definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,940 miles

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problem #4

May 142017


  • 69,961 miles
The vehicle was stationary in my driveway when I noticed that my tire, on the driver's side, was separating down the middle of the tire. I brought my car to Firestone so that my tire could be inspected. Once inspected by onsite workers, they told me that the tire had failed and that I needed a new one. I am attaching pictures to show how my tire separated. I still have my tire so that I can send it in for Firestone to further investigate the tire failure.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 302015


  • 64,000 miles
I was driving at a speed of 50mph around a curve in the road and the engine stalled and the check engine light came on. I tried to put tin neutral and restart it, it did not turn over. I put it in park and after 3 tries it started. I immediately took it to the dealership and they told me it was a crankshaft position sensor. This happened once before on a Saturday and when I took it in on Monday they told me without a check engine light they could not know what was wrong.

- Frankfort, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 052015


  • 25,500 miles
While turning into a parking spot the bolt in the ball joint broke causing damage to the axle, ball joint, and A-arm. After having the Jeep loaded on a flat bed and taken to a dealer for repair the mechanics told me I was lucky it happened in a parking lot rather than on the bypass I had just driven at which the speed limit is 70. If it had happened there it most likely would have been a very serious accident being the Jeep would have been uncontrollable. Has there been any talks of a recall for this problem ? I am hearing this is a problem that happens a lot with the factory installed parts but the after market parts seem to be ok so far. I am sure you are thinking it must be my driving and off roading but I only drive paved roads and have never had a ticket in the 34 years I have been driving.

- New Sharon, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 112012


  • 300 miles
When I first purchased the car, I notice that I had to fill up the gas every week. After a while the low air notification came on. Basically I find myself adding air to the tires once every few weeks. Since I've done that I noticed I have a little better gas mileage. But I wanted to know am I alone with the faulty tires or are they leaking and what should I do. Do I go back to the dealer? they are Goodyear brand of tires.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA