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2005 Jeep Liberty Problems and Repair Histories

99 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Jeep Liberty. 56 of these members (56.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 140 repairs to 2005 Jeep Libertys--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Jeep Liberty problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Jeep Liberty problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

31% of the 2005 Jeep Liberty repairs were to the engine, 18% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 140 repairs.

2005 Jeep Liberty repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Jeep Liberty repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 40% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 10% more than $2500.

Chart based on 70 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 2005 Jeep Liberty problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Computer reflashed due to harsh shifting of automatic transmission (2 hours). 
0 EGR valve replaced and computer reflashed (3 hours). 
0 Reflash computer for scan tool operation (1 hour). 
0 Torque converter replaced due to manufacturer recall (1day). 
52700 75 Alternator clutch-pulley replaced by owner. Depending on the method of replacement (special tools, impact wrench if works or disassembling alternator) could take dealer up to 2 hours. 
60000 0 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 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. 
75300 0 Replaced rear Universal Joint in drive shaft. Part cost under $10.00. Took owner 2 hours to replace. 
87000 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. 
97000  
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 RWD

Jeep Liberty in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 52000    
53000 2300 Light signaled a problem with the TCM, I think 0035 and 0031. Did not address issue. After 2 weeks, driving I lost forward motion, caused by transmission failure. I was told lubrication had not been making it to some part. Was told it is common w/Liberty 
 

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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 Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 86800    
108500 800 Front and rear pads and rotors worn out, replaced. Rear emergency brake shoes also worn out, replaced. 
117800 500 Bad front drivers-side wheel bearing, hub assembly replaced 
148800  
Jeep Liberty in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 46000    
66000 289 Replaced rear shocks. 
68000 600 Replace front struts.  Replace front brake rotors. 
 
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  
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 New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 26000    
39000 0 Fan switch on dashboard for heating, aircondtioning,would only operate on 4th (highest setting 1,2,3, would not operate.I have extented waranty that I paid 1200 for that didn't cover that part how convienent for the dealer or chrysler. 
54000 0 back rotors and calipers burnt up never heard them scraping or metal sound 
59000 0 leather drivers seat worn out and tore. Waiting to hear from Chrysler if they will help with repair. 
60000 250 Leather wore out on drivers seat then ripped leaving foam and netting. Leather seat should last way more than 5 years. 
62000 224 Sensor in ABS System had to be replaced. Brake warning light and ABS idiot light kept coming on  
69000 0 Blown front right speaker under warranty but still will cost money to replace 
81000 3340 Heard a bump when I was on the highway, when I got to my exit car did not move when I steped on the gas.Had the car towed to my mechanic and he turned it over to his transmission guy said torche converter was shot and I needed a transmission 
84000 100 seems I only bought new battery 2 years agoShop said battery was stamped 2009 maybe i bought an old battery from Auto Zone. This summer cleaned terminals and greased them everything was fine????????? 
85000 75 Both headlights went out only high beams worked. Shop said needed both new headlight bulbs. 
87000  

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