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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 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 141 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

4 mi Transmission rebuilt due to bad washers between planetary gears... planetary gears and washers replaced 

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2009 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

146000 mi Noise developed in rear axle. Dealer "rebuilt" rear axle. Repair was covered under lifetime powertrain warranty. 

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2009 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

34000 mi

US $100
Trans pan rusting through. replaced 
115000 mi Replaced gears 3 and 4, gasket, trans fluid 

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

78000 mi

US $2600
Torque Converter cracked, causing a leak from transmission front seal. Damage in transmission resulted in a full transmission rebuild and torque converter replacement. 
27000 mi 4wd module replaced on second trip. 
17000 mi Transfer case - loud banging when 4L engaged. Shift forks & actuators replaced. 
55780 mi Front axle seals leaking 
63240 mi

C $312
Front axle seals 
64480 mi

C $275
Transmission oil pan need replacing as it leaked due to corrosion. 
68600 mi

C $600
Transfer case leaked. Replaced seals (3) 
57000 mi Replaced entire rear axle 
68000 mi

US $100
issues with hard shifts and studdering starts. Reflashed the transmission, checked internals, couldn't diagnose... got rid of the vehicle... 
9000 mi Transmission sometimes not shifting into 4th and slam shifting other times. Asked the dealership to investigate the TSBs re: transmission.  

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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

137000 mi

US $2000
Transmission, and transmission cpu 

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2007 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

73700 mi

US $2300
Transmission cover almost completely rusted through 
13020 mi

C $60
transmission oil cooler line was leaking  
58000 mi

US $1300
Both front CV joints needed to be replaced due to a steering wheel vibration 
40100 mi

US $140
Had transmission fluid drained and changed along with a new filter in the pan. This was done at the jeep dealer. 
113000 mi

US $25
Troubleshoot vibration and replace bad U-Joint. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

54960 mi

A $1500
Clutch release bearing disintegrated, damaging pressure plate release fingers. No replacement pressure plate available in Australia. Car had to be trucked 2000km from remote Queensland to Brisbane for repair. parts purchased from UK. 
83380 mi

A $3500
replace rear uni joint and various boots 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

37000 mi

US $50
front and rear u joints 
63000 mi

US $100
Transmission sensors and solenoid failed. Covered by extended warranty purchased at time of initial acquisition. 
88000 mi

US $900
Transmission shudders and thumps, disengaging from overdrive 
88000 mi Transmission failure. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

125300 mi

US $235
Replaced both u joints on rear drive shaft Front differential pinion seal. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

36500 mi

US $2500
Full transmission rebuild 
30000 mi Rear Diff needed to be totally rebuilt. Would have been $900 without the extended warranty, which brought my cost down to $0 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

47500 mi

US $900
transmission cooling lines leaking right front axle seal leaking 
101000 mi

US $750
Failed front drive axle 
72000 mi

US $327
Replaced u-joint on rear drive shaft. 
76000 mi

US $325
Had a u-joint replaced on the rear driveshaft. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

104000 mi

US $3000
Tranmission just exploded. No warning. Had it replaced. 
125240 mi

C $1500
pinion bearing, so i replaced all parts including outer wheel bearings, universal. humming is gone and transmission response is 100% 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

111000 mi

US $850
Dealer quoted me $10K for a bad turbo, and other repairs. $700 later I had the fluids changed and took the truck to a friend. H found a U joint causing the shake. $150 later the Jeep is fine with no other problems. 
39200 mi Torque converter replaced due to manufacturer recall (1day). 
72000 mi Replaced rear Universal Joint in drive shaft. Part cost under $10.00. Took owner 2 hours to replace. 
21000 mi replaced torque converter and front pump on transmission under warranty. Replaced the Lower ball joints per recall repaired front grill, connecting tab broke 
35000 mi The driveshaft was building up torque because the splines on the yoke would not slide. Lubed the splines and fixed the problem 
72000 mi

US $700
Rear end whine at moderate to high speed. Rebuilt the rear end. Factory did not assemble properly from begining. No parts required. Mechanic just put it back together correctly and fixed the problem. 
88000 mi

US $3000
Replaced torque converter and pump. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

53000 mi

US $1925
Clutch replacement, including dual/double flywheel and master/slave single unit cylinder, all new after-market parts and labor. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

53000 mi

US $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 
112300 mi

US $350
Transmission flushed, transmission filter replaced. 
95000 mi

US $6000
had to have the transmission rebuilt 
95000 mi

US $1500
Transmission completely failed. A used transmission was purchased and installed. The replacement transmission failed within a day in the exact same manner as the original. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and traded in for a new vehicle. 
110000 mi

US $210
had transmission pan dropped fluid replace along with filter due to transmission shifting erratically problem was fixed after fluid and filter replaced no wear metals found in fluid or pan. 
110000 mi

US $70
The transmission is dead and needs to be replaced. Have called several Jeep dealers and no one knows if my manufacturer trans is a 3 wire or a 4 wire. This information is stopping me from ordering the correct afterparts trans. 
111000 mi

US $1500
The transmission died. It was replaced using an aftermarket transmission purchased from LMQ/LQK??? 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

66500 mi Vibration. Replaced U joint Driveline vibration. Dealer replaced pinion bearing. 
81000 mi

US $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 
97000 mi

US $1000
Transmission was low on fluid and started to slip didn't know was on a trip. Just made it home ,engine light came on. 
50000 mi

US $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. 
134300 mi

US $200
4X4 light t-case switch faulty 
173000 mi

US $1075
4x4 ENGAGE LINKAGE CABLE BROKE. COULD NOT ENGAGE 4 WHEEL DRIVE. 
86000 mi

US $625
replaced left front axle 
98000 mi

US $2000
front driveshaft, both front axles, both front wheel hubs 
105380 mi

C $500
filter change, flush and replace cooling lines, lube linkage 
107040 mi Assumption that the Oct 2015 flush and new filter would fix, proved wrong. Vertical shaft exits housing to linkage was seized- no boot so crap gets in and eventually freezes up. I bent linkage trying to shift gears. Clean,Lubricate,greas 
38440 mi

€3018
Transmission went out while driving, had to have car towed to a garage. Car would roll even in park. had to order transmission and have replaced. 
73780 mi

C $480
Replaced intermediate shaft and both CV shafts. Due to normal wear. 
76260 mi

C $12
Transfer case range selector shaft leaking. Replaced seal myself. Cost $11.96 CDN to affect the reapir and approximately one and a half hours of my time. 
66340 mi

C $1000
replaced front axle on passenger side 
45000 mi

US $1100
The car was towed to the dealer Transmission would not shift into 3rd or 4th Car was fixed after 6 business days. 
47000 mi

US $75
U Joint was failing lots of noise and vibration at low speeds.. it was about to break. Fixed The same day by a Local auto shop. 
55000 mi

US $100
Rear driveshaft U-joint 
110000 mi

US $90
Replace rear driveshaft U-joint. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

59000 mi

US $25
replacement of the u-joints in the rear driveshaft 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

60555 mi

US $230
oil leak rear drive train pinon 
86000 mi

US $698
Transmission making whining/grinding noise. Mechanic thinks it is worn internal bearing/s. He said it was not worth fixing at this time since it is not serious and it would cost money. Probably would need new transmission. 
106236 mi

US $412
Replaced O ring for crank shaft sensor that was leaking fluid. 
112000 mi Clutch wore out and syncros are beyond repair. Needs new transmission or complete rebuild 
125000 mi

US $375
Clutch master/slave cylinder needed to be repaired. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

113460 mi

$450
lost power, needed a transmission overhaul 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

95000 mi

US $273
Looked under the Jeep to find the pinion seal on the rear differential leaking. Took it in for repairs and the shop discovered the front pinion seal leaking as well. Both replaced. 
106000 mi

US $50
Driving from Sacramento to L.A. and noticed a weird vibrating/grinding noise at low speeds. Took it to a mechanic, said it could be the front diff but wasn't sure. Did some research and replaced the rear CV joint on the front drive shaft. 
154000 mi

US $126
After returning home from camping trip discovered oil leaking from around front differential. The gasket had gotten a leak that only leaked with the oil hot. 
151900 mi

C $3000
Reverse gear stopped working. Transmission rebuilt with new internals. 
159320 mi

C $200
Replaced poor quality Cardone CV Axle with better quality unit. 
167400 mi

C $310
rear diff pinion seal replaced 
104000 mi

US $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. 
43000 mi 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. 
96300 mi

US $300
Rear boot of front driveshaft torn. Replaced driveshaft unit. 
115000 mi

US $212
Leaking pinion seal in front differential. Seal was replaced. 
58900 mi

C $940
Had to replace front drive shaft 
193700 mi

US $55
left side CV replaced , 194,000 miles with 174,000 of those lifted 4 inches 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

80000 mi U-joint and drive shaft - replaced. 
155000 mi

US $350
I had the drive shaft replaced because it was grinding and klunking when I tried to use the 4WD. It sounded like a jackhammer. 
90700 mi Car "in between" 2WD & 4WD operation. 
49600 mi leaking oil seal front diff 
134700 mi

US $95
U-Joints were bad. Replaced. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

50700 mi

US $502
Replaced front drive shaft to fix front end knocking noise. 
59700 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 4-speed automatic RWD

180000 mi

US $80
Change transmission fluid and filter 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

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 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
78740 mi

C $1600
Solenoid pack for the transmission 
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. 
113000 mi

US $2300
The torque converter on the Jeep had to be repaired and the transmission rebuilt. 
3000 mi leak from the pinion gear on rear differential and transfer case. 
85000 mi

US $300
Rear axle shaft leaking. Seal on both sides of rear axle replaced 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

216000 mi

US $285
Left CV Joint failed. Loud grinding noise. Found boot split. Online parts were incorrect so had local shop repair. 
99820 mi

$250
Transmission bolts loosen, a "clank" noise detected in the lower part of the Trans. 
103500 mi

$80
CV joints normal wear, both (front and rear) replaced for new ones with lub ports. 
116000 mi

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

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

128340 mi

C $259
rear driveshaft. front driveshaft 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

173000 mi

US $1576
Front drive shaft (and CV joints) needed replacement. Coating on transmission pan was worn off, pan began to rust and began leaking. 
138000 mi Front Drive Shaft needs replaced. 4x4 is disabled. 
64480 mi

C $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. 
172000 mi

US $65
The part time light wouldn't turn off - had to order and replace the transfer case switch. 
104000 mi

US $250
Rear cv joint on front driveshaft failed 
125200 mi

C $1400
Also replace 3 front differential seals. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

100000 mi

US $400
Accumulator plate failed. Aftermarket plate and filters replaced. 
80000 mi

US $900
Front ball joints prior to factory recall 

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