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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,166 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty suspension problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 012015

Liberty

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While the vehicle was parked, the contact discovered that the rear control arm was rusted and fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V085000 (suspension). The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012012

Liberty

  • miles
2005 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall concerning rear suspension lower control arms the consumer stated he has been trying to get the recall done with no success. The dealer informed him, that he would be placed on a list, due to the limited availability of parts.

- Bristol, PA, USA

problem #10

Sep 172012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 100,698 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign id number:12V085000(suspension:rear). Several months later while driving 25 mph, the contact encountered difficulty steering and maintaining control over the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who confirmed that the driver's side ball joints needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileages were 100,698....updated 10/17/12 updated 11/27/12 the consumer stated another ball joint fell off. Updated 11/28/2012 updated 12/04/12

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #9

Apr 242012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2005 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall L27/ NHTSA 12V-085 the consumer stated when she called the dealer to make an appointment, she was informed there was a parts shortage and they were taking names, vehicle identification numbers, and phone numbers and she would be contacted when the parts arrived. The consumer stated it has been two months and the parts were still not available.

- East Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #8

Jun 122012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 98,298 miles
NHTSA campaign id number: 12V085000 NHTSA action number: EA11013 component: Suspension:rear rear corrosion on rear lower control arm. Catastrophic failure of left rear lower control arm. Chrysler states that because I don't live in listed states in this recall, that I am not covered. Incidentally, I live in Kentucky, less than 10 miles from Ohio border, which is covered. I owned this vehicle since new and always garaged kept. I can provide pictures, etc. Of vehicle. It is evident that the under carriage of vehicle is rust free except these control arms. Please expand current recall as this is a known problem, but reaching further than suspected.

- Independence, KY, USA

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problem #7

Apr 012012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that she received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 12V085000 (suspension:rear) and an authorized dealer was notified to secure an appointment for recall repairs. The contact was informed that the necessary parts were on back order. The manufacturer was then notified and the contact was referred back to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 54,000. Updated 06/25/12

- Three Oaks, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 152012

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While traveling 15 mph, the contact drove over a road bump and noticed that the rear end of the vehicle would not remain stable. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the rear lower control arms were replaced. The current and the failure mileages were 141,000.....updated 03/28/12 updated 04/13/12

- Bloomsbury, NJ, USA

problem #5

Sep 302011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The rear control arm of our 2005 Jeep Liberty corroded and broke in half while I was driving in a parking lot going about 10 miles per hour.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #4

Feb 022011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, a clunking noise was heard coming from the rear. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics, where the mechanic stated that the drivers side trailing arm fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired six months later. After the repair was performed, the vehicle began to exhibit a clunking noise again while driving. The vehicle was stopped at the shoulder of the road and towed to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated that the passenger side trailing arm fractured. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. Updated 09/14/2011 the trailing arm on the driver's side rusted completely in Feb 2011 and the passenger side rusted six months later/ 12/13/11.. updated 04/11/12 updated 04/23/12

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #3

Jun 302011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 60,002 miles
Loss of control: June 30, 2011, 05 Jeep Liberty. Rusted through lower control arm on the left side. Jeep flat bedded to dealer for repair and replacement. Could have caused more damage if I had been on the freeway.

- Lakeside Marblehead, OH, USA

problem #2

May 012008

Liberty

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated while depressing the accelerator pedal the vehicle swerved to the left and right. While driving highway speed at approximately 55 to 60 mph the vehicle also became uncontrollable. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test that determined the failure was located in the rear lower control bushing. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 78,000.

- Sioux Falls , SD, USA

problem #1

Oct 082005

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
My 2005 Jeep Liberty with 44,000 miles has both lower control arms rust out, the right side rear lower control arm has buckled due to this corrosion and nearly cause an accident. The vehicle has not been abused or modified in any way that would cause this premature corrosion. The driveshaft also has sever rust and perhaps there are more parts that I could not see that are exhibit premature corrosion. The vehicle is garage kept and I don't snow plow or off road this vehicle.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

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