really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,589 miles

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problem #3

Apr 162019


  • 123,808 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 25 mph, the brakes failed to work. The contact had to pump the brake pedal because it traveled to the floorboard when it was depressed. The contact pulled into a parking lot and turned off the vehicle. When the contact attempted to restart the engine, the vehicle began to smoke and then caught on fire. The contact exited the vehicle immediately. The fire department was called and extinguished the fire. A fire report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was totaled. The contact called a customer service line and thought it was the dealer. The contact was transferred to the manufacturer. The manufacturer provided a case number. The dealer was not contacted. The cause of the failure was not determined. The failure mileage was 123,808.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 192015


  • 85,215 miles
Me and my dad were driving on the expressway and it was 65 miles an hour all of a sudden the Jeep started shaking violently and it did it 3 times while we're on the expressway. The Jeep was doin the death wobble and both of us were shaken up. The brakes went out and had a hard time stopping. It's ridiculous and I think that these parts should be recalled. I'm gonna call detroit tomorrow.

- Woodbridge , VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072015


  • 89,745 miles
The clock spring ceased to work turning off the airbag, there was a shudder and the tcs (traction controlled system) began braking on its own. Then when the brakes were depressed the system went shuddery and quit working. This is a known issue with 2007 thru 2013 Jeep Wrangler and there is a recall on the part, except that crysler has determined that it only affects a very limited number of Jeep. This is not the case. A search on google will show hundreds of cases where the clock spring breaks, causing the airbags to become turned off and the end and tcs systems to go haywire, making the vehicle uncontrollable and undriveable. Chrysler has refused to recall the part in Wrangler Jeep Liberty and two other brands. The hazzard is compounded immensely if you happen to get (death wobble) yet another unfixed issue. This will lead to accidents and death, if it hasn't already.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA