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Jeep Wrangler Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

701 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Jeep Wrangler. 107 of these members (15.3%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 66 suspension and steering repairs to Jeep Wranglers--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

29% of the Jeep Wrangler repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 14% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 14% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 503 repairs.

Jeep Wrangler suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Jeep Wrangler suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 28% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 12% more than $2500.

Chart based on 43 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 0    
7000 80 Rear axle squeak identified as bent rear axle. Drivers rear axle was replaced. 
 

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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 New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
13000 0 Noticed a harsh noise from the passenger side when steering was used and the noise got worse. 
 
Jeep Wrangler in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 9000    
28000 50 Front driver side Ball joint worn out and replaced 
 

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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    
19000 200 Steering stabilizer was leaking and replaced under warranty. 
51000 100 ball joints,  
75300 100 Loose steering corrected and vehicle aligned 
78000  

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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 New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Steering Clunking. Replaced steering dampener. 
0 Steering clunking. Replaced lower and upper steering shafts. 
12000 0 Steering was loose and clunking could be felt. Steering box replaced. 
14000 0 Tie rod ends both had play. Tie rod replaced. 
17000 160 Tie rod and drag link replaced. Steering shaft loose and clunking again. Dealer replaced shaft. 
21000 70 Front and rear track bushings worn again. Replaced front and rear track bar. 
25000 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. 
26000 0 Wobble and shaking over bumps is back. Can not figure out what is wrong this time. 
28000 350 Ball Joints had slop in them again. This time replaced with aftermarket ball joints. 
29000 600 Steering box replaced due to play in the sector shaft.  
31000 400 Tie rod and drag link ends bad again. All four replaced.  
33000 200 Vehicle shaking badly at speed again. Trackbar replaced due to worn bushings. Jeep needs to redesign the front end on these things!!! 
37000 250 Steering gear sloppy again. Jeep wobbles, steering gear replaced. 
39000 0 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. 
 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 4000    
16000 0 Defective steering angle sensor. Dealer was unreliable at ordering part so it was not replaced for almost 10 months. 
49000  

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

Jeep in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
0 The front steering damping was leaking oil and had to be replaced. 
 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

Jeep Wrangler in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 6000    
8000 0 Persistent squealing after driving at highway speeds. Diagnosed as bad wheel bearings, both replaced, had to wait most of a week for one of the parts to come in. 
79000  

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