4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,005 miles

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problem #13

Aug 242019

Wrangler

  • 39,800 miles
The front right brake started sticking and pulling the vehicle to the side. It also caused a squelling sound and excessive heat from the wheel. This would rectify itself but the brakes felt weaker for stopping this happened off and on for a few days. We took to a local garage because it was dangerous partially losing control. He found the problem to be a collapsed brake line. We bought the Jeep brand new and it is only 3 years old with 39000 miles. He said the brake line was either defective and or just a cheap part. It was a very dangerous situation losing partial control. It also ruined the brake pad and rotor do to glazing.

- Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jul 172019

Wrangler

  • 17,978 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 35 mph, the ABS and traction warning indicators illuminated. The contact lost control of the vehicle and swerved off the road. The transmission revved and the rpms went all the way up. The vehicle was taken to premier cape cod Jeep (460 yarmouth rd, hyannis, MA 02601, (508) 815-5000) to be diagnosed, but the dealer would not service the vehicle due to the warranty issues and they were also booked for weeks with appointments. The vehicle was also taken to heller Jeep (635 mill St route 6, marion, MA 02738, (508) 748-0019) where it was diagnosed that the ABS and traction sensors needed to be repaired. The dealer further stated that the engine overheated and leaked coolant and the transmission failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 17,978.

- Sagamore Beach, MA, USA

problem #11

Aug 052019

Wrangler

  • miles
Premature ABS sensor failure at 37,000 M, stability control braking a wheel making car pull in that direction, not an isolated case all 2016 and 2017 Jeep wranger has the same problem with less than 40,000M safety issue.ABS dtc C102A.vehicle was in motion, on city street. This can create an accident. Chrysler is not recalling this vehicles passing the cost of repair to the customers, bad part desing with premature failures

- Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #10

Apr 102019

Wrangler

  • 26,500 miles
The speed sensor for the front brakes on my 2016 Jeep Wrangler failed and led to costly repairs. The brakes locked up so bad they stalled the Jeep when I let out the clutch. The Jeep literally slammed on it's own brakes in the middle of traffic without me having applied the brakes. The brake lights of course did not come on and I nearly had an accident. The repair cost $1200. The Jeep dealer told me "this is a common problem".

- Hallandale Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

May 022019

Wrangler

  • 43,000 miles
While making a left turn at a T-intersection, from a full stop, across on-coming traffic passing left to right on a two-lane road, I pressed the accelerator. Jeep began rolling forward into the intersection when anti-lock brakes initiated without any depression of brake pedal, slowing acceleration to an idle coast. I depressed accelerator to floor, but the engine did not respond and continued to coast through the intersection. We could feel the ABS weakly grabbing and letting go, and there was a grinding noise coming from the front wheels. The caution tone sounded and the Jeep displayed an ABS caution light and traction control caution light. We coasted across the intersection and pulled over to the side of the road, very narrowly avoiding a side-impact collision with on-coming traffic from our left and a rear-impact collision with traffic coming from our rear. Obdii scanner shows rear ABS speed sensor bad. Internet search shows many same or similar incidents with Jeep at approximately 40,000-50,000 miles. Jeep has approximately 43,000 miles.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

problem #8

Dec 312018

Wrangler

  • 58,000 miles
My ABS and traction control lights come on and off plus the hill descent comes on while driving randomly then the descent control starts. I also have had the brakes start surging on and off and the engine want to cut off or stop fuel. Then the lights go off no codes to check then and everything is alright. The fuel cutting off and the brakes surging was from a stop on a side street

- Dunlap, TN, USA

problem #7

Nov 012018

Wrangler

  • 52,626 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. When the contact took the vehicle to rancho Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (8010 balboa ave, san diego, ca 92111, (858) 560-7100) for an oil change, he was notified that the brake rotors and pads needed to be filed down. The vehicle was taken to the same dealer for diagnostic testing, but no repairs were performed. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had to be repaired for the same failure a year ago. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,626.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 162018

Wrangler

  • 40,600 miles
Vehicle notified it had a fault in the ABS/ESC system via the yellow warning lights illuminating on the dash. Occurred after starting the car after sitting overnight. Vehicle drove normally at first and assumed this indicated the systems had a fault and were thus disabled. However, vehicle started to lose power, stumble, and not accelerate when moving from dead stop. Including stop lights, stop signs, crossing divided highways and intersections--turning and straight travel. Pavement conditions were dry/level, no wheel spin occurred. 3 occasions over 2 days resulted in near accidents. Once after turning right from a stop sign, accelerating through first gear and rear brakes begin to cycle while power is cut from engine. Car behind had to swerve around so as not to collide. No warning or indication that this would happen. Next event was crossing 2 lane divided highway from center turn lane. Again sudden and unexpected loss of power and braking automatically applied to rear wheels. Lesser events have occurred as well. Vehicle thinks it needs to engage the ESC system. I argue that the ESC system should go inactive when a fault is detected, not cut power and auto apply brakes during normal driving conditions. This is a software problem and needs to be updated (quality of the components not withstanding). This is a major safety concern for me as the car is un-driveable, even to dealer for repair. Moreover, even after repair the fault still "lives" within the car should it have a similar component fail in the system. Contacted dealer to arrange repair, vehicle has 40,600 miles (never off road). Dealer stated it is likely a rear wheel speed sensor, common failure, not under warranty, and confirmed that this was common behavior for this type failure. Contacted fca on issue and logged case, claim they have never heard of this, could not explain.

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #5

Oct 212017

Wrangler

  • 19,000 miles
While driving in normal city conditions the "ESC" light illuminated followed by the "ABS" warning and the "hill decent control" flashing. I was nearly at my intended destination so I continued then parked at my destination. Once I finished with my business, I started the vehicle and noted the "ESC" and "ABS" lights on steady, as I turned right onto the city roadway the "ESC" started flashing and the vehicle would not accelerate, RPM's decreased, but the engine did not stall. I eased off the accelerator and it seemed to stabilize, then as applied the accelerator again, same thing, vehicle hesitated and would not accelerate. I turned right, off the roadway, onto a side street at which time the "ESC" and "ABS" lights extinguished and the normal operation returned. The entire scenario occurred two more times during the next 3 miles of city stop and go driving, after which the "ESC" and "ABS" lights remained on steady and the vehicle no longer had acceleration issues. I was able to get the vehicle home safely with the "ESC" and "ABS" illuminated steadily. Plan to take to warranty repair facility, suspect faulty wheel speed sensor, but unable to know which wheel sensor has failed.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 082017

Wrangler

  • 23,000 miles
Vehicle has exhibited multiple occurrences of rapid acceleration once the brake pedal is released. While driving down the road, the engine light and the engine controller light will suddenly come on and the vehicle will seem to loose power. Applying the break to slow the vehicle does not seem to help as the vehicle will begin to accelerate back up to driving speed once the brake pedal is released (almost like when the cruise control renegades. This has happened multiple times. The vehicle was take to the Jeep dealer where¿re they reset the code several times and relearned the pedal position sensor with a firmware reboot. This has not fixed the issue and Jeep is not able to identify the cause. This problem can cause an accident as the vehicle has suddenly accelerated up to 30-35 mph when turning into parking lots or away from stop signs. This also happens when in putting the vehicle in reverse.

- Blairsville, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162017

Wrangler

  • 23,530 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The ABS warning indicator illuminated. The contact coasted the vehicle over to the side of the road. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 23,530.

- Vega Alta, PR, USA

problem #2

May 122017

Wrangler

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 70 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and, upon release, the vehicle failed to slow down. When the brake pedal was depressed, it also failed to slow down the vehicle for approximately 20 seconds. When the accelerator pedal was released, a red lighting bolt warning indicator illuminated, indicating that the brake and accelerator pedals were depressed at the same time. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and a computer in the vehicle was replaced. The cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012016

Wrangler

  • 28 miles
My Jeep was bought brand new less than a month ago and when I take my foot off the brake or press the brakes there's a noise. Its not the same noise that the car would make if the brakes where bad. I brought my car back to the dealer that I got it from and they said all Jeep do that which doesn't make any sense.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA