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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,507 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #71

Oct 052017

Liberty

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Noticed that the front end of the vehicle felt loose. There had been a loud metal scraping noise while driving on a straight highway at about 65 mph about a month earlier, had the vehicle checked but nothing was found. Took the vehicle in for new front tires and an alignment and was notified that the lower ball joint has a lot of play and needed to be replaced. I know there was a recall on the ball joints but when I contacted Chrysler I was told there isn't a recall on my vehicle. The recall L27 includes my state that the vehicle is registered in but it was bought in Virginia, which is not included in the recall. The vehicle has 120,000 miles on it.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #70

Aug 112017

Liberty

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving 70 mph, the front lower ball joint delaminated from the front driver's side tire without warning. As a result, the contact lost control of the steering and crashed into a concrete wall. No injuries were sustained and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to lakeshore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat (located at 330 E howze beach rd, slidell, la 70461 (985) 641-9595). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #69

Jul 122017

Liberty

  • 130,000 miles
I found online that there's a recall on lower ball joints that get corroded and stop working properly, that can cause a break of the item and loose the steering while driving. Well it's already corroded and no wheel alignment can be done without replacing both joints.already called the dealer and they denied any recall on ball joints. I decided to stop driving the car because it's getting hard to drive. When I turn the steering wheel you can feel the joint making a metal to metal sound, while stopping and when starting to move

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #68

Jun 012017

Liberty

  • 160,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I almost wrecked my car when the right control bar broke from corrosion. My local dealers refused to fix my vehicle iaw the recall because it is registered in Virginia. I live in Virginia but work in DC. I got it to the shop and replaced the suspension myself, taking 3 days and spending more than $400. Safety recall L27 / NHTSA 12V-085 rear suspension lower control arms if your dealer fails or is unable to remedy this defect without charge and within a reasonable time, you may submit a written complaint to the administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #67

Apr 052017

Liberty

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the front end of the vehicle abruptly stopped without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front upper and lower ball joints and the lower control arm had fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign: 06V288000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Tarpon Springs, FL, USA

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problem #66

Feb 092017

Liberty

  • 165,000 miles
Vehicle was in motion 30 mph. Front passenger side made a grinding noise and entire vehicle shook. Lost complete steering control and crossed 3 lanes of traffic before bringing the vehicle to a stop. Vehicle was in the far right lane and crossed over 3 lanes before stopping. Location was on a city street.

- El Campo, TX, USA

problem #65

Jan 252017

Liberty

  • 154,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the ball joint fractured on the driver's side tire. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ball joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 154,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #64

Jan 152017

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
Rh lower ball joint broke today. Car is immobile. This ball joint was replaced one year ago, when it first failed. The LH one also broke 6 months ago. All 3 failures where in parking lots. My Liberty's VIN is not in the recall range. Jeep refuses to talk to me. Their explanation about water ant corrosion is not technically valid. I am an aerospace engineer and deal with this sort of thing all the time. The cause is cyclic loading of the tapered pin, high tension load and a stress riser at the thread. Replacing the ball joint only provides more failure opportunities. I would like to know the number of deaths and injuries this has caused.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #63

Dec 252016

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 144,000 miles
I was driving home christmas morning and a few miles before I got home the lower and higher ball joints separated from each other. I had no control of the vehicle, thankfully there was no one else on the road with me. I was headed straight on road when incident happened. Vehicle bounced many times before coming to a stop off the road. I was informed later after incident that this vehicle had a recall for what I had just described above. Vehicle was bought used from dealership and have no record or info if this recall being fixed.

- Alvarado, TX, USA

problem #62

Dec 142016

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving 5 mph, the front passenger side ball joint fell apart and the wheel detached. A crash occurred. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The contact was informed that the driver's side ball joint would soon fail and needed replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 02/16/17

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #61

Aug 292016

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2006 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to passenger side rear suspension and lower control arms damages caused by corrosion. The consumer stated when the arm broke, it caused the consumer to veer to the left into oncoming traffic. The consumer stated he was never informed of a recall, despite there being one issued for his make, model and year vehicle.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #60

Aug 262016

Liberty

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving 35 mph, there was a loud creaking noise coming from the vehicle. The dealer repaired the upper and lower ball joints on the vehicle. The contact stated that he was experiencing the same failure as listed in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension); however, the vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Keauhou, HI, USA

problem #59

Sep 052016

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving various speeds, there was an abnormal banging noise under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front lower ball joints failed and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000. Updated 11/01/16

- Sweeny, TX, USA

problem #58

Sep 042016

Liberty

  • 70,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While reversing the vehicle, the upper lower ball joint detached and caused the wheel to become loose. The vehicle was towed to a certified mechanic where it was diagnosed that the upper and lower ball joints on the front passenger side needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to file a safety complaint. The approximate failure mileage was 70,200.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #57

Jul 142016

Liberty

  • miles
Recall regarding front lower ball joint; 06V288000. While at Firestone during a routine oil change and check up, I received notice of a recall on my car - I was I went to the nearby Jeep dealership and they told me it was not applicable for my car even though I showed them the paperwork from Firestone directly. Jeep did not fix my lower ball joint and then approximately two weeks later, I was driving to school and my car jolted as if I hit a pot-hole but the road was clear. I turned on my hazard lights and pulled over to inspect. My tires were not low on air there was nothing abnormal under the hood. I parked my car and looked underneath to find a very obvious dislocation. I called a friend who could identify what part it was exactly and he said it was my lower ball joint. My car was a safety hazard and has become a huge hassle to deal with and Jeep is refusing to take responsibility. It is being repaired in a shop now and I am seeking reimbursement from Jeep.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #56

Apr 162016

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle made a left turn and made an abnormal noise without warning. Once the vehicle came to a stop, the front passenger tire detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Waunakee, WI, USA

problem #55

Feb 132016

Liberty

  • 60,000 miles
Original owner drives 5000 miles per year, errands, stay-at-home mom, parked in garage during vehicles life. In Dec 2014 took to dealer for tire rotation and balance. Was told ball joints bad on both front wheels and upper control arms needed replaced @ 60,000 miles. When Liberty was brand new took to dealer for recall F-22 and was there maybe 30 mins. Was told good to go.... vehicle currently has 65,000 and have received second opinion from reputable mechanic who states the driver's side is worse than passengers and should be replaced, that this is either a "failed recall" or premature wear. With my mileage being so lite, this defect would have initiated long before it should have. The average miles a person drives is 12000-15000 a yr which would have put this defect occurring 3 yrs after initially recalled. The replacement parts are faulty themselves or Jeep isn't being honest about the life cycle of this recall. I cannot believe a company would allow people to drive vehicles with gas tanks ready to explode and ball joints about to come unglued any moment....

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #54

Feb 142016

Liberty

  • 143,000 miles
Front suspension:lower ball joint was replaced 2006 it has broke again while pulling into garage but is out of recall feel it is due to faulty replacement parts. Shift interlock cable and gear shifter: Cant remove key from the ignition called Chrysler no recall issued for this they will not replace even though if you look in the internet there are lots of Jeep Liberty owners with the same problem

- Scottsburg, IN, USA

problem #53

Feb 112015

Liberty

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle jerked while turning in the driveway. Upon inspection, the contact noticed that the wheel was not properly attached to the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front passenger ball joint fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. While driving 70 mph, the contact heard an abnormal popping noise. The vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front driver side ball joints fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 200,000.

- Clarendon, TX, USA

problem #52

Jun 082015

Liberty

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph and going over a bump, there was an abnormal squeaking sound. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front ball joints were worn out. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 12V085000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

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