The Sky Slider Sunroof May Not Openon Jeep Liberty

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

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Average mileage : 61,346 (5,000–114,500)
8 Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
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2008 Jeep Liberty41,000
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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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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2009 Jeep Liberty51,000
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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2009 Jeep Liberty70,000
Sky Slider stopped working. Will not open. Makes no noises.
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2008 Jeep Liberty38,811
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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2008 Jeep Liberty36,780
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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skyglider just stopped opening one day
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2008 Jeep Liberty18,000
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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2008 Jeep Liberty68,000
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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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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I got a Jeep Liberty 2008 the sky slider has completely detached from the back and i called Jeep directly and was told that my call was never recalled and to take it to a dealership to get an estimate. I've been searching online and have read about many familiar cases of the slider detaching, not closing, leaking water and air noise. what is there to do i don't have $3600 to fix it and I don't believe that i should pay for jeep defects.
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2008 Jeep Liberty72,000
Call 1-888-327-4236 (Dept. of Transportation) to report vehicle problems and help get these sky slider repairs covered under a recall. From the very beginning we've had problems with our sky slider roof. The biggest and latest problem being that approx. six months after we purchased our 2008 Jeep Liberty (purchased used at 67779 miles), the sky slider roof blew open in the wind on the freeway and would not close. After traveling quite a few miles traveling with the slider open, the open/close module finally responded and the sky slider closed. Once closed, it has never opened again. We had purchased an extended warranty for the vehicle ("thank goodness," we thought) so we took it in to the Tuttle Click dealer in Tustin, CA where we first purchased the vehicle. The charged us $130 to determine the needed repair, and then informed us that the "module" needs to be replaced. They said our extended warranty covers the sky slider motor, but not a module. Their estimated cost to replace the module "starts at $1900 on up." In doing a little homework, we learned the part itself can be purchased for $176.80. When we reported to Tuttle Click that we've had problems from Day #1 with the Sky Slider roof, they dodged all responsibility (we had brought the slider roof to them previously with problems). When we questioned why the warranty wouldn't cover this repair, Tuttle Click said "a module isn't a motor." This Sky Slider feature has been a nightmare on our 2008 Jeep. We would NEVER recommend purchasing a Jeep with this kind of a sky slider roof, and we would never recommend purchasing a vehicle from Tuttle Click.
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2008 Jeep Liberty5,000
Always noisy and ripples when driven when I first got it. Took it in 3 or 4 times under warranty but they could never fully fix it. This summer 2013, I opened it for the 5th or 6th time. Had a hard time closing and when I finally did it locked up with huge open ripples on both sides. So when it rains, it rains in the car too. I can't afford to get this fixed. I'm tempted to have then staple the whole thing down. Don't by a jeep with a slider roof! And shame on Chrysler Jeep for not recalling it! And they are still making the slider roofs and people continue to report the same problem. Some days it sounds like the roof is going to fly off on the freeway. A lawsuit can't Always noisy and ripples when driven when I first got it. Took it in 3 or 4 times under warranty but they could never fully fix it. This summer 2013, I opened it for the 5th or 6th time. Had a hard time closing and when I finally did it locked up with huge open ripples on both sides. So when it rains, it rains in the car too. I can't afford to get this fixed. I'm tempted to have then staple the whole thing down. Don't by a jeep with a slider roof! And shame on Chrysler Jeep for not recalling it! And they are still making the slider roofs and people continue to report the same problem. Some days it sounds like the roof is going to fly off on the freeway. A lawsuit can't come soon enough! I won't buy another jeep again. I've owned 4 prior and loved them. I'm done! Do not by a jeep! They don't deserve our business! come soon enough! I won't buy another jeep again. I've owned 4 prior and loved them. I'm done! Do not by a jeep! They don't deserve our business!
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Wind comes thru while I'm driving. ... I must open the top to get on freeway or the whole thing will peel back and blow off....very nervewrecking to be driving in rain and its pouring down inside my vehicle. ..
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2010 Jeep Liberty43,215
Sky slidder quit working. I have replaced the fuse and it does nothing.
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2009 Jeep Liberty98,000
I had the problem on my 2009 liberty with the skyslider at 45,000 miles and then again at 98,000 - the dealer said I need a new one for $2300 - this is crazy how can jeep allow this to happen with all their customers with skysliders
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2008 Jeep Liberty45,000
The sky slider does no respond to pushing the forward or back button
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2009 Jeep Liberty45,567
roof came loose from track. cannot open or close.
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2008 Jeep Liberty46,800
Replaced twice. Now broken again. Won't open. Cables and rails broken
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2009 Jeep Liberty25,000
Sun roof won't close on its own and is constantly cracked, somehow no water gets in but it's extremely noisy and driving fast is risky as it sounds like it will fly off at any second.
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