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2008 Jeep Wrangler Problems and Repair Histories

2008 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 237 repairs.

2008 Jeep Wrangler repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (8%)

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

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Jeep Wrangler in New York, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2010
Jun 2010

17000 mi
Jeep soft top was leaking air and water. 
Oct 2010

20000 mi
in AGAIN for another water leak and we are ready to LEMON LAW Chrysler is working on a replacement Hard Top option. soft top leaking since new never fixed and I traded the jeep for 4dr with a hard top 
Jeep Wrangler in Massachusetts, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

20000 mi
Vehicle has had a water leak since the day I purchased it. The dealership has attempted to fix the problem 7 times and have been unsuccessful. They now deny that there is a problem even though my invoices show otherwise.  
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Oct 2013 - Jan 2014
Oct 2013

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 
Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

2000 mi
Turn signal spring replaced. 
Jeep Wrangler in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
Nov 2010

12400 mi

C $80
Creaking and snapping sounds from the front wheels when turning in either direction. Bilateral front ball joint failure requiring replacement. Although under warranty charged $80 for balancing. 
Jeep Wrangler in New Brunswick, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

21080 mi
SEATBELT ON PASSENGER SIDE FRONT LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY SEATBELT LOCKED UP ON DRIVERS SIDE WOULD NOT RELEASE AT ALL. TOOK A WEEK TO GET VEHICLE INTO SHOP,BOTH FRONT SEATBELTS REPLACED 

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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 Utah, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2014
Mar 2012

76000 mi

US $420
The heater hoses rubbed on each other and rubbed a hole through the metal sheath and through the rubber hose. I thought it was a manufacture defect as its a poor design. The new hoses are different. 
Dec 2013

103000 mi

US $35
replaced belt 
Jeep Wrangler in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
Oct 2013

66720 mi
Dealer documented excessive oil consumption near end of warranty period. Oil rings were replaced under warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2007 - Dec 2012
Jul 2009

9300 mi
had a problem with the clutch throw-out bearing(noisy), replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2010

13640 mi
starter would not engage, dealer discovered a loose wire. 
Mar 2012

30380 mi
ENGINE HAS A BAD OIL CONSUMPTION PROBLEM, IT IS CURRENTLY STILL IN THE SHOP. THE VALVE SEALS WERE DONE, BUT THE PROBLEM REMAINS. 
Apr 2012

30380 mi
DID THE RINGS AND BEARINGS FOR THE SAME PROBLEM (OIL CONSUMPTION) 
Jeep Wrangler in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

91000 mi
Replaced entire gas tank. When fueling, it wouldn't automatically click off when tank was at or near full. Gas would keep flowing out of nozzle and down side of Jeep. 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2016
Feb 2010

15300 mi

US $800
Power steering pump failed Broke teeth on the ring gear in the front Dana 30 
Nov 2010

23300 mi
Horn would randomly go off, the dealership replaced the horn contacts. 
Jun 2011

29000 mi

US $800
Water pump had a very slow leak, replaced the pump + gasket. 
Apr 2012

38000 mi

US $800
Replaced worn OEM ball joints, drag link, and track bar 
Jun 2013

51000 mi

US $250
Replaced OEM trackbar due to excess play in bushings 
Jun 2014

62000 mi

US $6000
Replaced clutch and throwout bearing after the latter went out Replaced front axle seals Replaced leaking steering box Replaced drag link Replaced driver and passenger upper/lower ball joints Replaced rusted front brake lines 
Mar 2015

74000 mi

US $475
Replaced tie rod end 
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $1100
Radiator split a seam. Replaced radiator and thermostat. Rear brakes worn to 4/32nds. Replaced pads and turned rotors. Heat shield on exhaust rattling 
Jeep Wrangler in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

41000 mi

US $250
rear brake pads needed replacing 
Mar 2015

44000 mi
O2 sensor failure 
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.  
Jeep Wrangler in District of Columbia, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2011
Jan 2009

1500 mi
rattle seat belt mechanism--fixed--warranty wind noise freedom top/windshield--replaced rubber seals (didn't help)--warranty 
Jun 2009

6000 mi
rubber seals where front passenger door meets frame became unglued--seals replaced-- warranty no cost 
Jul 2010

18000 mi
The seat belt posts on the B pillars needed to be greased to prevent rattling. Warranty. Successful (but will need to be repeated). 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2010

31000 mi
Manual transmission jumping out of 1st gear when accelerating. Synchronizer between 1st and 2nd gears replaced. Moderately severe steering wheel wobble between 55-60mph. Dealer replaced steering damper. Problem appeared resolved but returned within a week.  Dash rattle. Resolved by tightening some loose fasteners. 
Jan 2011

31700 mi
The dealer replaced the ball joints, but that did not completely eliminate the steering wobble to their satisfaction. They then replaced the stock steering stabilizer with a bigger aftermarket unit (Bilstein). This solved the problem. 
Jeep Wrangler in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

133000 mi

US $1450
Flashing check engine light. Misfiring. Replaced spark plugs, wires, crankshaft position sensor. Coolant leaking from water pump and thermostat housing. Water pump and thermostat replaced. No heat driver side. Coolant flush and backflush heater core. Front U joints replaced Clock Spring causing code for wheel position sensor fault. The rear passenger side axle seal needed to be replaced and was not. 
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 Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

3000 mi
rear seatbelt needed to be replaced 
Jan 2010

7000 mi

US $80
Rear axle squeak identified as bent rear axle. Drivers rear axle was replaced. 
Jeep Wrangler in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Dec 2010

52000 mi

US $3000
Burned four quarts in less than 1,000 miles. Engine replaced. Warranty denied because of aftermarket headers, though these couldn't have caused the problem. A weakness with the 3.8. 
Sep 2011

71000 mi

US $385
Hydraulic clutch pump fluid attached to clutch pedal in cab leeking into the cab. carpet soaked with dot3 break and clutch fluid. Dealer had to order new pump... All stock shocks front and back worn out had to replace... 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Jeep Wrangler in Veracruz, Mexico
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
Mar 2008 Defective central top of the dash. 
Jun 2008

310 mi
Strong noise between left doors when driving in bad roads. 
Jul 2008

620 mi
Strong noise between right doors when driving in bad roads 
Aug 2008

620 mi
Center part of dash (defective). Strong noise on bad roads between right doors. Same problem on the left side before, fixed by Jeep (no cost - warranty). This time unsuccessful repair. Sold vehicle. 

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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 Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2014
Feb 2011

43000 mi

US $200
EGR Valve replaced. 
Mar 2014

97000 mi

US $350
Had to replace clock spring 
Jeep Wrangler in Hawaii, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

41000 mi

US $114
Steering wheel has bad bushing 
Jeep Wrangler in Alaska, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2015
Nov 2008 Repair done under warranty - Front door latch mechanisms made noise when going over bumps. 
Jul 2011

20000 mi
Front differential was leaking fluid. Small leak, and was repaired by dealer. 
Jun 2013

32000 mi
Brakes were squeaking pretty loudly. 
Nov 2013

36000 mi
The car would not start. The dealer surmised that it was the wireless control module. I took the car in and the part replaced. However, I had to return the car twice to re-program a spare key and have the TPMS re-programmed. 
Feb 2014

37000 mi

US $1229
I noticed small drops of oil on my garage floor. I took the car in and the dealer told me there were some serious leaks from the transmission cooling lines and other places. The repairs took two days. 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Apr 2010 - Nov 2014
Sep 2012

117000 mi
Intake head cracked. Covered by lifetime powertrain warranty. Axle seals leaking. Found during lifetime powertrain inspection trip. No signs, symptoms, or issues during normal driving. 
Dec 2012

121000 mi

US $271
Tune up, misfire detected due to old plugs. Replaced upstream O2 sensor. 
Feb 2013

127000 mi

US $115
Another O2 sensor replaced. 
Dec 2013

156000 mi

US $110
Replaced waterpump (lifetime warranty), thermostat, and thermostat housing ($110). 
Nov 2014

184000 mi

US $445
Replaced head gasket Replaced transmission pan due to rust Rear rotors and pads warped 
Jeep Wrangler in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2016
Jan 2015

66000 mi

US $700
Alignment issue causing irregular tire wear. Adjustable ball joints added to both sides on front. 
Jeep Wrangler in New York, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

150000 mi

US $5
Replaced one spark plug due to code shown as #6 cylinder and symptoms of misfire. 
Jan 2016

168000 mi

US $105
Intake manifold gaskets replaced. Possibly caused by delay in fixing transmission back at 102k, which caused the Jeep to run very hot. Transmission rebuilt poor 2nd to 3rd gear shift. Transmission oil dark color. Axle bearings Replaced front sway bar 
Feb 2016

170000 mi

US $380
Front windshield replaced with mopar glass and NY state inspection. Cracked on a very cold day when I had the heater on full blast and drove onto a mound of snow to flatten it out. Hadn't been hit by anything. 
Jeep Wrangler in Utah, United States
- Feb 2007
Feb 2007

150 mi
I BOUGHT A 2008 JEEP WRANGLER (4) DOOR UNLIMITED RUBICON. I DID NOT HAVE MORE THAN 150 MILES ON IT BEFORE THE ENGINE WOULD STALL WHILE MAKING A TURN AT AN INTERSECTION. I WENT ON A VACATION WITH ABOUT 1000 MILES ON IT. I PARKED THE VEHICLE AT ABOUT A 15 T 
Jeep Wrangler in New Jersey, United States
- Dec 2009
Dec 2009

30245 mi
Changed oil b4 drive from NJ to south FL and back, ~2400 miles. 1 week later, with <100 more miles, loud rattle coming from engine compartment. Had personal mechanic check it, found it 3 qts low on oil with no apparent leakage. Chrysler replaced engine NC 
Jeep Wrangler in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2014 - Apr 2016
Apr 2014

37820 mi
Parking brake and front brakes needed service. Brake pads repaired and parking brake adjusted. Front steering U-joints needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2014

39460 mi

C $565
The left rear axle bearing seal was leaking. Had to replace the bearing-axle shaft, the seal for the axle drive shaft and the ring for the axle shaft. The heat shield on the catalytic converter had welds that had come loose and were causing a rattling noise due to the heat shield not being properly secured. 
Sep 2014

40300 mi

C $1550
rear differential was leaking, needed to replace the transmission fluid and reseal the differential case cover. 
Dec 2014

42780 mi

C $972
Replace the EGR valve and tube assembly. 
Mar 2016

55180 mi

C $3700
Rear Calipers, rotors, pads,  upper and lower ball joints and axle U joints all replaced. 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2014

47000 mi

US $200
Tie rod end replaced too much play failed inspection. 
Oct 2014

50500 mi
catalytic converter Broke apart inside Made buzzing noise inside cabin. engine light was on Took to dealership Verified it was the Issue replaced at no charge. 
Jeep Wrangler in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
May 2012

43000 mi

US $90
Vehicle had misfire. Vehicle was repaired by self. Installed new injector wiring harness and fuel injector. 
Oct 2012

47300 mi

US $159
Transmission range sensor needed replacement. This was causing the no-start issue. After almost a year. I finally found the root of the problem that the dealer could not. 
Jeep Wrangler in Puerto Rico
Apr 2010 - Jan 2013
Oct 2010

24000 mi
Switch Console (for Axle Locks, Emerg Lights, Sway Bar disengage & ESP) stopped working. I checked 30 AMP fuse & exchange w/out results. Took to Jeep dealer (Horrible Customer attention) and had to replace FULL SPEEDO DASH assy. 
Sep 2012

40000 mi

US $575
A/C original heater core & evaporator rusted to a point where it was leaking gas severely and was replaced for $575 because lots of work disassembling the dash to get to it. It's a major complaint from this experienced A/C technician. 
Jeep Wrangler in Alabama, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2012

74000 mi

US $350
One ignition module failed just after I bought it - took to dealer - they repaired under SMOG warranty. Then 6mo later another module failed - they replaced it again after 3 days of testing 
May 2013

82000 mi

US $2750
Tranny completely failed - planetary was coming apart - shifted poorly. Required total rebuild 
Oct 2013

91000 mi

US $90
BAS and ESM lights come on when I hit the brake - resetting system by shutdown and re-start engine cledars fault - light(s) may be several days before they come on again. Symptoms indicate failing brake light activation switch on brake pedl 
Jan 2014

94000 mi

US $575
Steering column clockspring assy failed - rendered all devices on steering column unreliable - wipers / horn / lights / airbag / cruise. Bad design and poor quality components led to failure - was told they were "Not sure" why it failed. 
Mar 2014

94000 mi

US $350
Water Pump failure. Started "weeping" around main shaft at 92,000 mi noticed by service technician at oil change interval. Pump seal continued to decay finally entire assy was replaced. Bought part on eBay w/gasket - local shop did work. 
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2012

85000 mi

US $22
Heat shield loose. 
Jeep Wrangler in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2012
Sep 2010

76000 mi

US $250
Horn switch needed replacing 
Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2012
Oct 2008

5000 mi
ABS light came on on dash because a sensor was defective. Part ordered and replaced a week later. 
Mar 2011

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. 
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 New Jersey, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

15000 mi

US $65
Front lip of soft top (where it meets the windshield) began to crack and peel causing at least two small holes. Brakes pads replaced due to excessive wear. Problem noticed at 14,800 mi. when the lift and tires were put on 
Mar 2009

17000 mi
C-clip on u joint fell out causing an end cap to fall out. Resulted in bent axle. Dealer refused warranty coverage based on "mods" to other parts of the vehicle. (suspension and tires) 
Jun 2009

21000 mi

US $85
Spider gear inside front differential cracked. Part was ordered and replaced. Dealer admitted the part appeared faulty but could not reimburse do to "mods" on the vehicle (tires and 3" suspension lift) 
Dec 2009

28000 mi

US $50
Oil leak in Front main seal Rear passenger electric window stopped working replaced faulty switch for rear window Front main seal replaced Front driver side Ball joint worn out and replaced 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2016
Feb 2010

16300 mi
ERG valve failed and needed to be replaced.  
Nov 2013

49700 mi

US $75
Upper control arm bushings were worn out resulting in a sever wobble in the front end (AKA "death wobble") at speeds above 45 MPH or on rough roads. Worn bushings were replaced and the problem was fixed. 
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 Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2011
Jul 2009

28000 mi
Exhaust heat shield rattled. They spot welded back in place to fix broken weld. 
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. 
Jeep Wrangler in Maryland, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2014
Jun 2010

32000 mi
Cam position sensor replaced. Caused temporary "no start" with key turn. Would turn key second time & it would start.  
Dec 2011

45000 mi
check valve allowed backsplash during fueling. Replaced tank as warranty 
Jan 2014

66000 mi
Transmission cooler lines leak at rubber house section in front. 
Mar 2014

66000 mi
Fire was forward of the firewall which totalled the Jeep by the insurance company. I suspect it is similar to the causes that generated the recall several years before - overheated transmission, but no way for me to prove it. 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2015
Sep 2010

26000 mi
Electronic Throttle Control and the Electronic Brake system lights came on then the check engine light came on. Dealer trouble shot system and replaced the EGR Valve. system works fine now. 
Jun 2011

39000 mi

US $50
The key operated power outlet stopped working, as did the hot power outlet. The fuses were replaced and the problem has not come back. I couldn't find a reason for the outlets not working or blowing the fuses. 
Mar 2013

56000 mi

US $474
Steering wheel started to shake and could feel it in the body. Replaced four Ball Joints that were worn and caused out of spec camber. 
Jun 2013

58000 mi

US $690
Ball joints had become so loose that it affected the steering. Wheels began wobbling. 
Apr 2014

68000 mi

US $264
Engine suddenly started running rough as though a spark plug, wire, or injector was bad. New E-3 spark plugs were bad after 2K mile and replaced with OEM plugs and system works fine now. computer reset. 
Sep 2014

70000 mi

US $953
found weaping oil seal on the right rear axel. Seal and bearings replaced Engine tries to start but shuts down right after start. Replaced ignition module and vehicle computer. 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Nov 2011
Sep 2010

32000 mi
transmission fluid leak at cooler or radiator 
Jeep Wrangler in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2008 - Nov 2009
Sep 2009

13000 mi
Noticed a harsh noise from the passenger side when steering was used and the noise got worse. 
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 Texas, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

9000 mi
Went in for TSB on speakers popping, simple reflash of computer. 

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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 Maryland, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

87000 mi

US $189
the issue is still with the windshield wipers horn lights door locks and transmission refuse to shift 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2016
Jul 2014

61300 mi

US $800
Replace water pump due to diagnosed leak during 60K service 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
Oct 2014

35300 mi

US $300
Water pump leaking 
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.  
Jeep Wrangler in Ohio, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

4192 mi
Compass module. Compass was stuck on "NE". 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2013
May 2011

42000 mi

US $294
At start up sometimes the horn, all wipers, all wiper sprayers would not turn off until battery disconnect. Replaced the TIPM fuse module, problem solved. 
Aug 2012

62500 mi

US $380
Took vehicle to dealer for wheel alignment and they stated I had an front inner axle leak, one was leaking but the dealer stated I should do both for $1000.00 found a specialty shop that work on 4X4 vehicles, their price $380.00 for both. 
Oct 2012

64300 mi

US $850
Front inner axle seal leaked again, replaced front left and right ball joints as stated by mechanic to be the cause of leak. 
Nov 2012

64700 mi
Shop keep vehicle for 25 days to verify leak of front axle, they stated no new leak visible, may be residual leak in axle. January 21, 2013 noticed some drips will investigate if leak or residual in a few weeks. 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2016
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 Arizona, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

7900 mi

US $100
The linkage to the four wheel drive engage shifter broke. (Waranty) 
Jul 2010

8245 mi
Engine light and throttle control module light illuminated. The PC valve was replaced. 
Feb 2011

11000 mi
the 6-sp transmission was throwing the shifter out of gear when starting in first gear from a complete stop. 
Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Jun 2010

30000 mi
Electric locks solenoid for right side door became un-reliable and would not lock the door. 
Jan 2011

36000 mi
Repair to the seat release to let the front seat move forward to get to the back seat, not covered by even super extended warranty, cost $ 100.00, not done yet. 
Aug 2012

53000 mi

US $400
Replaced leaking water pump - covered under warranty Front steering stabilizer is damaged. Replaced front steering stabilizer with new design. Key cylinder fell out 
Apr 2014

65300 mi
Air Bags Driver Side Seal on drive shaft torn - replaced drive shaft 
Oct 2014

68000 mi
Front sway bar would not connect. Dealer suggested replacement of Electronic front stabilizer bar for about $ 1500. I repaired the system myself. It was corroded and had water inside, greased and re-assembled. Working again. 
Nov 2014

72000 mi

US $20
Front sway bar would not connect. Dealer suggested replacement of Electronic front stabilizer bar for about $ 1500. I repaired the system myself. It was corroded and had water inside, greased and re-assembled. Working again. 
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $100
The Dealer replaced the master brake cylinder, under the comprehensive extended warranty. 
Mar 2016

92000 mi
Turn Signal control wore out. 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2011
Apr 2010

9300 mi
Power steering pump developed an oil leak. 
Jun 2010

10000 mi
Paint came off front fender at car wash. 
Jan 2011

15000 mi
Passenger seat belt would not pull out. (Front seat) 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

2012 mi
A/C was apparently not charged at factory. 
Jeep Wrangler in Louisiana, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2015
Oct 2010

33000 mi
leaking water pump. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

Jeep Wrangler in Puerto Rico
May 2012 - Jun 2014
Aug 2012

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. 
Nov 2012

40500 mi

US $220
Front Right brake caliper was seized. Mechanic replaced with new one and problem has not recurred. 
Jeep Wrangler in New South Wales, Australia
May 2015 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

38840 mi

A $1000
change front discs 
Dec 2015

42160 mi

A $57000
Automatic gearbox reconstruction and upgrade change of the torque converter replace rear disks 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

75000 mi

US $300
Thermostat code - They replaced thermostat. 
Jeep Wrangler in Washington, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

7000 mi
Drivers side sun visor had a very annpoying rattle. Wife didn't even notice it, however I did. 
Jeep Wrangler in New York, United States
Oct 2008 - Aug 2011
Apr 2008

2717 mi
Transmission Shuddering. Reflashed Software. 
May 2008

3800 mi
Transmission not shifting correctly. Transmission locking up at 1500 RPMs. Reflashed software. 
Jun 2008

5502 mi
Steering Clunking. Replaced steering dampener. 
Jul 2008

7462 mi
Transmission leaking fluid. Replaced transmission seal. 
Aug 2008

8798 mi
Transmission still shudders. Replaced torque converter, flush and replace transmission fluid. 
Sep 2008

9978 mi
Parking brake not holding anymore. Adjusted parking brake 
Oct 2008

11400 mi
Steering clunking. Replaced lower and upper steering shafts. 
Nov 2008

12000 mi
Steering was loose and clunking could be felt. Steering box replaced. 
Jan 2009

14000 mi
Tie rod ends both had play. Tie rod replaced. Passenger front side axle seal leaking. Replaced seal. 
Apr 2009

17000 mi

US $160
Tie rod and drag link replaced. Steering shaft loose and clunking again. Dealer replaced shaft. 
Aug 2009

21000 mi

US $70
Rear yoke seal leaking at driveshaft. Seal replaced. Front and rear track bushings worn again. Replaced front and rear track bar. 
Jan 2010

25000 mi

US $350
Was getting sloppy steering, all four ball joints had play. Dealer told me this is normal and that they would not cover anyway due to mods. Ball joints bad and out of spec again. Vehicle had a shimmy. Dealer would not warranty saying this was normal. Had to pay for repair myself. 
Mar 2010

26000 mi
Wobble and shaking over bumps is back. Can not figure out what is wrong this time. 
May 2010

28000 mi

US $350
Ball Joints had slop in them again. This time replaced with aftermarket ball joints. 
Jul 2010

29000 mi

US $600
Steering box replaced due to play in the sector shaft.  
Sep 2010

31000 mi

US $400
Tie rod and drag link ends bad again. All four replaced.  
Nov 2010

33000 mi

US $200
Vehicle shaking badly at speed again. Trackbar replaced due to worn bushings. Jeep needs to redesign the front end on these things!!! 
Jan 2011

34000 mi
Valve stem popped out on both front tires. Both valve stems needed to be replaced and flat tire light reset.  
May 2011

37000 mi

US $250
Steering gear sloppy again. Jeep wobbles, steering gear replaced. 
Jul 2011

39000 mi
Popping and banging noise now coming from the suspension when starting on the gas or turning. No fix found. Bushings in control arms bad and squeaking. Bushings ordered. 
Jeep Wrangler in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Jul 2012
Nov 2008

3000 mi
Rattle of driver's door/latch when going over bumps, fixed under TSB at dealer. 
Jun 2011

17000 mi
CD player would quit playing after about 5 minutes and screen would state "error". Entire head unit replaced. 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2016
Jul 2010

58000 mi

US $400
Driver side exhaust manafold had cracks. 
Mar 2011

69000 mi

US $2200
Auto tranny total failure. Everything inside case had to be replaced. 
Jan 2015

100300 mi

US $200
New water pump. 
Sep 2015

104000 mi

US $450
Water pump replaced. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

14000 mi
EGR valve. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Jeep Wrangler in Alabama, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011

40500 mi
Problem with random no crank of vehicle. This problem has been on-going for about 10 months. This time I think a new wiring connector was replaced. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Repair Histories

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