Last post on Jan 18, 2013 at 7:53 AM
You are in the Jeep Liberty and Jeep Liberty Diesel
What is this discussion about?
Jeep Liberty, SUV
#24 of 356 Re: Liberty Power Windows [charliee1]
Apr 03, 2008 (5:35 pm)
We live in Phx AZ and we have had replace our 2004 Jeep Liberty driver's side rear window regulator 4 times and the passenger side rear window regulator 2 times. It is an ongoing problem. The dealership today told us that it is only a problem in AZ because it is hot and caused by the heat and that Chrysler will not recall because it is only happening AZ.
We were also told that Chrysler does not have an email address -- if someone has one -- we would also like to join in and email them regarding this. The dealership told us to crack the window down and/or clean a "film" that appears on it every once in a while. This is ridiculous and is something that Chrysler should be accountable for...one service rep asked if we considered buying a new vehicle.
We're are so glad we found this forum -- at least we know that we are not the only ones (and not only in AZ) having this problem.
#25 of 356 Re: Liberty Power Windows [dmaru]
Apr 04, 2008 (8:05 am)
Welcome to the Jeep Liberty Power Windows Suck Forum! It is quite evident that this problem is across the US and not just in AZ like you and I have been told. I hope to be able to print out this entire thread and present it to Damlier somehow someway. I'm doing well to just make my car payment every month and can't even fathom having to pay for regulators on a regular basis or allowing my car to be exposed to the elements because I can't put up my windows. I even met a Liberty owner who has told me that she won't even roll down her windows anymore because she's afraid that they won't go back up and she can't afford to have to pay for repairs. I've even thought about printing up business cards that direct Liberty owners to log on and present their case on this thread. I would give these cards to any Liberty owner that I meet at gas stations or parking lots or put them on windshields of Liberty's. This way people won't feel like they're alone with this expensive glitch of owning a Liberty.
#26 of 356 Re: Liberty Power Windows [spinnakerbaybe]
Apr 07, 2008 (4:17 pm)
This seems to be the salient post on this topic by gmctd on another forum:
Problem being, they don't screw the threaded plastic end into the threaded channel far enuff, or they do and further handling results in it backing out by at least one full thread, prolly caused by the natural curvature of the flex-shaft - I de-riveted the replacement for the required correction - maybe it'll hang awhile.
Gmctd is one of the more knowledgeable posters on the LOST forum. There is also mention on other forums about a class action lawsuit against VW for a similar problem where VW lost the suit and had to reimburse customers and extend the warrantee on the window mechanism. I have not verified this for myself. Apparently someone came up with a cheaper way to construct window regulators and it's not such a great idea after all.
Why cut corners on something a fundamentally important as windows? But wait, DC took a similar risk on ball joints that are even more important to function and safety over the objection of top Chrysler engineers.
#27 of 356 Re: Liberty Power Windows [dmaru]
May 01, 2008 (12:25 pm)
I'm in the Phoenix area as well with an 04 Jeep Liberty. I just went and had my 8th window regulator replaced. 6 for the left rear, 1 for the right rear, and 1 for the right front.
I shared my sentiments with Chrysler just for a place to vent. Essentially nothing came out of it other than the fact it is "documented" now.
#28 of 356 Window problems
May 07, 2008 (11:05 am)
I've had two go bad on my 2006, one I never even used.
Went to have the second one repaired and requested that every single window be fixed and inspected. Which they did.
#29 of 356 Re: Liberty Power Windows rick629
May 12, 2008 (12:25 pm)
I took my Liberty in today for the transmission and power window. The driver's side window makes a lot of noise going up and down and gets caught on something half way up. Is this the problem others are having?
#30 of 356 Yep...
May 13, 2008 (9:59 am)
My back window (which no one ever used), got stuck halfway down.
A few months later my driver's side front window did the same, and you just about couldnt get it to go back up.
I still had warranty, so I insisted every window be fixed.
Guess what? Now the driver's side window is messing up again. It's only been a couple week.
The Hyundai is looking better all the time.........
#31 of 356 Power Window Regulator
May 28, 2008 (8:07 pm)
I just had to pay for my 3rd dropped window (2 in the last month!). I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty and live in the Dallas area. Like others, I never even use my power windows - especially in the back. I just walk out to my car and see the window open about 2 inches. Today I was like "here we go again." I guess I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with this issue but it is still unacceptable to me. I even have an extended warranty but it only covers the power window motor - not the "regulator". I wrote to both Jeep and the BBB. We'll see what happens. This sucks...
#32 of 356 Re: Power Window Regulator [frggrl13]
May 28, 2008 (8:53 pm)
Now ya got me wondering.
I had all four windows done. Two went bad, and I insisted the other two be fixed even though they were ok. Like you, I went out to find one off the track and down and then the front one just wasnt about to go back up.
Now that they fixed it, the front one is making a sort of grating sound. I dont know what it is. It sounds like it is creaking when I drive along.
I wonder if it is going to go bad again.
I almost had a 2007 Hyundai last weekend. Just almost able to get what I need out of this Jeep and trade up a bit. But I cant quite afford the Hyundai. The Jeep value isnt so hot.
I told my husband, the minute the thing is out of warranty I need to ditch it fast.
#33 of 356 Uh Oh, My Libby is having window problems 2!
Jun 03, 2008 (12:45 pm)
I hate reading this. Seems like my wonderful liberty shouldn't have any problems like this. I could cry!!
My 07 Liberty Limited is going in to the dealer in 2-days for her 12,000 mile maintenance check-up. Such a wonderful car - but - a couple of days ago I tried to power up the drivers side window and it made slow motor sounds and stopped about 1/2 way up. I was able to get it all the way up by slightly pressing my hand against the glass and pressing - I tried it again so I could demonstrate the event to my husband when he got home from work. He said not to power it down and up again as it sounded like it was going to break. Geeze. It is under warranty but I don't like hearing that it will happen to all 4 windows and maybe time and time again. Should've bought that Wrangler with canvas doors!!!!
Oh, P.S. We live in middle Tennessee. Libby is always kept in the garage and it is only June 3 - so - Libby has never even been really hot. I don't even roll the window down very often - sometimes at the ATM drive thru - so it isn't fatigue.
I'm crying! My daughter has a 2001 VW Jetta that had window problems (they actually fell down into the door and crashed! VW recalled all of them and fixed the problem. She had a passenger side window fall into the door and crash while she was driving. At least VW recalled all of them and fixed them - that was about 4 years ago and they have all done well since the fix. Course now, she is having fuel system problems b'cause of 10% ethenol & the automatic transmission is about to go.
Is there a perfect car - other than my 97 Miata that is?