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.

2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.6L V6 from North America


Simple urban transportation for uncommon cities


Nothing serious... yet. Other reviews about this car indicate that I will have an approximate 50/50 chance of something going horribly wrong, but I digress.

The only faults so far are the little amounts of transmission slip (which aren't doing anything), occasional entertainment system glitches and road noise. The vehicle is due in for a recall fix of the rear suspension, but I haven't had any problems up until recently with the vehicle's handling.

General Comments:

This was a painful downgrade from my previous car, but I figure if I'm going to live in the Canadian North, I'd better have a car that is ubiquitous, making parts cheap and readily available; that, and my Skyline had troubles running regularly. The Jeep serves its purpose as a no-frills beater, but on the plus side, it does have air conditioning and heated leather seats - the former being great for the nightless, desert summers, and the latter for those boreal winters.

I haven't had a winter in the North just yet, so I haven't had a chance to use the 4x4 functions. I don't really get up to much off-road shenanigans, so it's no big deal for me. The height and suspension of the car are adequate for the frost-heaved roads, though much of the road is felt in the cabin, often loudly. A softer setup may have reduced this, but it may have made the car more wobbly, so it's not that bad of a trade-off.

The car's engine is seriously weak: 160-ish horsepower from a 3.6L V6 and only 14 MPG? C'mon! I expect better from an engine made only six years ago. Regardless, it can still accelerate, and the brakes are capable of slowing it down, though fade is quite noticeable.

My overall opinion of the car is that it is adequate: it does its job without any coaxing or prodding, or extensive maintenance. It just works, and that's all I was really after.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th August, 2012

7th Aug 2012, 19:53

I hardly consider a Jeep Liberty Limited a no frills beater (I've owned 3), and we have owned plenty of premium vehicles, including many European models, as well as a Lexus RX.

In fact, IMO the Liberty Limited is actually loaded with features and holds its own against many much more expensive SUVs. I believe it is probably still the best compact SUV value on the market.

BTW the 3.7 liter V6 engine, which was standard in all of my Liberty Limiteds (including my current 2007) puts out 210 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque, and moves about quite smartly.

As far as gas mileage, 14 seems low unless you do a great deal of stop & go driving. I average 17 or so around town & 23 on the highway - not great, but not bad for a two-ton 4x4.

Finally, if you consider the Liberty Limited no frills, I wonder what you would have considered my 3 Wranglers? :)