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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,804 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty suspension problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #57

Jul 142016

Liberty

  • miles

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

Recall regarding front lower ball joint; 06V288000. While at Firestone during a routine oil change and check up, I received notice of a recall on my car - I was I went to the nearby Jeep dealership and they told me it was not applicable for my car even though I showed them the paperwork from Firestone directly. Jeep did not fix my lower ball joint and then approximately two weeks later, I was driving to school and my car jolted as if I hit a pot-hole but the road was clear. I turned on my hazard lights and pulled over to inspect. My tires were not low on air there was nothing abnormal under the hood. I parked my car and looked underneath to find a very obvious dislocation. I called a friend who could identify what part it was exactly and he said it was my lower ball joint. My car was a safety hazard and has become a huge hassle to deal with and Jeep is refusing to take responsibility. It is being repaired in a shop now and I am seeking reimbursement from Jeep.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #56

Apr 162016

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle made a left turn and made an abnormal noise without warning. Once the vehicle came to a stop, the front passenger tire detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Waunakee, WI, USA

problem #55

Feb 132016

Liberty

  • 60,000 miles
Original owner drives 5000 miles per year, errands, stay-at-home mom, parked in garage during vehicles life. In Dec 2014 took to dealer for tire rotation and balance. Was told ball joints bad on both front wheels and upper control arms needed replaced @ 60,000 miles. When Liberty was brand new took to dealer for recall F-22 and was there maybe 30 mins. Was told good to go.... vehicle currently has 65,000 and have received second opinion from reputable mechanic who states the driver's side is worse than passengers and should be replaced, that this is either a "failed recall" or premature wear. With my mileage being so lite, this defect would have initiated long before it should have. The average miles a person drives is 12000-15000 a yr which would have put this defect occurring 3 yrs after initially recalled. The replacement parts are faulty themselves or Jeep isn't being honest about the life cycle of this recall. I cannot believe a company would allow people to drive vehicles with gas tanks ready to explode and ball joints about to come unglued any moment....

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #54

Feb 142016

Liberty

  • 143,000 miles

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

Front suspension:lower ball joint was replaced 2006 it has broke again while pulling into garage but is out of recall feel it is due to faulty replacement parts. Shift interlock cable and gear shifter: Cant remove key from the ignition called Chrysler no recall issued for this they will not replace even though if you look in the internet there are lots of Jeep Liberty owners with the same problem

- Scottsburg, IN, USA

problem #53

Feb 112015

Liberty

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle jerked while turning in the driveway. Upon inspection, the contact noticed that the wheel was not properly attached to the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front passenger ball joint fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. While driving 70 mph, the contact heard an abnormal popping noise. The vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front driver side ball joints fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 200,000.

- Clarendon, TX, USA

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problem #52

Jun 082015

Liberty

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph and going over a bump, there was an abnormal squeaking sound. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front ball joints were worn out. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 12V085000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #51

Nov 182015

Liberty

  • 106,817 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While reversing at approximately 5 mph, the front passenger side of the vehicle fractured without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front passenger side ball joints needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 106,817.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #50

Mar 152015

Liberty

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving 70 mph, the steering wheel began to vibrate without warning. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 190,000.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #49

Jun 152015

Liberty

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving 10 mph and approaching a stop sign, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the front driver side of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was able to look under the vehicle and noticed that the ball joint fitting on the driver side of the vehicle fractured. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #48

Aug 132015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
[xxx]: complaint about Jeep backing plates: 2006 Jeep Liberty VIN # [xxx].I am writing about a safety problem we encountered over the past few weeks. On 2 separate occasions; 8-13 and 9-3-15 I almost drove off the road when suddenly my vehicle began to shake, loud, clamoring noise occurred, which made it imperative that I pull to the side of the road/await assistance. The problem was that the backing plates had corroded and rusted to such a severe degree the car was inoperable without expensive repairs (557.97 each time).the close timing of these incidents show that the lifespan of these parts were not made to last. Jeep declined the request to reimburse expenses paid, and failed to address the bigger safety concern. I worry someone will not be as lucky when this problem occurs. It is a very dangerous situation when a vehicle <10 yrs old used solely as a passenger vehicle, is made of such poor quality parts that they literally rust off the vehicle while it is in transit. In doing research on the extent of these backing plate issues, I see that there have been a significant customer complaints from a quality, financial, and safety perspective, yet I see that nothing has been done to rectify this issue. It is my view that I should have been notified of this quality issue before I almost had accidents twice within a 3 week period. This make and model has been the subject of several consumer safety recalls, I am surprised that this has backing plate issue has not been brought to attention of owners so that it could be resolved in an expeditious manner at the cost of Jeep Corp. This is an issue that their company was aware of and parts should not "rot" off quality vehicles. Jeep responded on 9-29-15 and failed to mention the safety issue related to this problem. I attached their letter via attached file. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Beacon, NY, USA

problem #47

Aug 222015

Liberty

  • 107,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving at various speeds, an abnormal sound emitted from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the front passenger side lower ball joint and front driver side lower ball joints needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #46

Jul 262015

Liberty

  • 200,000 miles
The lower ball joint broke causing the frame and wheel to separate. The frame fell onto the tire. The rim was sliced completely in half. And the brand new tire was busted. It caused us to loose control of the vehicle. The vehicle feared of the road and landed ina ditch. We had to have a tow truck pick up the vehicle. It cost us 300 dollars to have the vehicle brought home. After getting home we found out the piece that broke, the lower ball joint, was part of the Jeep recall in 2006. I called Chrysler and they did admit that part was a recall fix in 2006. We are now waiting on Chrysler to call us back to let us know what we are suppose to do next. We are without a vehicle.

- Leakesville, MS, USA

problem #45

Jun 262015

Liberty

  • 94,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was a squeaking sound that came from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was diagnosed that the lower ball joints had excessive rust and fractures and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 94,700.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #44

Jul 142015

Liberty

  • 44,567 miles
While driving there is a rambling sound coming from the front of my front of my vehicle, when I press on the breaks there is a grinding noise, I have taken my vehicle to southern Chrysler Jeep of greenbrier located in chesapeake, va and they advise the unit need front upper control arms and lower ball joints. According to contacting Chrysler the manufacture I was advise the part was inital change in 2007 and the current part (lower ball joints) is currently on back order. According to the dealer/service facility they stated there is approximate 500 lower ball joints on back order, I have contacted Chrysler via web chat and they confirm part is not available. I have express my fear of driving the vehicle due to issue and ask to be compensate for a car rental in which I was decline. I am complaining due to part stock availability is un-acceptable and I fear of driving this unsafe vehicle

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #43

Jul 122015

Liberty

  • 75,445 miles
Leaving driveway moving about 5mph there was a loud bang, checking the noise I found the driver side lower ball joint bolt broke in half.had to tow vehicle to repair shop.

- Daytona, FL, USA

problem #42

Jun 072015

Liberty

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph attempting to make a left turn, the vehicle stopped independently without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the lower ball joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Craig, CO, USA

problem #41

Feb 162015

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
A large noise followed by deteriorated control steering my vehicle. After forcing it into a parking lot, a view of underneath front drivers side revealed a large metal object broken and jammed into my wheel. This sounds like the recall #09E039000 or recall id # 91163. Local dealership states my VIN is not in this recall and cannot fix it under the recall. My make, model and year of vehicle matches the recall and I think this calls for further investigation into additional vehicles.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #40

Feb 192012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 74,760 miles
The lower control arm and ball joint failed per F 23 recall of Jeep Chrysler and damaged the tire and rim which had to be replaced. We filed a claim with Chrysler customer assistance on Aug 20, 2014 and they were processing it and told us they would reimburse the $1146.83 not later than Oct 20, 2014. We had not heard anything from ccassistance so we telephoned today. Brad, the agent, could not find any record and also said that the recall was completed and that there would not be any reimbursement to us for the repairs we had to make. That is not in Accord with the recall and furthermore, the lower control arm and ball joints failed again on August 18, 2014 and the safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of springfield Virginia replaced the control arms and ball joints on both the left and right side under a F23 recall warranty at no charge to us. We request that NHTSA contact Chrysler and require them to reimburse us for the $1146.83 which we paid out of pocket.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #39

Dec 012014

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
While driving veh. Slowy went over a speed bump heard a loud bang. Upon inspection noticed that rear trailing / control arm. Had separated / rusted. Unable to drive at speed or control steering. Did not crash though.

- Gastonia , NC, USA

problem #38

Dec 022014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 61,600 miles
We are the original owners of the Jeep Liberty 2006 that had a recall on the ball joints and stabilizer bars in 2006. Of course, we had the vehicle repaired when the Jeep was only a few months old. It may have had less than 1000 miles on it at the time. When visiting the dealer on Dec 2, 2014 for an oil change and tire balance. I was informed that the ball joints on driver's and passenger's side of Jeep were in need of replacement at a cost of $1100 (we only have 61,600 miles on Jeep) I was shocked that a vehicle that has been garage kept and only driven by the mom of the family around town of about 6000 miles a year could incur such a drastic problem. This is a valid safety issue with the integrity of the recall. The repair should have a lifetime warranty or at least 100K miles. There is absolutely no way, these ball joints disintegrated without being faulty from the being. My question lies if my vehicle was really taken care of, or was it just looked at because it was brand new at the time. Our Liberty has had full synthetic oil changes and treated with the utmost care. So it really saddens me that Chrysler has such "safety" issues. Of all things that can go wrong with a car, when it refers to a previous recall, it's obvious the issue was never really addressed.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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