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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,022 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 182006

Liberty 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles


My vehicle has a steering problem; I understand that the ball joints have been recalled. The dealer (berry, in corsicana, Texas), says that there is no recall for my vehicle and refuses to work on it. I have already had it in for service, prior to learning about the recall, three times with no resolution. This has been ongoing since there were 22,000 miles on the vehicle. Now, there are 31,000 miles.

- Wortham, TX, USA

problem #1

May 272005

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty crd will "sling shot" itself when starting from a stop with the A/C on. When you start to accelerate making a turn from being stopped the vehicle will start to move and you can feel, hear the engine gaining RPM but not movement then a sudden slingshot effect will take place. The selling dealer said it was normal for a diesel engine with a turbo to do this. Also stated it was in the electronics and there wasn't any thing they could do to repair it. I would have to wait for a factory bulletin to come out. This new vehicle pulls to the right constantly, I requested the alignment to be corrected during the same dealership visit as above. I was told my alignment was checked and there was no abnormal tire wear so it must be the crown of the road causing the pull or drift. This vehicle also surges when the cruise control is engaged and you start up an incline, it will continue to surge as long as the incline lasts. After picking the vehicle up at the dealership today I started home and all three of the faults occurred. I returned to the dealership and the shop foreman went with me, where the vehicle again acted up. He said there was not any thing they could do about the surging and the alignment and the sling shotting was turbo lag. I have not diven the vehicle on wet or snow covered pavement, however, with what does I not sure I want to.

- Fort Ashby, WV, USA

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