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2008 Jeep Wrangler Repair Histories

124 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. 66 of these members (53.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 197 repairs to 2008 Jeep Wranglers--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 197 repairs.

2008 Jeep Wrangler repair cost distribution

Chart based on 46 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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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2009
15000 mi   Fuel cap warning light and engine light (which was for the same problem. Probable cause was a fuel emissions canister leak. New part was ordered and came in the next day. Vehicle was taken back for the repair; light and same warning came back 2 days later 
30000   Engine light/fuel filler cap comes on. Dealer has attempted 3 fixes but the light comes back on within a few days after I get it back from the dealer each time. Still not fixed. Left turn signal switch wouldn't return; had to be manually released. Dealer fixed it but claimed they didn't and were ordering a new part. Problem has not returned in 2 weeks. 
41000   Check engine light (which stated Gas Cap) still on when sold. The dealer never successfully fixed it in 5 attempts and then I gave up. 
Jeep Wrangler in Arkansas, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
8000 mi   RATTLING INSIDE OF DOOR. DEALER SAYS WAS CAUSED BY A DFECTIVE PART OF THE SHOULDER HARNESS OF THE SEAT BELT. 
19000   THIS IS THE 4TH TIME TO GO TO THE DEALER. THEY SAY THE PROBLEM IS THE DOOR LATCHES, FRONT & REAR. TODAY THEY REPLACE ALL FOUR. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THEY HAVE REPLACE THE DOOR LATCHES. ALSO THEY REPLACED THE SEAT BELT HARDWARE TWICE.  

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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 Washington, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2013
19000 mi   Freedom top seal replacement for center dash leak. 
36000 US $175 Wind whistle on hard top at 35-40mph. Leaks at A-Pillar on both driver and passenger sides. Header seal replaced for wind whistle. 
Jeep Wrangler in New Mexico, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
4000 mi   Main ECU could not read the O2 sensors. Had to be replaced. O2 sensors OK. 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2013
10000 mi   Radiator cap not sealing. 
75300 US $250 the jeep had developed a severe shimmy. All 4 tie rod ends were found to be bad. 
80000   left front brake caliper stuck, replaced both, plus new pads because of heat damage. 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
9000 mi   Went in for TSB on speakers popping, simple reflash of computer. 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Sep 2007 - Feb 2011
9000 mi   Popping noise through speakers playing any cd. Reflash of the amplifier seems to have cleared the issue. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Jeep Wrangler in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
620 mi   Driver's door had to be slammed very hard to close all the way and turn off the "DOOR" light on dash. Driver's Door hinge out of alignment door removed bracket bent then painted and clear coated. 

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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
Feb 2008 - Jun 2014
4000 mi   Leaking radiator hose, defective hose. 
7000   MyGig would lock up, dealer installed new software version. 
9000   noisy clutch throw out bearing, replaced clutch assemgly per TSB 
12000   Clutch throwout bearing per TSB 
19000 US $200 Steering stabilizer was leaking and replaced under warranty. 
35700   Vibration in steering found to be sticking right front caliper. 
42000   starter became intermittent, dealer installed new stater. 
51000   ball joints,  gas tank,  left rear brake caliper piston sticking in the bore and not releasing, and thermostat and gasket. 
53000   Right rear brake caliper stuck 
56000   Leaking clutch slave cylinder 
72000   Transmission would pop out of first gear. Symptom was very random. AC vented its freon while on vacation. Dealer checked for leaks and recharged system 
75300   Loose steering corrected and vehicle aligned 
Jeep Wrangler in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
14000 mi US $63 The passenger side latch for the soft top broke. the pin slid out of latch.  

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