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Jeep Liberty Common Rail Diesel Meet & Greet



  • fustfust Posts: 29
    I also have a 2005 march build date and recently I have noticed when i come to a hard stop the tranny kicks back or when i come to a slow stop after releasing the brakes it also kicks is this something you experienced before the torque converter failed or any other insight might help thanks.
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    Welcome Goolie! I am assuming you mean Canadian miles, Right? I live in Missouri, and have a 05 with 25,100 miles on it. Have had a few glitches, mothing that could not be fixed in two trips to the dealer. We get 22 to 26.8 MPG US. I have never taken our CRD on a trip, maybe in the Spring. Biggest problem is finding a dealer that has a Tec that knows what he is doing. When you find such a Tec treat him like gold intil the Warranty expires. I strongly suggest a Service Contract, I really expect it will pay for itself. You might want to go to the LIBERTY DIESEL forum, as that's where most of the CRD'ers go. Merry Christmass!

  • I was reffering to miles, not kilometers. Being easier to understand, the overhead computer is great for switching. Only problem I have is the difference between US gallons and Canadian gallons, and then Litres. My Liberty is an 06, and the two trips we made were both towing my car. I find it's a great highway vehicle, and tows fantastic! And I will consider the extended warrenty, thanks.

  • In Sept 06 we bought our new baby. Two weeks later we had our first flat tire. The low air indicator light stayed on all winter, so we couldn't tell if there was a problem or not. Our dealer (5-star) didn't really seem interested in this problem. We went on a trip in the spring, and had 3 flat tires. One the indicator light went on and let us know we had a problem. A trail-rated jeep should come with better tires. After we upgraded our tires, we had several more flat tires (we have had over seven flat tires with this new system). A couple of faulty stems ($150 a piece).
    Our service tech says we should not be concerned and bring the car in unless the indicator light is flashing for other problems with the jeep. We had the ball joints replaced;the transmission converter recalls performed. When we heard about the ball joints, I called the dealer ship and they told me it depended on where the jeep was built. Eventually we were notified when we took the jeep in for the transmission recall. The egr air flow control gasket and valve went bad and had to be replaced. Now, the power steering fluid is leaking.
    The brake rubbing noise that came with the vehicle is still evident. My husband went into talk to our 5 star dealer owner and he said he didn't know about this problem.
    I will never,ever,ever buy another Chrysler product.
    Good thing I bought the extended warranty.
    I drove my last Ford for over 23 years with only one significant problem.
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    gregordc: As I read your post there is one thing that stands out.....a dealer who does not want help you! Find another 5 Star dealer who has a trained Jeep CRD Tec ASAP.
    The tires that come with Liberty's are the GoodYear ST passenger lite duty tires. They are two ply rated as 4 ply. These tires are very smooth to drive but most change them out ASAP. I have had three Liberty's and within 300 miles these ST tires were gone! You need a full 6 ply rated tire, you just might consider a lite truck tire. You can get up to a 10 ply tire, it all depends upon your driving and needs.
    All Jeep liberty's are built in Toledo, Ohio. The thing that they needed to know was when the CRD was built, so they misled you on that point. You call any DC dealer and ask for the Service dept. Give then your VIN and they can give you the day and month it was made. That's good to know so you can follow if a recall is done again to see if your CRD is in the recall.
    The recalls have been to make your Liberty last longer and safer. We too have had the same EGR air flow valve replaced, could be because of poor fuel, and before the ULSD went into effect it was easy to get.
    These CRD's are a excellent vehicle, but DCX put it into production with some very rough edges, and most likely most seem to be worked out. Give it some more time, with a better caring dealer and you will be pleased.

  • Thank you for your response. My only problem is that we live in North Pole, Alaska. Only one dealer here. Grr.
    I loved the jeep as soon as I got in it. Thank you for your kind response. Do you know how the dealers were notifed of the the noisey brake problem? I probably need something in writing for them to pay attention. :lemon:
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    gregordc: I bet you laugh when I say its cold here in Missouri. Last night we got down to 4f. I guess that would be a heat wave for you.
    There has been a good enough posts on this forum about the brakes making noise, so if you call the Customer Care they just might be able to help you. Here in the lower US the number is 1800 992 1997, maybe this works for you there as well. If you did not get the Extended Warranty you just might regret it. I got the max care Service Warranty 5 years 100,000 miles no dect. There is also one other person on the forum that lives in Alaska too. I believe the engine is a sound solid engine, but finding Tecs that know what they are doing is a bit of a sticky wicket old chap. Or young chap if you are. I hope this helps. You might go to the Liberty diesel forum there is where more of the CRD'ers are.

  • fgcmanfgcman Posts: 1
    Enjoy my 2006 Liberty diesel, but at about 30,000 miles the mileage dropped from a consistent 23+MPG to barely 18 MPG for around town/freeway driving. I took in while under warranty and they reflashed the computer and it seemed to work for about 2 tanks of diesel. Then back to the old problem. About the same time, I started having what felt like slipping in the transmission in first gear when the tranny was warm from driving and the car had been sitting for 20-30 minutes. The subsequent diagnoses after the car went another 8,000 miles a bad something that coordinated the engine with the transmission on the engine side. The slipping went away but the poor mileage continues. I've had it in 3 times over the mileage issue in about 12 months and they keep saying they can't find anything wrong. Where did the mileage go. Any ideas?
  • winter2winter2 Posts: 1,796
    I have a 2005 CRD and my fuel economy has been better than expected. With your fuel economy having taken such a nose dive, let me ask you some questions.

    1. When is the last time you changed the air filter?
    2. When you shift, are you inadvertently dis-engaging the overdrive? Look for a light on the dash.
    3. Have you cleaned the boost pressure sensor?
    4. Have you changed the little filter on the passenger side of the engine that helps with controlling the turbo boost/waste gate?
  • xav8rxav8r Posts: 1
    I'm a new member on this forum with a 2006 Liberty CRD, currently having 35,000 miles on it, and am the second owner. It had Recalls F21, F23, F31, and G03 done before I bought it in October of 2008 with 19,000 miles on it. I bought the car from a Jeep dealer in NH, and I also purchased a Chrysler 7/100 Maximum Care Service Contract from them at the same time. The car now resides mostly in Maine, where everyone knows these cars were never sold new, and I'm having a bit of of trouble finding a dealer here that has techs with much experience with a CRD, although some say they've sent a mech for training on them. Primarily because of the extended service contract, I would prefer to use Jeep dealers for even most normal maintenance work, even though I'm aware that it's not required. I would like to establish a working business relationship with a dealership that can instill confidence that it would be knowledgeable to handle all issues that might arise, especially around the unique characteristics of the CRD.

    I'm not into all the mods I've heard people doing to improve their KJ CRDs.


    Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?


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