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Average Mileage:
50,428 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty suspension problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #16

Jun 102013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to suspension system failure. The consumer stated he granddaughter drove the vehicle to the store, however, when she returned, the vehicle wouldn't move. When she tried to backup, the right front suspension collapsed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The service writer stated the underside looked rusty. An inspection revealed, the right front control arm had collapsed. The brake line and wheel speed sensor were replaced. Also, the serpentine belt was cracked and had to be replaced.

- West Dennis, MA, USA

problem #15

Aug 152013


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle was parked when the contact moved the steering wheel and heard a noise from the front of the vehicle. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the ball joints were split. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #14

May 092013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The ball joints are going bad. I was told by the dealership that my VIN number isn't included in the recall. However, it's the same exact problem that is covered by the recall. This is ridiculous. Jeep refuses to do anything about this problem when contacted. How did they get away with such a narrow recall?

- Mount Berry, GA, USA

problem #13

May 012013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 69,500 miles


Had lower ball joints replaced due to recall notice. The upper ball joints are deteriorating just like the lower ball joints. The same exact problem that the lower ball joints were experiencing, the upper ball joints are also doing. This is a safety issue. The Jeep Liberty has serious suspension problems. When I spoke to the Jeep/Chrysler cooperation, they were unwilling to assist in fixing the problem. When completing research, this seems to be a common problem with 2006 Jeep liberties. Jeep fails to recognize that the upper balls joints are subject to the same corrosion problems as the lower ball joints. I am very disappointed in the Jeep company for the lack of attention and assistance for such a major safety issue.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #12

Nov 152012


  • 79,143 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that after receiving repairs under NHTSA campaign number: 12V085000 (suspension), the vehicle started to emit a loud abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the upper control arms, springs and rear shocks were defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 79,143 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Denver , CO, USA

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problem #11

Dec 102012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that she attempted to schedule repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 12V085000 (suspension:rear) but was informed by the dealer that the parts were on back order due to complications with the overseas factory. The dealer also informed the contact that the part would not be available for one to two months and she would be notified when it arrived. The recall started March 5, 2012 and the contact stated that the remedy should have been readily available. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #10

Oct 292012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


A loud "bang" was heard. Front driver end tilted and down on tire. Lower ball joint failed and detached and cut tire. There is a recall for this year but Chrysler said not this VIN # but it is the exact thing that happened that is described in the recall.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #9

Feb 012011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Took car in for rear steering arm recall. Was having a recurrent shimmy on front drivers side and a squeaking noise. Had U joint bolts previously replaced and brakes and rotors replaced in late October 2011. Rotors again replaced in Feb.2012 due to warping and again replaced due to warping in Sept.2012. When I took the car in for rear steering control arm recall they found the same issue with the front passenger side control arm. Has anyone else had this problem" the front control arms have not been recalled. Less than a month has gone by and I am starting to feel a shimmy again. Do not feel safe in this car anymore. Car is garage kept and up to date with scheduled maintenance. Also part-time light on dash randomly flashes on and off. How long until the drivers side control arm needs to be replaced"

- Huntley, IL, USA

problem #8

Jun 012012


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the upper passenger and driver side control arms failed. While driving 30 mph there was a loud noise coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the noise and discovered that the upper passenger and driver side control arms needed to be replaced. The dealer informed her of a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 06V288000 (suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower ball joint) but her VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The manufacturer was notified who stated they only issued the recalls to salt states and offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Perkinston, MS, USA

problem #7

May 112012


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact was driving approximately 25-30 mph when the rear passenger side of the vehicle began to sway abnormally. The contact was able to coast the vehicle off the roadway and discovered that the rear axle control arm was corroded and had fractured in half. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 72,000.

- Irvine , KY, USA

problem #6

Feb 202012


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated the driver was driving 5 mph when the rear end of the vehicle swayed back and forth. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who confirmed the lower control arm needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 042010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I have purchased 2 sets of tires. The first set was at about 65,000 when I noticed that the front tires were being worn on the inside. I've rotated my tires when required. The dealer suggested I get a front end alignment. I did that and had another set of tires put on the front end and those on the front rotated to the rear. Now, the new tires are showing wear on the inner part of the tires just like the others. The tire dealer suggested it may be the suspension. I notice there was a recall on 2006 Jeep for suspension. Why wasn't mine included?

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #4

Apr 172010

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated she took the vehicle in for a routine maintenance regarding the brakes. The mechanic noticed rust and corrosion underneath the carriage and on the brakes. The mechanic replaced the rotors and brake pads at the owners expense for $600. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic for another routine maintenance within 14 months. The mechanic informed her that the left rear axle was covered with rust and corrosion. The dealer and manufacturer were notified of the rust and stated there were no recalls for the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage 6,200. Updated 03/14/12 the consumer stated while driving the anti-lock brake light illuminated and the brakes started vibrating. The dealer found all four rotors were corroded and all four pads were worn. Updated 03/30/12

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 212011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The front ball joint has completely broken, and the other three are in bad shape as well. There was a recall for almost 900,000 Jeep Liberty's manufactured between 2002-2006, but mine was not on the list for some reason unbeknownst to me. The car has only 40,000 miles on it, and there is absolutely no reason my car would not be included in recall id #57136.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 212009


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. Whenever the vehicle would warm up, the vehicle made a clinging sound that appeared to originate from the blower. Within three days, the sound worsened and the steering became stiff. The vehicle would veer to the left or right and was severely out of alignment. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that both of the wheel bearings needed to be replaced and that it was very uncommon for both wheel bearings to become defective. It was assumed that the wheel bearings were originally defective. The wheel bearings were replaced by the dealer, but she believes that a recall should be issued. The current and failure mileages were 70,000.

- Wayland, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 012006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. On the third day after the vehicle was purchased, the vehicle began to vibrate while driving 40 mph. The vehicle was taken to two dealers and they stated that the vehicle was operating normally. However, the vibrations continue to occur. The contact received recall notice number 07V089000 (electrical system) on August 3, 2007. The dealer informed him that there is a three week waiting period and will call him to schedule an appointment. The dealer also stated that if the vehicle happens to overheat, the contact should stop, turn the vehicle off, and let it cool down. The current mileage was 8,000 and failure mileage was 200.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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