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Side/rear Glass Problems of Jeep Liberty



Jeep Liberty owners have reported 38 problems related to side/rear glass (under the visibility category).

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2007 Jeep Liberty 1
Failure Date: 01/13/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated she was unable to close the window automatically. The contact mentioned that the window glass fell down into the door panel. The vehicle was taken toa dealer where it was diagnosed that the window regulator fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred on other windows. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

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Failure Date: 01/01/2013

2006 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to defective window parts installed in vehicle. The consumer stated the window has been replaced five times within the last four months, in addition, to the previous 11-12 replacements in 2007. The consumer stated using the same defective parts was not going to fix the problem. Also, when the windows were down, there was a thumping and wind noise, that was unbearable. The consumer stated things were stolen out of his vehicle, because the windows would not go up. Also there was a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle and the doors would vibrate when the windows were down.

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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   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 4
Failure Date: 01/02/2012

On 01/02/12 my passenger front window fell down and would not roll back up. Now, since that time, on 03/16/12 my driver's side window has fell down too and will not roll up. Within, two months both of my windows have failed. There is some kind of malfunction going on here. Does this mean in four more months, that all of my windows will fail? something should be done about this, because obviously this is a problem that not just I am having. There are a lot of others having this same problem with their Jeep. Updated 04/02/12.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 5
Failure Date: 08/16/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While parked, the rear driver side window glass detached and fell into the door panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technician stated the lifting bar on the rear driver side door had caused the failure and would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

2002 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes to express discontent regarding several replacements for vehicle including left rear window regulator.

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Failure Date: 10/05/2010

I bought a 2002 Jeep Liberty sport in August 2001. I still own it and over the years there has been a consistently recurring problem with the operators on the door windows breaking or failing causing the window glass to fall inside the door. This has occurred on my vehicle at least once a year (to different windows) and each time the repair is to replace the window operator at a cost of almost $300 for the part and equal amount for labor, etc. The failure is apparently a plastic clip that breaks or loses its grip on the glass but the dealers say they must replace the whole operator. I note from the internet that many other Jeep Liberty owners report the same defect. Why can't Chrysler/Jeep come up with a permanent fix for this problem. It is a chronic defect and a potential safety hazard if there are children in the vehicle.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2007 Jeep Liberty 8
Failure Date: 10/03/2010

My 2007 Jeep Liberty has yet again had another window break due to their faulty brackets installed by Jeep. This is the second window of mine to go out in less than a year. At first the window was having trouble go up by itself and then yesterday it made a popping noise and the glass fell down completely and will not come back up. This should be recalled there is no doubt about it.

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Failure Date: 07/17/2010

Rear window regulators on 2005 Jeep Liberty sport have failed 5 times, resulting in the window glass falling into the door well: left rear 20,000 2006 under warranty left rear 40,717 2007 $255. 58 left rear 55,141 2010 $293. 77 left rear 70,700 2010 zip locked shut right rear 70,971 2010 zip locked shut.

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Failure Date: 06/18/2010

2007 Jeep Liberty--mileage 26100---left rear window falls down in door---doesn't go up---told $727 for replacement of regulator and glass---poor design--if someone in back seat---could of been hit by flying objects.


 
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Failure Date: 05/31/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that all four window regulators failed and needed replacement. The believed the failure to be a manufacturing defect because all four regulators failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 103,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. Updated 11/29/11 the consumer stated the day she purchased the vehicle, even before she drove off the lot, the window fell down. The dealer gave the consumer a loaner vehicle, while they fixed hers and four days later when she returned to pick up her vehicle, the rear window had fallen down. A few weeks later, the driver's window failed again. The consumer stated only one window works. Updated 12/07/11.

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Failure Date: 05/20/2010

I was driving home with my wife and 7 month old baby in her car seat while driving, all of a sudden the rear passenger side window completely drops inside the door. I'm very upset about this due to if the window would've broke or shattered it could've hurt our new born baby. I have since looked online and have seen thousands of similar cases with the same problem (2006 Jeep Liberty). I don't know why Chrysler has not recalled this problem with the windows when soo many people are having the same re-occurring issue. Im stuck now with a bill from the dealer due to the warranty does not cover the whole cost of the repair which they explained that I need to replace the motor, window regulator also the glass. Keep in mind I jus purchased this vehicle in January 4 months later im already having problems.

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Failure Date: 05/01/2010

Drivers side rear window falls down.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2007 Jeep Liberty 14
Failure Date: 04/17/2010

I own a 2007 Jeep Liberty. In April 2010, I had to have the power window regulator, motor and glass (nothing wrong with the glass) for the driver side front and rear replaced. Of course the warranty expired. I was told that the regulator failed but I had to have all replaced. I was told that the design for the 2007 regulator was changed and that is why I had to have all replaced at a cost of $425. 00 each. Now the passenger side rear window just dropped down into the door without warning (Aug 25,2010). I assume that I will have to have the regulator, motor and glass (again nothing wrong with the glass) replaced at another $425. 00. I am just waiting for the front passenger side glass to fall into the door and have to replace that also. I have searched the internet and found thousands of complaints regarding this issue. Some have had to have the regulators replaced three or four times. Yet there is no recall. This is a disgrace. It is totally unfair for the owners of these vehicles to have to continue to shell out this kind of money over and over again when there is clearly a design flaw. How many complaints will it take before they issue a recall? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

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Failure Date: 03/20/2010

On 3/20/10 the front passenger side window fell down while car was parked with dog inside in a snow storm in parker, CO. My dog jumped out and was recovered by animal control. Several items in my Jeep were covered in snow/ice including paperwork and official forms for for my work that has since been ruined due to water damage. This is the 5th time I have experienced issues with window regulators in this same vehicle. In August of 2009, the rear dirver's side window had to be replaced. At this time Chrysler told me that defective parts were being used in Libertys but there is no recall and the replacement option was to replace the entire glass and regulator. In December of 2009, the drivers side window began rolling up crooked and was replaced. The passenger window is yet to be replaced as I am waiting on a response from Chrysler to see if they will cover the $500. 00 repair cost since this is a recurring problem.

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Failure Date: 03/16/2010

I was driving on 295 in baltimore, MD during rush hour when my driver's side rear window started to fall. This is the 6th time I have had a regulator problem, second time for this window. I almost hit the car in front of my because it caught me off guard. I went to the dealership and sure enough its the regulator except this time they aren't just replacing the regulator but the glass too. I really wanted another Jeep but since I keep having the same problem that isn't going to happen. Jeep needs to issue a recall, everyone in the dealership said this is an ongoing problem. If they know it is a problem; they need to do something about it. They need to do something before someone dies from it. It is extremely distracting. It also reduces your visibility when you have to duct tape your window shut.

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Failure Date: 01/11/2010

2006 Jeep Liberty power windows fall into the door. Requires new regulator and window glass installed. All four windows in my vehicle have failed in the past 14 months since purchasing the vehicle. Dealer replaced 3 under warranty, but the 4th happened 132 miles outside of warranty. Dealer says Chrysler will not fix under warranty. This is a very well known problem that has affected practically all 2006 Jeep Libertys according to the service manager at my dealership.

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Failure Date: 12/09/2009

The contact owns 2007 Jeep Liberty 4x4. While the vehicle was stationary, the contact stated the rear passenger side automatic window released in a downward motion without assistance. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired at the dealer. The identical failure occurred previously with the front driver side automatic window in which the window regulator and glass were replaced. The failure mileage was 45,000.

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Failure Date: 12/07/2009

The window regulator on the front driver's side window suddenly broke while driving as I was rolling up the window, causing the window to crack while halfway down. This is the second time this has happened. Last time it was on a left, rear window. I brought it to tyson's Jeep in virginia and they said it is a known problem but not part of a recall. They replaced the regulator and the glass, costing me approximately $500. The parts were available, but are of the same design, so the problem could reoccur at any time.

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Failure Date: 11/23/2009

Driver's window began to slide almost immediately after purchase in Dec. 2008. Back passenger window stuck about 2 inches down and then suddenly came crashing down while I was on the interstate. It nearly scared me to death! the back window is in the door. We try to keep the window covered and are not currently driving the vehicle because we can't afford the repair right now. Occasionally the wind pulls the protective covering off, and we have rain stains on the seats as a result. My understanding is they no longer make this regulator because it is faulty, so the glass have to be replaced also with the new regulator at a cost of about $500 per window. This is crazy for the consumer to have to pay for a faulty product. I have contacted Jeep, but they do not seem concerned. I am shocked and saddened to find so many complaints about the same thing and for Chrysler/Jeep not be held accountable.

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Failure Date: 11/10/2009

Replaced the rear power window regulator and glass for the second time this year. They assured me it would not happen again after the first repair since they used am improved part. Dealer states this time Jeep knows of this defect but "can't find a supplier with decent parts" so people are forced to make the same repair over and over. When this happens, I am unable to close the window, causing a safety issue when driving and parking the vehicle in lots.

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Failure Date: 11/03/2009

I drive a 2006 Jeep Liberty (4 door). Both windows on both backseat passenger doors fell into the doors on more than two occasions in the last 6 months. The glass windows fall into the doors and will not come back up.

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Failure Date: 09/25/2009

I'm aware that this is a common defect, but perhaps there's strength in numbers. I've had no problems with my Jeep up until a few weeks ago, it had been parked for about a month when one day I noticed that the rear drivers side window was down about 3-4". I turned on the vehicle to discover that the regulator appeared to have gone out. This is especially odd considering the window's been used maybe 3 times since the vehicle was new. Now, since I refuse to pay $300 to fix something that the manufacturer has admitted to being defective (I. E. Their fault), I'm stuck dealing with a visual impairment and security issue that could lead to ether an accident or the theft of the vehicle itself. When driving, as I often do in my vehicle, especially on the interstate, I need to be able to look over my shoulder and quickly determine at times whether or not it is safe for me to move over. The fact that the window falls at the slightest bump, not all the way down, but just enough so that the top of the glass presents a visual impairment that causes me to have to unnecessarily maneuver to try and see. There is also the matter of occupant exposure to the elements and the fact that since the window will fall for no apparent reason any time, day or night, in use or not, this presents a wonderful target for would-be thieves and burglars.

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Failure Date: 09/01/2009

This is to report a faulty part on the window regulator. Three times mine has failed. Twice the left rear window has fallen into the door due to a regulator which was faulty and on the third occasion is was the right rear window that fell. Lucky for me, I was stopped when my windows dropped. When the part fails, the glass just falls down into the door. The cost to repair is $750. At the dealer because you must replace the whole regulator, you cannot replace just the fifty cent part. The alternative which most people do is to tape the window glass up which obscures the vision and is a safety hazard. This is a chronic problem that Jeep has known about for years. Imagine a mother driving with a child in the rear car seat in a heavy rainstorm and passes a tractor trailer at normal speeds. The window fails and falls. You then have heavy rain and debris coming into the rear window. The mother panics as she is concerned about what is happening to her child and veers into the tractor trailer. These vehicles need to be recalled immediately. The faulty plastic slides need to be redesigned and replaced with a metal slide with neoprene guides. I am not the only one with this problem - a simple internet search will yield hundreds of other individuals who have encountered this problem. I have saved the parts from my door if you wish to inspect them.

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Failure Date: 07/26/2009

Jeep Liberty, 2007 - rear windows fall into door panel while driving or parked. My children sit in the back seat of my vehicle when moving and my daughter had her fingers pulled into the window pocket. Another time the weather was cold with hard rain and the window just dropped, I'm in traffic, I was distracted by incident and it took several minutes to pull off the highway and cover the open window area with a blanket and again there were children in the back seat. The defective regulator on the Jeep Liberty and other Jeeps has been reported numerous times by consumers who have had to replace the equipment in the same vehicle 4 or more times. Chrysler/Jeep refuses to correct the problem which results in the window glass falling into the door, leaving windows open while children or animals are in the vehicle and leaves the vehicle vulnerable if locked and parked anywhere. This failure accurs in over 75 % of the Jeep vehicles and once the part is replaced can fail again within a month. This is not just an expensive inconvenience it does effect the safety of individuals in the vehicle when moving and when vehicle is parked and locked.

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Failure Date: 01/07/2009

Component: visibility:power window devices and controls details: the window regulator in my Jeep goes out it is a manufacturer defect in the making of the vehicle, it has already happened to my vehicle 3 times in 8 months and gm refuses to recall it. It is a safety issue because the window just fall out of trac k. Cost is not affordable each time @ $500 to fix it. Also the fix is total replacement of parts and window glass because the window glass will not fit the new parts? um then maybe it should be recalled because they know if it is fixed with the same parts it will not stay fixed!!!!!!!.

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Failure Date: 11/17/2008

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the passenger side rear window fell down in between the door and will not come back up. This prevented the door from opening. The dealer stated that the door would not open because the glass was lodged between the door. The dealer repaired the door, but not the window. Three weeks later, the remaining three windows failed as well and prevented the doors from opening. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the warranty on the windows were 35,000 miles and the vehicle has 35,400 miles. The dealer repaired all of the doors for free, but would not repair the windows. Currently, all of the windows are down and will cost $580 to be repaired. The failure mileage was 35,400.

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Failure Date: 08/15/2008

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the driver side rear and passenger side rear windows fell suddenly although no one touched any buttons to open them. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the seals were not intact. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 54,000.

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Failure Date: 07/18/2008

(1) this vehicle has been recalled numorous times for various problems. (2) twice in the last 2 months, the back windows have come off the track and slid into the door.

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Failure Date: 10/16/2007

In July of last year (2006), I leased a 2006 Jeep Liberty. Approximately 2 months later, one of my windows slipped down. I took it in for repairs. Since then (16 months later), I have been in the repair shop for this exact reason 5 more times. My parents have the exact same vehicle, same year, and they are on their 6th window as well. After talking to the repair shops we both go to, we have found that this is a common occurrence. Jeep has been contacted by us and by others. They are well aware of the problem. I believe that this is a safety issue on so many levels because the vehicle is vulnerable if the window is not up.

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Failure Date: 10/01/2007

The rear window on the driver's side fell down for no reason. I pressed the switch it did not move. I pulled it up by hand but it would fall right down. I took it to the Jeep dealer thinking it would be under warranty but they charged me. Two years later it happened again on the same window. I paid for it again. Since, they fixed it last time they scratched the glass and I cannot open the door from the inside. I am single and 99. 9% of the time I am the only one in the car. The window does not even get used and it fails. The window was not used once since the second replacement and it has failed again for a third time. The second time I was at the Jeep dealer to have it replaced the service advisor even said to me that this happens all the time on these vehicles. Well, then why isn't something being done about it? when you read the internet you will find that all Jeep Liberty's from 2002 to 2007 have this problem. The part was not engineered correctly and does not hold up. The part is clearly defective. You will be driving along and all of a sudden you hear air rushing in behind you. Chrysler needs to be forced to fix it because otherwise, they will not do it. They knowingly sold a defective product which is fraud and it is illegal. Your Jeep is never secure and is unsafe. I travel into the city every day and have to fear that when I walk out my window will be down and I will be robbed or someone can just reach in and get in my car because the window is down and kill me, attack me or rob me. This does not even include the numerous other problems: belt tensioner defective, ball joints bad, rear window not working, roof rack lose and faded, windshield leaking, electrical issue, horn stuck on just to name some of the problems I have experienced. Every year or two Jeep expects you to pay hundreds of dollars to have a defective part fixed.

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Failure Date: 06/29/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 30 mph, the contact discovered that the rear driver's side window would not roll down. He was also unable to unlock the door. The dealer stated that the failure was a common defect in the Jeep Liberty, and the window failure caused the door lock to fail. The dealer charged $360 for the repair. In December of 2007, the rear driver's side window failed again. In March of 2008, the rear passenger side window failed. A report was filed with the manufacturer and they recommended that the vehicle be returned to the dealer for a diagnosis. Instead, the contact took the vehicle to a garage and the mechanic stated that the motor was defective. The failure mileage was 37,000 and current mileage was 59,398. Updated 03-06-09 the dealer replaced the regulator. Updated 03/10/09.

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Failure Date: 01/16/2007

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact noticed that both of the rear windows were down and would not roll back up. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the regulators needed to be replaced. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The current mileage was 9,699 and failure mileage was 50. Updated 10/14/08 the consumer stated the regulators were replaced twice. Updated 10/23/08.


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