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2003 Jeep Liberty Problems and Repair Histories

2003 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 92 repairs.

2003 Jeep Liberty repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (36%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (3%)

Chart based on 33 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

Jeep Liberty in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

110000 mi
headlight went out. replaced it. 
Jeep Liberty in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Jan 2011

50700 mi

US $502
Replaced front drive shaft to fix front end knocking noise. 
Jun 2011

54000 mi

US $657
Replaced Ignition switch, key cylinder, steering column 
Jan 2012

59000 mi

US $209
Replace transmission pan, filter and fluid due to a leak. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Jeep Liberty in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
May 2014

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

Jeep Liberty in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

108000 mi

US $500
Valve cover gaskets replaced  along with two radiator hoses. 
Jeep Liberty in Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2014

136000 mi

US $30
Rear passenger window regulator repaired. 
Nov 2014

158000 mi

US $50
Drives side rear passenger window runner (electric) 
Aug 2015

167500 mi

US $150
O rings were worn out 
Jeep Liberty in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Jul 2011

188000 mi

US $500
fuel pump fuse blows with hard acceleration whether moving or standing. thought to be PCM. replaced No fix 
Jeep Liberty in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2015 - May 2016
May 2016

141000 mi

US $500
leaking head gaskets Blower motor failed 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Nebraska, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

116000 mi

US $170
Battery needed replaced 
Jeep Liberty in South Dakota, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

80000 mi

US $281
New battery---alternator---fan belt 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. 
Mar 2016

82000 mi
New radiator---new water pump---replace fluids---flush engine---new oil and filter--- new alternator--- clean injectors--- repair temp.gauge---remove chrome bull nose and running boards---remove class 3 trailer hitch complete 
Jeep Liberty in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2008 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

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. 
Jeep Liberty in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Sep 2013

98000 mi

US $4
Could not shift into 4 wheel drive. Dealer wanted $1300 to repair to replace shift unit. took it home and found a part was broken replaced it my self for 4.00 dollars from parts purchased at Lowes hardware department. 
Jan 2014

100000 mi

US $448
During a oil change I noticed the radiator was leaking from the plastic attached right side of the radiator as you face the front of the SUV. The radiator has a center aluminum core with plastic sides that attach to the frame of the SUV. 
May 2014

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. 
Aug 2014

117000 mi
Two of the lower speeds for the air blower stopped working. So I checked the manual and determined plug connection board located below the glove box could be easily be replaced. Ordered it from Amazon.com and replaced the item.It works fine. 
Oct 2014

119000 mi
I kept hearing a strange noise over speed bumps, like something rubbing. So I ordered Monroe complete replace springs and shocks preassembled for the front suspension. Update: ended up being stabilizer bar bushings. Lubed them. 
Feb 2015

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. 
Jan 2016

125500 mi
Still being worked on. The Jeep will not shift easily in and out of all wheel drive. I will probably have to get a rebuilt transfer case and have it installed. 
Feb 2016

127000 mi

US $1700
Had to replace the transfer case with another rebuilt unit. It now shifts properly into 4 wheel drive either for full time or part time as was done by the manual shift handle. Original unit would not shift at all. 
Jeep Liberty in Illinois, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

65000 mi

US $650
Ball joints left front end [upper& lower]. Right same. Decided to do both sides. 
Jeep Liberty in Nevada, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

120000 mi

US $600
a/c noisey bad bearing 
Jeep Liberty in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

78740 mi

C $1600
Had to swap out motor. Solenoid pack for the transmission 
Jeep Liberty in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2011
Sep 2010

85000 mi

US $100
Replaced drivers front window motor 
Dec 2010

85000 mi

US $300
Rear axle shaft leaking. Seal on both sides of rear axle replaced 
Jeep Liberty in Oregon, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2012
Jan 2010

75700 mi

US $200
Ignition switch replacement. 
Sep 2010

80000 mi

US $1000
Air conditioner compresser replacement, including replacing fan belt that broke from frozen compressor. 
Jul 2011

86000 mi

US $125
Replaced rear driver side window regulator due to plastic part which broke for no apparent reason. (Window slid down and would not close.) This part is already obsolete and I had purchase reconditioned.  
Jeep Liberty in Puerto Rico
Feb 2011 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

69000 mi
Lower ball joint replaced - recall. Had nearly split apart. 
Nov 2011

76000 mi

US $1600
check engine p1371 and p455 Back window - right side - power window - failed to operate - glass was down. 
Jan 2013

88000 mi

US $210
changed the front struts/coil springs 
Oct 2014

90000 mi

US $1
Replaced back suspension springs. Also replaced bumper stop. Engine Problem code P0422, P0455. Replaced litle connection in the Evaporative canister , that was leaking. 
Dec 2015

98000 mi

US $200
Replaced starter 
Feb 2016

100700 mi

US $200
Broke belt tensioner 
Jeep Liberty in Iowa, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

117500 mi
Replaced hood and tailgate lift supports 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. 
May 2014

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. 
Jeep Liberty in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2005 - Jun 2011
Nov 2005

84940 mi
I bought this SUV, in 2005, Shortly after purchasing it we noticed a noise on cold startup which turned out to be a power steering pump, issue covered by dealer, replaced starter, radio speakers, waterpump and PS pump, all on their dime. 
Jan 2010

136400 mi

C $985
Front Axle shaft replacement, goes from the transfer case to the front differential, for the 4wd. These AREN'T readily available from Chrysler with a minimum 8 week backlog, usually last only 100 000km. Bought 1 custom fabricated for $150 less than Cryslr 
Feb 2010

134800 mi

C $984
The driveshaft (CV type) between the transfer case and the front differential wore out. This usually happens at 100000 km, Chrysler couldn't supply the part, had to go to aftermarket custom made part, which ended up being cheaper and heavier duty. 
Jeep Liberty in Delaware, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2013
Apr 2010

80000 mi

US $80
Fan for air conditioner and heat not working propertly. Friend fixed for $80. 
Dec 2010

93000 mi

US $800
The Jeep would not go into 4 wheel drive without a grinding noise. Can ran fine otherwise. The 4WD mechanism did not work. 
Jul 2012

109000 mi

US $600
Air conditioning problem. 
Oct 2012

113000 mi

US $2300
The torque converter on the Jeep had to be repaired and the transmission rebuilt. 
Jeep Liberty in Ohio, United States
Jul 2003 - Mar 2012
Mar 2003

3000 mi
leak from the pinion gear on rear differential and transfer case. 
May 2008

59000 mi

US $10
evap systems leak. replaced fuel vapor hose to charcol canister. 
Oct 2010

107000 mi

US $30
the resistor for the interior fan controls were failing. fan speed 1 stopped working, then 2 weeks later speed 2 stopped. very simple repair to replace resistor. 
Nov 2010

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. 
Dec 2010

109000 mi

US $30
stalling problem persisted. now cam sensor replaced along with some vacuum hoses. problem has not reoccurred since. (knocks on wood) 
Jun 2011

115000 mi

US $400
bearing inside the AC compressor went. compressor and dryer were both replaced along with all the o-rings as a preventative measure.  
Dec 2011

123000 mi
Emissions eval leak. Some leaks repaired but apparently there were more. 
Feb 2012

125000 mi
Replaced all vacuum lines and new gas cap installed. No more evaporative leaks. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in West Virginia, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2014
May 2012

113000 mi

US $100
Radiator has a crack in lower drivers side. 
Sep 2012

116000 mi

US $80
Transmission was not shifting correctly...changed filter and fluid...working fine now 
Nov 2012

118000 mi

US $75
Engine cooling fan went bad 
May 2013

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 
Feb 2014

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. 
Jun 2014

125000 mi

US $175
Brakes were very bad, didn't make noise until cutting rotors. Rotors were replaced. Everything was frozen and took forever to tear it apart and clean it up. 
Jeep Liberty in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2015
Aug 2009

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. 
Oct 2009

84000 mi

US $480
S-belt tensioner pulley replaced 
Apr 2010

91000 mi

US $500
Clinking noise when put in gear at cold temperatures. Shop tried replacing compressor, said it was fixed but it was not. Brought car back, shop replaced alternator, again said it was fixed but it still makes noise when cold. 
May 2012

115000 mi

US $400
Check Engine Light - Cam position sensor 
Jun 2012

116000 mi

US $1000
Check Engine light - needed catalytic converter 
Jul 2014

134700 mi

US $700
On a really hot day, sat in Jeep with A/C on for long time, then when driving down the road Jeep died suddenly like it ran out of gas. Towed to shop, diagnosed as bad alternator. New alternator and now runs like new. 
Jeep Liberty in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2015
Aug 2009

113000 mi

US $300
oxygen sensor replacement 
Jeep Liberty in Oregon, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
Mar 2012

80000 mi

US $100
Replaced Pads on all four wheels. Inspected brake rotors. All were servicable. Rotated tires. 
Sep 2013

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 
Apr 2015

85000 mi

US $600
Installed KYB Gas adjust shocks/struts. Also F/R springs replaced with OME brand. Wheel alignment included in price. Ride and handling restored to better than new. 2inch increase in ride height. Money well spent. 
Jeep Liberty in Jalisco, Mexico
Nov 2012 - Mar 2014
Jun 2013

99820 mi

$250
Cil. 4 rocker arm failed. Code P0304 (Misfire detected in #4 cylinder. Transmission bolts loosen, a "clank" noise detected in the lower part of the Trans. 
Feb 2014

103500 mi

$380
CV joints normal wear, both (front and rear) replaced for new ones with lub ports. Passenger side cathalyst began to fail. MIL light on. 
Jeep Liberty in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2015
Dec 2013

110000 mi

US $30
Rear windows will not move. Motors run. 
Sep 2014

183000 mi

US $7
Right front fender skirt blew off while driving on the State Hwy. Local dealer had some of the mounting pins and ordered the rest which arrived in 3 days. Repairs took about 30 minutes total. 
Apr 2015

212000 mi

US $85
Left fender blew off just like the right. The Jeep dealer in Madisonville, Texas took 3 months and 3 trips in to the Parts Desk to get the pins needed. I took about 15 minutes to replace the fender once the pins were in hand. 
May 2015

216000 mi

US $285
Left CV Joint failed. Loud grinding noise. Found boot split. Online parts were incorrect so had local shop repair. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Apr 2014
Dec 2013

106020 mi

C $100
ignition wiring 

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