really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,396 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 232006

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,598 miles


On Sep. The 23rd I was on I70E just out of effingham il. When my Jeep Liberty crd had a problem. There was a loud noise or thud then all of a sudden my speed went from about 65 mph down to 45 to 50 almost instantly. The white van that was behind me just tapped my rear bumper with no damage. The driver of the van went on around me as I went off of the hyw. To the side of the road. This problem cleared up in about 1 min. And the car the went on as it was ok. Please reference ODI number 10167608. This incident is the same as that report. Also coming back to florissant on the 30th of Sept 2006 the exact same thing happened. However my car was the only car in sight at the time. I have had three events with this type of failure and one of them resulted in the vehicle behind me just touching my car. The dealer here in florissant, mo. (marty cancilla Dodge. Has yet to figure out the problem. The Chrysler district rep is going to be here on this thursdays to talk to me. As far as I am concerned this is a very dangerous problem, especially when traveling on the interstate a 60 to 70 mph. My Jeep Liberty has been in the dealers shop since Tuesday of last week. I do hope they will fix this problem. I know form the Jeep internet forum that this is a real problem with other Liberty owners with the diesel crd. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 052006

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,195 miles
On the 5th. Of September I was traveling home from dayton, oh on I70 and just as I was coming into indianapolis, in. My 2006 Jeep Liberty crd had a failure in its transmission that caused me to temporary lose control of the car. I was driving at the speed limit of 65 to 70 mph and all of a sudden there was a very loud klunk and the cars speed dropped from about 65 mph to 40 to 35 mph almost instantly and that's when I almost lost control for just about a second. I check and there was no cars either behind or to either side of me, which was lucky for me because if a car or semi would have been behind me I would not be here writing this. I pulled over to the right hand lane and started to leave the road for the shoulder. Then all of a sudden my car started to drive normally again. I drove at a reduced speed for awhile and did notice that ther was a slight transmission shudder. This went away after a few minuetes and I was able to drive home to florissant Missouri without futher trouble. I would like to say that I have checked with other's who own libertyi's and several of them have had the same problem. Though their's was not as harrowing as mind. I took my Jeep jiberty down to the dealer's the following day and left it there. That was two days ago and they are still working on it. I will be seeing the service rep. Tomorrow and will finding out a little more about what happen. I do know that this it seems to be a ongoing problem with the 5 speed automatic traansmission with a transfer case. Thank you for reading this. James E. friese, 115 St. Benedict lane, florissant, Missouri, 63033, pn. 314-837-3885.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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