Jeep Liberty owners have reported 80 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Jeep Liberty based on all problems reported for the Liberty.
Vehicle can shift from drive to reverse and drive to park with out pressing the brake pedal.
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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.
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After buying the car as Jeep Liberty renegade 2003 used at about 40,000 miles. The second time I drove the car on the interstate the car started stalling and running very rough. I limped in for about 15 miles to the repair shop and problem was diagnosed as a faulty crank sensor. That was replaced and car ran fine for 4 years. Now with 66000 miles the car stall while driving at low speed. Restarted and took car in and problem was diagnosed as a faulty crank sensor again, but part had to be ordered and car was running fine. So I decided to drive car while waiting for the part and next day the car would not start. When tow truck arrived car stated fine but had car towed to repair shop. The sensor was replaced but the shop still was having periodic stalling problem. It was finally diagnosed as a faulty cam shaft sensor which was replaced and now the car is running fine. Looks like Jeep has a problem with the sensors in the Jeep renegade model.
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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.
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that
the left rear window fell ajar and would not return to the closed position. In addition, the front driver side window fell into the door panel. The dealer advised that the windows would be replaced with a newly designed window issued by the manufacturer as a result of several issues with the older design. The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 55,000. Updated 10/21/10. The consumer also stated the transmission would hesitate around 35 mph. Updated 10/25/10.
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2008 Jeep Liberty, 4x2 with tow - haul mode, on 2/12/2010 power train: automatic transmission: control module (completely burnt) transmission would not shift, seized in gear; I. E. Driving 45mph = 4000rpm's. Would not shift into overdrive. Towing 9x12 u-haul trailer with less then 300 lbs in unit.
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The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty ltd edition. The contact stated that the driver was on a dirt road driving approximately 15 mph when she crossed over a creek. The vehicle came to a complete stop; however, the engine was still on. There were 3 people in the vehicle and one of the passengers in the back seat noticed that sparks were coming from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle caught fire and was destroyed. The failure and current mileages were 78,000. Updated 02/07/11
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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.
2002 Jeep Liberty speed sensor failure causes speedometer to stop working, engine to die while driving, loss of powersteering, loss of brakes, steering wheel locks up.
While driving on the highway, the engine sputtered and died. The repair estimate indicated that a valve spring broke inside the #5 cylinder, caused by a jump in timing. This repair/problem is directly linked to a Jeep/Chrysler technical bulletin.
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2006 Jeep Liberty limited with 2. 7l cr diesel engine. Transmission "hunts" for a gear while driving 50-to-60 mph, frequently up- and down-shifting. Problem is intermittent. Have reported problem to dealer but they find no problem.
Reference NHTSA item # 10023638.
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.
On Dec 8, 2008 I picked up my Jeep Liberty from my mechanic, he had replaced the transmission oil pan that rusted out and drained all the transmission oil out. On January 6, 2009 on my way to work early in the morning the transmission blew out totally, I was able to get back home and once again the mechanic has the Liberty replacing the transmission. I feel the transmission oil pan rusting out and leaking caused the transmission blowout a month later. The check engine light did come on in December and I had an appointment to have the engine looked at when the whole pan blew out. The transmission totally dropping in January could have caused a major accident if I were driving later, and I feel this could cause major accidents on the roadways across the nation. I have complained via the webpage at Jeep to no avail, this should be at least a recall on these vehicles.
2003 Jeep Liberty (freedom edition) power train control module has failed twice first time - June 2007 it was replaced by the dealer November 2008 it needs to be replaced again. It is not covered by the manufacturers warranty and the warranty on the part was up June 2008. Should this have to be replaced twice in a year and a half?.
Vehicle has 25000 miles and has had four power window regulators break, two of which were the same window. Vehicle transmission also shifts very hard between 1700 and 2100 rpm. Regulators were replaced on warranty, but I fear after warranty expires this will be very expensive. Have had no luck getting transmission fixed, everytime I take it in for repairs, I'm told they can't find anything wrong.
Numerous mechanical problems all dash lights come on at once between 15 - 50 mph dealer replaced body control module lights still come on now has more problems after repair by dealer. Several recalls on this leased vehicle running up miles back 2 dealer rear window fall down repaired motor tried 2 quit 3 times could be dangerous in traffic seems it loses prime on fuel system . Also excessive tire wear on front tires had it aligned myself was out from factory 10 deg. I have no confidence in dealer 2 fix since I have more problems after last visit. Horn doesn't sound on key pad door lock and fog lights stay on at highbeam after electrical work. Vehicle has locked me out when I shut doors 4 no apparent reason switch keys in ignition and motor running.
Electrical intermittent problems with surges and bucks it goes to full throttle at any given time when not expected.
2007 Jeep Liberty 4wd 3. 7l auto r45rle at highway speeds rpm's rise suddenly then return. Happens all the time. I suspect it is transmission related.
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.
My Jeep Liberty jerks between 35-55 mph and 1400-1500 rpms. This has caused the car to slip and slid on icy roads. I first noticed it with only 200 miles on the car. It has been into the shop 7 times for this problem. They have reprogrammed the computer, replaced the fuel pump and the problem is still there. Chrylser said this is normal. I have another Jeep and it does not do this. This is becoming a dangerous problem with the icy conditions where I live.
Vehicle transmission shifts erratically and violently.
The transmission on our Jeep Liberty went about a month and half ago. We brought it to the Jeep dealership in Lincoln, rhode island and were told it was covered under the 7 year/70,000 mile warranty; however, they also told us we would have to wait for a new transmission, but a rebuilt one would be faster and just as good. They had our vehicle for about a week. We tried to be patient even though it was difficult to not have the use of our vehicle for this amount of time. We got the Jeep back and now the transmission has gone again. The vehicle was bucking and smelled like it was on fire. It is my opinion that if he had continued to drive it that day, it would have caught on fire. We called the same dealership, but they were not able to take it right away. When we did drop it off, it sat there before they could look at it. They said it was a faulty part in the transmission and again that we would have to wait three weeks for a new transmission, but the part could be ordered and sent by federal express. We cannot be without this vehicle again for three weeks so we chose the rebuilt transmission. I called today, and they haven't gotten the part and haven't called me back with where it is. I called Jeep customer service and they said maybe they could offer "goodwill assistance" with a loaner vehicle, but then said no because it is not covered in our warranty and we are over in mileage, even though our Jeep is not 7 years old and does not have 70,000 miles on it.
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle would not shift into third gear. The dealer stated that the plate sheared the bolts off the transmission, which caused the metal to enter the transmission. The dealer stated that the transmission needed to be rebuilt. As of August 31, 2007, the vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 89,000.
2007 Liberty developed a shudder in the power train at speeds between 30-45 mph. I have brought the car back to the dealer 5 times in five weeks. They claim it is a new transmission design by Chrysler to get better mileage. I claim it is the worst acting automatic transmission I have ever owned (40yr of driving). The dealer also claims that the transmission is acting the way it was designed to act. Yet, the sales force never mentioned the uniqueness of the new transmission.
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|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Transfer Case problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||