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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,020 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Jeep Liberty engine problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #14

Apr 102015

Liberty

  • 156,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The radiator on this vehicle has been replaced times in the 8 years I have owned it. It has 7 recalls, the window on the passenger side is broken, the sensors in the engine have been replaced twice. The radiator is plastic and looks like something out of a bubble gum machine. It also has a plastic cooling fan, not metal, which also broke. I have put as much money in this vehicle as I paid for it. The brakes are horrid and go out constantly. I only have a 5 mile commute to work. The vehicle is serviced on a regular basis. It is a huge disappointment. I got this vehicle because we had owned several Jeep and liked them. This vehicle is always breaking down. The fan doesn't work on the heater except on high. The alternator has been replaced twice. The exhaust has been replaced twice. I would never buy a Jeep product again after this.

- Bedford, IN, USA

problem #13

Dec 012014

Liberty 4WD

  • miles
2005 Jeep Liberty. Care has had few recalls which includes the most recent recall regarding the gas tank. Customer very unhappy with her car. The consumer stated the radiator, water, rocker arms, spark plugs all had to be replaced. Also, the engine light illuminated after the repairs were done. The dealer informed the consumer the head gaskets and cylinder heads needed to be replaced.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #12

Oct 092012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Jeep Liberty. Consumer states vehicle stopped while driving and caught fire. The consumer stated the vehicle was parked when it caught on fire. According to the fire department, the fire may have started in the steering column. The consumer stated a recall was issued for the previous model and she believed that same issue may have applied to her vehicle as well.

- Raymore, MO, USA

problem #11

Feb 072012

Liberty

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Intake valve is not working properly. Gas spills during refueling.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #10

Jul 072011

Liberty

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty limited 4X4. The contact stated that oil was leaking from the oil pan. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 104,000 and the current mileage was 109,000.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #9

May 022011

Liberty

  • miles
I've had multiple window regulator failures (leaving my car open to theft and damage), seat belt broken, and air condition compressor, and rear axel problems. All issues happened shortly after the warranty expired.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #8

May 292010

Liberty

  • 37,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 Jeep Liberty crd pre- heater was leaking and started a fire on the connector. Order new parts to replace heater and they have re-designed it. This is Dodge admitting to a problem.

- Calgary, 00, USA

problem #7

Apr 112010

Liberty

  • 86,376 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated while driving at relatively low speeds, the vehicle stalled. While attempting to restart the vehicle he noticed a small fire coming from under the hood. The police were called and the fire was extinguished. A police report was filed accordingly and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was left in the dealers possession. The contact stated he had previously had the egr valve replaced but could not confirm if it was linked to the current failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 86,376 and the current mileage was 86,385.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012008

Liberty

  • miles
Dash idiots lights come on while driving, pulls to the right when stopping.

- York, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012007

Liberty

  • 35,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 25 mph, the dashboard lights illuminated then the vehicle shut off. The contact waited five minutes then was able to restart the vehicle. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. Approximately three months later while driving 25 mph, the dashboard lights illuminated then the vehicle shut off which resulted in total loss of power and a head on collision into another vehicle. As of May 20, 2008, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 35,500 and current mileage was 35,623.

- Mountain City, TN, USA

problem #4

Oct 162006

Liberty 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated while traveling 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, who replaced the power control module. The problem returned after a month. That component was replaced five times. Also, while depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle lost pressure. The vehicle operated after restarting. The tire pressure light illuminated, but the tire pressure was normal. The dealership was unable to diagnose these problems.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 292005

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle consumes oil through the breather and processed in the engine coolant giving the engine a foul smell. The vehicle was inspected at the local service dealer were it was determined this was a normal function in the engine. The manufacturer was contacted about the problem. They both agreed and supported the dealers determination.

- Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 312005

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
The contact complained about several problems. The first problem occurred when slowing down to 50 mph, the vehicle jerked. The second problem involved the egr valve which was replaced. The third problem concerned the check engine light illuminating. There was a popping noise in the rear end when reversing. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer, and an oil leak was discovered coming from the return line on the turbo. No repairs have been made. Updated 01/04/06.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #1

May 312005

Liberty 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 350 miles
Tempurature gauage indicates vehicle is overheating. Chrysler says vehicle will not overheat, the problem is in the gauge. No known repair for the problem. It is still unknown if it is a gauge or engine problem

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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