Jeep Wrangler: Complaints & Recalls

The original iteration of the Jeep proved its reliability on the battlefields of WWII. After a very successful campaign, the vehicle remained in the armed forces as the vehicle of choice, and it also made its way into the homes of U.S. citizens.Beloved by for its ruggedness, the Wrangler is a favorite among outdoor adventurers. Like many other vehicles, however, the Wrangler does occasionally have flaws. If you believe your Wrangler may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Jeep Wrangler Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Wrangler in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Jeep Wrangler

The most common complaints revolved around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Clockspring assembly may become contaminated. This could prevent the driver’s frontal airbag from deploying in an accident.

2016 Jeep Wrangler

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Clockspring assembly may become contaminated. This could prevent the driver’s frontal airbag from deploying in an accident.

2017 Jeep Wrangler

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Brake switch may malfunction. This could keep the brake lights on even when the brakes aren’t applied. It could also move the vehicle out of park without warning.
  • Fuel tank control valve may have a crack. This could create a fuel leak, which is a fire risk.
  • Front impact sensors may disconnect during impact. In this situation, the airbags won’t deploy, which could cause accidents.

2018 Jeep Wrangler

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Intermediate steering shaft may split. This could reduce steering responsiveness.
  • Cruise control can’t be turned off. Some drivers have found the cruise control stays on despite all efforts to turn it off.
  • Incorrect transmission park rods installed. This could prevent the driver from quickly shifting the vehicle into park. This could cause unintended vehicle movement.
  • Left rear frame section may corrode. Corrosion creates weakness, which could cause the rear seats to detach in an accident.

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Jeep Wrangler

If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.

Report your problem within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect with your Jeep Wrangler within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been 20 or more days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.

You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.

Don’t keep driving your Jeep Wrangler back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.