fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,319 miles

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problem #30

Jul 172019


  • 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 #29

Feb 022018


  • 49,000 miles
Engine mis fire also vehicle was sold as new to me and had over 200 miles on it parts were missing from roof engine mis fire cytinder 2 factory says not warranted how ever I have been toild by dealer was warranted as the heads are made by two different companies said repair is back logged and will take at lase 3 weeks to replir

- Ft.Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #28

Apr 242019


  • 57,668 miles
My vehicle has been in the dealership approx. Four times, because the service engine light comes on, followed by the traction control light. They said that the cable connection gets loose and they soldered it. This started about 20000 miles and is now at 57778 miles. This last time on 4-24-2019 they said that it has stored codes for the cam sensors on both banks and torque request denied signal and torque management signal performance. P2638, C121C, P0344, P0369. They said that it has PCM update and that they performed the PCM update again and cleared codes to see if they would come back. Vehicle driven 30 miles and and one large bump in the road and the lights turned on again. This happens while going down dirt roads. They also told me the first time that it was taken in that the cable is to short and causes stress and stretches, causing it to come loose. This time they said if the lights came back on that they would have to have the vehicle back to do more extensive tests and possible replace the sensors at my expense. This seems to be a reoccurring problem that always comes back. They also stated that this is a problem on all Wrangler. This seems to be a manufactures defect and needs to recalled and fixed.

- Shawnee, OK, USA

problem #27

Dec 142018


  • miles
I have an front and rear engine leaking.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #26

Feb 272019


  • 40,000 miles
When starting from a stop the transmission pops out of 1st gear.

- Clarksville, IN, USA

problem #25

Feb 022019


  • 13,000 miles
On cold days after the Jeep has been sitting overnight, the engine will stall when the transmission is shifted into drive or reverse when the brake pedal is firmly pressed. This happens when the Jeep is started and it makes no difference if the car is running for 30 seconds before it is shifted or running for 3 minutes, the engine will stall when shifting into drive or reverse. If the brake is not firmly pressed the engine won't stall when the transmission is shifted into drive or reverse. This causes the Jeep will lurch forward, for drive, or backward, for reverse,

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #24

Feb 012019


  • 48,000 miles
When starting my 2016 Jeep Wrangler unlimited up, first start in the day, or morning.start vehicle up, let warm up for at least 1 minute, put foot on brake put gear shifter in reverse, to back out of driveway, go to release brake, and vehicle stalls out.this has happened several times, about once or twice a week, took to dealer and they said can't find no codes..I've been on a Jeep forum for a few weeks, and everyone on the site says dealership has found the problem and fixed, what would be the torque converter, seem to be lots of 2016 Jeep out in the world, having the same issues...

- Norwalk, OH, USA

problem #23

Jan 242019


  • 54,000 miles
There is already a recall on the driver side air bag posted on 1/9/2019 which my dealership has not yet fixed as of 1/24/19. There is another issue with a "cold start" put into reverse and thus when done it is stalling. No codes... no waring lights. My 2016 has been doing this now for almost 6 months.

- Mattapoisett, MA, USA

problem #22

Oct 282018

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 35 mph on a steep incline, the contact downshifted the manual transmission and the vehicle accelerated rapidly without warning. The contact placed the vehicle in neutral to forcibly stop the vehicle and the rpms increased to the maximum. The contact restarted the vehicle after three attempts. The vehicle was taken to salmon river motors (1065 South chillis street, salmon, Idaho 83467, (208) 756-4211) to be diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The contact was referred to the manufacturer, but they were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000.

- Challis, ID, USA

problem #21

Jun 162018


  • 11,250 miles
While driving under normal conditions at approximately 5-10 miles an hour on a city street the shift lever (part of the manual nsg370 transmission) dislocated from the shifter mechanism. The shift lever (P/N 52060064ag ) was allowed an unsafe amount of play and was able to turn several degrees in both clock and counter clock wise directions. This prevented access to some gears while driving. Upon inspection, it was noted that the rubber bushing within the metal cylinder housing of the shift lever was cracked and no longer provided adequate tension to hold the shift lever in place. As a temporary fix, I removed the shift lever from the shifter mechanism and wrapped a single strip of duct tape around the rubber bushing. After reinstalling the shift lever there was enough tension for me to engage every gear without any notable play.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #20

Apr 162018


  • 25,000 miles
Vehicle has developed a rattle in the clutch/transmission assembly. Searches for other people affected by this yield numerous reports of clutch throw out bearing failures. It affects shifting and clutch engagement negatively. Makes it hard to positively engage shifts at speed. Mine has not yet failed but the dealership and Jeep have both been very resistant to acknowledge a safety issue that clearly affects numerous manual transmission Wrangler dating back to ~2008. A personal acquaintance also had a clutch throw out bearing fail on the highway (same make model and year vehicle). He is currently pursuing replacement of vehicle after massive damage done from throw out bearing failure. Please be aware that my vehicle had already had the shifter replaced (recall failure). This issue is separate from the shifter linkage recall. I've attached some documentation below (a small sampling of the users who are experiencing this issue for years)

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #19

Dec 102017


  • 26,000 miles
I was driving on the interstate and the engine just died. I pulled over to the side of the road and restarted the vehicle and when I put it in gear it acted as if it were in neutral. I then shut off the vehicle and restarted it and it drove fine. This happens randomly (could occur twice in one day or not for 2 weeks) and at different speeds (city and highway). I also have had random misfire codes and camshaft position sensor codes. Sometimes the codes clear on their own and I have had to reset the codes with a tuner. I spoke to the dealer and it will be around a week before they can look at it, even in light of the danger for an engine just dying.

- Fleming Island, FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 122017


  • 6,640 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 50 mph, the gear shifter failed to work without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and then towed to the local dealer (first Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram located at 280 E Washington St, North attleborough, MA 02760; (508) 316-8400), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,640.

- Marlborough, MA, USA

problem #17

Apr 242017


  • 12,180 miles
Shift lever rotates 180 degrees left and right when shifting from gear to gear making it very difficult to drive. This occurs when the vehicle is stationary and in motion.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #16

Sep 042016


  • 10,000 miles
Manual transmission gear shift lever gets really sloppy gear shift almost hits floor and rotates

- Cornwall, NY, USA

problem #15

Jun 262016


  • 11,000 miles
Broken shifter. Was out in the country and after lunch I was about to start driving back home and felt the shifter kinda loose. As I pulled into the highway I noticed I wasn't able to shift 5th or 6th gear and then noticed the shifter was able to rotate... crazy. It was very difficult to select a gear, good thing is that I was already on the highway and no need to downshift although had to drive only in 5th gear as it was impossible to select 6th gear. I am close to the highway so as soon as I pulled off the highway, I drove home; it was a bit scary; I thought I had broken something. As soon as I got home and parked my Jeep I contacted a couple of friends and told me to either take it to the dealer the next day or call roadside assistance as maybe a tow truck would be needed. Next day in the morning, decided to give it a try and drove it, very carefully, to the dealer (is like 3 miles away from my place). Once there, the technician told me she hadn't seen or known of a similar issue and that yes, the shifter was either loose or broken. Fixed under warranty in 4 days, no explanation. I told her when I picked it up that to me it was a safety issue and I had drove it without knowing the full extent of the issue.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #14

Sep 012016


  • 4,100 miles
The shifter on my manual 2016 Jeep Wrangler broke today while I was getting on the highway. It almost caused a bad accident. There are 4,000 miles on the car. It felt like it became disengaged and was turning sideways and making crackling sounds, like broken bones. It became difficult to put into gear or to know which gear the car was in. I managed to pull over and am waiting for roadside assistance. A quick glance through a Jeep forum and I found many others with the same exact description. All 2016 Jeep Wrangler. They mention having to replace a faulty part (52060064ag). Issues are starting to become well documented here: www.wranglerforum.com/showthread.php?P=27212978

- Clayton, MO, USA

problem #13

Jun 012016


  • 250 miles
Manual transmission will not stay in reverse and pops out of gear. When backing up your have to hold it in which takes alot of force but still pops out 95% of the time. Been this way since we bought it. Only 3500 miles on the vehicle.

- Mckeesport, PA, USA

problem #12

Aug 022016


  • 14,000 miles
My 2016 manual Jeep rubicon unlimited (approx 14K miles) drove/shifted fine on my way to work (about 3 miles, very light traffic) last night, but when I got back in the Jeep to head home, the stick-shift was all caddy wompus and I struggled to get it into gear to back out of my parking space. It felt like it had twisted sideways and fallen down. To get it into 1st gear, I had to shove it far to the left toward the steering wheel, and for 2nd gear, I had to practically jam the shifter into my leg. Finding neutral and reverse was tricky--the whole shifter mechanism felt like broken bones and mush. I was able to get it home (thankfully a short drive on back roads where I could go slow and there was no traffic) but was baffled by how it was fine earlier, then suddenly junk. Thankfully I was not on the highway or on a trip somewhere with my daughter in the Jeep. A tow truck picked it up this morning at our home because driving it 16 miles to the dealer in the city in heavy traffic (not knowing if shifting would be an option) seemed very dangerous. The rep at the Jeep dealer said he had never seen this before, however I discovered many people on wranglerforum.com have reported the exact same issue. Without hearing back from the dealer yet to verify, it appears to be the 52060064ag lever gearshift / bushing that has malfunctioned/broken. I am very disappointed that my first ever american made vehicle feels like cheap junk. In addition to this potentially very serious issue, there have been other minor irritating issues such as the driver side mirror simply falling off while driving, and the fender over the rear wheel falling off. Things like this should not happen with a new "tough" (and relatively expensive) vehicle. I am disappointed and, frankly, pissed. Does quality even exist anymore?

- Suttons Bay, MI, USA

problem #11

Jul 302016


  • miles
2016 Jeep Wrangler unlimited black bear edition 6 speed manual. Shift lever is making clicking sound when shifting. Shifter can rotate 360 degrees. Feels loose when shifting and interferes with put Jeep into gear. Unable to drive vehicle until it gets fixed. Is covered under power train warrenty. Only had the Jeep for 6 months.

- Shillington, PA, USA

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