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Jeep Liberty Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

617 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Jeep Liberty. 126 of these members (20.4%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 79 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Jeep Libertys--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

32% of the Jeep Liberty repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 582 repairs.

Jeep Liberty transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Jeep Liberty transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 36% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 12% more than $2500.

Chart based on 119 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 Jeep Liberty Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 12400    
13020 60 transmission oil cooler line was leaking  
78740  

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 replaced torque converter and front pump on transmission under warranty. Replaced the Lower ball joints per recall repaired front grill, connecting tab broke 
35000 0 The driveshaft was building up torque because the splines on the yoke would not slide. Lubed the splines and fixed the problem 
 

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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 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. 
135000  

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 107000    
126300 375 Clutch master/slave cylinder needed to be repaired. 
163000  

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 59000    
104000 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. 
 
Jeep Liberty in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 42000    
43000 0 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. 
 

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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 Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 74400    
78740 1600 Solenoid pack for the transmission 
 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 137000    
138000 0 Front Drive Shaft needs replaced. 4x4 is disabled. 
 
Jeep Liberty in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 63240    
64480 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. 
 

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