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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
71,417 miles
Total Complaints:
61 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace window regulator (36 reports)
  2. not sure (12 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 #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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problem #56

Nov 252014

Liberty Sport 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

My rear driver side window regulator went out five years ago. $275 to fix. Now my passanger front one went out. Sh*tty design.

- , Gary, TX, USA

problem #55

Jul 112012

Liberty Renegade 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles


This was the 5th time I've had to replace the regulator in my liberty. And this is since I've owned it. Before I owned the vehicle, all 4 were repaired. I shouldn't have to replace window regulators 9 times over the life of the vehicle.

- , Athens, GA, USA

problem #54

May 012013

Liberty Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

In the last 1 1/2 years I had to change all four window regulators. This is the second time I had to replace the window regulator.

- , Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #53

Jan 012007

Liberty 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

you expect me to be a loyal customer. No way. I have 4 windows where my regulators have failed. 3 of them twice. As a company, I would like you to fix this problem.

- , United States, FL, USA

problem #52

May 052014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

After having to deal with Jeep and the dealership and 3 non working window regulators, I found a great and honest guy in south Dallas that was able to fix my 4th broken regulator in 45 minutes, for $100 and guaranteed for life. He is amazing!!! Check out his site: www.windowregulatorrebuild.com

- , Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX, USA

problem #51

Oct 012010

Liberty V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


This was the SECOND time the same thing happened to my car window! The window falls open and will not work. And always seems to happen in a rainstorm so my car gets soaked! I will never buy another Jeep.

This time they acknowledged that it was a Jeep Liberty issue with their windows breaking.

- , Covington, LA, USA

problem #50

Mar 252010

Liberty V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

The window on my Jeep Liberty fell open and would not operate at all. I paid about $666.00 to have it fixed.

The morning it happened the car was parked in my driveway and it had stormed the night before so my seats and carpet were soaking wet. The car has a wet odor now that I can't get rid of.

- , Covington, LA, USA

problem #49

Sep 032013

Liberty V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,274 miles

This is the THIRD time this has happened to my windows! The lady at the Jeep Corporate office told me that this is not an issue with my Jeep, after I have already had the same problem two times before.

The first time my window fell down and would no longer operate I paid to have it fixed. The second time it happened the dealership told me it was a Jeep Liberty issue with windows not working. He gave me a number to call and they paid for my window to be fixed and reimbursed me for the first time they fixed the window which I had paid for.

Well now the SAME window has fallen open and will not work at all. I will never buy another Jeep or Chrysler product and would never recommend their products. This is an ongoing expense that I cannot afford.

- , Covington, LA, USA

problem #48

Sep 162013

Liberty Limited 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,200 miles

I bought this 2005 Jeep Liberty used and after one week I have the following issues: noise coming from Rt. rear, passenger side speaker went bad, now the rear driver side window failed and won't stay up. I bought a piece of junk.

- , Palmyra, PA, USA

problem #47

Jun 032012

Liberty Sport 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

I want to get this fixed but I want to make sure that it is covered under the recall. I do not have the money to fix the problem at all.

- , The Dalles, OR, USA

problem #46

Sep 022012

Liberty Limited 3.7L V9

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

What a pain. Had just got in Jeep to take trip and drivers window stuck down. Do you know how much fun that was to unpack tape up the window and travel. I too had to replace every window regulator at my own expense due to one excuse or the other from the dealer.

Update from May 6, 2014: Third time to replace window regulator. When are they going to take care of me on fixed income.

- , Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #45

Feb 122006

Liberty LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles

Since Jeep continues to admit to the problem and I'm out $400 every year for a replacement part, I recommend a class action suit for past reimbursement and future newly designed part replacement free.

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #44

Sep 222011

Liberty Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,025 miles

I own two 2005 Jeep Libertys and both have had problems with the power window regulators failing. I have repaired three of these regulators on my wife's gasoline 2005 Liberty and one on my diesel 2005 Liberty. I have only received assistance from Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep for this problem on one occasion. They repaired the first problem and charged a $100.00 labor fee. They have never had a recall for these defective regulators. I have repaired the last three regulators myself with after market repair kits for around $85.00 to $106.00 that are made from metal instead of plastic and the problem seems to have been solved. Why didn't Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep do this from the beginnning? I will never buy another product from Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep when this is the way they treat customers.

- , Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #43

Jun 062013

Liberty Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,054 miles

This is the third window regulator that has gone out on this 2005 Jeep Liberty, I have two of these Jeep Libertys. On the first repair in 2010, right rear side, a dealership wanted to replace the entire regulator for something like $400.00 when it was just the small plastic part of the regulator that was broken. We contacted Jeep directly and arranged to have the repair done for a $100.00 labor cost. I don't think they replaced the complete window regulator assembly, however. Then in July 2011 the left rear window went out and this time I decided to order the metal replacement piece from Steiger Performance and do the repair myself. Now it is 2013 and the front driver's side window has failed. I have ordered and received the third regulator part for this Jeep Liberty and have replaced another two regulators on my other Jeep Liberty(diesel). So far that makes five times that I have repaired or had repaired the regulators and neither Liberty has over 55,000 miles on them yet. Now, I understand there is a safety problem with the plastic gas tanks on these model year Jeep Libertys and Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep will not ask for a recall. You would think that after being bailed out with our TAX dollars twice that Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep would take better care of their customers. I believe I have bought my last Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep product.

- , Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #42

Jun 062013

Liberty 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,654 miles

OK, this is the third window to fail on my 2005 Jeep Liberty due to a defective window regulator. I am getting so tired of this problem happening again and again and no recall has ever been done for this problem. I will probably order the after market metal power window repair kit, repair it myself and avoid having to deal with Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep again. As far as I am concerned, I am finished with Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep forever. No more of their products for me. Is this the way customers and tax payers should be treated after bailing them out of near bankruptcy twice?

- , Dickinson, TX, USA

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