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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,249 miles

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2009 Jeep Liberty drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 052013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 74,375 miles


In 2009 I purchased a Jeep Liberty (2009), for the past several months my car was making a strange noise. I've had a diagnostic test done on my vehicle (came back fine), oil changes, engine flushed, filers, transmission checked, all fluids the hole nine yards. Still I could here this noise. In January of 2013, we've had to replace ball bearings, the sun roof jammed, I put in my back tail lights 3times keep blowing out, the door locks started to jam. On March 5, 2013, . I was driving on the freeway and the engine light came on, the car jerked as I continued, then it slowed down and this load noise started coming from under the hood of my truck. I got over into the far right lane and told my wife that the car started to go slow by it self. As I came into a parking lot and wanted to park my truck it jerk again, as I began to park my reverse went out, so I had to park in such away that I did not have to use my reverse to get out of a parking spot. I was taking my wife to a job interview with the secretary of states office ( what are the odds that happening to someone). My wife went to interview we took the service drive and some back streets to get to our home. I got up the next day to take it to the shop and the hold transmission had gone out and all the fluids were in our driveway. I don't have 100,000 miles on the truck nor is this truck five or ten years old. Why are all these things happening, this truck just turn4yrs old? we brought this truck 03/03/2009. Someone please tell me how your transmission just die and we've never had an accident, just the usual maintenance on the truck. The dealership said I did not purchase the powertrain warranty (100,000ml/10yrs.) to repair, will cost me $5,000 to get a new transmission. My job put us on 30hrs a week. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 092011


  • 26,123 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Liberty. The contact was driving 25 mph when the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle successfully restarted after the failure. The failure recurred and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer on two separate occasions. The dealer stated that the power train control module and engine coils needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 26,123 and the current mileage was 26,150. Updated 03/09/12

- North Haven, CT, USA

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