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Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (5%)

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Jeep Wrangler brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 62 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

6000 mi Emergency brake not holding when vehicle parked on a hill. Vehicle was "fixed" by dealer. Took the Jeep home and noted the handle still wasn't correct. Took it back a second time and problem was fixed. After the first trip when parking brake was "repaired" by dealer I noticed my brake handle would not go down all the way and would move up and down without initially engaging or disengaging the brake). Dealer replaced a broken spring. 

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2014 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

11700 mi Speed sensor, left rear replaced. 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

10300 mi Emergency handbrake out of adjustment. Clunking/popping noise. 
58000 mi

US $380
Parking brake not holding (manual transmission). 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

39300 mi

US $400
Pads and rotors replaced. 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

30000 mi Parking brake was not holding vehicle in place. Dealership tightened the parking brake and this resolved the issue. 

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2012 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

41300 mi

US $670
Brakes replaced 

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2012 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

5000 mi Park brake handle "jumps" past engagement teeth when applying. Sometimes does it, sometimes doesn't 
36000 mi 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 
50000 mi Loose and wasn't ratcheting correctly 
57000 mi

US $400
Rear brakes and rotors needed to be replaced. 

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2012 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

77700 mi

US $200
Parking brake would not hold. Dealer needed 2 trips to get it adjusted correctly 
32000 mi Replaced Rear Brake Pads 
66000 mi Parking brake would not hold. Diagnosis took two separate trips. Eventually determined to be a spring in the interior handle assembly. 

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2011 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

54300 mi

US $400
Replaced front pads and rotors 
50840 mi

C $450
replaced original rear rotors and pads - front also needs replacing but has 20% left of material 
69860 mi

C $1000
full rotor, caliper and brake replacement on rear - piston seized - parts are OEM and hard to find other than dealer 

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2011 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

15500 mi 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 
54000 mi

US $100
replaced brake pads f/r 

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2010 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

12700 mi Parking brake was not holding. Mechanism was broken. 
31700 mi

US $115
Needed new brakes, pads and rotors, replaced by myself 

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2010 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

43000 mi

US $5700
Replace brake pads front. Rear were replace about 2 month ago 
23000 mi

US $500
I only brought it in for a recall service. Dealer said rear brakes & rotors needed replacing, even though no indicator noise and less than 20k miles on the car. 
50000 mi

US $150
New brake pads installed 
18000 mi

US $330
Replace speed sensor at wheel. 

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2010 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

4480 mi

C $68
E-brake won't hold, handle goes right to the top of travel. Dealership replaced the e-brake lever and it seems to have fixed the problem, warranty. 

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2010 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

48000 mi

US $800
Stuck caliper.Replaced both rear calipers/rotors/pads. 
49000 mi

US $700
Front caliper froze up.Replaced rotors/calipers and pads. 

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2009 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

25000 mi

US $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. 
61840 mi

C $80
replaced front pads , flushed fluid . 

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2009 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

79000 mi

US $75
Replaced rear calipers. One piston was frozen 
16500 mi parking brake not able to fully engage 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler

Engine not specified

41000 mi

US $700
Brake pads were replaced as well as 2 rotors in the rear ended up that the rear caliper was sticking and needed replaced as well 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

62000 mi

US $6000
Replaced rusted front brake lines 
77000 mi

US $1100
Rear brakes worn to 4/32nds. Replaced pads and turned rotors. 
41000 mi

US $250
rear brake pads needed replacing 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

80000 mi

US $150
left front brake caliper stuck, replaced both, plus new pads because of heat damage. 
15000 mi

US $65
Brakes pads replaced due to excessive wear. Problem noticed at 14,800 mi. when the lift and tires were put on 
55180 mi

C $3700
Rear Calipers, rotors, pads,  
184000 mi

US $445
Rear rotors and pads warped 
5000 mi ABS light came on on dash because a sensor was defective. Part ordered and replaced a week later. 
21000 mi The rear pads had to be replaced and rotors turned at 21,000 miles. Why? The service Advisor said "it is a heavy vehicle." I think Chrysler should have paid for it. 
176000 mi

US $500
Master cylinder slowly leaked brake into brake booster which caused me to replace both parts. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced. Very difficult to remove rear tires and rims due to over torqued lugs nuts by dealer! 
32000 mi Brakes were squeaking pretty loudly. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

35700 mi Vibration in steering found to be sticking right front caliper. 
51000 mi

US $100
left rear brake caliper piston sticking in the bore and not releasing, 
53000 mi

US $106
Right rear brake caliper stuck 
88000 mi

US $100
The Dealer replaced the master brake cylinder, under the comprehensive extended warranty. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

39000 mi

US $220
Front left brake was seized and the rotor was glowing red hot and smoking. I let it cool, at which point the caliper released and then drove it to the repair shop where the mechanic replaced the calipers. No problems since. 
40500 mi

US $220
Front Right brake caliper was seized. Mechanic replaced with new one and problem has not recurred. 
9978 mi Parking brake not holding anymore. Adjusted parking brake 
38840 mi

A $1000
change front discs 
42160 mi

A $57000
replace rear disks 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

50000 mi

US $187
Parking brake cable replaced for $87 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

32000 mi

US $435
Back brake pads wore unusually fast; over 50% of pads left on front brakes. Indicators had been broken off; metal on metal. Had to replace pads and rotors for back tires. 
50000 mi rear pads worn out (wear item) 
49000 mi

US $45
rear brake pads were completely worn through and needed replacing. 
79000 mi

US $40
replace rear brake pads 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

22000 mi

US $45
While in the shop I had them adjust the parking brake, $45. 
46000 mi

US $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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2006 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

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

102000 mi

US $120
Replace brake pads 

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2006 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

98000 mi

US $350
Seized caliper, replaced calipers, pads, rotors and hub on both front wheels. 
115000 mi

US $300
Replace rear brakes 

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2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

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

37700 mi

US $275
Worn right rear brake pads. Caliper sticking. 

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2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

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

71000 mi

US $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. 
75300 mi

US $545
Front, Rear Brakes 

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2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

27000 mi

US $800
Replaced front rotors and pads. Realigned front end. 
40000 mi

US $80
Right rear brake caliper froze, replaced with caliper from parts store, replaced brake fluid that was lost during repair. 
102300 mi

US $35
102,000 miles, time to replace the brakes. Rotors were still OK, put on new pads on both axles to the tune of $35. Performed the work myself 

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2004 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

38300 mi

US $1000
The brakes were so bad (one caliper frozen) that we had to have a full brake job at a time i consider early. But it is not a car fault but rather due to lack of use, so you probabrbly want to not consider this as a reliability issue. 
62000 mi

US $150
Front caliper froze - replaced both and pads/rotors. 

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2002 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

151000 mi

US $1300
Front brake pads worn. Replaced pads and rotors. 
99700 mi

US $100
Left front disc caliper was sticking, causing drag and pad overheating. Replaced both front calipers, rotors, pads, and hoses as preventative maintenance. 

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2002 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 3-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

239000 mi

US $50
Leaking rear brake 

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2002 Jeep Wrangler 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

111700 mi

US $400
Brake lines rusted through. Lost brakes 

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2000 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

181-horsepower 4.0L I6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

167092 mi

US $150
I changed my drum pad and had to replace both wheel cylinders as they were leaking. 

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