really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,377 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 232016


  • 78,520 miles


Vehicle was in motion. A co worker told me my tail light was out and the next day I looked at it and tried to replace the bulb but the bulb was melted and broken inside the lens. The bulb was melted to a piece of plastic inside...to some type of fin. This is the driver side tail light. I also had the same problem with the passenger side tail light assembly earlier this year. I replaced the bulb 3 times before I figured out what the problem was. Now the same problem has occured with the driver side tail light assembly. The bulb melted to that fin inside the assembly and could not be removed to replace the bulb. I had to replace the entire tail light assembly again, which is very expensive at $130 each plus the bulbs. This could have caused a fire...or a wreck since my brake lights did not work until this tail light assembly was special ordered and relaced, which took a couple of days to receive. This problem seems like a defect.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #11

Jan 032016


  • 206,000 miles
The brake light switch on my vehicle regularly fails. My mechanic has done this replacement so many times I have lost count. His first try he used a less expensive brake light switch, but since the first time he has only used the manufacturer part. The last replacement lasted 6 weeks.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #10

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 #9

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 #8

Apr 212014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
My daughter was driving and a truck in front of her stopped quickly causing my daughter to slam on brakes to avoid a collision but ended up rear ending the truck. Her airbag deployed and her Jeep had to be towed from the site. It has been in the shop since 4/28/14 and was repaired except for the clock spring which is necessary for the new airbag. We have been told that this part is no longer produced or manufactured by any vendor in the country. Therefore, our Jeep cannot be released to us which has caused a hardship on our family as well as a hardship for the shop manager as he cannot be paid until the car is released. Because of this I believe that anyone driving a 2006 Jeep Liberty in the country is possibly at risk due to this device not being readily available in the proper supply channels.

- Port St. Joe, FL, USA

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problem #7

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 #6

Mar 222010


  • 89,000 miles


Check engine light on and off

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #5

Oct 152013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty 4X4. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph at night, a clicking sound emitted inside of the vehicle and the headlights began to illuminate intermittently. The failure recurred twice a week on average. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the headlight assembly switch was replaced. The failure continued after the repair was performed. The current failure was not repaired because the service warranty expired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Fitchburg, MA, USA

problem #4

Nov 052011


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the vehicle emitted a rubber burning smell from the tail lights. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the cause of the failure was electrical wires from the tail lights. The vehicle was not repaired. Both of the tail lights remained burned. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.

- Cincinnatti, OH, USA

problem #3

May 252011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Both taillights melted. The inside cover around the bulb melted onto the bulb. The outside cover melted to be concave in shape. I removed the melted inside pieces and replaced the bulbs. I later cracked the right taillight and replaced it. The outside cover of the new right taillight has melted to be concave but still works. In may of 2011 the left taillight brake light bulb was out. I replaced the bulb but it did not work. I replaced the socket and it still didn't work because it was melted so bad. I finally ended up replacing the taillight. The parts guy said there was a notation that if you were replacing the taillight because it melted this new taillight was much better. So, they know the taillights melt but are unwilling to pay for the replacement.

- Avoca, WI, USA

problem #2

Apr 102008


  • 40,000 miles
My rear tail lights and stop lights bulbs keep burniging out. The rear passenger housing has been replaced free by the dealer. Since then I have had to replace the same housing in less than two years. The rear tail lamp and brake lamp bulbs do not burn the filament the light bulbs actually explode inside the housing or melt the housing. The plugs that hold the bulbs are scorched. I have both the rear lamp and plugs to show the defect. I am not the isolated case: Most Liberty owners and some Grand Cherokee owners have had the same problems. My second complaint is a fuel leak at the connection of the fuel heating element. The filter head where the fuel filter is attached also has a heating elemnt.. the electic plug connection at the head leaked fuel onto the connection. I observed when the ignition was tuned on, the fuel leaked and vaporize as it was being shorted and heated. I disconnected the electric plug., filled the female receptacle with fuel tank epoxy and rubber plug for good measure. Will be replacing scorched connection and filter head as soon as possible. I will keep all defective parts for your inspecton upon your request thank you.

- Calexico, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 052010


  • 56,000 miles
Left tail light burned out and melted the tail light. It continues to go out and is a safety problem.

- Rocehster, MI, USA

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