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Latches/locks/linkage Problems of Jeep Liberty



Jeep Liberty owners have reported 50 problems related to latches/locks/linkage (under the latches/locks/linkage category).

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 1
Failure Date: 02/09/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the door locks failed to lock properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the motors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 04v111000 (latches/locks/linkages). The failure mileage was not available.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 2
Failure Date: 10/20/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty 4x4. The contact stated that while the vehicle was stationary, the rear passenger's side window independently and partially opened, preventing the interior and exterior door locks to unlatch when accessed with the key fob or manually. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 30,200.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 3
Failure Date: 08/16/2012

Vehicle indicated that passenger front door was ajar, this after ten minutes of driving. Door was in fact not ajar. Passenger opened and closed door just to check, door then would no longer fully close. Pulled manual lock to see if it was stuck, whole piece came out. Smoke started pouring out of hole and door metal was very hot to the touch. Removed door panel to put out fire inside. Lock actuator motor melted down and parts were smoldering. During this process the electronic back glass popped open as well and will no longer latch either. Chrysler recalled some 2004 Liberty's for these motors overheating and seizing, was informed that this vehicle was not included and that we should have 'maintained the wiring in the door'. This vehicle is meticulously maintained!.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2007 Jeep Liberty 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

With passenger door in unlocked position door can not be opened from outside.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 5
Failure Date: 03/06/2012

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty 4x4. The contact stated that vehicle would surge forward when shifting into any gear and the vehicle would also loose power abnormally. The egr (exhaust gas recirculation) valve melted, causing a burning smell to release into the vehicle. In addition, the gear shifter would shift out of park independently, causing the vehicle to roll away. The contact also stated that the rear passenger side door handle became defective, making it impossible to open the vehicle door from the interior of the vehicle and the abs, esp and traction control lights were illuminated on the instrument panel. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failures. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 101,000. . . . . Updated 06/18/12 the consumer also stated there was a problem with the control arm on the vehicle and because of the widespread problem a recall as issued. The consumer was then informed the recall was old, and her VIN was not included. The vehicle would loose power suddenly after driving forward, the windows would make a dragging noise, even though the dealer replace, the wheel speed sensor was replaced, the interior door handle on the passenger side was inoperative. The check engine light illuminated several times. Updated 06/22/12 updated 6/25/12 updated 06/29/12.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 Jeep Liberty 6
Failure Date: 02/02/2012

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at moderate speeds, the windshield wipers, horn and door locks would activate independently. The contact stated that when the doors locked, no one could exit the vehicle. The vehicle manually had to be unlocked from the outside. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed no failures. The vehicle was then taken to an auto mechanic who was also unable to diagnose any failures. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 88,000 and the current mileage was 93,000.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 7
Failure Date: 12/01/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated he could not unlock the doors using the key fob. The contact could not enter the vehicle unless the doors were manually opened with the key. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the contact was informed that all door locks needed to be replaced. An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 04v111000 (latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000. Rvk.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 8
Failure Date: 08/13/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the rear driver side door would not open from the inside or outside of the vehicle. The electronic key fob was used but would not allow the doors to be opened. In addition, the rear driver side window fell down into the door panel and could not be closed. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was advised that the regulator in the door had failed. The failure and current mileages were 32,000.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty 9
Failure Date: 06/30/2011

Power failure of the motor for the rear power windows. The windows have failed twice in a year.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 10
Failure Date: 05/07/2011

Key stuck in ignition. Steering wheel turns, shifter works, keys will not come out of ignition.


 
car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 11
Failure Date: 03/30/2011

Rear driver's side power window regulator broke after only 40,000 miles on a 2006 Jeep Liberty limited 4x4. Window received only light used, was not used while frozen with ice. This failure results from a plastic part that is specified in the regulator design that is not durable enough for this application. This failure renders the vehicle unsecure as the window either falls down on its own or can be pushed down from the outside by hand. It also causes a safety issue as the window can fall down unexpectedly. This is especially an issue during winter or storm conditions. Incurred $250 in repair costs. Replacement parts have the same design flaw and can be expected fail again in similarly short peroids of time.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 12
Failure Date: 03/15/2011

Since buying my 2005 Jeep Liberty new 6 years ago. . . I have had to replace the mechanism that keeps the windows up eight times. Out of that 8 times, Jeep has made me pay for 4 of them! obviously a defective part. . . Shame on Jeep!.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2009 Jeep Liberty 13
Failure Date: 03/11/2011

2009 Jeep Liberty had liftgate switch replaced 3 times this has happened to other people yet no recall or fixing problem another way 3 latch switches corroded.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty 14
Failure Date: 02/03/2011

Ignition key will not turn in a 2002 Jeep Liberty it has been doing this on and off for a year, now getting worse.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 Jeep Liberty 15
Failure Date: 01/21/2011

On my 2003 Jeep Liberty renagade while driving home on I-15 the door light came on the dash it was obvious a window was also open as the on rush of wind, I pulled over to find the back door was ajar and the window was down, I pulled on the handle to check it out and close the door, and a red looking type of coil approx 10 inches long was sticking out and laying across the door lock and jamming the door locking device inside the door, I had to shove it back into the door lock assembly to get the door shut. This red coil is the mechanism that controls the window as my left rear window regulator has failed and the window stays all the way down. This is an ongoing problem with all four windows, the last time it was in for repair was 4 months ago and it cost me money each time, this is the second time it has caused the door to pop open while the vehicle was moving. I have had it in for window regulator problems approx 12 times. Thank you for looking into this for me as the Dodge reps just shrug their shoulders like they don't believe it or just don't care. Something has to be done about this hazard, lemon law, national news, class action , something. Next time I will take a photo , and call witnesses.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 16
Failure Date: 10/25/2010

2004 Jeep Liberty, rear driver side electric window drops down into door, jams door lock, runs down battery-all due to a tiny plastic part breaking repeatedly. I paid to have this fixed in 10/15/08 ($205),read on internet all Jeep owners all models with electric windows having same problem. So, did not use window or door ever since. Same clip broke and was replaced under warranty 9/18/09. Still don't use door or window. Same clip broke again 10/25/10. No longer under warranty so dealer won't repair. Called Jeep corporate. They refuse to even consider working with me or explaining what they will do until I get "an official diagnosis" from a Jeep dealer which will cost me $94. 50 to get. Only then will they even talk to me about this problem. Everyone is having this problem. A tiny plastic clip into which the fuzzy cable connects gets worn over time and breaks. No rocket science there, take a thin piece of plastic and put metal against it and even if not used will vibrate if you drive the car and it will break. Costing Jeep owners big time. First time it stranded my daughter in the middle of the night,jamming the door and running down the battery as electric window kept trying to engage. Now it is sitting in my yard,cannot secure my car as windows is down inside door,and have plastic over window to keep out the rain. This is ridiculous. Case # now with Jeep is [xxx],case manager casey, 1-800-763-8422 but like I said,until I'm willing to pay $94. 50 for "official diagnosis" of a broken ten cent part,they won't tell me if they will work with me at all or to what extent. Only that without the diagnosis, nothing can be done further. First time it broke, sitting in driveway. Second time I pulled up in parking lot and exited front door when window in rear door crashed down inside, I hadn't even touched the door. This time broke in parking lot, no one in car. Window just falls down into door. Costing Jeep owners big time, you have to change entire window regulator, Jeep won't sell clip.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2007 Jeep Liberty 17
Failure Date: 10/23/2010

While we were on vacation, we were riding around in our car with the windows partially down. While we were riding, the front driver's side window fell completely into the door panel. We stopped & were able to borrow tools to get the window back up. We stuffed the windows with cardboard to hold it in place. When we came home, my boyfriend opened the door panel and placed a block of wood in it because the windows kept falling down! some time later, the rear passenger window did the same thing! it too would not stay up, so he installed a block of wood in that door panel as well. We researched replacement parts (used) and have been told over & over that they simply are not available. When we priced new parts, they are outrageous. The cheap plastic pieces that hold the window in place & locked are over $100. I find that ridiculous. We have found thousands of complaints online and Jeep still has not issued a recall. We simply do not understand.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 18
Failure Date: 10/04/2010

My 2004 Jeep Liberty continues to have problems with the door regulator. This is the fourth time it has happened and Chrysler will not recall the defective part. The glass on the door will slide down, and the window will not operate. This has happened twice on the highway and it is very dangerous. The repair cost is approx $500 each time this has happened. It keeps happening to the windows that I have even gotten repaired already. The dealer stated that it was a defective part, they changed the part and now they are going back to the original as that one was no better. So even though I am getting the windows repaired, it continues to happen to all three of the windows. There is only one that it hasn't happen to.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 19
Failure Date: 09/20/2010

It is common that 2006 Jeep Liberty window regulators fail frequently. I have had all 4 of my windows fail; two of the windows have failed a second time following dealer repair. Although the rear windows are rarely used, both have fallen completely into the door while I was driving. This is clearly a dangerously flawed design that should be corrected by Jeep/Chrysler.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 20
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 image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 21
Failure Date: 09/06/2010

While driving through congested traffic on the highway, the rear window of my 2004 Jeep Liberty made a grinding noise and unexpectedly fell down inside of the door, my dog nearly fell out and I nearly caused an accident while pulling over to safety. My family and I had to drive 45 minutes in the rain with no rear window. . Read more...

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 22
Failure Date: 08/31/2010

Key stuck in ignition- shifter failure.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 Jeep Liberty 23
Failure Date: 08/24/2010

Six times windows (both sides, front and back) have fallen at different times inside the door of my Jeep Liberty. Today the falling window also resulted in the door not being able to open. This definitely is a hazard when you have small children riding in the back seat -- since they cannot ride in the front due to the air bags. This is a well-known hazard to Chrysler Jeep and they will not waive the cost of the repair or the deductible on the warranty. And the problem keeps happening. I figure that a window on this vehicle lasts about 10,000 miles because I only have 66,000 miles and this is the sixth time it has happened. This is dangerous and there should be a recall on this problem and the problem should be permanently repaired free of charge.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty 24
Failure Date: 07/09/2010

2002 Jeep Liberty. Key difficult to turn and engage starter. Once started key can easily fall out of ignition with car moving down the road! by searching the internet I see this is a very common problem with Jeep ignitions. Where is the recall?? obviously a manufacturing defect and dangerous safety item! this occurs almost on a daily basis. Am waiting for the time when even fiddling with key 20 minutes and it still won't start or turn.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 25
Failure Date: 06/27/2010

2004 Jeep Liberty-can not remove key from ignition-appears to be a very common problem with these cars-dealer wants $500. 00 to replace ignition switch and shifter interlock-I do not know how many Jeep owners have reported this problem, but if you search on line, it is obvious that this a factory defective system and should be recalled and mfg should be responsible for repairing .

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 26
Failure Date: 06/05/2010

I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty that I have owned since 8/21/07. About 1 month ago I started having problems with my tailgate not opening, but the glass does will open. It remains locked, but I hear the actuator working and I know the recall on this vehicle has been completed in 12/2006.

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Failure Date: 05/14/2010

2004 Jeep Liberty, windows repeatatly fall off track when driving, door and rear latch do not lock. The windows have broken 6 times. The car will not lock.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 28
Failure Date: 03/27/2010

Window regulators break with normal use. This has created a financial stress and safety issue. My doors will not open. I was informed by a dealership that door opening mechanism gets interfered with when the regulator breaks. They were able to get the windows to stay up, as I cannot afford the replacement. But both rear doors will not open from the inside, and the windows will not function.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 29
Failure Date: 03/24/2010

I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty, the front drivers window and the rear drivers window have both fallen while driving. I currently have them ty wrapped up. This is a temporary fix but also a serious safety concern as the driver would have a problem with egress in an accident. Chrysler will not address this issue,this is obviously a factory defect based on the amount of complaints, this needs some attention!.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 30
Failure Date: 01/15/2010

The height adjustment on the steering column unlocks and releases often with no warning. I find the lock bar dropped down and fully released. When resetting it is not firmly held in place. It is a real challenge to control a steering wheel that moves up and down.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 Jeep Liberty 31
Failure Date: 12/18/2009

2006 Jeep Liberty, owned since new in late 2005 currently 75,000 miles. All windows have broken at least once, some more than once, I have lost count. First three times fixed under warranty. Last four or five times fixed at my expense.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2001 Jeep Liberty 32
Failure Date: 12/01/2009

Put the key in the ignition, but it can't turn, even while fiddling with the steering wheel. If I then tap on the key with something, then it might turn.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2007 Jeep Liberty 33
Failure Date: 10/18/2009

2007 Jeep Liberty interlocking steering cable on automatic transmission breaks very easily causing key to remain in on position and car to get stuck in gear.


Other Common Latches/locks/linkage related problems of Jeep Liberty

Problem Category Number of Problems
Latches/locks/linkage problems
50
Door Latch problems
13
Tailgate Latch problems
1
Hood Latch problems
1