definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty electrical problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 152012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles


The left oxygen sensor wiring harness contacted the exhaust pipe and burned the harness. They is a recall on this for 06 Jeep Liberty I would like mine to be included in this 06 Jeep NHTSA campaign number: 06V036000.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 242007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Car would start and die off after 1-2 minutes ( as in lack of fuel). There had also been electronic throttle control warning light flashing occasionally. To re-start, the fuel primer (located on filter head) had to be pumped. I read on www.lostkjs.com forum in the crd section that air might leak into the filter head, causing these symptoms. I noticed that the fuel heater plug located in the filter head was moist. I pulled the plug and heard a air-sucking sound. The plug contained a male part of what is obviously a burned-out fuel heater, which has made a hole into the filter head. A picture can be seen at the following link: www.pandkindustries.com/images/fuelheaterbusted.jpg I will be contacting the dealer and having the filter head replaced. The design is obviously faulty; any air collecting in the filter head leaves this heating element outside of the fuel allowing it to over-heat. Over-heating the fuel heating element can further warp/damage the already leaky filter head. Filter elements obviously will burn out over time. Apparently, these fuel heater elements are constantly activated. Air in the system can cause stalls at dangerous time (when accelerating and highway speeds. Worse, burning-out heater elements and fuel leaks could lead to fire!

- Berlin, CT, USA

problem #2

May 252007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty crd diesel engine started running sporadically. Smell of burning plastic and diesel was present inside vehicle. Pulled over and opened hood, to find boiling diesel steam coming from heater electrical port on fuel head. Plug was discolored with heat. Drove home, ordered new fuel head and replaced with new oem part. 2 months later, the engine started stumbling while driving on the highway and died on highway. Coasted to side of road, managed to eventually restart, and made it home. Opened hood and found leaking fuel head, from heater socket, diesel fuel draining from plug port at rate of about an oz per minute. Electrical plug was burned up, pins electrical pin on inside of fuel heater port destroyed.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 282006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
My 2005 Jeep Liberty was running rough, so I pulled over to investigate. I opened the hood, but couldn't see much in the dark. I went around to the passenger side to retrieve a flashlight and as I opened the glove box, I saw flames from under the vehicle. I reached to shut the hood and then called 911 for the fire department. Unknown reason for the start of the fire. Other notes: I had previously filled the tank earlier in the day. In July the vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine service and a factory recall on the emissions system. Months earlier the car had been taken to the dealer for routine service and I complained of a fuel odor, which they were unable to identify.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

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