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#66 of 181 2006 Jeep Liberty CRD Transmission Problem
Nov 27, 2007 (6:41 pm)
My Jeep was purchased in June of 06. I bought the extended warranty and was very happy for the first 11 months. However, at 18K, the Jeep wouldn't switch from neutral to reverse. I took it in to have it repaired. Come to find out, there were recalls of sorts and the dealership told me the recalls would take care of the problem. Yay, right? Wrong. I continued having problems with it and returned to the dealership only a few weeks later complaining of the same issue and a new one to boot. When reaching the 3rd to 4th gear shift mark, the Jeep would stall for a moment, make a gassing-it-in-neutral-sound, then jump.
The problem was not fixed properly and has been worsening since May. The Jeep started to lurch and die at stops. I took it in. The gears seem to grind when I accelerated slowly. I took it in. I have all receipts from the shop visits between May and early November. I'm no car guru, but it's obvious that there is an issue! The topper is a few days before Thanksgiving, at just under 27K, I pulled out in front of traffic and nearly got rear ended because it would not go over 40 mph. Second gear was the highest it would run. I immediately took it to nearby Jeep dealership service shop and explained the details of what I took as a transmission problem.
The shop replaced the EGR valve and told me it was ready to go. When I went to pick it up today, I pulled out and couldn't go beyond 2nd gear again. I left it parked right in front of the service booth and left the key with the manager with instructions to have the service manager call me first thing in the morning. Honestly, I am becoming disgusted with my Jeep Liberty and Chrysler mechanics' skills in general. I'm thinking maybe a complaint is in order.
Have any of you had any success with a repurchase or replacement? I mean, I do pass the 4x test and the serious safety hazard test for the lemon laws in Texas, but I don't know if a stupid transmission is enough to go legal on their $$. I'm leaning towards "one more shot," but what if it's still not repaired?
#67 of 181 Jeep Liberty 2007
Nov 28, 2007 (6:38 am)
This is my third Jeep in a row...I traded off a 2003 Liberty that ran fine....However, this one is a total ........I've only had it for 4 months and it has problem upon problem....The only problem is that with the lemon law it has to have the same exact problem 3 times in a 12month period.......I'm at 2 with the air compressor....I just wanted people to know.......DO NOT BUY a 2007 Liberty.........They are the worst car Jeep has ever made.........The worst dealership is Jim Marsh in Las Vegas Nevada........I told the saleman within the 1st week that something was wrong with it......I couldn't take it in until it totally died.......Which was the 3rd week.......Then they wouldn't give me a new car.......DO NOT BUY from the Jeep dealership in Las Vegas - JIM MARSH.......They are not a 5 star dealership so therefore, they don't care about repeat customers!
#69 of 181 Re: Jeep Liberty 2007 [suvlove]
Nov 28, 2007 (7:22 am)
Forbes just released their list of the top 10 worst automobiles for 2007. Jeep Liberty, Nitro (Dodge's version of the Liberty), and Jeep Patriot made the top of the crappy list. So unfortunately, you may be looking at quite a few problems here in the near future. Sorry but you'll probably be joining the rest of us Liberty owners who wished that they'd have bought something else. I've been "repairing" my 2003 Liberty Freedom Sport for 4 years now. Always something "unusual" according to the Jeep dealer. But on line here it seems all too common.
#70 of 181 Re: 03 Liberty Stuck in 4WD [4jeepers]
Nov 29, 2007 (7:18 am)
I have the same vehicle, make model & year. And unfortunately, I have the EXACT same problem. My indicator light comes on, goes off then my car goes into 4wh drive!. When I take it out, the light comes back on. It will flash several times, off n on. I don't know what is up with this. I also have a loud noise (sounds like brakes releasing) every now & again. I don't know if its the 4wh drive disengaging or what????
#71 of 181 Re: 03 Liberty Stuck in 4WD [wishn]
Nov 29, 2007 (7:41 am)
I would bet the bank that your 4WD vacuum modulator (I think that's what the service tech called it) is faulty. I spent $129.60 at Continental Chyrsler/Jeep in LaGrange, IL for the new part + labor. Service guy also told me that they have replaced a lot of these on 02-04 Liberty's at the 35K+ mark. My 2003 has 46K on it so I guess I've been been lucky. As this forum shows, any year Liberty is basically a dog. More problems than the average vehicle, crappy gas milege, poor trade-in/resale value. Even in mint condition w/low miles- nobody wants them unless you argee to almost give it away.
That noise you're hearing is the 4WD engaging/disengaging while you're driving it with the bad vac mod. If you pay close attention to your fuel gage, you'll note a big drop in your MPG. I only drove mine some 100+ miles with the bad vac mod and burned over 3/4 of a tank of gas! I'd get it in for service real fast. Please let us know if that's what it turns out to be for sure on your '03. Good luck.
#72 of 181 HARD SHIFFTING
Dec 17, 2007 (7:53 pm)
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 4X4 with a 3 speed auto transmission with overdrive. The transmission seems to slip when backing up an incline. Also it up shifts hard, the RPM's will red line before an up shift. When driving on straight and level I can push the accelerator and nothing happens until I let off the gas and re-apply it to get a rpm rise. It also downshifts with a bang when slowing to a stop. I have also noticed a 50 mpg loss per tank of gas. Do I need a new trany? The fluid and filter were changed but no help
#73 of 181 Update on 2006 Jeep Liberty CRD 4x4
Dec 19, 2007 (4:57 pm)
My jeep is still in the shop for transmission repairs. There was yet another recall on parts that did not eliminate the shifting/lurching problems. I don't know what else to have "fixed" on it! The diesel mechanic thinks it may be a loss of power but I don't see how that would affect the gears. I am at a loss here. Any mechanic ideas? I've already mentioned that my vehicle may be a but I would still like to have my Jeep for a few years longer before I upgrade. Especially since I haven't had it in over a month now...