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2008 Jeep Wrangler Problems and Repair Histories

118 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. 62 of these members (52.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 161 repairs to 2008 Jeep Wranglers--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Jeep Wrangler problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Jeep Wrangler problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

26% of the 2008 Jeep Wrangler repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 13% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 161 repairs.

2008 Jeep Wrangler repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Jeep Wrangler repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 57% between $100 and $499, 22% between $500 and $999, 3% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 37 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.

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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
15000 0 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 0 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 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 0    
8000 0 RATTLING INSIDE OF DOOR. DEALER SAYS WAS CAUSED BY A DFECTIVE PART OF THE SHOULDER HARNESS OF THE SEAT BELT. 
19000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 17000    
19000 0 Freedom top seal replacement for center dash leak. 
36000 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. 
72000  
Jeep Wrangler in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 0    
4000 0 Main ECU could not read the O2 sensors. Had to be replaced. O2 sensors OK. 
 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 8000    
10000 0 Radiator cap not sealing. 
75300 250 the jeep had developed a severe shimmy. All 4 tie rod ends were found to be bad. 
80000 150 left front brake caliper stuck, replaced both, plus new pads because of heat damage. 
84000  
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 0    
9000 0 Went in for TSB on speakers popping, simple reflash of computer. 
 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 1000    
9000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
620 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 3000    
4000 0 Leaking radiator hose, defective hose. 
7000 0 MyGig would lock up, dealer installed new software version. 
9000 0 noisy clutch throw out bearing, replaced clutch assemgly per TSB 
12000 0 Clutch throwout bearing per TSB 
19000 200 Steering stabilizer was leaking and replaced under warranty. 
35700 0 Vibration in steering found to be sticking right front caliper. 
42000 100 starter became intermittent, dealer installed new stater. 
51000 100 ball joints,  gas tank,  left rear brake caliper piston sticking in the bore and not releasing, and thermostat and gasket. 
53000 106 Right rear brake caliper stuck 
56000 100 Leaking clutch slave cylinder 
72000 100 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 100 Loose steering corrected and vehicle aligned 
78000  
Jeep Wrangler in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 1000    
14000 63 The passenger side latch for the soft top broke. the pin slid out of latch.  
 

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