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2003 Jeep Liberty Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

77 TrueDelta members own a 2003 Jeep Liberty. 11 of these members (14.3%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 13 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2003 Jeep Libertys--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 Jeep Liberty problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 Jeep Liberty problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 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 2003 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

42% of the 2003 Jeep Liberty repairs were to the engine, 24% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 55 repairs.

2003 Jeep Liberty transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 Jeep Liberty transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 42% between $500 and $999, and 8% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 12 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 2003 Jeep Liberty Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

Jeep Liberty in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 48000    
50700 502 Replaced front drive shaft to fix front end knocking noise. 
59000 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 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Liberty in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 90000    
98000 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. 
100000  
Jeep Liberty in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 leak from the pinion gear on rear differential and transfer case. 
 
Jeep Liberty in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 124620    
130780 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 
132080 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. 
 
Jeep Liberty in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 74400    
78740 1600 Solenoid pack for the transmission 
 
Jeep Liberty in Delaware, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 70000    
93000 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 2300 The torque converter on the Jeep had to be repaired and the transmission rebuilt. 
 
Jeep Liberty in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 84000    
85000 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

Jeep Liberty in Jalisco, Mexico
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 98580    
99820 250 Transmission bolts loosen, a "clank" noise detected in the lower part of the Trans. 
103500 80 CV joints normal wear, both (front and rear) replaced for new ones with lub ports. 
104160  
Jeep Liberty in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 103000    
116000 80 Transmission was not shifting correctly...changed filter and fluid...working fine now 
125000  

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