definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,640 miles

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2003 Jeep Liberty drivetrain problems

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2003 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 112006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,570 miles


On August 11, 2006 while driving home from work, my Jeep Liberty began to sway. I proceeded to slow when my rear axle including wheels fell off. No warning, the entire rear axle disassembled. The conditions that night were wet, however there was nothing more than that. I had my vehicle towed to an authorized Chrysler mechanic. I inquired to what would cause the rear axle to just fall apart this way. I was informed it was because of the impact? there was no impact which was evident by the condition of my vehicle. My vehicle had to be repaired. The left rear control arm and driveshaft had to be repaired and reinstalled in addition to the rear end asm and left wheel and tire replaced.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #2

Mar 022005

Liberty 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,351 miles
NHTSA recall campaign 03V460000, after taking the vehicle to the dealer for a recall repairs consumer received a call from the dealer stating that there would be a cost of $3,300, to make repairs on the lower ball joint. Dealer contact: Richard gordon. Vehicle was taken to dealer for lower ball joint recall repairs, however dealer found axle and bearings were frozen and needed to be replaced. Dealer did not honor recall and wanted to charge consumer $3,300 for repairs.

- Farmington, NY, USA

problem #1

May 232003

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
2003 Jeep Liberty sport (4X4) vibrates excessively between 45-55 mph. Dealership replaced rear drive shaft, which did not fix the problem. This is my second Jeep Liberty with the same problem. The first was a 2002 Jeep Liberty sport (4X4) with a vibration problem. The dealership replaced the front and rear drives shafts on this vehicle, which did not fix the problem. This vehicle was replaced by Chrysler under the Wisconsin lemon law. My concern is that this is a design flaw with the Jeep Liberty that Chrysler does not have a fix for.

- Tomah, WI, USA

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