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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 (24%)

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

Other (4%)

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Jeep Liberty suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 133 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

34000 mi

US $100
rear a arm rusting 
19000 mi bad front wheel bearing. hood hinge covers cracked and broken. all covered under warranty. 

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

74000 mi

US $425
mechanic discoverd the LF uppr arm was worn, excessive - in a 2008 jeep????. anyway - had it replaced. 

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

63000 mi Wobbling/shimmying while driving, more severe when braking. Brakes found to be fine, tires balances/rotated - issue not corrected. 
17000 mi Spring Clip in Steering column - was making squeaking sound when turning. 

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

65720 mi

C $184
Right tie rod replaced. Tire store noticed replacement was required while replacing tires. 
104000 mi

US $610
Replaced rear shocks and front struts. 
79000 mi

US $900
right upper and lower tie rod + additional parts had failed 
21000 mi

US $140
Front wheel bearing failed, replaced. 
138000 mi

US $300
Transfer lines (2) on steering gear ruptured and were replaced. Entire steering rack had to be purchased to harvest lines. 
48760 mi Right front axle seal leaking. Warranty repair. 
52360 mi

C $620
The steering extension universal joint was lightly knocking when turning the vehicle steering wheel. Parts need replacement. 

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

83700 mi

C $2500
Front struts, rear springs and shock absorbers, one tie-rod end. The original equipment was not that good. I hope the Old Man Emu replacements are better. So far, so good. A jitter going uphill has been eliminated. 
75640 mi

C $547
Front ball joints (steering vibrated when applying breaks lightly). While the wheels were off it was apparent that the brakes were finished ( they were the original factory ones). The pad sand disks were replaced 

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2007 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

60000 mi

US $105
Lower ball joints on both sides in front 
97960 mi

C $340
Vehicle failed inspection and rear upper contol arm bushing was replaced 

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2006 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

67300 mi

US $250
Pinion seal leak 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

84940 mi

A $1045
Replace rear lower arm bushes and front lower arm ball joints 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

61000 mi

US $950
Front Right hub bearing went bad. 1st replacement OEM part from dealer was bad out of the box. I'm annoyed that I have to purchase a $300 assembly and can't just replace the bearing. 
26000 mi front end making noise, rear window broken 
68000 mi

US $400
Right front wheel bearing failure. Noticed loud squealing and took to the shop. Repair in approx 1.5 hrs. Problem fix and working great. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

89000 mi

US $450
Upper and lower ball joints on both sides were bad. All parts were replace and car was taken in for an alignment. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

29000 mi Vehicle makes a "thud" every time a bump is encountered, particularly when cold. Dealer says it's normal, but vehicle didn't make the noise during the first 18 months of ownership and also admits it would be an expensive fix, albeit covered by warranty. 
29000 mi Replaced rear axle to eliminate "thud." 
29000 mi Needed new rear strut when sold. 
72000 mi

US $12
Replaced sway bar bushing. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

103000 mi Had a worn wheel bearing assembly, right front. Also had recall to have rear suspension bars replaced. 
112000 mi replaced front ball joints, added a heavy duty trailer hitch, re programed traction control, and changed control arm. These were all factory recalls.  
92380 mi

C $141
Front brakes & front bearings & hubs. Rear brakes serviced & cleaned. 
94860 mi

C $400
Bearings & Hubs. 
117580 mi

C $450
Replaced front wheel bearings & hubs. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

61000 mi

US $1950
Repaired leaky steering pinion. 
127500 mi

US $1100
Front left and right lower ball joints and upper control arms replaced. Rubber boots were torn on ball joints. Rubber cracked on control arms. Car drove fine before repair -- no symptoms. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

62620 mi

C $400
both front wheel bearing went on it and had to be replaced, replaced both wheel bearings. 
79360 mi

C $100
tie rod end on drivers side replaced and also front end alignment was done 
83700 mi

C $600
sway bar bushings worn out 
79360 mi

C $600
replaced springs/shocks and lower control arm to clevis bushings. Regular wear items. 
98000 mi

US $2000
front driveshaft, both front axles, both front wheel hubs 
117800 mi

C $500
Bad front drivers-side wheel bearing, hub assembly replaced 
158100 mi Replaced both rear trailing arms under recall after one broke 
66000 mi

US $289
Replaced rear shocks. 
68000 mi

US $600
Replace front struts.  
48000 mi Factory replaced faulty ball joints. 
47120 mi Noticed problem with the bushings. The parts were ordered but they sent the wrong ones so we are waiting on parts to fix that. 
121000 mi

US $200
suspension groaning and squeaking, especially over speed bumps, and especially when outside air temp was below 65 degrees. 
127000 mi

US $325
Loose Bolt front suspension 
142000 mi

US $200
rear susp component that looks like a huge steel boomerang. 
172000 mi

US $1000
Tech reported that "Front lower ball joint boots are torn and have no grease. Recommend replace lower ball joints and align wheels". 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

75000 mi

US $360
Power steering high pressure hose. It was cracked and leaking very slowly. I rang two Chrsyler parts stores and got hugely different quotes for the same part number; between $164-$240. The higher priced store retracted after I confronted them on it. 
55000 mi

US $150
grinding sound rear wheel 
147000 mi

US $1300
Replaced rack in rack and pinion steering 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

86000 mi

US $698
power steering hose was leaking. PS pulley bearing loose. 
97000 mi Power steering pump leaking. They added more fluid with a leak stopper additive. Hopefully this will take care of it. 
99000 mi

US $493
Loud speaking sound and howling coming from wheels. They determined the brake rotors were glazed. They also notice that the rear control arm bushings are rotted. They also checked the power steering pump which was leaking but now isn't. Noise coming from rear wheels. They found that the exhaust heat shield was loose. They fixed it with a zip tie. The sound still exist so the repair was not successful. It is most likely worn rear suspension bushings. Not critical. 
100500 mi

US $425
Steering pump was leaking and making noise. Replaced unit, problem fixed. 
106236 mi

US $412
replaced leaking power steering pump that had a cracked reservoir housing and a clamp on the power steering hose. 
112000 mi Steering pump pressure hose leaking. Replaced hose. 
108000 mi

US $465
Lower front ball joints replaced. First repair that has needed to be performed other than routine maintenance and tires. Even the routine service is fairly limited on this vehicle. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

99000 mi

US $300
Rear Shocks and Front Struts were original equipment from Chrysler. After almost 100000 miles of use they were more than ready to be replaced. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

159960 mi

C $45
Rack and pinion bushings. Again! 
160560 mi

C $450
both front wheel bearings replaced. 
171120 mi

C $200
New wheel bearings 
171420 mi

C $1100
Had to replace both front wheel bearings again and also had to replace the after market Moog upper ball joints again. Needed to replace both power steering hoses again after 6 months. 
172360 mi

C $200
replaced tie rod ends  as well as sway bar end links. replace high pressure power steering hose again. this time used OEM part. aftermarket parts don't last. 
128000 mi

US $407
Replaced the rear lateral "V" stabilizer. 
45000 mi Ball joint replacement 
86000 mi

US $400
struts and shocks replaced 
84300 mi

US $670
High Pressure Steering Pump Hose failure 
56000 mi

US $200
lower ball joints 
65000 mi

US $100
rear u joints 
203000 mi

US $150
Bad right side wheel bearing replaced at 203,000, was the original one 
209000 mi

US $200
Cheap front wheel bearing did not last so bought higher end bearings and replaced both front ones. 
214000 mi

US $250
New power steering pump installed 
63860 mi

C $459
Heard noise in front end on left side, replaced left front wheel bearing 
110000 mi

US $1200
Rack & Pinion steering gear unit replaced. Leaking from ends. Possibly caused/aggrevated by flat-towing behind motorhome. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

52080 mi changed L/H upper arm--split dust cover on ball joint 
132000 mi I was in the process of having the parts related to the sway bar replaced and was doing it in affordable degrees. Then there was a recall on the sway bar itself, that was covered. I paid the other repairs. 
88000 mi

US $420
Replaced lower ball joints, which were separating. 
129000 mi

US $125
Replaced the struts 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

69000 mi Lower ball joint replaced - recall. Had nearly split apart. 
88000 mi

US $210
changed the front struts/coil springs 
90000 mi Replaced back suspension springs. Also replaced bumper stop. 
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. 
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. 
65000 mi

US $650
Ball joints left front end [upper& lower]. Right same. Decided to do both sides. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

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. 
222000 mi

US $197
The car experienced a severe vibration after rotating the tires. Discount Tire said that one wheel was bent and did NOT rotate the left tires. The Repair Shop said that the only thing that they could suggest was to replace the Rear shocks. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

120300 mi

C $1300
had to change wheel bearings 
15000 mi Recall to fix lower ball joints. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

113500 mi

US $45
Compressor Failed 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

139000 mi

US $400
power steering, 
121000 mi Replaced front wheel bearings. 
125200 mi

C $1400
Replace power steering rack and pinion for major leak.  
198000 mi

US $800
Left front wheel bearing replaced. 
206000 mi

US $90
Replaced front end bushings. 
243000 mi

US $26
THE LUG NUTS KEEP COMING LOSE ON THE LEFT REAR TIRE THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED FIRST TWO TIMES THE CAR NEEDED TO BE TOWED. 
128000 mi

US $300
wheel bearing was bad on passenger front, also discovered inner tie-rod was loose so that was also replaced 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

39060 mi

C $450
Changed battery. Noise from suspension. Nothing found. Would require bodywork removal to check for subtle noise. Sounds like loose part or forgotten object in driver side suspension. Hey Honda mechanic left screwdriver in engine.... 
52280 mi

C $132
servo-direction leak detected. 
60760 mi

C $96
oil change Suspension verified - need to change amortizers 100,000km verification program planned next time Airbag recall, not done yet 

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