2006 Jeep Liberty engine light

2006 Jeep Liberty engine light

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Patrick Whyte

Milwaukee, WI

#1 Sep 28, 2010
Beware when engine light goes on that major problems and costly repairs will follow. Do not expect any assistance from Chrysler, unless, they claim, you have an extended warranty. I was unaware of the technical service bulletin (called a "silent recall" by mechanics) for engine misfire at idle when I purchased my new 2006 Jeep. 60,000 miles later (had regular maintenance) and $700.00 worth of "this should solve the problem, Pat" (including a complete tune up, running cleaning fluid through the engine-twice, and decarbonizing the valves-twice) the problem continued. The dealership stated that the decarbonizing of the valves had a 95% success rate, well, 20 miles from the dealership the engine light went on again! So frustrated at this time. The next step was an approx.$2,000.00 plus engine valve job (which started at 12 hours of labor). Chrysler review board had only one statement for me, "You are 30,000 mi beyond warranty." In addition, I was bluntly told "that in this day and age everyone should purchase an extended warranty." I disagree if a reliable product is produced. Screw customer loyalty--it meant nothing that I owned three jeeps. It is terrible to think that major engine repair at 60,000 is no big deal, especially since they were aware of this problem. Note, diagnostic codes were all over the board--intermittent and different codes appeared, one mechanic stated that it is as if the computers are not communicating with the car. This entire experience has turned me against Chrysler products for life. I traded the Liberty (at a loss) for a more reliable vehicle. Beware of the check engine light....it is a costly path to no repair!
Joseph Williams

Milwaukee, WI

#2 Sep 28, 2010
Patrick Whyte wrote:
Beware when engine light goes on that major problems and costly repairs will follow. Do not expect any assistance from Chrysler, unless, they claim, you have an extended warranty. I was unaware of the technical service bulletin (called a "silent recall" by mechanics) for engine misfire at idle when I purchased my new 2006 Jeep. 60,000 miles later (had regular maintenance) and $700.00 worth of "this should solve the problem, Pat" (including a complete tune up, running cleaning fluid through the engine-twice, and decarbonizing the valves-twice) the problem continued. The dealership stated that the decarbonizing of the valves had a 95% success rate, well, 20 miles from the dealership the engine light went on again! So frustrated at this time. The next step was an approx.$2,000.00 plus engine valve job (which started at 12 hours of labor). Chrysler review board had only one statement for me, "You are 30,000 mi beyond warranty." In addition, I was bluntly told "that in this day and age everyone should purchase an extended warranty." I disagree if a reliable product is produced. Screw customer loyalty--it meant nothing that I owned three jeeps. It is terrible to think that major engine repair at 60,000 is no big deal, especially since they were aware of this problem. Note, diagnostic codes were all over the board--intermittent and different codes appeared, one mechanic stated that it is as if the computers are not communicating with the car. This entire experience has turned me against Chrysler products for life. I traded the Liberty (at a loss) for a more reliable vehicle. Beware of the check engine light....it is a costly path to no repair!
I had the same problem with my jeep. The misfire at idle, according to my mechanic, had been a known problem prior to the purchase of my vehicle. The technical service bulletin, which describes the misfire problem, was given to me by my mechanic. His recommendation was to go to the dealer and ask them what they could do to help me, as a repeat jeep customer. I was told by the dealership that they were aware of the misfire issue and they would be willing to make an "attempt" at repairing the problem. I was told by the service writer, that the mechanic advised, the engine simply needed to be decarbonized, to the tune of $500.oo to $600.00. Since my jeep was only 4 years old at the time, I felt I had no other choice but pay for the repair. Within 100 miles of repair I was back at square one. When I contacted the dealer, I was told that unfortunately my vehicle appeared to be one of the vehicles the $500.00 to $600.00 dollar procedure did not work on. I was then told, very frankly, that my vehicle would need a valve job to correct the problem. I was then told that they would be happy to do the $2000.00 vavle job. They had already honed my "rear" cylinder and they thought I would let them do me again, I think not! I also had no luck with the chrysler people. They tried to make this a consumer issue rather than accepting the responsibility of the engineering defect that went unpublished. Rather than repair the vehicle, I did what any loyal jeep owner would have done. I disconnected the battery which reset the light. Then I went to the nearest jeep dealer and traded it in for a non-chrysler vehicle. So it looks like they will be paying for the repair after all:)
Sandra

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Apr 20, 2011
My check engine light is just one of those things that my 2006 CRD will always have on.

Chrysler newest way to mess with the 2005 and 2006 CRD's is to replace the ceramic glow plugs with metallic ones.

Of course, here comes the check engine light. The only way to fix this is to replace ALL 4 glow plugs PLUS a sensor.

Price is over $300.00

If anyone finds a way to get Chrysler to accept responsibility for what they do, please let me know.
Sue

Troy, MI

#4 Nov 15, 2011
On September 1st , the day after passing inspection and an oil change, the check engine light came on on my 06 Jeep Liberty. It shook violently and when I stepped on the gas, I went nowhere. This happened at the entrance of the Midtown tunnel. It happened 4 times on my way to the Jeep service garage. The vehicle has 42,000 miles on it. It's been in the shop for almost 2 1/2 months. They've replaced 2 or 3 PCM chips, the ABS sensor module, Cam sensor, a/c compressor, did a tune up, now it shows a cylinder 4 misfire. I'm told now that they need to do an engine tear down. I opened a case with Jeep Chrysler but all the person did was repeat what I said and asked what it was that I wanted. Anyone out there have a similar experience? Never again will I buy from this company.
just me

Easthampton, MA

#5 Dec 27, 2011
JOIN THE CLUB! We're disgusted with our 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport. At just 61,000 it broke down and needs an ENGINE. Of course it's over the extended warranty that we had on it. We've had JEEP for the last 15 years or better ... NOT AGAIN,FOLKS! This last one hasn't been too reliable. Sensors have gone numerous times, along with brakes, calipers, and rotors. We WON'T be purchasing a JEEP Brand this next time!
Muff Daddy

Pearland, TX

#6 Dec 27, 2011
I once had a Ford Pinto where the "check engine" light stayed on all the time. I repaired it by putting a small piece of black electrical tape over the light on the dash.

That fixed it........:-
Sadie

Sacramento, CA

#7 May 1, 2012
Every time I fill my gas tank, there is at least a quart of spillage. Then, after about two miles, the engine light goes on. It goes off after a day or two. I took it to my Chysler dealer several times and they couldn't diagnose the problem. I asked them about the gas spillage and they said it would have nothing to do with the engine light. I know it is because of the gas spillage problem. Not going to spend any more money trying to find the problem. I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty.
Monique

Lagrangeville, NY

#8 Jun 17, 2012
This all resonates with me! My grandparents got me a 2006 Jeep Liberty because they wanted me to have a good car with 4 wheel drive. I was in high school at the time and only drove it very short distances. My car now has only 26,000 miles on it and my check engine light came on, sometimes flashing. It runs fine, except when I would first turn it on when it would run a little rough. Brought it to multiple mechanics, was coded as a misfire. Had spark plugs replaced, didn't solve the problem, decarbonized the valves. Was told that should work, otherwise the next step is engine valve job which will cost thousands. Of course the light came back within 24 hours. My family has owned jeeps for as long as I can remember, but never again. We are completely disgusted and frustrated that they are getting away with this and not taking responsibility for their product. As a side note, we also had to battle with them to get them to fix my (now recalled) window at no cost. We will certainly be getting rid of this Jeep and will take our business elsewhere.
Lulu

Morehead, KY

#9 Jun 20, 2012
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport that the check engine light came on and would flash on and off. I drove it home from work and did not think I would get it home. When I was going up the hills it was a strain on the motor. It was like the cat converter was stopped up. I found out it has 3 cat converters. WOW. After fixing the converter the mechanic said was the problem, it ran fine for about a month, then it starts acting way same mechanic but he can't find the problem now. I need help with this.
V
Jeanne

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jul 15, 2012
My engine light is always on with my 2006 Liberty. After expensive replacement of this and that, my engine light is still on. My Liberty runs fine, but my light is always on. As much as I seriously think this is a pain, I still love my Liberty and probably will always drive a Jeep. It's a magnificant rock, even after being rear ended by a texter, the Liberty just laughed while the other car crumbled like an accordian.
Deb

Lexington Park, MD

#11 Feb 7, 2013
Sadie wrote:
Every time I fill my gas tank, there is at least a quart of spillage. Then, after about two miles, the engine light goes on. It goes off after a day or two. I took it to my Chysler dealer several times and they couldn't diagnose the problem. I asked them about the gas spillage and they said it would have nothing to do with the engine light. I know it is because of the gas spillage problem. Not going to spend any more money trying to find the problem. I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty.
I know someone who just went through this with his Nissan. Replacing the O2 Sensor fixed the problem.
ekf

Kamuela, HI

#12 Mar 3, 2013
BEWARE!! The 2006 Jeep Liberty engine has major problems. Our Liberty had the light come on at around 70k miles and then several weeks later engine failure with loss of power. Fixing the sensor light will not fix the problem. There is actually a factory defect with these particle engines. However, for some reason it is not covered under the lemon law. It has been costly engine repairs to try to fix it, it is still not running after several few years. We ended up buying a Nissan truck instead.

You can check all the blogs, it will tell you the same story. If you have a 2006 Liberty that is still running, get rid of it by trading it in or selling it before it is too late.
Aqila

Atlanta, GA

#13 Mar 20, 2013
I have read thru these posts and my depression is now confirmed!!!! I have all of the same 2006 Jeep Liberty problems at 80,000 miles and the extended warranty has expired. I was lucky enough to have been able to get the Jeep in for repairs with CARMAX (place of purchase), who has been wondeful, just before the warranty ran out. They've had the Jeep on 2 separate occasions now (first time about a month, last time for 2 weeks) and all I have is a long list of repairs (Engine work, seals gaskets, filters, pumps, timing, head gaskets, camshaft, o2 sensor) that were performed and a Jeep with an engine light that came back on the day after i got the Jeep back. Luckily the engine has never put me down but I am overdue for registration and can't pass emissions with the Jeep in this condition, they won't even test with the engine light on. I just don't know what to do.The worst is that I am still making 350.00 monthly payments on it with a year left to go. Shouldn't Chrysler Jeep be held responsible for this manufacturers defect...especially when it has (in many cases) proven to be unfixable? If anyone knows of a class action lawsuit please let me know as I would like to be made whole.
Joleen

Pueblo, CO

#14 Apr 26, 2013
After purchasing my used 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport with 53K from the Dealership Pueblo Dodge Chrysler Jeep here in Pueblo, Co I have come to realize that I made a bad choice in buying this brand of vehicle, 2 weeks after purchase the dealer has replaced sensor after sensor and still can't get it right, the technician at Pueblo Dodge Chrysler Jeep told me that these Jeep products were famous for blowing sensors and he even went so far as to say that I made a bad choice in buying this vehicle, he recommended I get rid of it before something serious breaks down, wisley I took his advise and traded up for a 09 Nissan Pathfinder which I just love, 3 months later I noticed the Jeep Liberty is still parked in the lot, I have told eveyone I know to stay away from these Jeep products or at lease do some research, you will be sorry to purchase one, come to find out that these models have a low rating for dependability. LOL
DAVEW

UK

#15 Nov 8, 2013
Switched To Jeeps Cos My Range Rovers Unreliable.
All-American Toledo Built 06 CRD Liberty,,,Great.

Wrong,,,,Warning Lights/Failed Tyre Sensors,etc.
Jeep Back With Dealer For Diagnostics,£75+ The Fix.
Another Sleepless Night,,,££How Much This Time ??
DAVEW
England.
Meg

Gorham, ME

#16 Dec 4, 2013
Sadie wrote:
Every time I fill my gas tank, there is at least a quart of spillage. Then, after about two miles, the engine light goes on. It goes off after a day or two. I took it to my Chysler dealer several times and they couldn't diagnose the problem. I asked them about the gas spillage and they said it would have nothing to do with the engine light. I know it is because of the gas spillage problem. Not going to spend any more money trying to find the problem. I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty.
I have the exact same problem
Nicole

Dayton, OH

#17 Jan 14, 2014
2006 Jeep Liberty 64,000 miles was driving home from work at it just died. Took it to the my local mechanic and he stated I needed a whole new engine that there is no reason this engine should do this and OEM defect for sure.Well intake valve mechanism broke hole in right hand valve cover.Crack shaft valve broke, Spring broke, head piece broke and valve cover has a hold in it on the right side. Missing piece may be in the engine
Conacted Jeep with no response to help cover the cost for a new engine. Don't ever by a Jeep...
summerfmg

Barbourville, KY

#18 Jan 30, 2014
Meg wrote:
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I have the exact same problem
Flip the spring on the had cap for some reason the factory caps don't seal right and if your unsure how to do that try an aftermarket has cap. Inspect your cap if it had some black soot that's the problem even though your clicking it its not sealing.. I have had the same problem..
NICOLE

Springfield, TN

#19 Mar 5, 2014
I need a diagram on how to replace the number 2 cylinder on 2006 jeep liberty
Ken

Corona, CA

#20 Mar 19, 2014
My 06 misfire code use to come on all the time. I moved the spark plug coils from one to the other and the light never came back on. All fixed in under 10 minutes and FREE. Forget the dealer they haven't a clue.

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