This is my 5th jeep went from a cj to a yj to 2 TJ's but since I got 2 kids had to get a friendlier vehicle and low and behold the liberty. I always thought of these as chick vehicles but they are at the LOWEST end of the used SUV's and I bought a 2005 with 64Km's mint mint mint for 6500$ with 2 sets of tires from an old lady. Now 2 years later i'll review it. This jelly bean can motor, good acceleration, decent offroad handling, moderate pulling power, and absoloutly DISGUSTING GAS MILEAGE! But meh who cares. My unit has been reliable and maintenance free for the past 2 years, easy to park and you can load it up pretty good with gear and 2 kids.
I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 6 Speed. Engine Runs Great, about 15 mpg city. Only 44,500 Miles, bought new. Have already had to replace Shifter, Water pump, and Power steering Hoses. Now I'm getting a Clinking noise when I take off on a hill in 1st shifting to 2nd. It's a loud clink. Once I get going the Transmission turned out to be the A frame support on the rear axel. runs smooth and quiet. Any Ideas. 7-13-16 Getting ready to replace the Power steering pump for the 3rd time. Have had to replace the computer. and the Radiator twice. This vehical has never been off paved roads.
I have an '05 Liberty Renegade. I have been having many problems and googling out of curiosity led me to this site. I had no idea my issues were so common. I so far have fixed both upper and lower arm joints(rear), ball joints, new brakes front and back (twice), rebuilt transmission, new AC cooling system, new trans hoses, new starter, new alternator, and have had continued lights going out esp. rear lights, my cds also get stuck and refuse to come out, and my belt makes a squeaking sound which is a constant annoyance..
I had my Jeep Liberty for 11 years and put approximately 90,000 miles on it. When the car was shiny and new it did great and I had no problems. At first the only thing I didn't like was tbe hard uncomfortable seats. I had clutch problems only 3 years into the life of the car. Around year 5 of having the car the Power Steering Fluid Started to leak. I got it fixed and then it started doing it again. Around year 8 is when I saw more issues. A window regulator went out and the window had be held in place to keep it up. The back gate was hard to close, so I was afraid to use it because it wouldn't latch properly. My engine light came on and the first two air settings stopped working. The final kicker was when the 4wd was giving out and that is when I decided the vehicle wasn't worth the money to fix because I live in a very snowy environment where RWD just won't cut it. I traded it in for a way more comfortable and more fuel efficient Subaru Impreza.
My Jeep Liberty is probably the best car I've ever had. The only maintenance is normal wear and tear items. Being a four wheel drive you expect maintenance on the drive shafts and u joints. I have maintained a very strict oil change regimen and use only synthetic oil. Over a 170K and it doesn't use a drop of oil. Great for off-roading and deep snow. In winter I use studded snow tires and the traction an control is unbelievable. Just had it in for routine maintenance and got lots of comments on its premium condition. No rust on the body which is amazing. I had to install a new a/c condensor at 176000k but it was a small price to pay for 12 years of reliable service.