Suspension Noise problems of the 2005 Jeep Liberty

Eight problems related to suspension noise 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   Suspension Noise problem 1
Failure Date: 12/14/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 10 mph and making a turn, a grinding noise was heard coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact was able to pull over and stop the vehicle. Upon inspection, the contact noticed that the rear passenger side wheel was rubbing against the wheel well. The contact looked underneath the vehicle and noticed that the rear lower control arm had excessive corrosion and was bent. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12v085000 (suspension) because it was not registered in a salt belt state. The failure mileage was 104,479.

car   Suspension Noise problem 2
Failure Date: 01/05/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 40 mph, the driver heard an abnormal popping sound and lost control of the vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was able to be pulled over to the side of the road. The vehicle was taken to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 12v085000 (suspension), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

car   Suspension Noise problem 3
Failure Date: 06/15/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 20 mph, a loud popping noise emitted from under the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear driver side control arm fractured without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12v085000 (suspension). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

car   Suspension Noise problem 4
Failure Date: 12/23/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a squeaking noise while driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized mechanic for inspection that located the front lower ball join fractured. The dealer advised the contact that the vehicle was not showing corrosion therefore the vehicle front ball joint will not be replaced under the manufacturer wrranty. The contact also stated the NHTSA camaping number 06v288000 suspension was performed however; the repair did not correct the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 164,798. Li.

car   Suspension Noise problem 5
Failure Date: 08/10/2015

Suspension issue. It appears that the front end to be coming loose. Lots of noise such as grinding,etc. I stopped at garage and had them out it on a lift for inspection. The determination was that the front, left and right, upper and lower ball joints are defective. Upon inspection by the mechanic, and by me visually, it appears to be premature wear. Mechanic suspects a product defect, as do I. I checked NHTSA official site for recalls. Multiple recalls for this suspension issue. Seat belt driver's side latching mechanism between the seat and console sticks intermittently. Sometimes it takes multiple efforts to disconnect the seal belt so that driver may exit the vehicle. Dealer claims there are no recalls on this item and no warranty. Current mileage on vehicle is 74,400 miles. Electrical power window assemblies. All four assemblies have been replaced. During the first year of ownership (bought new in 2005) both left and right front window assemblies were replaced under warranty, since then all four assemblies (front driver and passenger sides, and rear driver side and passenger side have been replaced at the expense of the owner. This is a multiple occurring problem and in my estimation seems to be a product design and manufacturing problem.

car   Suspension Noise problem 6
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the previous owner had the vehicle serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 06v288000 (suspension); however, years later, the ball joints failed on the vehicle. While driving, the contact heard an abnormal noise and the front driver side wheel detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ball joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, a year later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who confirmed the diagnosis. The vehicle was repaired again. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

car   Suspension Noise problem 7
Failure Date: 04/15/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 75 mph, a loud metal to metal noise emitted from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle began to travel uncontrollably; however the contact was able to regain control and came to a complete stop. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who stated that there was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 06v288000 (suspension: front: control arm: lower ball joint). The mechanic advised the contact to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer. The recall part was on a massive back order and the technician was unable to provide an arrival date. The contact had significant concern of a potential safety hazard while waiting on the part. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000.

car   Suspension Noise problem 8
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

I was on my way home from my job early and I had noticed a funny grinding sound when I pulled out of my parking space. I got out, checked around the truck and saw nothing. I then drove home about 7 miles from my house my car had began going right then left and I was unable to steer it at all. I was fortunate that I was not going fast and I was able to stop and pull into a parking lot. I would have crashed if this had happened minutes before when I was on the interstate. I had my car towed to the nearest garage and learned that the rear suspension control arms had both completely rusted through and the only thing keeping my Jeeps rear end together was a sway bar. The mechanic says he had never seen anything like it. I have contacted Chrysler also. I purchased the car in connecticut.

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