really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,292 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #85

Feb 012015


  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while at a stop, the front passenger side window opened and failed to close. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the lift plate needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Austin Town, OH, USA

problem #84

Feb 012015


  • 87,000 miles
Headlights flicker when accelerating on dash lights as well, when driving at night when both dash and headlights are used. Also, when the lights are on the heat is also running, it acts like there is a short in the system.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #83

Jan 142015


  • 48,325 miles
The sunroof drains into the passenger compartment and on to the fuse panel and freezes. I have to replace at $822. A service bulletin was issued in 2006 addressing this issue the drain issue was repaired by dealer during warranty in 2007. A frozen fuse panel can cause an electrical fire inside the car.

- Sidney, OH, USA

problem #82

Dec 292014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 59,500 miles


My air bag light indicator activated, and at the same time my horn stopped working! after having it checked out by a repair shop, it was determined that a faulty clock spring assembly is the cause of the problem. This assembly has been responsible for the malfunction of air bags in other 2006 Jeep Liberty's; however, recalls of this problem apply to other VIN numbers (beginning with the letter K). I have been told by a Jeep dealership that the cost of repairs will exceed $400, and that my vehicle is currently not on the recall list. How is it possible that clock spring assembly's are that much different amongst the different VIN numbers" I am highly suspicious, and in the meantime I have been told that in addition to having no horn that my air bags would not employ in the event there was an accident. Does someone have to be killed in a vehicle for another VIN number to be checked out on the current listing"

- Byron, IL, USA

problem #81

Oct 272014


  • miles
My friend was behind me and noticed my left rear signal indicator and brake lights were not working. I took my car to a shop for repair and was told the electrical system shorted out and melted the components. The shop owner has had other Jeep Liberty owners come in for the same problem in their cars. He thinks it should be a recall issue. I need to know if this is true.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #80

May 132011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 31,796 miles
I have two (2) Jeep Liberty's both 2006 (1) renegade, & (1) sport, both vehicles have had the window regulator's fail, (2) - window regulator's failed on the renegade, (1) on the driver's front side window, the regulator had to be replaced on 02/12/11 & again (1) on the driver's rear window, the regulator had to be replaced on 05/18/12 this was on the 2006 Jeep renegade. (2) - window regulator's failed, on the Jeep sport, (1) on the driver's rear window, the window regulator had to be replaced on 09/19/11 & (1) window regulator again on the same window on 10/08/14 needs to be replaced, the same window regulator needed to be fixed twice within three years & 20 days, the dealer would not fix the window under warranty because it was over the exp. Date by 20 days, why is it always the window regulators because it's a plastic part and that's why it keeps failing, that's just bull I have spent over $1200 dollars on repairs on windows regulator's alone & it's the same part each time all 4-windows, I used to be a great fan of Jeep, I've owned Jeep for (20) years now, but I have become really disappointed with my vehicle's, the first time it happened I was on the highway driving at 65 mph when the window suddenly opened, the wind ripped through my vehicle started to blow things around so bad that I had to pull over and tape my window up so I could make it home, and I'm not the only one, alot of Jeep Liberty owners have had the same thing happen to them and had to replace the window regulators, thank you

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #79

Jan 022014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V252000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #78

May 202014


  • 76,000 miles
The rear driver's side window failed to go up after I had lowered it a little bit. This is the second time this window has had this issue and will be the fifth time I have had this issue since owning the vehicle since 2006. When I contacted the Dodge / Jeep / Chrysler dealership about this issue, they told me the warranty was no longer valid, in other words it expired in March of 2014 and I would now be responsible for paying for any work needed to be done to repair this window issue. This dealership does have my prior records on file in their computer system of the 4 previous times I've been there to have this issue repaired as well.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #77

Jul 222014


  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start when the key was inserted into the ignition and turned to the "on" position. The lights on the dashboard would illuminate, however the vehicle would not start. The contact also stated that the doors would not lock properly due to the failure. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and a dealer for diagnostic testing and both stated that the key was not communicating with the module in the ignition or vise versa. The mechanic stated that the vehicle needed a new key or the ignition module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000. The VIN was not available.

- Kenton, TN, USA

problem #76

May 202014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
When driving I would stop somewhere get back in to the Jeep go to turn the Jeep on and nothing would happen. It wouldn't turn over. Mechanic said to pump the gas. Sometimes it would start sometimes it wouldn't. key would get stuck in the ignition and you had a hard time pulling it out. Took it in to the mechanic for a day and they couldn't find anything wrong with it, no codes. Drive again Jeep would do the same thing. Then when far from home got into Jeep to go home and it wouldn't turn over, wouldn't start, couldn't jump it, but the battery and all electrical worked. Had to have it towed to the mechanic. After 2 days they found it to be a broken pin inside the ignition. A plastic piece wrapped around a metal piece broke. $800 later after towing, parts and labor. This is a manufacture defect or just plain cheap parts. Liberty's should be recalled too.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #75

Feb 012012


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the regulator lift plates failed on both rear windows and the front passenger side window. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired by an independent mechanic. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Panama City , FL, USA

problem #74

Apr 242014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Our Jeep Liberty failed inspection due to a failed clock spring. This part is backordered with an expected delivery time frame of more than 7 months. Since this was a safety inspection failure, this vehicle is non-drivable. We were forced to scrap the Liberty and purchase another vehicle (Ford). We received absolutely no help from the dealership, or from Chrysler corporate. Chrysler case number = [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Middlefield , MA, USA

problem #73

May 062014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that they parked the vehicle and shut the engine off, but could not take the key out of the ignition switch. The contact was a mechanic and noticed the shifting cable was loose and pushed it back in which allowed him to take the key out of the ignition. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 5/4/15

- Bomoseen, VT, USA

problem #72

Jan 142013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My friend and I just finished having lunch at restaurant. It was snowing really bad, I brushed snow off and I pressed the left passenger button to let window down so that I can see and the window would not come back up. My friend and I got out of the Jeep and pushed window up with our hand. But when I drive it falls down, really bad during the summer time. Driving to work one day and the esp, bas and tcs light all come on. Eventually went off but after 4 mins lights came back on.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #71

Jan 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
My original intent was to file a complaint about a gas overflow issue, but after seeing all the other Liberty complaints, I have included other issues I have: 1. for at least two years, when pumping gas, the gas has continued to flow even after the automatic flow has shut off. I now stand at the pump and when I think it is getting full, I start pumping by hand to avoid the overflow. After checking on the internet, this is an issue other Liberty owners experience. I did receive the initial recall notice for 13V-252, but nothing since to say the part is in. Since the gas overflow is experienced by many owners, is this part of the recall" 2. check engine light is always on. It has been re-set many times; is ok for a day or two and then re-appears. Per owner's manual, this is not an issue unless the light is flashing, which it is not, but why does this continue to occur" 3. both back electric windows have fallen down without warning. Both are now secured in place with tape, as it would be too expensive to repair. 4. the back left door will not open from the inside.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #70

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 #69

Dec 102013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The key cannot be removed from the ignition switch. Tried restarting and shutting off vehicle, made sure it was completely in park and even wiggled the key back and forth. The key has been stuck in the ignition ever since. Nothing else is affected by this just cannot remove the key.

- Portage, PA, USA

problem #68

Jan 312014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
I tried to make a U turn road was narrow so I had to back up and got stuck in the snow. I rocked it back and forth a few times and then we noticed smoke and fire coming out from under the hood.we got out of the vehicle and within 10 minutes the whole Jeep was on fire! there was no damage to the vehicle when I got stuck not a clew why this vehicle would have started on fire.

- Hibbing, MN, USA

problem #67

Sep 272011


  • 93,000 miles
2 back window motors don't work

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #66

Mar 222010


  • 89,000 miles
Check engine light on and off

- Washington, DC, USA

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