The Liberty Diesel's 18-mpg average is better than the V6 Liberty's 15 mpg, but it comes at a hefty price. The engine sounds like a farm tractor and acceleration is slow. In other aspects, it is very similar to the conventional Liberty. The ride is jittery, but handling is responsive and secure. The selectable full-time four-wheel drive can remain engaged indefinitely. Stability control and ABS were made standard for 2006.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Jeep Liberty owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"air conditioning stopped working. I have not had it repaired yet so I do not know what the exact problem is."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Worn out and old"

Anonymous, (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Compressor locked up and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)

"Compressor seized. $1200 to repair"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"AC Compressor failed. $600 repair, which I did not do. Just traded the car in, so the good news it has great resale value in Utah"

Jack B., UT (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"the compressor just went out It was repaired at a local shop & they let my supply the mopar genuine parts."

Tim D., TN (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)

"Compressor failure - $900 repair"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"No air conditioning"

Anonymous, RI (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

"compressor motor froze and caught on fire while on freeway"

John H., CA (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)

"The compressor developed a leak and had to be replaced"

Dale C., CA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Was driving home from work and the air just stopped working"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"The vents that the air is blown through don't really match the switch positions anymore."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Only works in low and high of four settings, not two and three"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Blower only works when you turn it to setting 3 or 4, and it blows maximum from those two settings.In setting 1 or 2 it does not turn on"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Jeep Liberty)

"This is a common problem, the fan stops working on one or more setting, settings 1 and 2 for me. The whole panel had to be replaced at a cost of $500"

Stephen K., DC (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Condenser

"Condenser leaked twice and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)
Heater system

"it just stopped working in the middle of winter"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Seat belts

"Seatbelt would not latch so had no seatbelt till got replacement installed"

Danny T., IN (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Sunroof

"Leaking through the seal around sunroof"

Stephen D., PA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Windows

"This problem occurred twice on two different windows. One was more than two years ago and the other was last year. The windows were inoperable because the electronic system that operates them would not move them up and down. We had them repaired at a Jeep dealership."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Had to replace electric drive unit that moves driver window up and down"

J M., VA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Every window, yes every window separated from the window electric powered mechanism. Previously, three (3) window mechanical assemblies were "repaired" under warranty. All 4 failed in last 12 months"

Michael W., PA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"I have had to replace both Back door window motors and they are broke again. reviews say this is common with the 2006 but manufacturere won't do repairs."

Letitia C., TX (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Had to previously replace motor for left rear window. Now driver window motor is about to go out and will need to replace it soon. Previous owner told me he had to replace right rear window motor."

J M., VA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Two door window motor systems have failed"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Window power lifters continue a problem--lift mechanism becomes detached from the glass. 5 repaired so far, left front TWICE"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"one electric window would not go up"

Anonymous, NV (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"ALL 4 POWER WINDOWS NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED OR MOTOR REPLACED"

John B., NJ (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

"window operator failed"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)

"We have had the mechanisms operating both rear windows fail and both have had to have new motors. At present, the left rear one is showing signs of failing again but we simply never open it."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"The radiator started leaking and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

"Sunroof drains get clogged if they are not kept clean, causing water to leak down windshield pillars and get the carpet wet. This has happened a few times over the past 5 years."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"The radiator leaked & I replaced it, now the water pump is slightly leaking"

Anonymous, NV (2006 Jeep Liberty Unsure 3.7-L V6)

"Leaking radiator"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Radiator leaked & had to replace"

Robert L., NV (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)

"I attribute this to age"

Harrison R., TX (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Rt rear pwr window regulator broke switch window in down position"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

"water leak on the right side of the car both front and rear"

Peter G., MD (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"crack in the top of the radiator"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattling and squeaking of trim panels"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

"Poorly built"

Jerry K., AZ (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Severe misalignment made driving unsafe."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Ball joints

"It sounded like the tires were making noise, found it was the ball joints.. both front ones. $1500"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Lower ball joints weren't replaced on factory recall, and the right one broke off while driving, jeep was towed to repair facility. I wasn't aware of factory recall until after spending $600.00 on repair."

Robert S., NV (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The car was making noise when I drove over speed bumps, which indicated these items involving suspension required replacement. I was told that this is typical in Jeeps at around the 100,000 mile mark."

Bruce B., FL (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion gearbox leaked cost about $1200 for all repairs associated with it.i"

Danny T., IN (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Rack and steering seal leakage, had to replace rack and pinion.$1100.00"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)

"Steering linkage began leaking and required complete replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Steering wheel vibration occurred when braking. Rotors were turned or replaced and vibration is gone"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Both front hub bearings went bad, causing noise, within about 500 mikes of each other at around the 98,000 mile mark."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Right front Hub Bearing went bad at 97000 miles and one month later the left front hub bearing went bad"

William C., OH (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"abs light keeps coming on"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"I was driving and all of a sudden the brakes locked up. and released. Cruise control stopped working. mechanic said Right rear ABS went out. Replaced, works fine but every so often brake catches, vibrates then releases. especially on curves."

Letitia C., TX (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Worn out switch"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Calipers

"Both rear brake calipers were found to be seized up when replacing the rear braked pads. HAD TO REPLACE BOTH REAR BRAKE CALIPERS!"

William C., OH (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Had to replace the breaks and within two days the calipers were smoking and it smelled horrible. Had to take it back right away"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Calipers broke and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brake noises and spongy pedal when brakes applied."

Alfred V., NY (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)
Parking brake

"The right Rear Backing Plate rusted off the axle housing causing squealing noise and the parking brake to not work. Cost to repair was high due to needing to remove axle to replace backing plate."

William C., OH (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"time to change pads"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"body control module went bad and took 4 weeks to get a refurbished unit in and that was after threatening to file complaints"

Shannon J., IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Left rear tail light became inoperable. Needed new wire harness."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Left rear brake light keep blowing out with shattered glass bulb"

Jackie W., GA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Keyless entry

"With keyless entry it periodically will not open the vehicle. (even with new batteries in the remote are new) if it does, every once in awhile, it will at the same time, cause the alarm to go off. once it locked the keys in car on it's own and the alarm started."

Anonymous, KY (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Tire pressure monitor

"for years, the TPM will register a problem when there is actually no loss of air. It will go off by itself-eventually. Only once have I had a flat tire (slow one) and it did tell me that it was going down. This happens on average, about once every month or so."

Anonymous, KY (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"The sensors have mostly failed but we don’t want the expense of replacing them."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Warning lights

"gas tank light constantly on"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Several warning lights--ABS, tire inflation, skid control, and several others-- are nearly always on. When they are on, the cruise control does not work and the brakes feel rough when driving. This appears to be a computer problem in the jeep"

Laura S., TX (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Signals, power window motors"

Jerry K., AZ (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The EGR valve is apparently gummed up and frozen, thus making the system inoperable"

Murray C., BC (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Engine light continually comes on every few days. Tech says that it is egr issue"

Marla O., BC (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Very expensive to fix, diesel doesn't do well only being driven to and from work. Carbon build up constantly"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Fuel cap

"When I purchased the car the gas would spill out when the tank was full, it would not shut off the gas dispenser. I took it back to Car Max and they made several repairs to stop the gas spillage"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Jeep Liberty)
Fuel injection system

"One fuel injector was stuck open Caused a computer module to short out"

Louis R., CO (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)

"fuel pump failed"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"fuel injectors. We had two replaced. There was a marked loss of power and missing leading up to the issue becoming severe enough to stop driving. new parts took over two weeks to get in"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump failed"

Peter E., CT (2006 Jeep Liberty)

"Premature failure"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint fading on roof and rust under paint toward back but never had any damage."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)
Rust

"in the last year the inside bottoms of all 4 doors are rusting and its starting to creep around to the outside. The drivers side is the worst"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Front passenger door has developed rust spot at bottom of door"

J M., VA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Typical Chrysler product, doors rust, body rusts"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Bottom of doors and rear back hatch rusting."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

"Rust patches on bottom of front passenger door and light rust on bottom of left rear passenger door. Also rust spots on top of back door adjacent to center brake light. Water leakage around center brake light is source for this rust area."

J M., VA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Bottoms of doors are rusting badly"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"bottoms of all doors including the tail gate have severe rust issues that is creeping up the door on the outside."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Push pin for the valves tipped over requiring the top end be rebuilt. The repair required updated parts, so the company knew they had a problem. Never any notice from Jeep, just a $4000.00 bill paid to the repair shop"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Factory defect. Valves not installed properly. 4800$ to repair"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Head gasket

"The Liberty overheated on the highway. then couldn't start it. found it was a blown head gasket. About $3000 to replace or new engine"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"caused engine seizure. i had to replace the engine"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbo shaft bearing leaking oil (blow by). I am still using it but because of cost of this and EGR system, plus I need the glow plugs all replaced because of an upgrade. All four will need replacing although only one failed because of plug voltage change. The total cost is more than the Jeep is worth"

Murray C., BC (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Currently on 3rd or 4th turbo in 92000 miles"

Dean W., WA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"fluid leak"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Transmission input shaft broke while on way to dealer to replace turbo! Took 3 weeks for dealer to fix"

Dean W., WA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Rear transfer bar connecting rear axle housing to main frame rusted through, buckling and nearly causing a rollover from the instability of badly misaligned drive wheels 'torqueing' the body"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"leaky rear seal that was very expensive to fix"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"Wiring to sensors at each wheel deteriorated which shut down esc, abs, and cruise control. Replaced all under-carriage wiring and 1 wheel sensor"

Michael W., PA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Transfer case

"The shift linkage cable retaining clip came off and the cable came off. An indicator switch now says that the jeep in in part-time 4WD when it is in 2"

Shannon J., IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"transmission cooler leak was very costly to fix because radiator had to be removed to replace the lines"

Rodney B., ON (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Gear selector or linkage

"Stick shift. Emergency brake seems to be slipping, connected to clutch? Have problems with hand brake, doesn't hold, must put in gear for positive 'lock' when parking. The 2006 was a new model, I d had many problems. This cost me money and lost us"

Frank L., NY (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Transmission leaks

"Tranfer case leak, always has..."

Brian L., ON (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Seal around transmission shifting shaft was worn and needed replacement"

Mary D., AB (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Had to identify issue. Spouse repaired"

Anonymous, (2006 Jeep Liberty Unsure Unsure)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Was causing mis-firing on plugs 1 - 3 - 5"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)

"Vehicle was taken in for service after which it developed a miss fire. Dealership could not figure out it was spark plugs sold us a fuel system clean. R catalytic converter went a trouble code 2 days later"

Shannon J., IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

"Both catalytic converters needed replaced plus the oxygen sensors"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Muffler

"muffler and connecting pipes rusted and had holes"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Pipes

"replaced entire exhaust system. car began to need everything replaced at 8 years old"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Was driving at highway speed when a large clunk happened and the vehicle would not move under its own power in any gear"

Shannon J., IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

"Trans failed - approx $3000 rebuild w Aamco"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

"the transmission failed because a mechanic put a filter in wrong. It was not a manufacturer problem but we had to replace the transmission to fix the problem"

Laura S., TX (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"TRANS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AT 28000 MILES"

John B., NJ (2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"skips often and randomly; cannot listen to a CD"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Total failure of GPS system. Had to replace the unit. Cost of data upgrades is excessive"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)
Radio

"The radio, its reception is week? can't get 'fringe' stations. Would like to hand dial stations, whenever I am traveling out of local zones"

Frank L., NY (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Volume knob not working"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"I had to crank the engine every time it quit running and it quit running so often that the battery just wore out."

Rex H., MI (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Starter

"Starter failed completely"

Rex H., MI (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"I had to use the starter so much every time it quit running that it just wore out."

Rex H., MI (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"filling the gas tank is a safety issue to me, when it gets just about full it spits out gas, probably not a lot but it gets on clothing and shoes if not standing away from fueling area. gets on hands if holding nozzle. I learned after about 1/2 the tank is full I shut off the nozzle that fills it quick and then fill it much slower the rest of the way"

Danny T., IN (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)
Fuel leaks

"Gasoline always overflows out of the fuel tank if relying on the auto-stop feature of gas pumps"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Jeep Liberty 3.7-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Front engine oil seal leaks. Started several years ago. Took vehicle in for repair estimates. At a dealership it was approximately $1200 to &1400 to repair. Other smaller shops estimated $600 to &1000. One mechanic told me I could just add oil as needed."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Radiator was cracked (made out of lots plastic) so it had to be replaced"

Danny T., IN (2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Jeep was overheating, radiator shop said it could not be cleaned out and had to be replaced"

Dale C., CA (2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7-L V6)

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
SUSPENSION:REAR
May 01 2018
A fractured control arm can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2004-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles. The rear suspension lower control arms can fracture due to excessive corrosion, causing a loss of vehicle control.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lower control arms, free of charge. The recall began June 26, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U38. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 12V-085. Vehicles included in that campaign are not included in this recall.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V278000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 239904
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/HAND LEVER(MOTORCYCLE)
Apr 15 2015
If the vehicle unexpectedly moves there is an increased risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2006 Dodge Viper and Jeep Wrangler and Liberty vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to July 31, 2006. In the affected vehicles, the springs within the clutch pedal position switch that prevents the vehicle from starting unless the clutch pedal is pushed down may break. As a result, the vehicle may not be started when the clutch pedal is pushed down or the engine may crank and start without the clutch pedal being pushed down causing the vehicle to unexpectedly lurch.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch, free of charge. The recall began on August 31, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R13.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V222000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43939
STRUCTURE
Jun 19 2013
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles. The fuel tanks in these vehicles are at risk of failure and leakage in certain rear impacts.
What should you do:
Owners may take their vehicles to dealers and the dealers will perform a free inspection of the rear structure. On vehicles in the recall that are not equipped with a tow hitch, Chrysler will install a Chrysler designed tow hitch free of charge, provided the condition of the vehicle can support proper installation. On vehicles in the recall that are equipped with an aftermarket tow hitch, Chrysler will assess whether the hitch and surrounding areas show evidence of sharp edges or other puncture risks. If so, Chrysler will replace the tow hitch with a Chrysler designed tow hitch free of charge, provided the condition of the vehicle can support proper installation. On vehicles already equipped with a Chrysler designed tow hitch, Chrysler will inspect the area around the tow hitch installation, and if any installation issues are identified, they will be repaired free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign numbers are N45 (for the Grand Cherokee vehicles) and N46 (for the Liberty vehicles).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V252000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1560000
SUSPENSION:REAR
Mar 05 2012
A FRACTURE OF THE REAR LOWER CONTROL ARM MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND MAY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
IN JUNE 2012, CHRYSLER EXPANDED THIS RECALL TO INCLUDE MODEL YEAR 2006 AND 2007 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES, REPRESENTING AN ADDITIONAL 137,176 VEHICLES. THIS RECALL NOW CONCERNS CERTAIN MY 2004-2007 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. THE TOTAL NUMBER VEHICLES BEING RECALLED IS NOW 346,900. THESE VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 3, 2003 THROUGH JUNE 29, 2007. THE RECALL ADDRESSES THOSE VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS THAT CAN EXPERIENCE A REAR SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARM FRACTURE DUE TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION DUE TO APPLICATION OF ROAD SALTS DURING WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS.
What should you do:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 26, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
THIS RECALL WAS EXPANDED IN JUNE 2012 TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL MODEL YEARS.CHRYSLER'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS L27.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V085000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 346900
SUSPENSION
Jun 19 2009
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF EFFECTIVE LIFT AND LOWERING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLE, POSSIBLY CREATING THE DRIVER TO PANIC WHICH COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
ROCK KRAWLER IS RECALLING 44 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLE LISTED ABOVE. THESE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS WERE PRODUCED WITH GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS INSTEAD OF THE PROPER GRADE 5 CARRIAGE BOLTS. THE IMPROPER GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF CLAMPING FORCE FOR THE BOTTOM STRUT FORK.
What should you do:
ROCK KRAWLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15. 2008. ALL THE AFFECTED UNTITS HAVE BEEN REMEDIED. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROCK KRAWLER AT 1-518-270-9822.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E039000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Mar 09 2007
THIS COULD CAUSE AN INTERIOR FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH VALEO HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC), THE BLOWER MOTOR MAY OVERHEAT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HVAC BLOWER MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 28, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
DAIMLERCHRSLER RECALL NO. G03.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V089000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 149605
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Aug 03 2006
WHEN THE DRIVER CONTINUES TO OPERATE THE VEHICLE WITH THIS CONDITION, THE CONTAMINATION CAN LEAD TO CORROSION, ACCELERATED WEAR AND POSSIBLY SEPARATION FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE CAUSING A LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE CONSTANT TENSION FRONT LOWER BALL JOINTS MAY EXPERIENCE CONTAMINATION. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WITH THIS CONDITION, THE BALL JOINT MAY EVENTUALLY EXPERIENCE WEAR AND LOOSENESS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F23.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V288000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 826687
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Mar 09 2006
THIS INCREASES THE POSSIBILITY OF A DOOR BECOMING FORCED OPEN AND AN UNBELTED PASSENGER BEING EJECTED DURING CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, "DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS." AN INCORRECT RIGHT FRONT DOOR LATCH REINFORCEMENT PLATE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE SECONDARY DOOR LATCH TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LATCH ASSEMBLY AND REPLACE THE RIGHT FRONT DOOR LATCH REINFORCEMENT PLATE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F11.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V072000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
Feb 09 2006
DAMAGE TO THE WIRING HARNESS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERBODY FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TWO WHEEL DRIVE SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.7 LITER ENGINES, THE LEFT OXYGEN SENSOR WIRING HARNESS MAY CONTACT THE EXHAUST PIPE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE OXYGEN SENSOR WIRING HARNESS TAKEOUT FOR DAMAGE. IF THE TAKEOUT IS DAMAGED, THE WIRING WILL BE REPAIRED AND A TIE WRAP INSTALLED TO SECURE THE EXCESS LENGTH OF WIRING HARNESS. IF THERE IS NO DAMAGE, A TIE WRAP WILL BE INSTALLED TO SECURE THE EXCESS LENGTH OF THE WIRING HARNESS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 17, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F02.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15536
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Oct 06 2005
IF THIS OCCURS AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE VEHICLE MAY ROLL AWAY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 42RLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE CUP PLUG THAT RETAINS THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT MAY BE IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. IF THE SHAFT MOVES OUT OF POSITION, THE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE 'PARK' POSITION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSIONS AND INSTALL A BRACKET TO ENSURE THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT IS RETAINED IN THE PROPER POSITION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 28, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. E14.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY:1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V460000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 256409
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