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The Manual Transmission May Jump Out of Gear on Jeep Liberty

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The manual transmission may jump out of gear. Our technicians tell us that replacing the 1-2 synchronizer assembly should correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 87,566 (35,000–168,000)
Drive Trains affected: 4WD, Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission
7 model years affected: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2008, 2009, 2010
20 people reported this problem
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Manual transmission pops out of 1st gear intermittently. It doesn't happen as long as I push the gear firmly into place and hold it there. Otherwise I run the risk of it popping out. I've tried to have it fixed at a couple of places but no one will since they can't replicate the issue.
Jolt out of 1st gear. Nearly caused many accidents. When do all get together and sue Jeep to repair the problem? How does that work, does someone have to get into an accident first? By the way, I also took it while in warranty and they couldn't reproduce (BS!). Let me know if you all want to get together for a class action. jeeasubs1@hotmail.com
rear passenger window power regulator went out..had to replace it
6 speed manual would loudly jump out of first gear when lifting the clutch.
Happened once every month or 6 weeks on my daily driver.
Has not happened since following service bulletin, and had a shim installed on the pivot arm that pushes on the pressure plate. Did this when installing new clutch. Shim also did remove noise from throw out bearing not disengaging all the way.
I had this problem repaired about four years ago while still under the extended warranty. It would pop out of first gear when attempting to move after stopping. Sometimes it was so loud people would turn their heads as if they had just heard an accident. A-holes behind me who blew their horns occasionally received a one-finger salute. Luckily, I didn't get pulled over by an overzealous pig. Initially, the dealership thought it was the gear shift lever and replaced it, as well as a sensor. Ultimately, they rebuilt the transmission. I don't know if they replaced the synchronizer or just rebuilt the transmission. Now the transmission seems to have developed a different problem. The transmission has been just one of numerous problems. Bottom line: the Jeep Liberty is an incredible, festering heap of dung!
Pops out of 1st gear, sometimes softly sometimes violently... Other gears okay...
I grind the gears going into second unless I'm under 10 miles per hour and when I let out the clutch the shifter pops out of gear. all other gear work fine.
Jeep has popped out of first starting soon after purchase new . It has gradually gotten worse.
I did have to have my drive shaft rebuilt but I am still having that thunk or jumping into gear when I acelerate going uphill or around curves.
liberty pop out of 1st, all the time
2WD 4-cylinder engine, pops out of 1st gear when attempting to accelerate. Violent jolt, like someone rear ended me. Scared me, and in my panic, was nearly t-Boned in the side as my attempt to exit from a bank driveway across a lane of traffic to get into my lane. This issue will kill someone if hasn't already!
Pops violently out of 1st gear, repaired once. Happened again within the 12/12 warranty, and Colorado Jeep Chrysler refuses to fix under warranty due to the fact they can not 'reproduce' the problem. They drove it less than 15 miles, in the 30 days we left it with them, to tell us they could not 'reproduce' the problem.