really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,846 miles

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problem #1

Apr 132003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 53,846 miles
The 2002 Jeep Wrangler caught on fire while driving on I270 around St louis and burned to the ground. The fire started underneath the vehicle. I have before and after pictures. Complete pictures of the vehicle after the fire. R.a. bott, special investigator for Jeep, claimed no malfunction by Jeep. This was a fuel line explosion in that the fuel line ended up with a pin hole leak and sprayed fuel on the catalytic converter and the Wrangler caught fire and blew up minutes after I got off the road. Thank you to a vehicle that alerted me to the fire coming out the back of the vehicle as I was driving.

- Mcmurray, PA, USA