10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,149 miles

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problem #124

Dec 152019

Liberty

  • 98,500 miles
Bushing and body bushing on front of the vehicle, squeak very loudly anytime the vehicle is in motion, or when someone enters or exits the vehicle, the added weight to the vehicle, causes the vehicle to squeak from the front underside of the vehicle, every bump or ruff spot in the road, turning the steering wheel either direction, even the slightest causes very loud squeaking, the squeaking is present with simple rocking of the steering wheel. The steering feels tighter and simple turns require more body muscle use, when the vehicle is both in motion and stationary. The squeaking/rubbing is present, at all times, when even the slightest amount of movement or position changes from driver/passengers inside the vehicle. Feels like the front of the vehicle is about to fall out, or that the friction from the rubbing or pieces in the front/ front suspension, is going to cause something to wear down and break, which could cause control of the vehicle to be lost, and could result in an accident, that could potentially be fatal. When I do a general search for recalls on my particular vehicle make and model, it shows 2 regarding the front suspension, and ball joints, however when I search recalls using my vehicles VIN number, it shows ┐0 unrepaired recalls┐ but I have never had any recalls repaired on my vehicle, and the recalls that show active, fit the issues going on with my vehicle, and I┐M not sure why my 2005 Jeep Liberty renegade, fits into the vehicles with the recall concerns present and active, but my vehicle doesn┐T show and one that need to be repaired based on the active recalls.

- Summerville, GA, USA

problem #123

Jun 132020

Liberty

  • miles
Purchased a 2005 Jeep Liberty in the state of Wisconsin, a state that has excessive cold and icy weather, streets are heavily salted. The Jeep I purchased has had several recalls, major was the rear end control arm, which the dealership repaired. 2005 Jeep Liberty also has major electrical problems which causes the engine cooling fan to short out. Having it to be frequently replaced once a year. 2nd major problem is the front right control arm assembly front upper left and right. Along with wheel hub assembly, both corrodes and can cause the steering to brake into, resulting in a lost of steering causing a major accident while driving. These major mechanical problems needs should be recalled, so they can be replaced or repaired. I've taken the Jeep to different repairs shop and was told the Jeep are known for safety issues including electrical and control arm problems and to check for recalls.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #122

Jan 052020

Liberty

  • 205,400 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being driven, the vehicle was going all over the road and felt loose. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was informed by the technician that the right control arm was rusted through and needed to be replaced. The technician informed the contact about NHTSA campaign number: 12V085000 (suspension). The contact stated that the recall was in the state of oh, and the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer and was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 205,400.

- Newton Falls, OH, USA

problem #121

Jan 012019

Liberty

  • 40,000 miles
Front right spindle went bad very early in life of car, and bar linkage with it. Expensive fix. Please issue recall!!!!

- Hebron, KY, USA

problem #120

Sep 282019

Liberty

  • 97,000 miles
I noticed when driving my 2005 Jeep Liberty, when I came to a stop or pulled off, I would hear a noise underneath the back of my car, sounding like a jarring sound, like something was loose..my car's steering wasn't as relaxed as it should have been when turning especially..this noise kept getting louder, I eventually had it towed to the shop because of this problem and a issue with the thermostat..to find out my rear drive shaft had popped.

- Lynwood, IL, USA

problem #119

Jul 262019

Liberty

  • miles
I have a Jeep Liberty 2005 sport they have a recall about the corrosion on my car and they don't want to to fix it. I am really scared on driving like that.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #118

May 012019

Liberty

  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the rear driver's side suspension snapped and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle swerved to the other side of the road. The contact was able to regain control and drove home. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that new trailing arms needed to be installed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 151,000.

- Pittsfield, MA, USA

problem #117

Mar 222018

Liberty

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the suspension warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension) by arrigo Dodge Jeep Chrysler (6500 okeechobee blvd, West palm beach, fl 33411, (561) 282-1545); however, the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the air suspension warning indicator illuminated after the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #116

Apr 052019

Liberty

  • 119,000 miles
The front lower ball joints failed a second time and were replaced again per nhsta id # 06V-288 recall F23. The official mopar website says faq says that "Q once the recall is completed, what is the warranty on the repair if the recalled component fails again" a if there is a subsequent failure, we will review the situation and if, in fact, it is for the same condition as the recall, fca us will repair the vehicle for free." I am being told by a fca case manager that there is a 2 year 24 month warranty on the parts installed as part of this safety recall. The mopar website faq makes no mention of this and I can not be told where to find this 2 year 24 month warraty. Why isn't fca following their own policy stated to the public? why is fca being deceptive and inaccurate? how should this falsehood be addressed"

- East Hampton, CT, USA

problem #115

Feb 092019

Liberty

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. While driving 10 mph in a parking lot, the ball joint detached and the axle became loose from the base of the wheels, which caused the wheels to detach. The contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and later towed to autonation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram & Fiat North phoenix (located at 1646 N 26th ave, phoenix, AZ 85023, (480) 630-2825) where it was diagnosed that the ball joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair fees. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #114

Jan 092019

Liberty

  • 128,500 miles
Rear control arm rusted

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #113

Jan 042019

Liberty

  • 82,266 miles
Here is the problem, will not schedule an appointment for the replacement rear lower control arms. This is a follow up complaint to the one I filed on 4-18-18, id# 11120806.on 1-4-19 I received a call from debbie of specialty parts about the original complaint. Different from the first representative not knowing why the dealer wanted a inspection before ordering the control arms, debbie stated that was a corporate decision. ( you would think that having dealt with this recall in one form or another over the past seven years they could get this straight.) her reasoning was that fca had to inspect my vehicle and replace required parts before they could put on the new lower control arms. I asked what parts required inspection and she said my shocks.I told her those don't attach to the contro[ arm she then said that they would have to check my control arms and check the VIN to verify I had not gone to a junk yard and replaced them myself. I asked her if she knew what the control arms were and she stated she was not a tech. She also told me that they do not tell their customers all they have to do to a vehicle in a recall. NHTSA, I would think if they state that they do not tell all that they do, they may not have told you all the issues either. There is no other way to interpret this conversation other than, "we need to inspect your vehicle and replace parts at your expense to minimize damage to our bottom line." I asked to speak to her supervisor and debbie state she did not have one, no one above her. I ended the call.I have received the second recall card. Again it states to schedule your free repair. They will not do it. All I want from fca is what they stated they would do. Replace both rear lower control arms. Stop playing games.

- Azusa, CA, USA

problem #112

Dec 072018

Liberty

  • 178,500 miles
The steering got hard and felt like the ball joint on the control arms lock up ; the door locks cycle continuously and now driver door, left rear passenger door and back tailgate will not open, horn will not blow, radio will not work, and interior lights won't work. The steering problems happen while driving on highways and when making turns of any kind the slightest movement of the steering wheel will car is moving makes erratic navigation in anything other than a straight path. The door locks cycle on and off while driving and also not moving and without the car being started and is as rest without key inserted in the ignition cylinder. I am fearful for my grand children to ride in the car with me and very concerned of a failure that may jeopardize their safety.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #111

Nov 282018

Liberty

  • 77,012 miles
The front right and left suspension upper and lower control arms broke. I was backing down my driveway when this happened. I noticed the rear ones are under recall but not the front, NHTSA #18V-278. I had it towed to a auto shop and they want $2600 to repair.

- Crockett, TX, USA

problem #110

Nov 302018

Liberty

  • miles
SE siente muy inestable cuando condusco en especial no puedo ir a mas de 50 millas porque en curvas SE siente peor su inestabilidad de camino a mi trabajo Y de mi uso diario cerca de mi hogar no podria ir lejos girando SE siente muy inestable no me suento segura

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #109

Dec 052018

Liberty

  • miles
Ball joints corrosion

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #108

Jun 292018

Liberty

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer steven wade (1724 South hilton drive, saint george, Utah 84770 (435) 634-4200) was contacted and stated that the part was unavailable. The contact stated that on June 13, 2018 the dealer stated that the part was on back-order. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and provided the contact with case number: 34958405. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnects.

- Littefield, AZ, USA

problem #107

Jul 182018

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18V278000 (suspension); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Larry H. miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep (350 South havana street, Aurora, Colorado 80012, (855) 324-2578) was made aware of the recall and stated that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #106

Sep 062018

Liberty

  • miles
U38 NHTSA recall # 18V-278 no dealer within 100 miles will honor the recall. Said can't get parts or not available for scheduling or they didn't sell me the car. Or they want to charge for the repair.

- Milwaukie, OR, USA

problem #105

Aug 172018

Liberty

  • 82,000 miles
This concerns recall U38"NHTSA 18V-278 that says fca will replace both rear lower control arms. Does not seem to be that straight forward. The attached file is the email received from fca and my original questions posted to them. I do not have a copy, but I replied to fca email asking whose recall is it, fca or their dealers" they did not address why different dealers are giving different infomation. I also asked what is the dealer going to inspect as it appears that the arms are corroding from the inside out. According to the recall paper work, fca says the arms must be replaced. Why should I be required to do two dealer visits because the dealer wants it that way. Fca is not taking ownership of the recall and is allowing different dealers to treat customers in very different ways, which amounts to no one is hooering the recall as printed.

- Azusa, CA, USA

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