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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,526 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 232011

Liberty 4-cyl

  • 72,256 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked with the engine on when it suddenly accelerated without warning and reached 5,000 rpms. She was able to turn the key to power the vehicle off however, the vehicle continued to run, causing the motor to fail. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The current and failure mileages were 72,256. Updated 10/19/11 the consumer stated he started the Jeep and allowed the vehicle to idle. While in park, the accelerator pedal, by itself depressed and the motor accelerator to 5,000 RPM accoring to the intrument panel. The consumer immediately turned the key in the ignition to off and pulled the key out. The motor did not shut off. This continued for a short period of time until the motor seized from running at that capacity. Updated 10/14/11

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #5

Mar 152007

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. When depressing the accelerator pedal the contact heard a loud siren sound that did not occur until after the dealership completed the recall work. The contact did not know the work performed for the recall. The dealership informed the contact that the siren sound was natural. There was no particular time of the day when the contact heard the siren sound. The vehicle's current mileage was 35000.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #4

Nov 152005

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated while driving 15 mph, the vehicle had difficulties accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer, who determined it was a transmission problem. The contact attempted to get assistance from the service dealer several times, but the parts were unavailable.

- Clarksdale, MS, USA

problem #3

Oct 162006

Liberty 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


: 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 #2

Jul 312006

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle would not accelerate more than 10 mph when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was towed to the service dealer for repair but could not duplicate the problem. A diagnostics test was performed and displayed no problems with the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted, but no solution was available.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 152006

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,900 miles
On my way home from work I made a stop to the store. I drive major interstates to & from work. I was getting back on I-74W. There is major construction going on & it's heavy traffic time. I got on the ramp to blend in with the traffic & before I could, the throttle stuck on wide open. I was trying to merge & control the vehicle at the same time. I continually rode the brakes to hold the car at bay. If I let off the brake, the throttle was still stuck & took off with pace. I kept applying the brake I started to smell something burn. All of a sudden the dash warning light came on. This is minutes after I started with the problem. The electronic throttle control light was flashing. As soon as I got out of the construction zone I pulled the car over & shut the motor off. I called the dealership service department, and they had the vehicle towed in. They notified me the next day and told me that the problem was the app sensor (accelerator pedal pressure sensor) and that they have to order the part from nashville, tn. They gave me a loaner car to drive until the repairs are made, which hopefully will be Monday 3/20/06. This really upset myself and my husband because this problem could have led to a major accident, bodily injury, and or death to myself and other users of the highway. This vehicle was purchased in 01/06 and has only 3900 miles on it.

- New Trenton, IN, USA

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