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Jeep Wrangler Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

700 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Jeep Wrangler. 85 of these members (12.1%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 34 brakes and traction control repairs to Jeep Wranglers--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Jeep Wrangler problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Jeep Wrangler problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Jeep Wrangler problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

29% of the Jeep Wrangler repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 14% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 494 repairs.

Jeep Wrangler brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Jeep Wrangler brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 23% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 5% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 23% more than $2500.

Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 1000    
5000 0 Park brake handle "jumps" past engagement teeth when applying. Sometimes does it, sometimes doesn't 
36000 0 Recurring intermittent problem with the park brake handle skipping ratchet teeth in the engagement lever inside the vehicle. Reported it again when in for a recall. Dealer couldn't duplicate again. Has been doing this since day 1 off & on 
37000  

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2011 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
15500 0 problem with traction control. flashed computer and reset the anti skid and traction control seems to work now. had 25000 service done at same time. transmission still shifts hard and shudders 
 

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2009 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 19000    
25000 150 Replaced one speed sensor which was faulty. Caused the ABS to engage when initially driving the vehicle for a trip. Dealer noticed leak from the master brake cylinder to the brake booster. Both replaced. 
 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 5000    
5000 0 ABS light came on on dash because a sensor was defective. Part ordered and replaced a week later. 
 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 8000    
80000 150 left front brake caliper stuck, replaced both, plus new pads because of heat damage. 
84000  

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 3000    
35700 0 Vibration in steering found to be sticking right front caliper. 
51000 100 left rear brake caliper piston sticking in the bore and not releasing, 
53000 106 Right rear brake caliper stuck 
78000  

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 49000    
50000 187 Parking brake cable replaced for $87 
 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 6000    
22000 45 While in the shop I had them adjust the parking brake, $45. 
46000 70 Replaced rear driver's side Brake Caliper. Piston was cracked in half and leaking brake fluid. Also replaced rotors and pads at the same time. 
 

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2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 36000    
37700 275 Worn right rear brake pads. Caliper sticking. 
56000  

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2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 58000    
71000 165 Driver rear brake locked up and started smoking. Towed to dealer who could not find any evidence of problem. Brakes have been fine since. 
85000  

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