hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,975 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty brakes problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Apr 052016


  • 67,642 miles


At 44,143 in Dec 2009 I had 4 new tires and rear disc pads replaced. In July 2012, about mileage 54000, while driving in town, the left rear wheel speed sensor failed causing loss of ABS, esp, and cruise control. I had dealer repair. At 67,642, in April 2016, I noticed the rear disc rotors were caked with a crusty rust and it appeared that the brake pads were worn out.. the rear brakes could not have been working. The dealer put on new rotors, calipers, pads, and flushed the system. The rusty rotors could not be turned to reuse, the calipers were both "stuck" and the brake fluid was "black". I also had the front rotors turned and new pads installed. The ABS, esp, and cruise control still lights up on the dash for a minute then goes out by itself, leading me to totally distrust the system. I have never seen brake rotors so rusted in my 65 years.

- Ellsinore, MO, USA

problem #26

Apr 162016


  • 90,000 miles
Went to start smoke came out from dash was parked in gargage truck is still in shop ins told me only reason they woul D cover is because is was a long coustomer thy only gave me 883 to repair there are at least 14 codes due to this don't know if they will reset if not I have to pay for repairs I do have fire protection on truck this is allstate I will send paper work if needed at a later date I have none also waiting for check told for me to pay repair shop

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #25

Dec 072015


  • 100,000 miles
Jeep would not start -had lights, radio, horn etc. But it would not turn over at all. Towed to dealer. Tech performed diagnosis and found the problem - steering column had to be replaced. Total cost $798. I was told that the steering column and ignition switch were problem issues in this make and model but no recall was in place to repair. Ignition switch recall replace in 2006 Jeep Liberty manual transmission but not in automatic transmission

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #24

Sep 102015


  • 135,000 miles


ABS system goes out which in turn makes the cruise control go out. Then when you use the vehicle again the ABS is on so is the cruise control but the brakes don't work well and grab. Then when you are using the lights at night it dims for no reason inside and out. Still waiting on the fix for the rear end fuel tank issue

- Alachua, FL, USA

problem #23

Sep 022015


  • 124,300 miles
ABS, bas/esp, tcs indicator lights illuminate, vehicle loses power, brakes are applied ( most likely right front as car pulls to right) releasing throttle cancels the braking. As throttle is reapplied same action is repeated. So far it has only occurred at speeds< 35 mph. Should it occur in slippery road conditions it most likely result in loss of control.in researching the problem on the internet, it seems to be or is becoming a more common occurence which fca is not addressing. If you read the other complaint of the same problem it dates back a few years, yet there doesn't seem to be anything done to correct it. Some complainants say they have been unable to have it corrected even at Jeep dealerships, others report it's something called the clock spring that is causing the problem and the parts to repair it aren't available. Having just recently had fca's gas tank solution corrected, I hope a fix for this won't take as long. I neglected to say this was not a one-time event in as much as it happens now on an almost daily basis. A local shop checked for fault codes but there were none in memory; I have it scheduled for further tests 09/16/2015.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #22

Aug 252015


  • miles
The pain on the outside roof is peeling, I do live in a state where the roads are salted however, there is no salt used on the top of the vehicle, this, while not a new vehicle should not be peeling the way it is. The front windshield had a severe chip & the installer was barely able to sand this area down enough to be able to seal the windshield. I have done some research & this is a very common problem along with the rear window regulators both of which have had to be replaced. There are problems with the emergency break & the Jeep dealership gives one reason for the ABS, esp among other wheel and breaking issues. And now the one thing that Jeep is finally supposed to be doing something about rather than me having to put more money into this vehicle for, the gas tank recall seems to be a ridiculous fix, and I have been on a waiting list for this for months and still have not been able to get it in to get this fixed. I saw a news story that said that Chrysler was being mandated to fix these very poorly made vehicles. I would like to know how this particular vehicle does not fall into the other recalls when it has been having the same issues. I have been having breaking system issues as long back as 13 months after I purchased this vehicle.

- Oregon, WI, USA

problem #21

Jan 022014


  • 96,000 miles


The clock spring on this 2006 Jeep Liberty has been broken for more than two years. This has disabled the ABS system, vehicle stability program and the driver's airbag. This is a known problem to Jeep and they are doing nothing about it. They just continue to say the part is on back order. This is unsafe and someone must force a mandatory immediate solution in the last 2 months alone since May 2015 the backorder has grown from 500+ to 700+ and now Chrysler won't even return my call

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #20

May 272015


  • 61,000 miles
After a service at ferman Chrysler in new port richey, Florida...my anti lock brake system lights came on and when I was traveling in a congested area the vehicle just started coming to an extreme stop without my control or even applying the brakes.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #19

May 212015


  • 66,525 miles
Esp/bas, ABS and skidding vehicle icon lights came on in the instrument cluster! the cruise control stopped working. This is the same issue we had on our 2007 Jeep Wrangler, which I filed a complaint with the NHTSA, which issued a recall on our Jeep. The clock spring module, located under the steering wheel, controls, the ABS, esp/bas, cruise control, horn, and air bag! this is a safety issue and should be recalled, like my 2007 Jeep Wrangler was!

- Alachua, FL, USA

problem #18

Feb 072014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 54,865 miles
Whenever the steering wheel moves between the 1 and 2' O clock direction the esp/bas light comes on and cannot be turned off without shutting off the engine. It has happened while parked and in motion at low speeds. I took it into my local dealer for a diagnostic and it was reported to be a faulty steering sensor/clockspring. Which controls the esp/bas program as well as the deployment of the airbag should there be an impact. I took my Jeep in early February and the part was placed on back order because there was none available in the nationwide inventory was expected at the earliest, mid-May. The recommendation is not to drive the vehicle. I followed up in early may and that date was shifted to August. I followed up in this past week and the date has been shifted yet again to mid-September. Going on 7 plus months without my vehicle due to one part that is a safety issue and seemingly a common one looking at the other complaints filed on this site is ridiculous. I have tried getting this part through other after market places online and it can only come through Jeep/mopar part authorized supplier. This needs to be looked at or recall needs to be issued to escalated to give this problem more visibility in orde for it to be corrected.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #17

Apr 022012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Dashboard lights for electronic stability control, and traction control come on and stayed lit until after turning the motor off. The systems don't seem to function when the lights are on. This occurs several times a month with no apparent reason, ie: Not slippery conditions, weather is variable. I noticed another driver said it happens when their lights are on. I always drive with my lights on, so I don't know if that is a factor.

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

problem #16

Mar 122014


  • 90,000 miles
Esp bas ABS lights keeping coming on and pulling to one side occasionally for unknown reason while lights are on. Numerous reports of the same problem on the internet from other 2006 Jeep Liberty owners.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #15

Jan 082014


  • 78,000 miles
The clock spring on this Jeep has broken and has been broken for more than two months. This has disabled the horn, ABS system, cruise control, vehicle stability program and most importantly the driver's airbag. This is a known problem to Jeep and they are doing nothing about it. They just continue to say the part is on back order. This is unsafe and someone must force a mandatory immediate solution.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #14

Dec 272013


  • 132,000 miles
Turning left the car lost control spinning around 360 degrees. It was around 9pm. No traffic no cars around, no crashes.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #13

Dec 272013


  • 132,000 miles
Turning left the car lost control spinning around 360 degrees. It was around 9pm. No traffic no cars around, no crashes.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #12

Jul 222011


  • 72,625 miles
Ac compressor had to be replaced I did not know there was a recall on it.. also the computer went on it and that was repaired on 10/11/13... I was told the spark plugs were wrong. I have never had a tune up or my spark plugs changed! unless the wrong ones were in there when I bought this brand new in September of 2006. Or possibly the Chrysler dealership did it to get a repair. Safford in springfield va. I will not stop perusing this until I have answers. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #11

Oct 192011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
Both rear passage windows fail to work at all we had to tape up the windows and the power make a grilling noise.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #10

May 212011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
ABS, esp, brake light, battery and check engine light, come off and on I have took it to Jeep at two different locations, neither place has been able to resolve my problem, I even drove with tech in the car, he saw the light come on and was unable to determine the cause.

- Vermilion, OH, USA

problem #9

Apr 012006


  • 100,344 miles
Dashboard lights for ABS, electronic stability control, and traction control came on and stayed lit and I was able to reset after turning the motor off.

- Union Pier, MI, USA

problem #8

Aug 302010


  • 67,000 miles
ABS/esp electronic stability control problem. Vehicles started braking causing uncontrollable swerving on highway, which my newborn twins in the back seat. This seems to be a big issue with Jeep. Vehicle will brake hard on a tire while traveling at highway speeds thinking that there is tire traction slippage.

- Cuddebackville, NY, USA

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