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7.9

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$292.00
Average Mileage:
77,585 miles
Total Complaints:
76 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace window regulator (46 reports)
  2. not sure (17 reports)
  3. little plastic part that breaks, found a metal repair (8 reports)
  4. Chrysler recall (3 reports)
  5. no way (1 reports)
  6. rebuild regulator (1 reports)
2005 Jeep Liberty windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #76

Jul 202016

Liberty Limited 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

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

I AM totally disabled and have real bad allergies, so I never open the windows. once a month I go to the drive thru to pick up prescriptions then I only open driver's window.

- , North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #75

Jul 302005

Liberty Limited 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136 miles

The window power box went out and had to be replaced. Then one by one all four windows had to be repaired: pass. side front. pass.side rear another $375.00. The third window was driver's side rear. We dint have the $375.00 to fix it, so for $175.00 the dealer locked that window out, no up, no down. Then the driver's side window regulator went out and we're looking for a place to fix it.

- , North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #74

Jul 202016

Liberty Limited 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

I already did this. All done!

- , North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #73

Apr 042016

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

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

Both rear windows fall into the door monthly. I have one window secure with a screw so it cannot be rolled down at all. The other just keeps falling. I am afraid it is going to shatter while I am driving and injure a passenger. This is so annoying. I am the owner, but my teen daughter drives the car. She cannot leave her car outside in case of rain. Luckily, we just bought a house with a garage, so it's safe for now. But I am concerned about what to do in colder weather. She will leave for college soon, and I have got to get this fixed. I'm hoping the recalls of 2006 and 2007 models will be extended to 2005 models as well.

- , Granite Falls, NC, USA

problem #72

Jun 022016

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,295 miles

Really annoying especially since this is a known problem. Very frustrating!!!!!

- , Fairfield, CA, USA

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problem #71

May 022016

Liberty 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

window regulator broke and cable jammed door. so door didn't open and window was broken.

- , Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #70

May 012016

Liberty Limited 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,915 miles

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

SO ANNOYING! Driving down the highway one day and i go to roll the window down and the whole window just falls through the slot and into the door. So I drive with no window for awhile until I finally open up the door. Seems to be a problem with the motor/regulator, so I take that out, and attatch a block of wood to the door frame to prop the window up. Needless to say its pretty annoying in the hot summer months, and for going through drive thrus. I hear this is a fairly common problem for Jeeps of this era, so Im hoping there is some sort of help or support here. Do I have t pay someone to do it? Shouldn't Chrysler help me with this?

- , Kelowna, BC, Canada

problem #69

May 142016

Liberty Sport 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Headed to our son's college graduation driving down I-75 south of Atlanta, GA and the rear passenger window just dropped into the door. Had to stop to borrow a coat hanger to get the window back up then buy duct tape to hold it in place. Was nearly late for the graduation ceremony. Will have to take time off from work to take the car in for repair.

- , Cumming, GA, USA

problem #68

Feb 102016

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,626 miles

After dealing with back driver window, now the passenger window fell down. I cant afford to fix.

- , Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #67

Nov 182015

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Window just stopped working, able to keep it up but can't afford to fix, now last night passenger window did it, can't get it to stay up, can't afford now. I have to keep at friend's house cause in my neighborhood would be broken into or stolen.

- , Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #66

Jan 292016

Liberty Renegade 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,556 miles

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

THIS IS NOW THE SECOND OF 2 REAR WINDOWS THAT QUIT WORKING ON ME. I PRESSED BUTTON TO PUT THE WINDOW UP AND HEARD THE DISTINCT SOUND OF BAD LUCK. WINDOW STOPPED WORKING AND FELL DOWN INSIDE DOOR. I NOW HAVE 2 REAR WINDOWS THAT CANNOT BE USED UNTIL FIXED. I AM SO NOT HAPPY WITH THIS.

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #65

Nov 302015

Liberty Renegade 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,500 miles

window just stopped working and fell inside door

I WAS TOLD THIS IS COMMON AND WOULD MOST LIKELY HAPPEN TO THE OTHER REAR WINDOW ALSO. GOT A GENEROUS QUOTE AT ABOUT $200 PART/LABOR. I DID NOT HAVE THE EXTRA CASH AT THE TIME TO REPAIR IT AND LEARNED TO NOT USE THAT WINDOW. GRRRRRRRR

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #64

Aug 032015

Liberty Trail Rated 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

The window fell in 2010. Called Chrysler and they fixed and I only had to pay $100. Was told the part was defective. The window has fell again in 2015. I'm sure because of the same defective part that they fixed it with in 2010. Chrysler has Class action lawsuits against them for this problem. A company this large will not fix the problem they created. I cannot believe they do not have the funds to help out all these owners.

Please go to the Chrysler website and do the online chat or call 1-800-247-9753 and report this to them. Do not stop until we have satisfaction. This is a Chrysler problem and we need to make it their problem. Don't keep paying to fix the defect.

CALL CHRYSLER 1-800 247-9753 OR CHAT ONLINE ON THE CHRYSLER WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Bristol, TN, USA

problem #63

May 112015

Liberty

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

On May 11, 2015, I had to get the "Right Rear Window Regulator" fixed at the Sherwood Dealership in the amount of $ 350.99. The window just fell down would not come up and is not covered under warranty.

On July 12, 2015, I had to get the "Front Window Regulator" fixed and I took it to Pep Boys who charged me $482.84. As stated previously, the window just fell down would not come up and is not covered under warranty.

When I called Chrysler, I was informed only the 2006 & 2007 Jeep Liberty "Window Regulators" are on recall and I did not get a logical explanation why the 2005 is not included. I have paid $833.83 in a matter of (2) months for the Window Regulator which is not a part of the Recall -This is Ridiculous!!!

- , DELMAR, USA

problem #62

Jun 232015

Liberty Limited 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Bought my Jeep Liberty used a few weeks ago. A few days ago the window made a popping noise and now won't roll up. I can pull it up by hand but it will not stay up when driving. Now it stays open about 6 inches...rain or shine. NOT covered under service warranty.

- , Some Beach, FL, USA

problem #61

May 092015

Liberty Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

Within 3 days of each other, both passenger seat window regulators just quit working and windows won't stay up no matter what I try to plug the frame/glass gaps with.

Have a rider who cemented her Jeep window shut because of the outrageous repair quote from dealer.

I have to commute 110 miles daily. Repair wants $350 PER window. For a $10 part???? Just how much money is jeep making off this failure, and how many window units have failed?

And I see that the replacement dealer jobs keep failing as well! Wow, why would a dealership think it was a good thing to replace a part and have it break again shortly after? Talk about gouging your customers. What gives with this...I can't wait to see how long it takes the front seat windows to follow suit now! JEEP? Never again! What's my option, anyone? Too many people seem to be having this issue, any recourse?

$700 for two working windows that will likely fail again soon? That's a bit steep! I'm gobsmacked!!

- , Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #60

Dec 012007

Liberty Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

The left rear window regulator (driver side) went out within two years. Couldn't afford to fix it at the lowest estimate was $400 dollars. Just propped up window inside door the best my son could with a board. It still falls down about 2 inches. I don't have time or energy to try and make it better.

Now last year, (about six months ago) the other side went out. I don't have my son available to take door apart and prop window up, so I've just been using duct tape. I keep taping and re-taping. I shouldn't have had to go through all this taping process. I had read there was a problem with these window regulators from the beginning of my first problem. I could live with one window pretty much closed, (just added duck tape to cover the 2 inches). But now with this additional problem window it's almost unbearable. These rear windows have rarely been used. Amazed that they went out first, so now I don't open the front windows in fear they will go out as I have read and heard from other Jeep owners.

Recently I looked into buying the parts and seeing if I could "do it myself". Each side would cost about $100 (cheapest I found on EBAY) for the upgrade replacement part. I wouldn't dare put in the original design part since it is a MANUFACTURED DEFECTIVE DESIGNED piece of junk. I watched the How To Video to replace it and even the guy in the video had a hard time. Sorry, It looks too scary for me to invest over $200 in parts if I'm not sure I can get through it.

My solution recommendation is that Jeep replace these with the upgraded parts and buy me about ten rolls of duck tape. My time taping is irreplaceable. With all these complaints, I hope there is eventually a RECALL or SETTLEMENT to the Class Action Law Suit.

- , Ventura, CA, USA

problem #59

Feb 092015

Liberty 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

Okay, this is my daughters 2nd Jeep. She had a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the rear passenger door window regulator broke. Now her 2005 Jeep Liberty has exactly the same problem on the same side (rear passenger door window) and this will be her LAST JEEP. This is unfortunate because she was a Jeep fan, but now she is looking at a totally different type of vehicle. Maybe Jeep will consider a recall on this item and who knows, she may change her mind about Jeeps.

- , Lindale, TX, USA

problem #58

Jan 012009

Liberty Limited 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

Rear left window fell, dealership replaced window mechanism and told me that they would replace the other window in the rear because it was going to do the same thing eventually. Over the course of the last five years, each of the windows have fallen at least two times each, and of course, after the vehicle was out of the extended warranty.

It is now 2015 (I really like the car otherwise) and my front right window has fallen again, for the 3rd time. It gets very expensive fixing a problem the manufacturer knows is an issue.

Is this issue with the windows under a recall?

Appreciate any information available.

- , Globe, AZ, USA

problem #57

Aug 162012

Liberty RENEGADE1J4GL38K45W726553 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,286 miles

I used to enjoy my Jeep Liberty Renegade, until the problem with the left passenger window regulator failure. Now I have seen several Jeep Liberty's with the exact same problem on the same window. This is becoming a real problem with Jeep Liberty's everywhere.

- , Aurora, Co, USA

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