Transfer Case Problems of Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty owners have reported 14 problems related to transfer case (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.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Jeep Liberty 1
Failure Date: 10/13/2016

Takata recall I am steadily burning through front drive shaft assemblies where it goes into the transfer case. The bearing head keeps failing by throwing the bearings through the assembly, I have owed the vehicle for 2 years and have replaced it twice with the same parts failing. The part seems to just go with no warning and when the assembly comes apart it would leave the front shaft spinning since the Jeep has full time locked hubs which could cause it to go through the floorboard or send bullet type projectiles through the assembly metal which could damage other components.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 2
Failure Date: 08/28/2016

Transmission failed which ruined the transfer case. Jeep also recommends installing a transmission cooler. So, why is 2005 not covered? they tell me the parts are over $4,600 not including labor. If it was one year newer it would all be free. Explain that to myself and the other owners. ¿how do I know if I'm covered by the new Chrysler lifetime powertrain warranty? ¿you're covered if you're the first registered vehicle owner ¿ retail or lease ¿ in u. S. , puerto rico and the virgin islands. This applies to 2009 model year vehicles. As well as 2006, 2007 and 2008 model year vehicles. ¿what does the new powertrain limited warranty include? ¿the Chrysler lifetime powertrain warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair covered powertrain components ¿ engine, transmission and drive system ¿ on most new Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles. ¿what powertrain parts and components are covered? ¿gasoline engine, transmission and drive systems (fwd, awd, rwd or 4wd). ¿why did Chrysler change its warranty coverage? ¿our confidence level in our vehicles is very high. Our dealers are telling us that our products are the best quality they've seen in a very, very long time ¿ maybe ever. So, we'd like to take this level of confidence and share it with you, our customers. This new powertrain warranty demonstrates our commitment to you as a Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge customer and the confidence we have in our ability to produce quality, reliable and durable vehicles. We want you to feel that same confidence. Is that why you fired the executive dealing with quality? ¿q15: what does 'lifetime' mean? ¿a15: lifetime means lifetime.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 3
Failure Date: 06/30/2016

The transmission is defective which in turn ruined the transfer case. I have another defective belt tensioner. Last but not least I have two more broken window regulators. Just check the internet there are articles all over about broken window regulators. I understand they only recalled 2006 and 2007 what about 2002-2005 which were bad first. On top of that they replace them with the same defective window regulators so they will break again and again. That way the dealers can continue to make money on you. The garage told me that the transmission in my car was used for one year on one model and I believe it because they have tried all over for a transmission and cannot get the right one. They have had three sent in and all three were wrong. This just confirms that the transmission was defective and they stop using it. Plus a transmission should last far longer than 120,000 miles. I read all the time that today cars are good for 200,000 miles or more. This does not include the other defective parts on the Jeep: belt tensioners, locks, roof rack, window regulators, horn, leaking windshield, rubber on roof rack, rubber on and around doors, upholstery stains even from water, master cylinder, replacing lights way to often as well as fuses, marks in the paint, fuel relay switch, and this list is by no means all inclusive it is just what I can remember off the top of my head. I have contacted Chrysler over the years about window regulators and they don't care. Your car is never secure when a window will drop without warning. It can occur while drive or even when you are not in the car. Only one window in my car gets opened. Windows not used break leaving you susceptible to theft and bodily harm. Chrysler does not care about the transmission either. It is all greed. After being bailed out twice by the us taxpayers it is time they pay us back by being honest.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 4
Failure Date: 10/06/2012

The plastic bushing in the transfer case shifter cable broke and the transfer case could not be shifted (4wd, neutral, 2wd). Ours got stuck in 2wd so we able to drive it. This could happen without warning and apparently often does. This is a problem if the unit gets stuck in neutral the vehicle could not be moved out of the way of oncoming objects or if 4wd is needed it may not be able to be shifted into 4wd. Apparently this same plastic bushing is at both ends of the shifter cable and is used in most other 4wd Jeeps. The problem is common enough that at lest one after market company is marketing a redesigned shifter cable that does not use the plastic bushings.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty 5
Failure Date: 06/24/2012

The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when attempting to shift into four wheel drive, the shifter linkage cable separated from the transfer case. The rubber that was connected to the plastic housing also separated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the four wheel drive transfer shifter assembly and linkage cable. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 60,603. And the current mileage was 60,737. . . . Updated 08-24-12 the consumer stated the old part is available and the manufaturer was contacted. Updated 09/04/2012.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 6
Failure Date: 01/13/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Liberty. While driving 5 mph in snowy conditions, the vehicle was supposed to be in 4 wheel drive and began to skid. The vehicle failed to shift into 4 wheel drive, although the indicator was illuminated, which meant it was activated. The contact also heard a clunking sound. She took the vehicle to a repair shop and was informed that the link in the driveshaft failed, which caused the failure. The manufacturer informed her to send a receipt for the repair and they would consider reimbursement. The current mileage was 42,156 and failure mileage was approximately 42,150. Updated 3/5/09 * cn the water pump was replaced updated 03/13/09.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2004 Jeep Liberty 7
Failure Date: 11/06/2007

Transmission had long delay between reverse and drive. Eventually got worse and would not go into gear. Dealer said transmission needed to be replaced. Also transfer case broken and jammed, not allowing vehicle to move. Had Liberty into see dealer week prior to case failing. Dealer said nothing wrong after I stated to them the Liberty felt like it was stuck in 4 wheel drive. Cost was $ 4200. 00 for replacement of trans and transfer case.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 8
Failure Date: 02/20/2007

- the contact called regarding the 2005 Chrysler Jeep Liberty. The contact received recall 06v288000. The contact was on a waiting list for the lower ball joint. The contact had been waiting for approximately 2 months. The contact had steering problems when the vehicle was in the four wheel drive mode. The current mileage was approximately 7400.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty 9
Failure Date: 08/15/2005

Trans case on my 2002 Liberty went with 37,000 miles on car called manufacturer who stated that since car was driven under 10 miles a day it was considered severe driving and since auto tran fluid not changed at 30000 it was a normal thing if I drove 50 miles a day on highway it was considered normal and based on their schedule the fluid never has to be changed Chrysler refused to listen said it was my problem.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 Jeep Liberty 10
Failure Date: 08/06/2005

I stopped my 2005 Jeep Liberty in the driveway of my home and put the car in park removed the key and opened the door. The car started rolling backwards. The dealer has told me that the hole for the park slot in the transfer case was drilled too large, I feel if that happened to my car how many others have a hole too large, a child could be run over. There was no warning whatsoever.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Jeep Liberty 11
Failure Date: 01/03/2005

While in four wheel drive the vehicle went out of control when the brakes were applied. Manufacturer was contacted, but the cause was undetermined. For approx 1 year there were 16 separate incidents that occurred while vehicle was in 4 wheel drive. At 25-45 mph vehicle spun out of control. Driving one direction vehicle spun to the opposite direction.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Jeep Liberty 12
Failure Date: 01/02/2004

Ball joint failure three times. Emergency brake on five speed never has worked properly. Replace engine at 70,000. Now the card end joint for the four-wheel drive is not working correctly. My biggest complaint is the ball joint failure for the third time. This issue also causes chain reactions in the tires I have had three sets of tires wear uneven and I wrote the company the first time to complain and got no response. I use my Jeep to make my income and do not trust it any more. I do not recommend this vehicle to any one and will not pass it on to any family member.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2002 Jeep Liberty 13
Failure Date: 01/07/2003

Jeep 2002 Liberty sport 4wd when making right hand turn in 2wd or 4wd wheels bind/ turn andcar stops dead in tracks, sometimes hear thumping or metal sound. Acts like a intermittent transfer case problem. . . Car is in 2wd most of the time. . Sharp right turn well with-in turning radius of Jeep. . . Normal driving!.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Jeep Liberty 14
Failure Date: 10/15/2002

2003 Jeep Liberty purchased in 2002 has had problem since purchase. The vehicle acts like it is in 4-w drive when it isn't. When attempting to make even gentle turns there are loud cracking sounds and grinding noises. This does not happen all of the time and will go many months without the problem. There have been multiple witnesses to the noise and the hopping of the car when attempting to make the turns. Hopping is most evident when attempting to pull into a parking spot even when making a wide turn to avoid a hard/tight turn into the space. The noise and hopping again occur when trying to pull out of the parking space. This happens in 4-w drive as well as when out of 4-w drive. I have reported this to the dealer who does not record my complaint but only states that I can pay for a check of the transmission if I want. They stated that it was common for Jeep Liberty vehicles to hop and make this noise when in 4-w drive. Now that my car is out of warranty it has gotten worse and the problem was never fixed. Please investigate this problem before someone is killed. I lost a son last year. I cannot afford to have my transmission, transfer case, etc. Repaired because I am struggling financially. Just recently the light has stayed on stating I am in part-time 4-w even though I am not. The perform service light has stayed on ever since the very first service on my vehicle in 2002. The dealer does not fix anything. During one service the vehicle bolts were left off and I was told that the car didn't really need those they were just to prevent rattling. They also charged me for a fuel and air filter during a service which was not put on my car. When taking my car to the firestone dealer the very next day to have tires put on they showed me my filters (still on the car) and told me to report it. The dealer is the lithia Chrysler Jeep dealer located at 3223 mill street in reno, nevada. They should be investigated as to unethical practices.

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