. My symtons were identical to the common problem description given by others. Complaint Number: 10173202 Incident Date: November 2, 2006 Date Added to File: November 11, 2006 Description of the Complaint: Tc converter and transmission failure on jeep liberty crd diesel when tc fails it can cause you to crash and loose control of the jeep,dc knows there is a problem and does not help the customer and the dealer has had my jeep for 3 weeks and still not fixed yet! Sometimes the vehicle makes noises between 15 and 25 mph, which I can only describe as a loud high pitched whining or warbling sort of noise like a loose flywheel. She pulled over, waited, took off, everything seemed fine. I will update here if this turns out to not be a lasting fix etc. And a big thank you goes to for making DodgeRam.
This is a life threatening recall and Ford inc has been looking at it as a casual recall. The same problem happened again when I was returning home on the 3rd of Jan. Fuel filters, air filters, egr valves and return lines of injectors have been replaced, all to no avail. I purchased this vehicle for several reasons; 1. I took it to the dealer and they said they couldnt make it grind….
It is also recommended that a power flush service be done to remove old fluid and debris from the cooler, cooler lines and the torque converter. Most times a fluid and filter change will solve this problem. Complaint Number: 10170831 Incident Date: October 13, 2006 Date Added to File: October 14, 2006 Description of the Complaint: I almost lost my life on a cliffside corner on hwy 1 when my 2005 jeep liberty crd common rail diesel torque converter failed causing both rear wheels to lock up at 55 mph. When the temperature sensor reports 30 degrees F or colder, there will be no overdrive, and below 50 degrees F, there will be no torque converter clutch. This went on and off intermittently for 5 miles to the next exit off the freeway, then it occurred intermittently on a highway then side streets until I made it home.
I believe this problem is associated with jeep's torque converter problems. Complaint Number: 10163597 Incident Date: May 12, 2006 Date Added to File: July 27, 2006 Description of the Complaint: Driving vehicle in rush hour traffic when transmission failed, locking wheels in middle of intersection, stalling vehicle. Driving started out normal, then suddenly while at a steady 65 mph the Jeep began making a loud noise and not responding to acceleration. It is still a good deal. Jeep Liberty limited, 2006, 2800 miles. After 5 minutes, I got back in the jeep, started it up, the check engine light still on. My wife has also experienced this problem so it has nothing to do with driving style.
It would stop if I hit the gas or brake. Mine do not appear to, or at least not enough to notice it on the tach. After owning it for less than a month we started to notice that the vehicle would shake or shudder when maintaining speeds between 35-70 mph. If you suspect a vacuum leak in the fuel system this would be the first place to address the issue. I have researched this and have found that the issue seems to be in a faulty torque converter in the transmission. Clutch is pushed to the floor.
So I don't think it would to be honest. Do I have to expect this recall? I have told my dealer about this with 0 outcome of a fix, there is a service bulletin for the transmission, but this has not helped either. I would like this looked into as myself and numerous other owners of the 2005-2006 Jeep Liberty with the diesel engine experience the same issue. They told me the parts would be available the next week and it would be fine until then. Refer to the Chrysler shop manual for proper test procedures. I had the tires balanced and rotated…nothing seemed to help.
This could cause transmission damage. I really liked being able to feather in and out of lockup only! This feature allows you to enjoy the outdoors with all your toys. It was later determined by the dealer to be a failed torque converter. This has been reported to the dealer who has replicated the issue and attempted to fix the problem by replacing the torque converter but the issue still exists. At busy intersections when the brakes are engaged, the vehicle will unexpectedly lurch forward and usually cause the engine to die in the middle of traffic.
Maybe the o-ring on the filer tore as they were installing and it's sucking air. However after changing the torque converter , and a complete overhaul on the tranny, the problem with shifting patterns remained. The engine check light was still on. Which is what just happened to me. I have told my dealer about this with 0 outcome of a fix, there is a service bulletin for the transmission, but this has not helped either. I'm not sure whether doing another pan drop fluid change at this point would help or not.
Hey guys I'm going to borrow this thread as I'm kind of in the same boat. Co-owner of dealership was asked to ride in the jeep and while he was driving it the torque converter locked up and stranded us. You should check the connector for the fuel heater on the fuel filter head assembly. I have come very close to running over students on the campus of the university of Alabama. I happened to check the tire pressure and all were about 32 psi. At that time the vehicle was towed to the service department where the transmission problem was said to be repaired.
Afraid to try that now. This problem can be deadly and I no longer feel safe driving the vehicle. Every transmission shop I have consulted, and everyone I know, believes this is not a normal function of the transmission, and in my one million plus miles of driving, I have never encountered it on any other automatic transmission. Transmission began shuttering while we were almost home from a trip with small 7. The odometer reads 44,000 miles. AutoZone has new torque converters available for your Jeep today when you order online and select Same Day Store Pickup.