really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,180 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #20

Jul 192016


  • 108,450 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. The air bag and ABS indicators illuminated, but the air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a collision shop and later taken to a local dealer. The air bags could not be repaired because the part was no longer manufactured. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no guarantee that the air bag would be repaired due to the part unavailability. The failure mileage was 108,450.

- Centerline, MI, USA

problem #19

Aug 152016


  • 72 miles
Since I brought the car in 2008 at times the interior dash light and head lights flicker also the air bag light all the sudden stays on. I have intermediate no start at this time so I can't really use the car. I believe this might be an electronic issue.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #18

Jan 122015


  • 12,000 miles
I have had a couple of pretty bad accidents to front end of my Jeep Liberty and the air bags never deployed. Last accident was pretty bad. Vehicle pulled out in from of me and I T-boned them, I tried to stop but didn't have enough time. Every airbag in their vehicle deployed. I was driving down a state highway when vehicle pulled out in front of me.

- Silver Lake, IN, USA

problem #17

Sep 152014


  • 89,525 miles


2006 Jeep Liberty clockspring malfunction. Contact with dealership yielded info that no replacement part is available, yet the car is rendered unsafe without the replacement of malfunctioning part. Owners have to decide whether to drive unsafely or park it until the part is available, which most people cannot afford to do. This is a widespread problem that Chrysler is not addressing.

- Winterport, ME, USA

problem #16

Feb 062015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V046000 (air bags); however, the part to perform the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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problem #15

Apr 072015


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving at an unknown speed, the brake, check engine, and anti skid warning lights illuminated. In addition, the cruise control feature was activated, but failed to function. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the part not being available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000. Updated 09/21/15

- Adeil, WI, USA

problem #14

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 #13

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 #12

May 062015


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While making a U-turn at 3 mph, the contact's vehicle collided with another vehicle on the front passenger side. Neither of the frontal air bags deployed. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for repair. The contact went to a doctor the following morning who diagnosed the contact with whiplash and severe headaches. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Price, UT, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Mar 292014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 122,267 miles


Chrysler case number [xxx] Jeep libertyowner [xxx]: brought Jeep vehicle into the dealership (bedard brothers MA.) in March of this year. Vehicle failed inspection (safety/airbag). Dealership determined that the vehicle needed a clock spring replacement. Chrysler is unable to replace this part (waiting @1 year). Unable to perform repair to vehicle because clock spring part is unavailable - can't be found anywhere - Chrysler procurement failure. Car is un-drivable. This vehicle is one of four hundred across the country waiting for this part. Received absolutely no assistance from Chrysler or dealership. Had to scrap car. Lost a lot of money. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Middlefield, MA, USA

problem #9

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 #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

problem #7

May 202014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 84,002 miles
Air bag warning light flashing while driving. Light turns off when engine is turned off, and stays on when engine is turned on.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

May 062014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
I was at a stop light completely stopped and a vehicle hit me going at a sped of 30 mph, and pushed me into the car in front of me. The airbags never deployed, however I have terrible whiplash.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #5

Mar 102013


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, a second vehicle crashed into the driver's side causing the driver to lose control and crash into a bus stop and a tree. The contact indicated that during the incident, the air bags did not deploy. The contact suffered neck, head, back, and right shoulder injuries. No police report was taken. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jul 082012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
I was involved in a roll over accident on July 8, 2012. I was heading South through a green light while a red van going West ran through a red light hitting me on my drivers side making me T-bone and roll three times. I was wearing my seat belt but none of my airbags deployed. My Jeep was a total loss. I came out of the accident with a broken thumb and wipe lash.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

problem #2

Apr 092012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the driver's side front air bag light was illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was advised that the failure was caused by a failing clock spring, which would need to be replaced. The dealer also advised the contact that the air bag possibly would not deploy in the event of a crash or could possibly deploy inadvertently and without warning. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and but no assistance was provided. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 69,000.....updated 10/11/12 updated 10/15/2012

- Mount Sinai, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 212012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 38,400 miles
While driving down the freeway at 65 miles an hour both the driver and passenger airbags deployed without warning or any apparent reason. We were able to safely pull off the road and as soon as the smoke cleared from the vehicle we drove it to the nearest Jeep dealer they are currently looking at it but haven't got back to us yet.

- Salinas, CA, USA

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