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Jeep Liberty The Sky Slider Sunroof May Not Open

 
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 53,623 mi (5,000 mi - 98,000 mi)

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The sky slider sunroof may not open. A software upgrade for the control module is available which should correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 41,000 mi

    slider sunroof went off track originally and then the whole thing went flying backwards over the rear of vehicle while driving at 60 mph. Clearly a mechanical issue to begin with resulting in a possible collision with a vehicle in the rear had the roof completely become detached. Chrysler "declines" to pay for the repairs costing more than $3,300. If anyone has suffered this same type of issue with the sky slider and is interested in joining a class action lawsuit, please send in your own words what happened to edwardsla@bellsouth.net.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Sky Slider stopped working. Will not open. Makes no noises.

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  •  Rookie

    This is my second replaced skyslider. I owned the vehicle since new and have rarely opened the roof. The weather was nice to opened it then, when trying to close it got off track and then snapped off the track stuck in the open position. Jeep refused to offer any help. Chrysler requires that the vehicle be taken to a Jeep dealer to inspect. But, dealer wants assurance they will get paid for the tear down inspection which can be at the lowest $150 up to $300. Average cost to repair skyslider is $2000-$2400. Now imagine something for a moment. Now that this skyslider is a known problem, and very costly to repair, how many people do you think will want to buy your jeep or take on trade without dropping the value by many thousands? This is not something minor that someone can keep driving it normally despite it not working. This is a vehicle that the entire roof is exposed and undrivable in rain, or possibly rainy weather, or extreme heat. It's not only dangerous as it's subject to flying off the vehicle when driving potentially causing an accident. Those of us buying this jeep didn't purchase a convertible, we purchased a vehicle with large sunroof but what we now have is a convertible that is unstable and very costly to repair. Even a convertible you can almost always close it manually so it can be driven safely. This skyslider cannot even be closed manually and secured. The cost added to the purchase for the skysilder was about 2000 and now because it is well known to have costly issues the value of your jeep if you trade it in or sell it, will be reduced by at least $2000-3000 as the next owner will most surely be faced with future repairs. Jeep Chrysler needs to step up and offer a one time complimentary repair at the least, or offer to accept the jeeps with skysliders as trade in and credit the $2000 towards another vehicle. Or, another and better idea, is to make a solid plexiglass or metal insert to install in place of the skyslider so it never has be dealt with again. This is a joke and they know it is. The sad part is that the actual part for the skyslider is realitvely in expensive to Jeep and the majority cost is the $45 hr the dealers charge to fix it. I have heard where jeep will assist some buyers with the repair, but they are still profiting and their franchise dealers are profiting even with them paying a percentage. The next stage is that the top flying off on the freeway will kill or injure someone or at the least cause property damage and a car accident. This is not a minor cosmetic issue.

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  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    Doesn't open anymore. The reason I bought this SUV was the Sky Slider, used probably 20 times before happened. No damage , just doesn't open anymore. Why is no recall if everybody has a same issue? Lawsuit ?

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  • Visitor, , 36,780 mi

    SKY SLIDER WILL OPEN UNEVENLY, FROM FRONT TO BACK OR BACK TO FRONT. STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIX WITHOUT PAYING A DEALER

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  • Visitor, , 38,811 mi

    Sunroof came off track - fortunately, I was able to put it down and lock it so rain/snow didn't get inside. Will not open now. The car is currently at the dealer and looking at a potential $3k repair to get the roof open again. Unfortunately, the roof is the only reason why I bought the car. Jeep, what a joke.

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  • Visitor, , 18,000 mi

    slider would not close, undrer warranty, dealer fixed replacing motor,cables,cover and other parts. Three days in shop, grease left all over inside and out of vehicle.

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  •  Rookie

    skyglider just stopped opening one day

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  •  Rookie

    I bought my jeep liberty 2 weeks ago used. The Sky Slider Sunroof worked 3 times and thankfully stopped working after it closed.... I would be very upset if it broke while it was open.

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    I bought my 2008 Lberty with Sky Slide Dec. 23rd. 2011 . of course it was cold weather I only bearly moved the sky side a couple of times maybe a few inches till warm weather . then I opened it nd closed it a few times , ( maybe 5 ) and then one dayI was driving about 50MPH and it was maing a noise , o I pushed the button to close it a little ore maybe .... anyway , it would never open again . but , at east it i closed .

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