Automatic Transmission problems of the 2005 Jeep Liberty

21 problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 2005 Jeep Liberty. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2005 Jeep Liberty based on all problems reported for the 2005 Liberty.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 03/31/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after several attempts. The vehicle was then towed to a local mechanic where he was advised that the ignition switch and steering column would need to be replaced. There was no electrical current passing through the starter and the mechanic advised that there were aluminum pieces that fractured in the steering column and caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired because the parts needed were on backorder. The contact believed that the manufacturer was ignoring the issue which he stated was a severe safety issue. In addition, the contact stated that the transmission was replaced twice since owning the vehicle. The failure mileage was 85,100. The VIN was not available.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 09/15/2010

2005 Jeep Liberty shift head button broken (50,000 mi) shift is moved by small force because shift button is stuck in pushed position not coming bck to locking position so it dangerous gearshift change to different position unexpectedly by little force while driving.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 12/30/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty diesel engine purchased new April 2005. While attempting to park the vehicle he could smell a burning odor. Upon exiting the vehicle, he noticed smoke coming from both the driver's and passenger's side rear wheels. He then attempted to move the vehicle , but it would not engage into drive mode. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and he was awaiting the diagnosis of the vehicle. He speculated that his failures are identical to the description referenced in recall campaign id number 06v341000 (power train:automatic transmission). No repairs were made to the vehicle to date. The failure and current mileages were under 40,000. The VIN was not available.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 12/12/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 55 mph on normal road conditions, a one axle trailer was attached to the vehicle. The vehicle exhibited an extremely low power response. In addition, the fuel mileage was poor. The failure occurred without warning. In 2007, the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 05v460000 (power train:automatic transmission); however, it has not corrected the issue addressed in the safety defect. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact stated that the horsepower was reduced after the recall remedy was performed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 26,000 and the current mileage was unavailable.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 5
Failure Date: 02/04/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle was parked in the driveway on a slight incline and the engine was turned off. An hour and a half later, the vehicle rolled backwards into the street. The contact pulled the vehicle back into the driveway. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05v460000 (power train: automatic transmission). The current and failure mileages were 27,600. Updated 03-04-08.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 6
Failure Date: 06/21/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While the vehicle was in the park position, it began to roll in reverse and struck a small tree. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer. The rear window will need to be replaced and other damages are present. The contact believes that the failure is related to safety recall # 05v460000 (power train: automatic transmission). The current and failure mileages were 10,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 7
Failure Date: 03/12/2007

- the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contacts was concerned that there were safety recalls on the vehicle, and two in particular on this vehicle, and she has not received any information stating that there was a safety recall on the vehicle. The contact stated that on 03/12/2007 she went on the internet and found that there were two safety recalls that applied to this vehicle. There had been no failures to date. The current mileage was 29,000. Update 05/04/tr.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 8
Failure Date: 02/22/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty diesel. Without a cause or warning, and while driving 70 mph, the vehicle slowed down from high to low gear to 35 mph. The last failure was on 02/22/2007. The contact stated that the last 3 times the failure occur the roads were either icy or covered with snow. The manufacturer was aware that the failure was due to the computer controlled transmission, and although there have been campaigns, the failure continued to exist. The contact considered replacing the transmission. The failure was a safety hazard and a nuisance. There were related failures listed on the internet. The current and failure mileage was 56,000. The transmssion abruptly shifted into first gear. Updated 03/19/07.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 9
Failure Date: 12/06/2006

I bought a new 2005 Jeep Liberty from Chrysler. It has less than 30,000 miles on it (warranty is for 36,0000/3years). I have always kept it in good condition, and have done all maintenance (oil changes, tire rotation, etc. ) . A few of my oil changes were done at an oil shop, even at the dealer. So, out of the blue (no warning lights, or "strange" sounds previous to this) as soon as I started it, I heard a funny "clanking" sound. I got in, figured iã‚d be cautious, and take it around the block. When I put my foot on the gas, the "clanking" noise increased. So, I parked it and had it towed to the original dealership. First, they looked at and said they weren't sure what the problem was, but would have the engine tech. Look at it. He finally did (after 3 days of hearing nothing) and said that I had a ã‚bad valveã‚쳜. Then they called me a day or so later and said that my "engine head" was bad and that the entire engine would have to be replaced. I asked what the cause of this and they said that my oil was sludged up so badly that it knocked the engine apart! not to mention, wouldnã‚t the first tech. Have noticed something so obvious??? now they are saying they want me to pay the $6,000 to replace the engine even though it is still under warranty! the only way they will cover it, is if I bring all of my oil change receipts in. Well, don't have all of my oil change receipts! nowhere in the warranty book does it state that you must keep all receipts! I've contacted Chrysler via email, and they said, "we concur with the dealer. . . Â쳜 so now I'm at a stand still and very frustrated! I'm a single mom that has special needs child, and need my car to take him to the dr. Frequently. I don't know what to do. But I do know that I'm angry and feel that this is unfair, dishonest! according to my reseach this "oil sludge" problem seems to be something that Chrysler has said to many customers. Particularly with 3. 7 engines of 2002-06 Jeeps.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 10
Failure Date: 09/21/2006

1. Random event, vehicle start after overnight rest (min 8 hrs), cold start driveway. Not affected by ambient temp or season. This has occurred since vehicle was purchased new and randomly happens once per week on the average. 2. Vehicle started, either backed from garage or parking lot driveway , placed in drive and drive away initiated until stopped at intersection. Transmission locks up and stalls engine at /or in intersection. Since this is random , work around safety measures cannot be predicted to provide safe entry into intersection, hence sometimes we are in the middle of an intersection with a stalled engine. 3. Vehicle has been to delivered to dealership purchased from . There has been 4 visits/attempts to repair with no avail. Meeting with dealership resulted in dealership explaining they don't know what to do, nor does the Jeep tech rep "john stick rod", and they have no solutions from Jeep auburn hills service organization since they claim this is not a problem to their knowledge. We have submitted other internet acknowledgements of this problem to the dealership in order to educate them of the availability of this common problem on Jeep Liberty crd diesel models.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 11
Failure Date: 09/17/2006

Transmission locked up and killed the engine when putting the transmission into drive. Was able to restart the engine after sitting for a couple of minutes, but situation was the Jeep was in traffic and created a traffic hazard.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 12
Failure Date: 06/14/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle intermittently stalled without warning while driving various speeds. The check engine light illuminated and the vehicle operated at a reduced speed. The dealer and manufacturer were alerted. A factory representative inspected the vehicle and was unable duplicate the problem. The dealer suspected the combination of the diesel engine and the automatic transmission were the root of the problem. The vehicle is currently awaiting further inspection by the dealer.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 13
Failure Date: 04/23/2006

My Jeep Liberty recall e14 has not been fixed. We have time numerous times to schedule the vehicle for the dealership to fix. However, they never have the part for the "transmission cup plug bracket". I even took a day off of work to bring the Jeep to the dealership so they can tell me they ran out of parts. This is frustrating due to the fact that the dealer store is being negligent.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 14
Failure Date: 03/03/2006

Recall e14 transmission cup plug bracket.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 15
Failure Date: 02/22/2006

I have been experiencing unusual drive line vibrations (24-26 mph). The dealerships service manager has acknowledged the presents of this issue although indicated that this is normal and hey cannot do anything for me, therefore refusing to do anything about it. I have driven several vehicles of exact year and type and I did not note the same condition. Other than being an annoyance especially for a new vehicle, its my concern that this may indicate a pending drive line failure that would present a safety concern for my family.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 16
Failure Date: 01/31/2006

: the contact stated intermittently, while pulling in or out of the driveway, the vehicle will not respond. If the vehicle is in drive it must be put in reverse then drive to move and vice versa. Also, the lights, interior and exterior, flicker on and off. The dealership replaced the multifunction switch and upgraded the software. This has not remedied the problem. There are no codes on the computer or black box and the dealership cannot duplicate either problem. When the vehicle was in revese it did move and then stopped. The consumer stated it felt as though the vehicle was in neutral. Updated 02/21/06.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 17
Failure Date: 12/28/2005

Jeep announced a recall on 2005 Jeep Liberty's, recall #05v460000. The vehicle is being driven by my daughter who is a student at john's hopkins in baltimore. Due to her work load, I flew from novi to baltimore MD, to have the recall service completed and an appoint ment made on 12/9 when the notice was received. I arrived at the dealer , antwerpen and the time assigned and after hour I am informed that the part is not available. I politely asked that when my daughter returns the car to be repaired the next time that they provide her with transportation, since we made an appointment and I flew out to get it done. Granted I was there to help her with other issues, but this was the main reason for the trip. They informed me that this was not possible. I the contacted daimler Chrysler (case number 14424386). They called me back several hours later to tell me that they support the decision of the antwerpen Jeep in baltimore and will not provide transportation. I understand that recalls happen, but my issue is that if I take time to make an appointment, and then they can not perform the service on a safety recall, daimler Chrysler or antwerpen has to assume the liability of providing my daughter transportation while the vehicle is returned for second time.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 18
Failure Date: 11/15/2005

: the contact stated while driving 15 mph, the vehicle had difficulties accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer, who determined it was a transmission problem. The contact attempted to get assistance from the service dealer several times, but the parts were unavailable.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 19
Failure Date: 10/14/2005

Automatic transmission would remain locked as vehicle came to stop, similar to a manual transmission if you did not depress the clutch. This would cause the vehicle to continue moving forward until the engine stalled. It is important to note that this vehicle has a diesel engine and it doesn't go down without a fight!.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 20
Failure Date: 08/11/2005

Constant problems with shifting, acceloration, transmission issues, a/c alternator etc.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 21
Failure Date: 05/31/2005

The contact complained about several problems. The first problem occurred when slowing down to 50 mph, the vehicle jerked. The second problem involved the egr valve which was replaced. The third problem concerned the check engine light illuminating. There was a popping noise in the rear end when reversing. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer, and an oil leak was discovered coming from the return line on the turbo. No repairs have been made. Updated 01/04/06.

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