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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,222 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 262013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 60 mph, the rear driver side tire exploded and caused the fender, rear bumper, and rear license plate to detach from the vehicle. The contact believed that the failure was a direct result of NHTSA campaign number: 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure). In addition, the hatch door failed to open. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Sallbrook, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 012014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I got out of my car after a 20 minute drive from work and I could smell rubber burning. I stepped to the back of my Jeep and could tell the smell was coming from the back driver side tire so I reached down and touched the wheel and it was so hot it burned by hand. It acted like the brake had locked while I was driving and working against my speed. This is an ongoing problem. Sometimes it acts completely fine and other times it will lock up again and all I can smell is burning rubbing and feel heat coming off the wheel without even touching it.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 212013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the rear driver side tire. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the diagnosis was unknown. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The tire information and failure mileage were unknown.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 112013


  • 126,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty with coradonvan wild trac tour lht 225/75/R16 (N/a) tires. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the rear driver's side tire blew. The contact stated that the tread became completely separated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the tire was replaced. The technician stated that the failure was caused by low tire pressure although the contact did not agree. The dot and VIN were unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000. The vehicle failure mileage was 126,000.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #5

Feb 092010


  • miles
Tread on Goodyear weatherhandler fuel max tires gone after 13,000 miles. Tires squealed when going around curve, makings turns. Tires were purchased at sears with a 65,000 warranty.

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

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problem #4

Apr 252010


  • miles
2005 Jeep Liberty. The consumer lost control of his vehicle, struck a ditch, overturned and went through the right of way fence. According to the police report, all four tires were extremely worn, some being completely bald. Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0141-89

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 282008


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact heard a noise in the front end of her vehicle, which sounded like a helicopter on the passenger side. She took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the lower ball joints were defective. The dealer replaced the ball joints according to NHTSA campaign id number 06V288000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint), of which the contact had no knowledge. As a result, the two front tires were damaged due to the defective ball joints; however, the dealer refused to make the replacement. The manufacturer also stated that they would not replace the tires. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 31,000 and failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 012007

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle has Goodyear Wrangler, size P235/70R16 tires. While driving 20 mph or greater, the contact heard a roaring sound coming from the front tires. The dealer stated that there was abnormal wear on the front tires. The tire shop stated that the lower ball joints could have caused the abnormal wear. Recall number 06V288000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint) was referenced. The dealer performed the recall repair, however, the contact felt that the tires should be replaced as part of the recall. The dot number was unknown. The current mileage was 29,000 and failure mileage was 28,000. Updated 02/01/08. Updated 02/01/08

- Hogansville, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 162006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
: the contact stated three tires have blown out within the last two years. The last one; the rear right tire failed on 8-16-06. As the contact was driving on a dry highway at 30 mph, there was a loud popping noise. Upon inspection of the tire, the contact noticed a slit on the side of the tire. There was also a slit on the side of one of the other two tires that failed. The contact maintained proper maintenance on the tires. The dealership was informed. The tire was a Goodyear, Wrangler. The tire size was: P220/75R/16. Updated 9/13/2006 -

- Detroit, MI, USA

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