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Jeep Liberty Transmission Problems

631 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Jeep Liberty. 74 of these members (11.7%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 104 transmission repairs to Jeep Libertys--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Jeep Liberty problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

Chart based on 775 repairs.

Jeep Liberty transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 131 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 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2007 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

13020 mi C $60 transmission oil cooler line was leaking  

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

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   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

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 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

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. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

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 4WD, part-time w/low range

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   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

78740 mi C $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

138000 mi   Front Drive Shaft needs replaced. 4x4 is disabled. 
64480 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. 

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