7500
Check engine light came on. Drove to dealer. The service tech saw metal fragments mixed in with the oil. I was told engine could not be repaired. Total cost to replace - &7,500. I opted not to replace. Sold it "as is" for a loss. 
57000 mi

US $200
Engine ran rough for a minute or two. Check engine light came on. Took into shop. Replaced crankshaft sensor and cleared fault codes. 
147560 mi

C $200
Leaking rad. 
130000 mi Engine light on. Rough at idle or very slow speeds, but smooths out to unnoticable at highway speeds. 
137000 mi

US $1830
Rough idling: Burnt #1 valve/replaced, New valve guides and head cleaned/reconditioned while in shop. Valve guides had become sloppy allowing valve to leak causing burning and loosing compression. Now the engine runs like a new engine. 
154000 mi

US $190
Water pump began to leak in area of shaft & bearing; so, had the pump replaced before it went out completely stranding us with our RV Trailer out on the expressway. Saw coolant on the pavement under the vehicle after parking the RV camper. 
71580 mi

C $400
Check engine light relating to vacuum sensor fuel system - will repair in spring with next service; update: never fixed, light went out on its own. 
76100 mi Vacuum sensor. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

95000 mi CEL on when sold. I believe it was for the leak detection pump. 
64000 mi The muffler needed to be replaced. 
98000 mi

US $378
Radiator body ruptured, required new radiator installation. No readily apparent cause, no other repairs necessary. Radiator failed at the end destination of a 1700-mile round trip. 
26660 mi Flash program to improve transmission shifting. 
92000 mi

US $400
Cracked water pump housing. New housing, pump, and thermostat installed. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

159000 mi

US $269
Check eng light on, oil burn smell, recall lower ball bearing. Supposed to have replaced bearings(recall). Also replaced throttle position sensor ($269). Suggested that replace throttle ($600). Check engine light back on and car now shimmers when driving. 
166000 mi

US $250
I had the throttle position sensor replaced because the ck eng. light was on. Dealer wanted $600 to replace throttle, could not afford, light came back on. 
193300 mi

US $500
Replaced radiator, radiator cap 
230000 mi

US $200
Oil disappearing from engine with no visible leak. Have to add oil once every 2 weeks. Also had power steering fluid leak. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

54000 mi

US $657
Replaced Ignition switch, key cylinder, steering column 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed manual RWD

160000 mi Gas tank vacuum line leaked. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

108000 mi

US $500
Valve cover gaskets replaced  along with two radiator hoses. 
167500 mi

US $150
O rings were worn out 
188000 mi

US $500
fuel pump fuse blows with hard acceleration whether moving or standing. thought to be PCM. replaced No fix 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

59000 mi

US $10
evap systems leak. replaced fuel vapor hose to charcol canister. 
108000 mi

US $350
as car was being driven, RPMs jumped and engine stalled. shop concluded faulty Idle air control valve first time. same problem a week later and was the crank position sensor. my guess is wrong part replaced the first time. 
109000 mi

US $30
stalling problem persisted. now cam sensor replaced along with some vacuum hoses. problem has not reoccurred since. (knocks on wood) 
123000 mi Emissions eval leak. Some leaks repaired but apparently there were more. 
125000 mi Replaced all vacuum lines and new gas cap installed. No more evaporative leaks. 
75700 mi

US $200
Ignition switch replacement. 
80000 mi

US $281
The repairman discovered a leak in the radiator. The top and bottom of the radiator are plastic. Have not yet decided what to do about the leak: repair, replace, or do nothing. We also know that the catalytic converter is about gone, causing exhaust back pressure which cuts mileage and makes the engine run hot---which increases the radiator pressure--which may have caused the radiator to start leaking. 
82000 mi New radiator---new water pump---replace fluids---flush engine---new oil and filter--- clean injectors--- 
90000 mi

US $1
Engine Problem code P0422, P0455. Replaced litle connection in the Evaporative canister , that was leaking. 
100700 mi

US $200
Broke belt tensioner 
78740 mi

C $1600
Had to swap out motor. 
103700 mi

US $700
The side of the radiator are made of plastic material and they had a crack in the material. So I had the radiator replaced. 
114500 mi

US $271
Right side of engine valve cover gasket was leaking engine oil and oil was falling on the exhaust pipe. Causing leaks on driveway and also an odor while driving and parking it in the garage for the evening. 
121000 mi

US $198
Valve cover gasket leaking from its lower portion and dripping on the engine exhaust pipe. Slightly indented there, probably a mfg flaw. This creates a smell when the car is parked in the garage area. Oil dripped onto the driveway when parked. 
117500 mi PCV location causing condensation within oil filler tube and resulting in a frozen-shut PCV valve. Rerouted PCV system to 2007 spec. for 3.7L V6, including new oil filler tube/gasket, redesigned PCV valve, and fabricating PCV hoses. 
118000 mi

US $50
Right valve cover gasket leaking onto exhaust manifold resulting in smoke and odor from engine during operation. Replaced Valve cover gaskets - both sides. 
80600 mi

C $577
Replace cracked radiator and flush system, new coolant. Suspect radiator had been damaged in accident and not found at the time as it was such a slow leak. Just enough to drop pressure and affect heater. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

81000 mi

US $5
Engine light on. Diy scan: Code PO455/Evap Emission system leak. 1 small vac hose was cracked underhood. Hose less than 2 inches long. Problem solved. Also performed full service plugs included. Craftsman OBD scan tool a great investment 
113000 mi

US $300
oxygen sensor replacement 
82000 mi Vehicle makes a rattling sound when shifting into gear when it is cold. After acceleration, sound stops. After car is warmed up, sound usually stops. 
84000 mi

US $480
S-belt tensioner pulley replaced 
115000 mi

US $400
Check Engine Light - Cam position sensor 
116000 mi

US $1000
Check Engine light - needed catalytic converter 
113000 mi

US $100
Radiator has a crack in lower drivers side. 
118000 mi

US $75
Engine cooling fan went bad 
121000 mi

US $15
Spark Plugs needed replaced...Had a lot of misses...engine check light with codes 300, 301, 306 which is multiple misfires, misfire cyl. one, misfire cyl 6. Pllugs seem to have fixed the problem..not sure may have been original plugs 
125000 mi

US $180
The engine starting making a knocking noise. The rocker arm had came loose. There was no warning light or codes shown. 
99820 mi

$250
Cil. 4 rocker arm failed. Code P0304 (Misfire detected in #4 cylinder. 
103500 mi

$300
Passenger side cathalyst began to fail. MIL light on. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

106020 mi

C $100
ignition wiring 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed manual RWD

75640 mi Check engine light came on, radiator fan stopped working. Replaced radiator fan relay. Fixed the problem, then problem re-occurred. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

187000 mi Random power fluctuations, would not start while battery connected to another vehicle, but started AFTER detached. Flickering lights. Alternator fine. Emissions failed randomly. No check engine. Mechanics assumed it was a computer issue. 
182300 mi

US $35
evap leak had to replace both catalytic converters 
13640 mi

C $760
Engine stalled while driving. After hours of cooling down, can be restarted. Downsville Chrysler replaced camshaft according to computer code, still the same. Problem never got fixed. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

113500 mi

US $45
Replaced water punp. Pump failed Thermostat Failure. No heat 
125300 mi

US $5000
Replace engine with "reman" engine due to headgasket leak and coolant in chamber 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

141000 mi

US $95
Oil sending unit was bad and had slow oil leak 
225000 mi At 225,000 miles the valve in cylindar #4 floated and punched a hole in the top of the piston. Engine was a total mess, unrepairable. Sold vehicle "as is" to someone who had rolled a Liberty and needed a good body to put their engine into. 
78000 mi

US $250
crank sensor 
122000 mi

US $155
Replaced the radiator, leaking from the tank on the left (driver) side at a plastic rivet near the center of the tank. 
74000 mi

US $128
Radiator cracked on side and leaked. Ordered new rad and installed myself. 
86000 mi

US $200
Cross over pipe had 2 holes to be patched. 
136000 mi

US $190
Replaced radiator, which developed a crack in the top drivers side, on the front in the black plastic.  
140000 mi

US $1100
Replaced transfer case with one from a junkyard. While driving, the car "slipped out of gear" and it was not possible to put it in park or in gear. 
150000 mi

US $150
oil pressure low light went on. replaced the sensor and it was fine. Seems to have been the sensor only 
177000 mi

US $150
Two rocker arms broken, spring broken, this repair will probably be a new engine, which will cost almost as much as the car is worth. This is a DIY project as most shops want way too much for labor. 
141000 mi

US $180
Replaced Radiator. Cleaned intake manifold. 
105000 mi

US $611
Radiator split. Had to replace along with antifreeze. 
105000 mi Had to be towed. Engine was cranking but not firing. Computer is bad. Not fixed yet. Very expensive repair for a vehicle that old. 
105500 mi

US $657
ecm main computer; electronic control module 
111500 mi Codes 0442 and 0455 fume leakage between bumper and left rear wheel. Not repaired. 
125000 mi

US $140
Check engine light on. Evap hose leak 
169000 mi

US $14
Pin hole leak on the side of the radiator. Picked up some water weld at napa. Threw it on and it has worked great 
173000 mi

US $350
Pinhole leak in the radiator. Removed and replaced radiator. Also replaced upper and lower radiator hoses and thermostat at the same time as preventive maintenence 
253000 mi

US $98
choke sensor went out 
174000 mi

US $150
Oil pressure sensor was broken, literally in half. Replaced. 
180000 mi

US $400
Needed a "tune-up". Basically, spark plugs were pretty well gone. 
181000 mi

US $50
Car developed a cabin exhaust leak. There was a small hole in the catalytic converter assembly. They were able to patch it rather than replace it. 
184000 mi

US $360
Replace two front oxygen sensors. 
192700 mi

US $140
One of the fuel supply hoses was cracked slightly; didn't hold a vacuum. Check Engine light came on. 
198000 mi

US $800
The front exhaust pipe leading into the converter (which is molded with the converter) rotted away. Shop fabricated a new one. Muffler and tail pipe required replacement. (This had never been done in almost 200K miles!) 
206000 mi

US $90
Replaced an oxygen sensor that failed 
211000 mi

US $150
Oil pressure switch had broken; engine had leaked out almost all of its oil as a result. Switch replaced. Everything sealed back up. No more leak! 
135000 mi

US $245
Camshaft Sensor Failed Stopping the engine from starting 
148000 mi

US $5360
Replaced engine with re-manufactured engine. Old engine burned a lot of oil and ended up breaking a connecting rod. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

59000 mi

US $132
Vehicle dies, but restarts, engine light is on. It runs for a short while then dies, restarts, but keeps dying. 
60000 mi

US $342
This was just a continue of March's unsuccessful repair -- had it towed to the Jeep dealer for repairs, which were successful.... 
85000 mi

US $380
car makes rattle noise after startup. after few minutes noise goes away. 
31000 mi Throttle position sensor. Parts only. Did the job myself in 15 mins. 
54560 mi

$1200
Fuel pump went very noisy and required replacing. Bearings in pump worn. 
57660 mi

$700
Spotted radiator leaking in bottom left corner. Replacement rad.(aftermarket) fitted by dealer. New coolant. All good. 
117000 mi

US $200
Transmission cooling line came off the radiator and sprayed coolant all over engine. Had to get it towed to shop. They also found a leak in the coolant system and said it was probably the water pump so I replaced the pump myself 
105000 mi

US $585
Replace engine cylinder main spring 
47920 mi

C $370
No problem, just a a hole in the muffler. Went to Mr. Muffler on recommendation of Dealer. 
135000 mi

US $4500
Engine blown. Wrist pins and rods broken. No check engine light until after new engine installed. Found out remanufactured engine has valve guide oil leak into cylinder. Still in the shop for repairs. I expect to receive it back this week. 

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Jeep Liberty Engine Problems

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