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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,022 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Jeep Liberty electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 272015


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While rolling up the rear passenger side window, it shattered without warning. The contact also had difficulty removing the key from the ignition while in the off position. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 12V085000 (suspension) and 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure). The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- West Plains, MO, USA

problem #8

Jun 062014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Could not remove key from ignition. Mechanic discovered cable from shifter to ignition broken. Mechanic also discovered piece within shifter broken that allowed shifter to move in and out of park without depressing brake.

- Topsham, ME, USA

problem #7

May 162014

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Key will not release from ignition on steering column due to restricted (degraded range of motion from a subassembly with weakened spring) movement of automatic transmission shifter interlock cable. Vehicle can not be put in park (shifter freely moves through P R N D 3 2) and key will not make the last little turn before release. Seems to be an extremely common occurrence among owners, based on cursory online research. Requires replacement of entire center console shifter assembly with an "upgraded/improved" mopar part to fix the known high failure subassembly (but not available for purchase separately). Inability to place vehicle securely in park would seem to be biggest safety issue, not to mention vehicle security compromised with key perpetually in ignition...updated 02-10-15

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 182011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated the ignition rod within the steering column failed and the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed the failure as a steering column problem. The steering column was replaced by the mechanic for $489 at the owners expense. Case #20734725 was filed with the manufacturer who stated that there would be no reimbursements due to the mileage, and because the vehicle was not taken to an authorized Chrysler dealer; therefore the case would be closed. The failure mileage was 106,000. Updated 06/06/11 the consumer stated the vehicle would not start on several occasions after components were replaced to try and rectify the problem. The consumer stated inside the steering column there is an ignition rod which must make contact in order for the vehicle to start the ignition rod. Updated 06/20/11

- Northern Cambria, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 312010


  • 120,000 miles
Key stuck in ignition- shifter failure.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 272009


  • 63,000 miles
Key is stuck in ignition which is unsafe to leave vehicle unattended at any time, my dealer has advised me that the problem is the gear shifter and since the vehicle is easily shifted into gear without a key it could have rolled away if placed in the neutral or drive gear.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 082009


  • miles


Key stuck in the ignition and unable to remove. Had to remove gear shift console and push in a metal piece so that car computer would register that the car was in park.

- Cinti, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 192008


  • 57,000 miles
Ignition switch binds up intermittently also shifter and steering wheel do not lock up and can move shifter from park without pushing brake. Adjusted shift cable but did not solve problem. Found that shifter and cable assembly were worn. Removed and replaced shift interlock cable and gear shift assembly. Test operation ok.

- Wisconsin Dells , WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 262008


  • 60,200 miles
When I parked my 2006 Jeep Liberty and attempted to turn the key and pull it out of the ignition, the key would not come out. It would go no further than the lock position. It appears that the shifting cable that reads when the car is in park and enables one to remove the key had failed and was not reading that my car was actually in park. I had to press the cable down in order to remove my key. I did a google search for the problem and it appears to be a common problem for the 2004-2006 Jeep Liberty. Now my shifter does not stop between gears, it simply slides through them without having to press the button that would normally lock them in place. I can shift from reverse to park without pressing the break and without pushing the button. In order to pull my key out I have to take the cover off and press down on the cable. Now that I noticed it is a common problem with other Jeep Liberty's, I think a recall is in order.

- Valley Lee, MD, USA

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