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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,422 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty suspension problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #13

Oct 022006

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have a nationwide safety recall on my 2005 Jeep Liberty from daimler Chrysler. When I contacted my dealership as instructed by Chrysler I was informed they were only receiving 3 parts a week from Chrysler. As of today I am 80th on the waiting list. As you can see it will take almost 27 weeks and/or more to get my Jeep fixed. My concern is the recall states the following:"when the driver continues to operate the vehicle with this condition, the contamination can lead to corrosion, accelerated wear and possibly separation from the steering knuckle causing a loss of vehicle steering control increasing the risk of a crash." It appears this is a serious safety condition that could kill the people in the Liberty and other vehicles if this unit fails. Please let me know if you can assist in this matter. Thank you, larry J. paul.

- Fincastle, VA, USA

problem #12

Dec 072006

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
: the contact stated although there were no previous problems with the front suspension, there was a NHTSA recall, #06V288000 on the vehicle regarding the lower ball joints. The parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available at the local dealership. The manufacturer was alerted, and confirmed the parts were not available.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #11

Nov 192006

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
: the contact stated the front lower ball joints were not available through the service dealer. There was a NHTSA recall, #06V28800 on the vehicle regarding the front lower ball joints. The parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available at the local dealership. The manufacturer confirmed the parts were not available.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 012006

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

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

: the contact stated there were no visible problems with the vehicle. However, there was a NHTSA recall # 06V288000 regarding the front lower ball joint. The parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available at the local dealership. The manufacturer confirmed the parts were not available.

- Ellijay, GA, USA

problem #9

Nov 172006

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,018 miles
: the contact stated there were no problems with the vehicle. There was a NHTSA recall # 06V288000 on the vehicle regarding the front lower ball joint. The parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available at the local dealer. The manufacturer confirmed the parts were not available. Updated 12/18/2006 -

- Lawndale, NC, USA

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problem #8

Sep 292006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,120 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle would not pass inspection due to the front suspension, lower control arm, ball joint as listed in recall # 06V288000. The service dealer was contacted and was unable to schedule the repair immediately. The manufacturer informed the contact that the VIN was included in the recall, although notification was not yet received.

- Tunkhannock, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 052006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,596 miles

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

I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty limited. It has 22596 miles on it and today, 8/5/2006, I had to have the lower ball joints replaced because they were loose. The dealer found this problem during a visit for an oil change.

- Round Lake, IL, USA

problem #6

Aug 032006

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,800 miles
: the contact stated there was a loud roaring noise coming from the front of the vehicle. There had not been any problems with the steering prior to this incident.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 152006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,900 miles
Lower ball joints began to fail, but were recognized and replaced before serious damage or loss of life could occur.

- Eastpointe, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 272006

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,700 miles
Own a 2005 Jeep Liberty. Both lower ball joints were replaced by the dealer at 14,000 miles due to excessive play. Did not have a joint separation or crash, just unsafe amount of play. Car is only 9 months old.

- Kent, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 012006

Liberty

  • miles

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

2005 Liberty with only 20,000 miles... I checked lower ball joints myself after hearing of so many problems... found excessive play (up and down movement) in the ball joints... dealership verified that the ball joints need replaced.. have and appointment to get them replaced under warranty.

- Virginia, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 152005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,700 miles
My wife was working late and left to come home around 7:30 pm. She works about 30-45 minutes away on the other side of the mountain and travels very steep and windy roads. As she was coming home she heard a noise come from the front end and didn't think anything of it. As she was coming up the private dirt road to our house all of a sudden the front drivers side of the Jeep collapsed and the tire popped. She could not move at all so she walked the rest of the way home and when she got home I walked down to see what was going on. Sure enough what happened was the bolt holding the lower A-arm came off and the whole assembly was sitting on the ground and had made a huge hole in the tire. Lucky this did not happen going up the steep and windy roads over the mountain other wise she would have definitely got into an accident. We called the Chrysler road side assistance and had the Jeep towed to the dealer. The next day we called the dealer they gave us a loaner car. About a week later we picked up the Jeep they had replaced both front ball joints and replaced the tire with a brand new one. We only had our 05 renegade for just over a year and about 31000 miles on it.

- Burnsville, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 032006

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The lower front ball joints on my 2005 Jeep Liberty 4X4 with 26000 miles show excessive wear. Due to the design of the joint total failure will result in the ball and socket separating from the spindle/wheel assembly. A failure of this nature will result in loss of control of the vehicle. This excessive wear has manifested itself in a loud clunking which has been getting worse for 3000 miles but the dealer could not locate the problem. I found the problem when doing routine maintenance and measured the up and down movement in the joint to be.25 inches. When the dealer went to install the new joints he also found the upper ball joints to be bad. I had a previous Liberty(2002) which was recalled for this same problem and assumed Jeep had fixed the ball joints. Obviously they have not. There have been several incidents reported already (lostkj.com) where people have had a catastrophic failure associated with these joints. Jeep must fix this design asap. Suspension company moog has already designed a replacement ball joint that is more robust and greasable. Jeep must be forced to do something.

- Bedford, PA, USA

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