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2008 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Chart based on 219 repairs.

2008 Jeep Wrangler repair cost distribution

Chart based on 59 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
Jul 2008

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 
Jan 2009

30000 mi
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. 
Sep 2009

41000 mi
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
Apr 2008

8000 mi
RATTLING INSIDE OF DOOR. DEALER SAYS WAS CAUSED BY A DFECTIVE PART OF THE SHOULDER HARNESS OF THE SEAT BELT. 
Nov 2008

19000 mi
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
Sep 2008

19000 mi
Freedom top seal replacement for center dash leak. 
Oct 2009

36000 mi

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
Oct 2008

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
Apr 2008

10000 mi
Radiator cap not sealing. 
Jul 2012

75300 mi

US $250
the jeep had developed a severe shimmy. All 4 tie rod ends were found to be bad. 
Dec 2012

80000 mi

US $150
left front brake caliper stuck, replaced both, plus new pads because of heat damage. 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

9000 mi
Went in for TSB on speakers popping, simple reflash of computer. 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Sep 2007 - Feb 2011
Apr 2008

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
May 2008

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 2015
Mar 2008

4000 mi
Leaking radiator hose, defective hose. 
May 2008

7000 mi
MyGig would lock up, dealer installed new software version. 
Jun 2008

9000 mi
noisy clutch throw out bearing, replaced clutch assemgly per TSB 
Aug 2008

12000 mi
Clutch throwout bearing per TSB 
Jan 2009

19000 mi

US $200
Steering stabilizer was leaking and replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2010

35700 mi
Vibration in steering found to be sticking right front caliper. 
Jun 2010

42000 mi

US $100
starter became intermittent, dealer installed new stater. 
Mar 2011

51000 mi

US $100
ball joints,  gas tank,  left rear brake caliper piston sticking in the bore and not releasing, and thermostat and gasket. 
May 2011

53000 mi

US $106
Right rear brake caliper stuck 
Aug 2011

56000 mi

US $100
Leaking clutch slave cylinder 
Oct 2012

72000 mi

US $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 
Apr 2013

75300 mi

US $100
Loose steering corrected and vehicle aligned 
Jeep Wrangler in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2008

14000 mi

US $63
The passenger side latch for the soft top broke. the pin slid out of latch.  

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Repair Histories

131 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. 71 of these members (54.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 219 repairs to 2008 Jeep Wranglers--an average of 1.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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