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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,501 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty suspension problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #87

Sep 292016

Liberty

  • 140,000 miles

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

Lower front right ball joint snapped while I was driving. Called Jeep and they said it was recalled and replaced. I asked for a location and a service order and the would not give it to me. They keep telling me to take it to the Jeep dealer which I cant because it is broke. These ball joints where recalled for breaking. Now for a second time it broke and I cant get any proof that it was ever replaced

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #86

Jun 152016

Liberty

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 20 mph, a loud popping noise emitted from under the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear driver side control arm fractured without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V085000 (suspension). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Danville, KY, USA

problem #85

Apr 232016

Liberty

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 7 mph, there was an abnormal noise underneath the vehicle. Upon inspection, the contact noticed that the front passenger side axle assembly and ball joint detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the front axle and ball joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the technician stated that the front driver side ball joint and axle were faulty. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #84

Dec 202013

Liberty

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 12V085000 (suspension) and 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline and structure). The parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- West Minister, CO, USA

problem #83

Apr 152014

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the previous owner had the vehicle serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension); however, years later, the ball joints failed on the vehicle. While driving, the contact heard an abnormal noise and the front driver side wheel detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ball joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, a year later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who confirmed the diagnosis. The vehicle was repaired again. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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problem #82

Jan 222016

Liberty

  • 142,000 miles
Recall of control arms: Purchased in November 2015. 1/22/16 in the evening, my 16 year old son had just gotten off the highway and was coming into town (at 25 mph thankfully), felt a jerk and heard a noise. Pulled over immediately. Bottom line, the control arms were rusted the whole way through...recall issue. I called them and they said they would pay for tow. I have tried relentlessly (sometimes nicely and sometimes not so nicely) to get them to pay for the 2 day rental that I had to pay for while the truck was in the shop. They said they wouldn't because it was outside their "parameters". I understand, buyer beware, check recalls etc before purchasing. They may or may not (typically not from what I am reading) provide you with acceptable customer service. The inconvenience is typical, that's life. But for me to have to pay out of pocket for their sub par equipment.....not acceptable. The local dealership was friendly and as helpful as they could be considering all they really needed to do was fix the recall item (I did have them repair another separate issue at my cost). They were quick to get it repaired. I dealt with aaron and thought he was professional and friendly. This could have caused injury or even death to my son, especially if he had been on the highway like had just a few minutes earlier. I have a hard time accepting that $100 is going to be the difference in good and bad customer service for them. This is their case # 28638056

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #81

Jan 072016

Liberty

  • 69,239 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while the vehicle was with an independent mechanic for tire replacement, the technician notice that the driver and passenger front upper and lower ball joint were fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,239.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #80

Dec 232015

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 164,798 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a squeaking noise while driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized mechanic for inspection who located that the front lower ball joint fractured. Because there was no corrosion, the dealer stated that the front ball joint would not be replaced under the manufacturer's warranty. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension), but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 164,798.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #79

Oct 182015

Liberty

  • 180,000 miles
Electric windows fail often. Rear suspension bearings fail causing loss of control. Ball joint fail wearing tie rod and causing loss of control. While driving the vehicle rear end will swerve uncontrollably and suddenly.

- Gary, TX, USA

problem #78

Nov 302015

Liberty

  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 15 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise underneath the vehicle. Upon inspection, the contact noticed that the front passenger side lower ball joint fractured. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 129,000.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #77

Oct 052015

Liberty

  • 98,181 miles

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

10/5/2015 - right front tire fell off while turning into driveway - bolts sheared

- Woodbury, NY, USA

problem #76

Oct 272015

Liberty

  • 162,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving at an unknown speed, the lower control arm suddenly fractured and rendered the vehicle inoperable. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the front lower control arm fractured due to rust and corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also indicated that while driving, a popping noise was present coming from the front of the vehicle due to failed ball joints. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,000.

- Banner, KY, USA

problem #75

Sep 112015

Liberty

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated the cv and the lower ball joints under the vehicle fractured causing the water reservoir and fender to fracture. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the technician stated that there was a recall related to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #74

Sep 162015

Liberty

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving at approximately 20 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear passenger side of the vehicle. The contact stated that the steering wheel was very difficult to maneuver. The contact discovered that the rear suspension arm fractured on the ground. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Liberty, MO, USA

problem #73

Aug 102015

Liberty

  • 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 #72

Jul 272015

Liberty

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle veered to the right independently. When the accelerator pedal was released, the vehicle veered independently to the left. The contact was able to correct the vehicle using the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the lower control arm failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #71

Mar 032015

Liberty

  • miles
There is uncomfortable noise when drive through and turn. After inspection, they told me that both upper and lower ball joints in front on both sides were damaged.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #70

May 182015

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl

  • 69,425 miles
As I was pulling into a parking lot I suddenly heard a loud noise and noticed my back wheels acting strange. I thought it was a flat tire so I parked and checked my rear tires. Everything looked fine so I got what I had come for then got back on the road. The noise and difficulty steering were still there though so I pulled over again and looked under the rear tires. The rear control arm on the drivers side has completely rusted through and broken. I couldn't believe a car with less than 70,000 miles on it could have a part completely rust through like that so I checked all the recalls on the Liberty model. Not surprisingly there was a recall due to excessive rust on the very part that had completely rusted out on my vehicle. I was never notified of this safety recall though because I don't live in one of the states where the recall was issued. The states where the recall was issued get snow in the winter and salt is usually used to clear the streets. That is why these states were in the recall. I live in Nebraska though, a state that gets nearly as much snow as Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota (three states that were included in the recall) and yet if you live in my state you are not informed of the recall and you do not get the parts replaced. If I had not been pulling into a parking lot at the moment the rear control arm had rusted through and broken the incident could have been much worse. I could have been on the highway or a busy street and easily lost control of my vehicle. Since my state was not included in the recall my safety (and the safety of other drivers) was put at risk and I will now be out $600.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #69

May 072015

Liberty

  • 0 miles
This is a safety complaint on a 2005 Jeep Liberty complaint for the 3 recalls. Ball joints, trailer hitch and control arms. On this day I brought my vehicle to transitowne in williamsville, NY for the recalls, I never received the ball joint recall previously. My vehicle was safe, no noise, no problems and was currently in mint condition mechanically and otherwise. I dropped it off Thursday night 5/7/2015 to be worked on 7/8/2015. They called the morning of 7/8/2015 to say the vehicle was complete. As I drove home the wheel shakes and front end makes noise while braking and sounds loose. I immediately returned it, they were rude and after my obvious frustration finally decided to take a test drive. When sal, the service coordinator came back and actually admitted (with a witness) I was one in a million that received bad ball joints but that they don't have any more I would have to wait. I explained when braking something is rubbing, steering is shaky and makes a clunk noise from ball joints. They let me drive away with a vehicle that is unsafe. Loose ball joints with any play in them can result in an accident. They offered no rental, no help and ignore me. I have my own business (sole) and cannot drive it, I don't trust it and it cannot be driven to kayaking. My entire weekend was ruined not to mention I cannot drive a noisy, dangerous vehicle. They did not replace the trailer hitch even though it's 10 years old (I put it on myself) did not come with the Jeep, and it's welds are rusty and brittle, they did not care about that either. Chrysler case # 26946712. I feel like nobody cares about my problem, it can't be legal for a dealership to send drivers home with vehicles that have loose ball joints and tell them it's safe, they have no idea where I go and drive with my vehicle, it's construction season and one pothole on the thruway could kill me.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #68

Apr 282015

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Read stabilizer bar rusted in two while driving. Rear end shifted to one side making driving impossible. If this happened at a faster speed it might have created a wreck. There are recalls for this problem but my Jeep based on the VIN number, is not apart of the recall.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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