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Jeep Liberty SkySlider Roof



  • My 2006 Jeep Liberty Skyslider track was recently diagnosed by the Dealership and I was told it is broken due to high mileage on my vehicle. First of all, how does the skyslider track break due to mileage? Second of all, how does 13,500 miles per year equate to high mileage? I've seen Jeep Liberty's that are younger than my car with 130,000+ mileage selling for $15,000. They don't have broken skyslider tracks. I barely use my skyslider. How can mileage wear out my skyslider? Any takers on this one?

  • With all due respect, I believe the skyslider did not become available til '08. I had my "09 Libby for a little over two years til I got fed up with the roof. 5 times for leaks all over and numerous calls to Chrysler made me trade it in for an '11 Liberty with a sunroof.
  • Well if Chrysler has the best, wonder who has the worst????? I also would like to know how Chrysler picks and chooses who they will help with the costs of the repairs. I did notice that some posts on here had very good luck with Chrysler paying the entire bill. I didn't even get the courtesy of a return call to my claim.
  • I've also seen a lot of posts on this site about dealerships not having seen this problem before, and I find that hard to believe. Not the fact that they told you that, but the fact that they haven't seen it before. The dealership I took mine to here in Charleston, South Carolina, not only keep the parts in stock, they have a guy that works there that they refer to as "the Skyslider Man" because he's become somewhat of a master at fixing them. I literally had someone walk up to me in the parking lot of a pharmacy, asked me how I liked the roof, and then gave me the guy's card in case I ever had any problems with it. Thank God I kept it, because a month later, I needed him, and I have to admit, he did a damn good job - even took care of the bad wind noise. And to the lady who was wondering if it was her mileage - that's BS. I only had 35,000 miles on mine (used) and had not even had it six months. For some ridiculous reason, I thought that perhaps since Daimsler was out of the picture, Chrysler would certainly be a better company. WRONG. It just a continuation of bad design, bad manufacturing, and bad service.
  • Well this is funny as Hell! Apparenly, Chrysler picks and chooses which posts to be "helpful" to as well picking and choosing which customers to reimburse or pay for a new roof!! Thanks, "Lisa"!! Maybe you'll get a bonus!
  • I just got back from the dealer i have my jeep lib 2008 for two month the roof open up. then it took it back to the dealer i got it from. i was told to take it jeep dealer he had it for two day and i was told it was 5000.00 for part and unknow labor.....the jeep had 34000 mile on it call jeep and was told no recall and they will not fix anything because i the third ouner. but the car fax said the they other ouner we dealer...since chrysler bought they went down hill.
    so this is what iam going to do i will take the jeep and have the roof seal..
    and our tax dollor bail chrysler out...
  • It appears that several people have had some luck getting Chrysler to work with them and not again them when dealing with their Sky Slider issues. I just picked my 2010 Jeep Liberty up after 80 days in the Rockville DarCars Jeep dealership. They replaced the Sky Slider a total of three (3) times before it would actually close. The fix - the manufacture of the actual Sky Slider had to build a new one, mount it in a new frame and ship it to the dealership. I racked up 77 days of rental car expenses, told by the dealership they would cover my rental only to find out the day I pick up my car, "You should have borrowed a car from a friend". I don't know about you all but I don't have any friends that would loan me a car for that amount of time, nor do I have the money to cover my car payment and RENTAL car fees. I would love it if someone could post a phone number, address, someone with Chrysler that helped them through a problem with their Sky Slider so that I may get my rental fees back. The dealership is whipping their hands of the problem and says sorry, just bad luck. Nonetheless, this was my second will be my last.
  • After being replaced about two months ago, the Skyslider is leaking water and about 3 weeks ago I noticed the same "cable problem" as before :( I don't even drive it far each day (max speed of 55, less than 3 miles each way).
  • marg6marg6 Posts: 1
    have a 2008, Liberty with slider roof. The roof never worked right and lots of wind noise now top is totaly broken, brought to dealer, they said, they never had to repair one!!!!! Just got estiment, $3000. plus what we have spent on rental car.These tops are a joke. should have been recalled or stopped making them, years ago.
  • crazeecrazee Posts: 1
    Can you HELP! me? What did the "Skyslider man" do to get rid of the wind noise---my roof is working--but the wind noise is HORRIBLE-please reply-
  • If you are still within the limits of Lemon Law do it. If not, try to trade it in. There really is no fix for this faulty design. I did Lemon Law. Good Luck
  • LOL, yes. It helped some, but it doesn't change the fact that the top isn't secure enough to avoid letting air in at speeds over 50mph. The force of the air crimps the top. Even after a "new one" was installed. Now my windshield rattles and lets ice/water in and the visor clips were broken off. A friend of mine was scalped by her visor when her Jeep rolled, so having swinging visors does not help quiet that fear.
  • Well I only have 32,000 miles and have the same problem..I am very interested in a class action suit because Everything you said is true and typical of chrysler. So let me know if you follow thru with that. I also have Geico so were they good to work with? and did your insurance premiums go up after your claim?
  • i bought a 2012 jeep liberty sky slider last year i have had nothing but problems with it leaking i have had it in the shop 4 different times each time they have had it for about 2 weeks. i just put it in the shop two weeks ago the next morning after picking it up i took it to the car wash and washed and of coarse it started leaking again huge stains so i took it back to the shop. moral of this this storie is dont buy one they suck.
  • sayraysayray Posts: 4
    If you read the manual that comes standard in every jeep liberty, the one in the nice green canvas bag, you will see that it states NOT to take the liberty with the sky slider through a car wash. That in doing so it WILL cause the top to leak. The design is very intricate, and the high pressure of a car was will cause damage to the top. You have now just voided any warranty you would have had for the top. I delt with Chrysler on my top, it jumped off track, they were very accommodating and paid in full for the repair of the top and the parts. You should sit and read the manual before proclaiming that the vehicle sucks. That was you own fault.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,824
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  • megz0920megz0920 Posts: 1
    My jeep liberty sport did the same thing. Did you ever hear back from Chrysler?
  • suvflgalsuvflgal Posts: 13
    Yes my vehicle was within my state's Lemon Law period and I pursued it and settled with a payoff of my vehicle plus a few thousand for having low miles. If you are within your lemon law period (info in handbook included with purchase) then do it. It absolutely will not get better long term. They know it is a faulty design and will honor it. Playing around with the dealership after your third fix is a waste of everyone's time and efforts. Good Luck.
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