2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7 gasoline from North America
I have had this SUV for a long time and it has started to give me the same problems that every other Liberty owner has had. I have replaced the window regulators more times than I can count. I have become a professional at changing them out myself, but the $100 it costs each time is a bit steep.
Also for the last 4 years, when I fill up with gas, the gas spews out all over the ground no matter what gas station I go to. Brought it to the dealership and they wanted $400 to fix it. Apparently it's a widespread problem, and I am not about to spend that kind of money to fix something that doesn't effect the driving of the vehicle. Screw it, I'll just pour gas all over at this point. I paid it off a few years ago, but it's just like having a car note if you have to repair something monthly.
Also, there has been a recall on this thing since 2007. Apparently the fuel tank can rupture if struck from behind. To date there has been no fix available for this problem and the NHTSB is not pushing the issue for a fix anytime soon. Way to go Chrysler for looking out for your customers.
Another problem I've had is the ABS/EPS sensor. Been changed several times and I keep getting these dash lights coming back on, and am told that it's also a chronic problem with the Liberty.
Finally the latest problem I'm having is at highway speeds, when I try to pass somebody, if I press on the accelerator, the Jeep bogs down and bucks violently. Had the following changed with no luck: the fuel pump and filter, plugs, wires, coil packs, speed control sensor, TPS sensor, O2 sensor. Dealer can't figure it out because it's not throwing off any codes when it does it. Took the mechanic for a ride along and he doesn't know either. Ready to sell it. Any buyers out there?
Buyer beware if you plan on buying a 2006 Jeep Liberty. I wouldn't buy another Chrysler product if my life depended on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th June, 2014
16th Jun 2014, 13:39
Hey, how about taking it to a mechanic who knows how to diagnose problems, instead of one who just throws new parts on it, hoping one will fix it?
17th Jun 2014, 03:01
I would, buy another Chrysler product that is. First of all, the recall you mention happened in the last year, not since 2007 and there is a fix - the fix is adding a trailer hitch, which protects the tank. The problem is they don't have the hitches in stock. I've been waiting months for mine too, but other than that, my experience with the Jeep Liberty is the exact opposite of yours. I've owned a 2004, a 2005 and a 2007 - all Liberty Limiteds.
Mine have been relatively trouble free and pretty much delightful to drive. I plan on keeping my 2007 for quite a while, & when I replace it, it will be with another Jeep (of which I've owned 6 - 3 Wranglers too).
Oh and my other car is a Chrysler as well - it is 13 years old, has 97,000+ miles, and is one of the most reliable and best cars I've ever owned.