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2003 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (6%)

Chart based on 79 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. 

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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 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 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 Puerto Rico
Feb 2011 - Oct 2014
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. 
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. 
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 Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

78740 mi

C $1600
Had to swap out motor. Solenoid pack for the transmission 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2015
Aug 2009

113000 mi

US $300
oxygen sensor replacement 
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. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty Repair Histories

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