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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,804 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #20

Jul 202016


  • 121,000 miles


Driver seatbelt will not latch, vehicle stationary.

- Los Alamitos, CA, USA

problem #19

Jul 082013


  • 70,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty sport drivers side seat belt randomly becomes unlatched for no particular reason regardless of vehicle being in park or in drive.

- Opelika, AL, USA

problem #18

Dec 082015


  • 135,000 miles
Accident on 12-8-2015. Was hit in front end. I was stationary and car travelling about 35 mph hit me on right front end. Air bag deployed but the seat belt didn't hold at all. The belt was on and locked, but the retract mechanism did not lock or pretension at all. My body flew forward and head hit the windshield causing head injury.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #17

Aug 102015


  • 74,000 miles


Suspension issue. It appears that the front end to be coming loose. Lots of noise such as grinding, etc. I stopped at garage and had them out it on a lift for inspection. The determination was that the front, left and right, upper and lower ball joints are defective. Upon inspection by the mechanic, and by me visually, it appears to be premature wear. Mechanic suspects a product defect, as do I. I checked NHTSA official site for recalls. Multiple recalls for this suspension issue. Seat belt driver's side latching mechanism between the seat and console sticks intermittently. Sometimes it takes multiple efforts to disconnect the seal belt so that driver may exit the vehicle. Dealer claims there are no recalls on this item and no warranty. Current mileage on vehicle is 74,400 miles. Electrical power window assemblies. All four assemblies have been replaced. During the first year of ownership (bought new in 2005) both left and right front window assemblies were replaced under warranty, since then all four assemblies (front driver and passenger sides, and rear driver side and passenger side have been replaced at the expense of the owner. This is a multiple occurring problem and in my estimation seems to be a product design and manufacturing problem.

- Windermere, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 012010


  • 25,000 miles
Both front seat belts continually unlatch by themselves. Also, they are hard to get latched. The vehicle currently has less than 50,000 miles and had only approximately 25,000 when the seat belts first started malfunctioning, so they haven't been used that much. I called the dealership to complain but they said the seat belts will cost $60 each without installation. It's sad that such a prevalent and serious issue such as this isn't currently being recalled. Maybe it'll take a few people being seriously injured for Jeep (Chrysler) to perform this recall...... but then again, they'll probably just say the person simply wasn't wearing their seat belt.

- Canfield, OH, USA

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problem #15

Apr 012014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty limited drivers side seat belt randomly becomes unlatched for no particular reason regardless of vehicle being in park or in drive.

- Oradell, NJ, USA

problem #14

Nov 122014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 129,002 miles


Driver seat belt unlatches from time to time. I could be just sitting at light, or driving down road and it just unlatches. I put it back on, and sometimes if immediately unlatches again for no reason. I have had to keep doing it 5 or more times within 10-20 minutes. I drive 15 minutes to work and it has been happening at least once if not more every day.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #13

Nov 012010

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Both front seat belts have difficulty locking and they continually unlatched while driving.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #12

Aug 272014


  • miles
Drivers side seat belt becomes unbuckled without warning. Required replacement of seat belt receptacle assembly. This exact same problem also occurred on my sons 2005 Jeep Liberty.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #11

Jul 112014


  • 127,000 miles
My 2005 Jeep Liberty driver side seat belt randomly unlatches, sometimes up to 3 times in 20 minutes as of this week. The problem began one week in July 2014 out of nowhere. I called Chrysler at 1-888-992-1997, spoke with a woman named [xxx], gave her my VIN number, and asked if they would replace the seatbelt given the 2002 recall of Jeep Liberty seat belts due to the same problem. She said they would not. She advised me to fix it on my own, and to save my receipts in case one day Jeep does to decide to recall my years seat belts. I use my Jeep Liberty 2005 to drive my two children under three. Their car seats rely on the Jeep Liberty 2005 seat belt as well. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #10

Jul 032014


  • 71,685 miles


Seat belt complaint after arriving for an appointment, I was unable to exit my 2005 Jeep Liberty renegade because the driver's seat belt latch would not release. It took several minutes to get it to do so. Later, when we were shopping, my husband could not get the latch to engage as we attempted to leave. The red push portion of the release latch would not function. The red push portion of the latch was depressed, and it would not disengage for several minutes. We were stuck in the parking lot while we struggled with this issue. Either way, this is a dangerous issue. In an emergency, will I become trapped and unable to escape" to be safe, we must be restrained, but it appears this seat belt is not doing its job. My husband took our 2005 Jeep Liberty renegade to the dealership, and they merely told him these things wear out. Really" my 19-year-old Honda's seat belts are still just fine! things like this should never "wear out" on a vehicle. Huge safety issue! to make matters worse, the part will take at least 10 days to arrive, and we will be charged to replace it. This seems very wrong!

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #9

Dec 202013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
Driver side seat belt has difficulty locking and unlatches itself at times while driving.

- Watchung, NJ, USA

problem #8

Aug 212013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Vehicle was involved in a crash with a light pole and small tree. Driver was forced to the right side of the road to avoid a head on crash with another vehicle. Two of the front bumper sensors were hit, but the air bags failed to deploy. The drive hit the steering column that had broken off with her sternum, and the passenger hit the windshield. There was a question involving the seat belts not holding either of the individuals in place. The 2005 Jeep had several recalls, and many shop bulletins of part failures on file though this one was checked by the dealer and certified as ok...updated 09-18-13 updated

- Pueblo West, CO, USA

problem #7

Jul 172013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 81,900 miles
Air bag light and seat belt light will not go off even though the seatbelts are fastened. All fuses ok.

- White Bear Lake, MN, USA

problem #6

Apr 052013


  • 101,000 miles
Passenger side seat belt will not retrack back and passengers cannot wear it........I bought this vehicle on 8/2012 with 90,000 miles on it! its a safety issue and dealers want alot of money to fix it..........I read on Jeep forumscomplaints that many of these vehicles have had this issue........... please tell me I can get it fixed asap without costing any money...........its a safety hazard! thank you kindly. ## VIN failed ##

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 012011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Drivers side seat belt unlatches itself while driving, seems to initialy lock, but will unlatch anytime while driving.

- Mt Washington , KY, USA

problem #4

May 022011


  • 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 #3

Sep 012010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
We have a 2005 Jeep Liberty that spontaneously releases the driver side seat belt while driving. It "clicks" into place (fine) and holds tight when you pull on it, but will intermittently unlatch without touching it. It does not exhibit any consistent pattern as to its defective behavior when releasing. Just driving under normal circumstances without any pressure on the belt will allow it to come undone.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 302010


  • 27,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when starting the engine, there was an unusual squealing noise coming from under the hood. Upon further inspection, the contact found that the serpentine belt tensioner had failed. In addition, the contact stated the vehicle was experiencing emission failures due to unknown wires rubbing against emissions tank hoses. The dealer advised the contact that the repairs to the vehicle would be his responsibility. The contact was able to repair the emissions failures himself. The manufacturer would provide no assistance. The failure mileage was 27,500 and the current mileage was 28,288.

- Crystal River , FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 072009


  • 420,000 miles
My daughter had an accident while driving to school this morning and although she hit head on and the hood buckled her airbags did not deploy nor did her seat belt restrain her. She did not have any severe injury, didn't hit the stirring wheel or her head but she has minor neck pain at the moment and I am taking her to the hospital as a precaution.

- Uniontown, PA, USA

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