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2005 Jeep Liberty Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

99 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Jeep Liberty. 28 of these members (28.3%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 26 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2005 Jeep Libertys--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Jeep Liberty problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Jeep Liberty problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

31% of the 2005 Jeep Liberty repairs were to the engine, 19% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 140 repairs.

2005 Jeep Liberty transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Jeep Liberty transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 23% cost less than $100, 29% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 17% more than $2500.

Chart based on 35 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 2005 Jeep Liberty Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

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 
 
Jeep Liberty in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Torque converter replaced due to manufacturer recall (1day). 
75300 0 Replaced rear Universal Joint in drive shaft. Part cost under $10.00. Took owner 2 hours to replace. 
97000  

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Jeep Liberty in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 109000    
110000 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 1500 The transmission died. It was replaced using an aftermarket transmission purchased from LMQ/LQK??? 
111000  
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 
 
Jeep Liberty in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 106000    
110000 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. 
 

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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 Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 32000    
45000 1100 The car was towed to the dealer Transmission would not shift into 3rd or 4th Car was fixed after 6 business days. 
47000 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. 
 
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  
Jeep Liberty in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
480 Replaced intermediate shaft and both CV shafts. Due to normal wear. 
76260 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. 
 
Jeep Liberty in Germany
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 38440    
38440 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. 
66340  

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Liberty in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 32000    
59000 25 replacement of the u-joints in the rear driveshaft 
 

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