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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,977 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty suspension problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #100

Mar 152018

Liberty

  • miles

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

There has been an existing recall on 2006 Jeep Liberty front ball joints but I have been told by someone I called at your company that my Jeep Liberty was made just 6 weeks after the last date of the recall. It was made at the same plant!! my front ball joints need replaced badly and I do believe this should be covered. I bought new tires and cannot even get them aligned because of the ball joints I do not have the $$$

- Eudora, KS, USA

problem #99

May 012018

Liberty

  • miles
The rear suspension lower control arms may corrode and could break without warning. Safety risk: A broken rear suspension lower control arm could cause a loss of vehicle control and cause a crash. Remedy: The right and left side rear suspension lower control arms must be replaced the fuel tank on your vehicle has a small chance of experiencing a fuel leak during certain types of rear end collisions. Safety risk: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in an underbody fire.

- Thonotosassa, FL, USA

problem #98

Oct 312018

Liberty

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, a loud pop sound was heard and the vehicle became immobile. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the passenger's side front ball joint fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). Neither the dealer nor manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Roackwall, TX, USA

problem #97

Oct 152018

Liberty

  • 135,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact took the vehicle to huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram lewisville (1024 S stemmons fwy, lewisville, tx 75067, (972) 538-4100) to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension). The contact was notified that the front driver and passenger side lower control arms needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #96

Sep 302018

Liberty 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving at unknown speeds, the front lower ball joint fractured. The vehicle was towed to lithia Jeep Dodge (2121 martin luther king jr blvd, eugene, or 97401), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000. Consumer stated it sounded like axle broke and vehicle's front collapsed. Updated 12/03/18

- Eugene, OR, USA

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problem #95

Jun 012018

Liberty

  • miles
Received recall notice U38/NHTSA 18V-278 in June 2018 via usps. Took several weeks to get appointment with a local Jeep dealer. Car was taken in Sept 17th to uftring Jeep dealer 140 radio city dr, pekin, il 61554. This dealer determined that my vehicle does need the recall parts (rear control arm & any other necessary parts to complete the repair). I was told the parts are on backorder and uftring stated that there is no specific or estimated date for parts to arrive. This is very dangerous and my only means of transportation. Is Jeep willing to provide me with a rental car until the repair is completed" I want to know where these parts are and when they will be available in my area to repair my car"

- Tremont, IL, USA

problem #94

Aug 062018

Liberty

  • 153,000 miles

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

This is regarding a 2006 Jeep Liberty. Driving the Jeep on a highway going approx. 65-70mp, something broke underneath the vehicle. The front end had broken down almost to the ground, but was able to get to the side of the highway without crashing. Had it towed to a mechanic. The mechanic estimate reported there is major corrosion in the ball joint, the control arm-R&R 4WD upper, both sides need replacement, axle shaft cv assembly R&R transmission type 4-wheel ABS both sides. Ball joint-R&R 4WD lower, both sides, control arm with ball joint-front upper, ball joint front lower, constant velocity (cv) driveshaft-front left need new. Was told this was not covered under the recall because the recall was for rear control arm fracture (NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000) causing corrosion in ball joint. Not the front control arm. Even though the front control arm seems to have the same problem. Photo supplied of corrosion in front. Had two mechanics estimate cost to fix, but when the recall was noticed online, had it towed to greenway Chrysler Jeep dealership in orlando. They performed diagnostics and sent the information to Chrysler Corp. To see about getting this covered under the recall, but told Chrysler refused to cover the repairs.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #93

Jul 122018

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Hendrick Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram (2473 pleasant hill rd, duluth, ga 30096, (678) 369-6704) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #92

Aug 242018

Liberty

  • 126,000 miles
NHTSA 18V-278 replaces only trailing arms. What about worn bolts? dealer reinstalls used hardware to save money ($20-25 for new bolts at local hardware store, 1-2 hrs to install in driveway by owner. 6 hours estimated by dealer at $127 an hour not including hardware. According to dealer, new hardware is not included with this recall. This dealer will not accept any recall appointments at this time.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #91

Jul 012013

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable time frame to provide the parts for NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure) and 18V278000 (suspension). The dealer (superior Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat, 120 us-158 byp, henderson, nc 27537, (252) 654-0161) was unable to specify when the parts would be supplied from the manufacturer after the contact had called several times. The manufacturer indicated that the parts were unavailable and on a national backorder. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- South Boston, VA, USA

problem #90

Aug 102018

Liberty

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The dealer (spartanburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 1035 N church St, spartanburg, SC 29303, 888-404-4925) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #89

Jun 042018

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension) and stated that the manufacturer failed to repair the vehicle in a reasonable amount of time. The dealer (lithia Chrysler Jeep of reno, 3223 mill street, reno, nv 89502) confirmed that parts were not available to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #88

Jul 112018

Liberty

  • 180,000 miles
Received a recall for a safety issue. Took Jeep to dealership in mnt home, they confirmed my Jeep was part of the recall and needed to order the parts. I informed them that I traveled 45 min on the freeway 80mph for work so it was urgent to fix. They said they would call me back with an appointment early the following week(this was on 7/11). They never called back. I have called them numerous times. One guy told me I wasnt even in their system and said he would call other dealers to try and get the part. Everytime I call nobody is available to take my calls. Its a safey driving issue and nobody has the part"?" my vehicle is getting worse and is now at a point where you can hear it cracking or snapping and scary to drive as it is all over the place and swervy.

- Mountain Home, ID, USA

problem #87

Jul 262018

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. While driving at slow speeds, an abnormal noise was heard coming from the front of the vehicle. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and called the tow company. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the front lower control arms needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Luquillo, PR, USA

problem #86

May 012018

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension) was received in may of 2018. The dealer (auto park Chrysler/Jeep, 400 auto park blvd, cary, nc) was called and informed the contact that the parts needed to repair the recall were not available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #85

Jul 242018

Liberty

  • 166,431 miles
Backed out of bank parking space, put Jeep in drive moved forward and turned wheel to right and ball joint sheared off falling to pavement

- Dallas, OR, USA

problem #84

Jul 122018

Liberty

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer (North point Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, 7726 North point blvd, winston-salem, nc 27106, 336-306-8945) for routine maintenance. The contact was informed that the front ball joints needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited the same symptoms as listed in NHTSA campaign number: 06V288000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 131,000.

- Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #83

Jun 222018

Liberty

  • 113,000 miles
Have already filed a complaint. Updating information. Complaint #11105312. My vehicle was manufactured 9 days after the cutoff for the 2006 recall # 06V288000. My vehicle had the failure of the front lower control arm ball joint. It was not art of the 2006 recall however, it is part of the current recall for the rear lower control arm ball joints. The original cutoff build date was March 15, 2006. My vehicle was manufactured just 9 days later on March 24, 2006. It seems far too much a coincidence that my vehicle has the same rear ball joints that are subject to recall and replacement, which Chrysler has done, but the front ball joints were not covered in the original recall. I was going 35mph when the part failed. The failure came without any warning and was instantaneous. The ball joint broke and instantly pierced the alloy rim and deflated the tire. Had I been going 70mph, I would have flipped and rolled instantly. Furthering the issue is as best I can determine, the front and rear ball joints are the same part. I am reporting that since my initial complaint, I found out my vehicle was built a mere 9 days after the original recall cutoff date.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #82

Feb 152018

Liberty

  • miles
I had to have my front suspension ball joints replaced. I understand that my vechile was not on the recall list but it was built in March 2006. They were about to fall apart when I took them to be repaired. I think they should be covered under this recall. I heard a noise and when I took what I thought was breaks. I was told it was lucky that the ball joints had not fallen out. I had just got back from a four out drive to the beach. Thanks for your help.

- Clinton, SC, USA

problem #81

May 042018

Liberty

  • 138,000 miles
Ball joint on right front lower control arm broke while driving causing vehicle to swerve and make a loud grinding sound. Tires had been rotated a few weeks prior and there was no noticeable wear or looseness in the steering or suspension.

- Austin, TX, USA

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