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Jeep Liberty Problems and Repair Histories

617 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Jeep Liberty. 253 of these members (41%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 589 repairs to Jeep Libertys--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Jeep Liberty problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Jeep Liberty problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Jeep Liberty problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

32% of the Jeep Liberty repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 589 repairs.

Jeep Liberty repair cost distribution

Of the Jeep Liberty repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 292 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Jeep Liberty problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 20000    
21000 0 Window regulator failed. Water stains on seats that cannot be removed. 
35000 0 State inspection. Needed front & rear pads and rotors turned 
44000 0 All four electric window mechanisms replaced after drivers side rear door window failed for second time in a a year. Rapair was initiated and paid for by factory.  
52300 431 Clockspring in steering column failed 
53000 0 Clockspring in steering col failed for a second time. Dealer replaced spring with an updated part 
62000  

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 my speed control was not turned on at the factory . 
0 replaced torque converter and front pump on transmission under warranty. Replaced the Lower ball joints per recall repaired front grill, connecting tab broke 
31000 0 Replaced EGR valve. 
35000 0 The driveshaft was building up torque because the splines on the yoke would not slide. Lubed the splines and fixed the problem 
43000 100 Replaced the worn out front brake pads and rotors 
45000 180 replaced EGR valve 
48000 110 Replaced rear brake pads and rotors 
51000 0 removed and cleaned boost pressure sensor 
54000 0 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. 
56000 50 oil pressure light came on, replaced the oil pressure sensor 
58000 0 code 299 again, remove boost pressure sensor and clean and engine light goes out 
 
Jeep Liberty in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 16000    
20000 75 Navigation radio stopped working. 
23000 100 Check engine light. Two fault codes for transmission control module. When reset the check engine light stayed off. 
 
Jeep Liberty in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 49000    
50000 52 Fixed passenger rear door handle which broke from pulling on it too hard. 
51000 70 Blower Fan stopped working on speed 1 and speed 2. I replace a resistor that is found behind the glove box. Cost $30, before that my brother-in-law told me to check relay, which I also replaced $25. That was not the solution it was the resistor. Waste 
113000  

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 29140    
35340 0 Speedometer not working and engine light came on. Repair made at the dealer under warranty by replacing a speed sensor. 
 
Jeep Liberty in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 49000    
50000 75 Rear pinion seal was leaking. Called ChryCo and told it was NOT covered under the 7/70 powertrain warranty. Stealership wanted $140 for repair, independent shop did it for $63 + $12 for Mopar seal. 
119000 1250 AC clutch failed. Dealer said the compressor itself imploded and metal contaminated system, but doubt that - had AC clutch fail on 02 Liberty with same mileage, same symptoms, but clutch replacement not advised - got NAPA compressor. 
135000  

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 42000    
43000 0 Transmission sometimes downshift into 1st with a jarring thunk as though rear-ended. Dealer said it is a "quirk" of the Liberty and "normal." Now it occasionally starts with same. Dealer said "normal," AAMCO said a defect in design, nothing to fix. 
 
Jeep Liberty in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 59000    
84000 45 Had to replace the passenger signal side lens cover. 
86000 195 Replaced my front passenger doot speaker. 
104000 2100 Check engine light came on. Took to dealer. Dealer said it was a transmission failure. They estimated $3,100 to repair. I took it to another local transmission repair shop. They completed the work in one week for $2,100. No issues since. 
108000 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 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. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 63240    
64480 2985 Transmission failure : would not run in 3rd gear. Car would not move in any gear. Problem was due to shifting cable not properly installed. 
 

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