Jeep Liberty- the workhorse that needs a soft hand
I a whole I quite like my Jeep- I'm originally from rural upstate NY and it has many features (mostly 4-wheel drive) that are necessary for living where I did. I love that it has a sharp turn radius, which is hard to find even in compact SUVs. I have driven it from NY to Ohio and from NY to VA (and back) three or four times now. Any issues I have had haven't seemed to be a manufacturing issue but related to how much of a workhorse my vehicle has been since I got it. Though one of the things that does concern me, is that there is consistently a 'hiccup' when I accelerate (usually when going uphill). I would say overall though, it's been a very reliable car. Other than the hiccup when accelerating the other moment I've had was my own fault- the Jeep Liberty is known for being top heavy and I was driving far too fast on a twisting back road and managed to get my Jeep on two wheels, twice. It was terrifying, but I've since learned my lesson and never drive that fast on similar roads anymore. My Jeep is getting older and is almost at 200000 miles and it's still chugging along pretty well. There're more noises occasionally to check out, but that's to be expected. I imagine as long as I take good care of her I'll be able to get a least a few more good years.
2005 Jeep liberty renegade 6 cylinder 3. 7l.
I love the vehicle, but would not buy another one. Despite the factory claim of around 20 mpg, I rarely get any better than 15mpg. The cosmetics are not built to withstand a rough life like you would expect from a Jeep, they are all very cheap plastic and break at junctions very easily if you ever try to do much maintenance yourself. At about 150,000 miles many engine components shot, I had to replace my radiator and fan, ac compressor, receiver drier, thermostat, and radiator cap. In my opinion most of this happened because where there actually is protection on the frame below the engine, it again is very cheap plastic and hard to repair, making the engine, particularly the radiator and radiator fan, susceptible to damage from below such as rocks slung from the tires. Shortly after fixing all that, my transmission blew, making it unable to be driven safely. Considering the cost of transmission replacement would cost as much or more (depending on location) as the value of the car, it is not worth fixing so I am looking for a new vehicle.
Love the liberty but some flaws in design.
I love the liberty and hate the do not make them anymore. The seats are not the most comfortable but not bad. The fabric stains easy, if it rains and you open the door and any water hits the fabric it will leave water marks. The is a tire pressure light that comes on when your tires are low which is great but you have to go to a Jeep dealer to get it reset. The other issue I had is the back seat windows the motor went on both sides. When opening the hood it does not have a standard bar that you use to keep the hood open, they have what they call hood struts but they fail. So if you have to open you hood you need someone around to hold the hood open. You can replace the hood struts so that is an option but I wish they just put in the stand bar. It is also the same with the back hatch window.
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2005 JEEP LIBERTY LIMITED EDITION
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Driver & front passenger advanced multi-stage airbags w/occupant classification system
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Power Train > Automatic TransmissionJan 16, 2019
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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.
IF THIS OCCURS AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE VEHICLE MAY ROLL AWAY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSIONS AND INSTALL A BRACKET TO ENSURE THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT IS RETAINED IN THE PROPER POSITION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
SuspensionJan 16, 2019
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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.
A fractured control arm can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lower control arms, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 20, 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.
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