2006 Jeep Liberty Reviews - Page 2 of 7

2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.7 Automatic
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance100100 miles

Summary:

Good size truck, but poor quality

Faults:

Rear door won't lock properly; it has to be slammed a number of times before it closes, very annoying.

Recently had leak in the rear axle, and differential.

A/C control switch went bad. I got lucky and replaced the module behind the glove box; this fixed this problem.

(3) ABS lights on the dashboard came on, and after replacing the right rear sensor, they won't go off. Took it to my mechanic, and he traced cables from rear axle location to under the rear seats. No broken wires were found. After trying to figure out what was wrong, he gave up and suggested that I take to dealer, I know they're going to rip me off with whatever they tell me is wrong.

If I continue to have these problems, I'll get rid of it by end of the year, and will never buy another Jeep product.

General Comments:

This truck works well for me, but the mechanical issues are turning me off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th June, 2012

1st Jul 2012, 13:00

In fairness to Jeep, you purchased this vehicle with 90,000 miles on it, and you may not know the history of your Liberty prior to your purchase - even a CarFax can only tell you what was reported.

I've found them all to be very reliable, and much better than most SUV's.

In my opinion I would take a Jeep over any other 4x4 on the market; I've owned 3 Wranglers & 3 Libertys. Personally I believe the Liberty is the best compact SUV value on the market, I wouldn't trade mine for my wife's RX300 or her current Saab 9-7x. The only vehicle she had that I'd consider was her old Cherokee in its prime ;)

A RAV-4 or CR-V are just not made to take the punishment a Jeep can take, nor travel were the pavement ends. A Wrangler, Liberty & Grand Cherokee will take you anywhere in any weather.

2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7 liter from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.7 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Total crap at only 39,000 miles

Faults:

Rear windows fell inside door.

Electric mirrors have failed.

Transmission cooling lines leaking rubber.

Boot over drive shaft has deteriorated, causing a 600 dollar repair.

Dash blower for heat only works on high.

Rear brakes completely gone by 30000 miles, but front supposedly OK.

General Comments:

I'm so annoyed that the dealer actually told me the deterioration of the transmission lines and drive shaft is normal, as the car is six years old.

I keep it perfect, no beach, and only 4 wheel in the snow for traction. My wife drives this car 4 miles each way to work, on all pavement.

I'm looking at 2 thousand dollars in repairs, because Chrysler makes total junk. I will never buy another Chrysler product, as they don't stand behind the junk they make, and treat the customer like garbage.

Stay away from the Jeep Liberty, and Chrysler for that matter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st March, 2012

1st Apr 2012, 08:44

Reading your yearly Consumer Reports Annual Auto issue that comes out every year in April, would have told you that Jeep has had many issues with their products. Before you buy your next truck/SUV/car, please read it. It could save you more than just grief and money.

Also many are hoping that the new management in charge can turn around that company and its reliability.

2006 Jeep Liberty Sport Utility 3.7 liter sport from North America

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.7 liter sport Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired22300 miles
Most recent distance41790 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

I hate this car; very bumpy and noisy!

Faults:

I hate this car. It is very bumpy, and I bounce everywhere. When I hit a bump, everything in it shakes.

I do NOT trust this Jeep. It has 42000 miles, and everything is already falling apart. I give this car a 2.2 out of 10.

My next car is going to be a Chevy. Not Ford or Dodge, a Chevy.

It is very ugly. The Chevy Equinox is a way better car. I tested a Ford Escape; I hate that. This feels cheap to ride in. DO NOT BUY!!!

General Comments:

DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!! It is not very nice to drive at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th December, 2010

13th Dec 2010, 04:54

Sounds to me that not only you didn't test drive the car first, but you also didn't even look at it if you now hate the styling. Were you given it as a prize? This review sounds bogus to me.

13th Dec 2010, 05:32

Who buys a car they don't like? Did you test drive it? Sounds like you have only yourself to blame for buying something that you knew nothing about. But then buy your Chevy and spare Ford and Chrysler your uninformed opinions.

16th May 2011, 17:39

You obviously haven't read the Equinox reviews... This Jeep is a far better vehicle. If you got a lemon, sorry. But let us know how your Chevy fares in the long run.

16th Nov 2011, 16:44

I'm mystified as to why anyone expects a cushy ride in a 4x4 vehicle. A bouncy, jostling ride is to be expected in a Jeep. They're built to drive in rough terrain, which means a stiff suspension. If you want a softer ride, but like the ride height of an SUV, you should get a crossover that is based off a car platform, like a Honda CR-V, as those are designed solely for pavement.

17th Nov 2011, 19:16

I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. My opinion is that this review is bogus.

1st Apr 2012, 09:53

I believe that the Liberty is a fine vehicle, and I also wonder why, if everything is as you say it is, did you buy it after test driving it?

My experience with the Liberty is that it is the best and most rugged compact SUV, and even your assessment of the ride is inaccurate in my opinion. A Liberty isn't going to ride like a luxury car, but it is quite comfortable for an off-road capable SUV, and I wouldn't hesitate to drive mine cross country.

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 20 reviews