hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,214 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 082021


  • miles


The rear window latch does not work. It will not open to latch the window closed with the back door. The window then opens when driving. I have a bungee cord holding my window closed. So anyone can enter my vehicle and it moves when I stop or go. I am ot able to use my back door due to having to redo it everytime. My driverside door also does not lock or unlock all the doors when I press the lock or unlock button. I have to open my door and shut off jeep and try numerous times for ot to work.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 252017


  • 120,000 miles
Window fell into door and is preventing the door from opening. Broke window regulator like so many other people have complained about. My daughter was driving the car and said the window just fell. I have the window up with a wedge to keep it from falling again. Luckily the window did not break.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #11

Aug 262016


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 60 mph, the rear driver side window fell into the door panel. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #10

Jun 302016


  • 120,000 miles


The transmission is defective which in turn ruined the transfer case. I have another defective belt tensioner. Last but not least I have two more broken window regulators. Just check the internet there are articles all over about broken window regulators. I understand they only recalled 2006 and 2007 what about 2002-2005 which were bad first. On top of that they replace them with the same defective window regulators so they will break again and again. That way the dealers can continue to make money on you. The garage told me that the transmission in my car was used for one year on one model and I believe it because they have tried all over for a transmission and cannot get the right one. They have had three sent in and all three were wrong. This just confirms that the transmission was defective and they stop using it. Plus a transmission should last far longer than 120,000 miles. I read all the time that today cars are good for 200,000 miles or more. This does not include the other defective parts on the Jeep: Belt tensioners, locks, roof rack, window regulators, horn, leaking windshield, rubber on roof rack, rubber on and around doors, upholstery stains even from water, master cylinder, replacing lights way to often as well as fuses, marks in the paint, fuel relay switch, and this list is by no means all inclusive it is just what I can remember off the top of my head. I have contacted Chrysler over the years about window regulators and they don't care. Your car is never secure when a window will drop without warning. It can occur while drive or even when you are not in the car. Only one window in my car gets opened. Windows not used break leaving you susceptible to theft and bodily harm. Chrysler does not care about the transmission either. It is all greed. After being bailed out twice by the us taxpayers it is time they pay us back by being honest

- Sch. Haven, PA, USA

problem #9

May 142016


  • 120,000 miles
Power window regulator failure. Headed to our son's college graduation driving down I-75 South of atlanta, ga and the rear passenger window just dropped into the door. Had to stop to borrow a coat hanger to get the window back up then buy duct tape to hold it in place. Was nearly late for the graduation ceremony. Will have to take time off from work to take the car in for repair.

- Cumming, GA, USA

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problem #8

Jan 212015


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the rear passenger window open independently and failed to stay closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the window regulator had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Fardal , KY, USA

problem #7

Jun 012005


  • 10,000 miles


We purchased our Jeep Liberty in 2005 and since then the window regulator as failed in every window at least 2 times and in a couple of them 3 times. We have spent hundreds of dollars getting them repaired and they continue to break. My wife was driving today traveling around 50 mph and the front right passenger window fell into the door. I contacted Chrysler and they won't do anything. I believe this problem to be extremely pervasive around the country and Chrysler refuses to issue a recall. Please help.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jul 202009


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the window regulators had failed in every window. The contact stated that the regulators had to be replaced eight times. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer replaced the window regulator but the failure recurred. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the regulator. The manufacturer stated there was nothing they could do regarding the regulator. The contact stated that the passenger rear window failed to close. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 022012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 88,888 miles
Jeep Liberty's from 2002-2007 all have defective window regulators. Chrysler knew this yet continued to knowingly use these defective window regulators. Why not, after they break Chrysler gets to sell the dealership another defective window regulator and the dealership marks it up and then installs it for $400. It is a great scam. Almost a little ponzi scheme. Please look on the internet you will find numerous complaints about this problem. The window falls down at any time without warning. It can fall down while driving which is very startling to all of a sudden hear air rushing in the car behind you. It can fall down when the car is stopped at a stop sign or parked in front of your house. No matter when it happens it renders you car totally unsecured. Anyone can enter your car since the window will now no longer stay up. Any items in your car are now there for the taking by any thieves. That is the good news, the bad news is that your car is unsecured and you can be attack or killed at any time. Someone can enter your car and hide behind your seat or if you stop and they see the window down they can just enter it and you cannot stop them. The lighter side is rain or snow coming it and staining your seats beyond repair. Another problem with the Jeep is that even condensation stains the seats and you can't get them out. This does not even include some of the other issues: Belt tensioner, ball joints, roof rack, master cylinder, emergency brake shoes (which I believe were recalled and I paid for), horn stuck on, electrical issues, leaking windshield, fuel relay switch, scratches in the paint, power door locks on rear door, weatherstrip, lights and not getting everything I was promised from the dealer. This vehicle has limited my travel. You cannot even go anywhere without wondering what will happen to your car when you get back. Please recall it.

- Sch. Haven, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013


  • 83,011 miles
All 2005 Jeep Liberty's have defective window regulators that break even when the window is not used. Chrysler knows about it but does not care. They sell a car with a defective product and when it breaks they have the dealer replace the defective part with another defective part and charge you $400. It is fraud plain and simple. When the window drops down without warning the glass can break and injure someone. Items can be tossed into the car such as stones or debris from other drivers. People can enter your car and attack you or kill you since the car cannot be locked. You cannot leave items in your car because it is never secure. When the window falls air rushes into your car if you are driving along with rain, snow and sleet which makes it difficult to drive depending on what window it is. It stains the seats. I have contacted other gov.'t agencies and some tv stations. If nothing is done I will contact other tv stations until something is done.

- Sch. Haven, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 022013


  • 88,888 miles


Defective window regulators. Everyone knows about them. Just type in 2005 Jeep Liberty window regulator and see all the hits. The window regulators are bad on all Jeep Liberty from 2002-2007. I have sent information before but it seems no one cares until someone dies. I have contacted the dealer, Chrysler, BBB, the state attorney general and several tv stations. I have also told several federal government agencies including NHTSA but again no one cares about the american citizen. The ones who pay the bills. When it fails the window slides down without any warning so your car becomes unsafe and you are unable to lock it or secure the car. The glass can slide down in the door or break in the door. Then you take it to the dealer and he charges you $400 to fix a known defective. Chrysler and the dealers love it. You make money when you sell a car with a defect and then charge the person everytime the defect fails. It is a win win for Chrysler and its dealers. The public is getting the shaft. Imagine not going certain places because you are afraid your car is not safe to take there or not going over night because of your car. How about I stop at a red light and a guys gets in my back seat with a knife or a gun and kills me due to my broken window regulator. The window falls down and the rain stains the seats another issue the seats stain even from water. Not to mention the other issues I have had the belt tensior, the horn, the roof rack, the parking brake, the master cylinder, window regulators, window regulators, the list goes on and on. I see there are over 60 complaints about it on your website so when can I expect something to be done. When will there be a recall on window regulators on Jeep Liberty's? maybe we need someone to go postal at a dealership to get attention. Not me. There is a known defect and with tons of evidence so fix it.

- Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 112008


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while parked, the rear driver's side window collapsed into the door panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised that the window regulator and glass would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not further repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
This is the fourth time that I have had a window regulator problem. The second time on the same window. I have heard that it is caused from overuse but the only window regulator that has not yet needed to be replaced is my driver window which is the one I use the most! this obviously has nothing to do with it. It is simply a faulty part that they do not feel is significant enough to find a permanent solution for. I fear that it will happen when I am on vacation or something and a storm will ruin my car without my knowing or my car will be "broken" into or even stolen. I know there are many other people with the same issues happening multiple times but not everyone knows to report it. I hope that enough people complaining about the same faulty part will make them do something about it.

- Euless, TX, USA

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