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2016 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 17 repairs.
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2016 Jeep Wrangler repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (85%)

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Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

8000 mi
The transmission would pop out of 4th gear, and make noise while in 3rd gear. They pulled the transmission and replaced the synchros. Repair was not successful. 
Oct 2017

14784 mi
When going up hills in 3rd under partial throttle there is a rattling sound. The transmission would pop out of 3rd and 5th with the slightest bump. 
Jeep Wrangler in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2016

15000 mi
(Manual transmission) Weak or damaged grommet guiding clutch fork into gears shattered and shifter would slide all over the place making shifting into specific gears rather difficult. 
May 2018

40000 mi

US $700
Inspection of the source of the "death wobble"; part replaced 

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2016 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

2000 mi
Replaced seals on freedom panels of hard top. 
Feb 2018

11600 mi
Wheel speed sensor failed in left rear tire. 
Jeep Wrangler in Illinois, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

1000 mi
Air in the cooling fluid. System purged. 
Jeep Wrangler in Alabama, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

12000 mi
Carpet has been separating from middle console. Carpet was pushed back in place. Hopefully it was also secured to keep it from happening. 
Jeep Wrangler in Minnesota, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

1000 mi
Check engine light came one, code pointed to intermittent misfire. Software update resolved problem. 
Apr 2017

6000 mi
Check engine light for P0441 evaporate code. Replaced bad fuel tank pressure sensor. 
Jeep Wrangler in Colorado, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

20000 mi
Nav kept freezing (buggy Garmin software). Dealer replaced radio under warranty. Problem has not appeared since. 
Sep 2017

38000 mi

US $3600
I bought a 3rd party stereo and replaced it myself. The radio/nav would routinely lose all settings and then the touch screen stopped responding. The dealer responded that the screen was damaged and thus the warranty was void, and they wanted $2,800 for replacement. 
Nov 2017

41000 mi

US $100
Radiator was leaking. Mopar extended warranty covered all costs after $100 deductible. 
Jeep Wrangler in Ohio, United States
Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

16000 mi
Check engine light came on, showing code P0441 (Evap system). Dealer "tested" and found no issue, and just reset the code. Driver's power window would snap upon roll up. Been an issue since day one, but not worth a special repair trip. Dealer had for a day, and said it was the glass carrier plate, order the part, and installed. Used the window twice before the same noise showed up again. Crappy dealer work. 

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2016 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

7000 mi
Defective hard top seam allowed water to enter cabin at left rear corner. New hard top replacement. 

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2015 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
May 2015 - Aug 2016
Sep 2015

6000 mi
Emergency brake not holding when vehicle parked on a hill. Vehicle was "fixed" by dealer. Took the Jeep home and noted the handle still wasn't correct. Took it back a second time and problem was fixed. Radio (730N) would not charge phone through USB port. Radio would not play music through USB port. Dealer diagnosed problem with a grounded USB port. Ordered part (new radio) to be put on at a later date. After the first trip when parking brake was "repaired" by dealer I noticed my brake handle would not go down all the way and would move up and down without initially engaging or disengaging the brake). Dealer replaced a broken spring. Radio (730N) was replaced after parts came in. The initial problem from the previous trip was a shorted USB port. 
Aug 2016

21000 mi
Radio continued to be an issue throughout the ownership of this vehicle even after complete head unit replacement. 
Jeep Wrangler in Missouri, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

12000 mi
A/C spontaneously came on during rainy weather. Myself and dealer thought it was a malfunction. Jeep engineer said it has a humidity sensor that turns A/C on to keep windows clear. Prior repair attempted by replacing HVAC control panel. 
Dec 2017

35000 mi
Clutch made noise when engaged which was only noticeable when engine was off. Throwout bearing replaced. One element of the rear window defogger was not functioning. It was repaired. 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2018
Mar 2016

11000 mi
Window switch for the front passengers window had issues where it would roll the window down, but then would not work to roll the window back up. Dealer replaced the switch under warranty 
Feb 2017

32000 mi
Engine Cooling System - Radiator developed a small leak, to where you could smell but not see antifreeze. Upon inspection, it was determined radiator had a leak and was determined to be manufacturer defect. Covered under warranty. 
Dec 2017

150100 mi

US $45
Rear Brake pads worn down to the 'squealer' so replaced these, Rotors were still almost perfect, so did nothing here. 
May 2018

64000 mi

US $720
Tires 
Jul 2018

70000 mi
Manual transmission keeps popping out of reverse and sometimes makes popping noise when taking off in 1st gear . Diagnosis by dealer indicated Transmission needed to be repaired, so they put in a new one under warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

31700 mi
Rear axle seals leaking. 
Dec 2016

39680 mi
Had a check engine light appear, but dissapear within the same day. 
Dec 2017

62000 mi
Wasn't getting heat on the driver side. Dealer inspected the system for leaks and flow and found no issues. 
Mar 2018

65720 mi
Replacement of Heater Core 
Jun 2018

68200 mi

C $500
Dealer said A/C compressor seized. The problem is related, but I can't prove it. 
Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

41300 mi
Passenger rear axle seal was leaking after off-road trip. Dealer replaced seal, bearing, and race under warranty. Repair was completed same day. 
Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

15000 mi
built in Navigation system failed, headunit replaced under warranty. Displays maps, can't search or use for navigation. Headunit on backorder until 7/14 
Aug 2015

18400 mi
Navigation system failed, replaced under warranty 
Oct 2015

21200 mi
Manual transmission, pops out of 1st gear on start from stop. Replaced syncro gear, problem still happens. 
Apr 2016

32200 mi
Repeat of 1st gear popping out from stop. Transmission was rebuilt 
Nov 2017

68500 mi
Engine was knocking loudly after engine warmup. Took to dealer, diagnosed as valve train noise. They rebuilt the top end of the motor, replacing valves and cams. Covered under warranty 
Apr 2018

72100 mi
Right rear axle seal started leaking 
Jeep Wrangler in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

21000 mi

US $100
A bolt holding the Axle to the spring mount had broken. This was after a trip on the Dalton Highway. 

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2015 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Nov 2015
Jul 2015

2000 mi
Dashboard fuel, engine,brake light on. Car goes into limp mode. Not repaired. This happened on three different occasions. 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2015

4000 mi
hard top leak in rain Radio would play but NO DISPLAY ON SCREEN 
Jul 2018

33000 mi
Oil pressure switch OB2 scan code “PO6DE 
Jeep Wrangler in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

10400 mi
Hard top was leaking just above the interior mirror. Has not leaked since. Gearshift lights not working Headlight retaining rings covered in rust when only a few months since delivery. I only noticed this when I changed out OEM headlights for LED set. Poor quality chrome job! 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

8000 mi
rear left seat belt, once hooked up, will lock and does not allow passenger to move unless seat belt is removed and re connected. Then the problem starts almost immediately when the vehicle is moving,. 
Dec 2016

15000 mi
No Map Data Available on the 430N radio with the Garmin GPS system. The problem goes back to 2012 with Chrysler products. Awaiting new radio with no date for getting one. 
Feb 2017

16000 mi
extreme water leaking inside cabin from the drivers and front passengers door Previous repair of the radio gps system failed and while awaiting a new radio/GPS the satellite radio system failed. After several months delay the 430N radio with Nav and SAT service was finally replaced. I now have a good GPS system. 
Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

17000 mi
Software update for fuel injection. Rear axle locker not reliable 
Jeep Wrangler in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

7000 mi
The engine started slowly leaking oil at 6000 miles. It appears to be a rear main seal leak. Dealer mis-diagnosed problem as oil pan leak, even after dye was added to the system. I'll wait until the mechanic is less busy and bring it back. 
Nov 2016

9500 mi
Brought the car in for the same oil leak as the June trip. They confirmed that the rear main seal was bad and replaced it. 
Jan 2017

12500 mi
Check engine light came on showing code P300 multiple cylinder misfire. This code came and went twice over the course of 2 weeks. No noticeable symptoms while driving (this is how it always starts). Dealer applied software update that supposedly resolves this issue. I'm worried that this software buffers the problem and that it will get worse in the future. 
Jeep Wrangler in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

21000 mi
Heated seats stopped working Differential locker failed and wouldn't disengage 
Jeep Wrangler in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

6820 mi
Passenger door would not open except from inside handle. Very awkward in grizzly bear country when getting in and out to take photos. It was not repaired and we traded on 4Runner as is. 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

17000 mi
Smelled coolant. Dealer performed radiator pressure test. No leaks found. 
Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

31000 mi
Battery completely discharged. Dealership tested and confirmed, replaced battery under warranty. Dealership confirmed that it was not a vehicle issue, just a bad battery. 
Jeep Wrangler in Kentucky, United States
May 2015 - Feb 2018
Dec 2017

26000 mi
Small leak in cooling system found by antifreeze smell when pulled in the garage. First trip to dealer to find problem, then they had to order part for radiator. 2nd trip took about 6 hours to fix problem. 
Jeep Wrangler in Alabama, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

2000 mi

US $240
31 days after purchase, a faulty battery left me stranded and required a tow. I didn't drive the three hours to the dealer just to replace the battery. Owner purchased and installed replacement. 
Feb 2017

21000 mi
A bead of sealant was installed on the top of the drivers door to stop water from leaking on the drivers floor. 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

41000 mi

US $100
Radiator cracked , complained to dealer but they claimed they could not find it 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

9200 mi
Outside mirror control was intermittent 

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2015 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Maryland, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

45000 mi
Pentastar left cylinder head problem. Received random misfire codes for two months. Then got specific codes:302, 304. Misfires in 2nd and 4th cylinders. Dealer replaced cylinder head under warranty. Additionally replaced all lifters and rockers. Known problem with pentastar engines. 
Jeep Wrangler in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

27280 mi
Traction control / ABS light came on. Wheel sensor had to be replaced. Tech noticed that the wheel bearing was loose so replaced that as well. When repairing wheel sensor for traction control / ABS. 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

5000 mi
AUX jack on radio not working correctly, head unit replaced 

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2015 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

5000 mi
External temperature sensor replaced, new one is just as inaccurate - due to placement of the thermocouple it picks up engine heat when low speed or sitting. 
Oct 2017

10000 mi
Seat squeak. 
Dec 2017

12000 mi
Driver seat base replaced due to squeeking 
Jun 2018

15000 mi
AC Heat diverter stopped working. Was replaced under warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2018
Mar 2016

6000 mi
oil leak....after an oil change, I noticed a bad leak...took it to dealer, who said it was a oil filter gasket failure. Replaced gasket. 
Jeep Wrangler in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

14800 mi
Kept smelling coolant after driving. Coolant level became low over time. Found dried coolant on bottom or radiator. Took vehicle to dealer who replaced radiator under warranty. 
Feb 2017

31000 mi
Nav stopped working. Couldn't load maps. Found audio head unit faulty. Ordered new radio. New audio head unit installed after nav stopped working. 
Apr 2018

56000 mi

US $100
Strong smell of coolant from front grill area after driving. Found bad radiator. Radiator replaced Power inverter not working, keeps blowing fuse. Found bad inverter module. Module replaced. Rear differential gear housing weeping fluid. Removed and replaced cover. Replaced gear fluid. Rear tailgate was difficult to close. Found lose bolt behind trim. Tightened bolt 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2016
Sep 2015

1000 mi
I had a bad rattle in the passenger kick panel area. I found a wiring harness connector that was never installed into its spot rattling around. I installed it into its holder and the rattle stopped. 
Jeep Wrangler in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

29700 mi
Radiator cap blowing off steam as if over pressurized and bad smell of coolant. After pressure checking the radiator the dealer replaced radiator cap with a higher PSI value. Problem reoccurred about a week later. Dealer replaced radiator cap with an even HIGHER PSI value. Problem has not happened again. 

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2014 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

79000 mi
Had a coolant flush performed on the vehicle. As a result, the radiator started leaking. Dealer replaced it on their dime.  
Mar 2017

80614 mi
Jeep did not have warning chime. Dealer diagnosed and replaced instrument cluster at their expense. 
Mar 2018

90000 mi

US $100
Soft top was leaking. Needed new foam kit installed. 
Jun 2018

93000 mi
Rear drive shaft pinion seal failed 
Jeep Wrangler in Missouri, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2015
Dec 2014

8000 mi
Thought doors were always open even though they werent - they replaced the central locking system's computer under warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

39000 mi

US $1300
Replaced tie rod ends and ball joints 
Jan 2018

50000 mi

US $670
Replaced oil cooler/filter housing Leaking radiator 
Jeep Wrangler in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2014 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

7840 mi
Water pump had a leak, they replaced the thermostat as well. 

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2014 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

23000 mi
Aux port on radio was lose and not functional. Radio replaced under warranty Radiator leaking. Replaced under warranty Hinge on rear hatch made a popping noise when opening and closing. Hinge replaced under warranty Squeak coming from rear suspension over bumps. Rear sway bar links lubricated under warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
Jun 2014

15168 mi
Water Pump replaced - was making screeching sound since 12,000mi but part took time to get in/coordinate repair. 
Aug 2014

20215 mi

US $120
Rear window showed signs of water leak. Asked dealer to take a look when doing oil change. They ended up charging a diagnostic fee and repair time to wipe dust off of the gasket. It still leaks. 
Sep 2014

21206 mi
Extremely loud creaking sound like a wooden door when on uneven ground (eg. driving up onto street off of dirt road or pulling up on curb (any "Flexing"). Dealer applied a lot of grease to door latches, problem solved. 
Dec 2014

25377 mi
Heat did not work, just blew cold air. Dealer replaced thermostat and some coolant hose. Heat works, but did not work as well as before. Returned and they added more coolant. 
Jun 2015

35000 mi
Blend Door Actuator failed/broke. Was 50*F outside, and vehicle had no heat. Second time during ownership with no heat, different problem this time though. Currently makes odd belt noise when AC on, will fix at next oil change. Power Steering intermittently cuts out, or becomes hard to use. Able to demonstrate at higher RPM, but was told this is "Normal" by dealership. Vehicle did not do this before, will make them replace when it fails. Vehicle makes loud whining noise (similar to a supercharger) when AC is on coldest and fan 1/3 or higher up. Directly tied to engine RPM, noise is present from 2.5-3k RPM and higher. AC stopped blowing cold air for 1 minute but resumed. 
Sep 2015

38000 mi

US $100
Replaced AC compressor and expansion valve. While in for AC Compressor replacement, determined leaking radiator. While in for AC Compressor replacement, determined leaking front axle seals. 
Dec 2015

40000 mi

US $208
Front Axle Seal was leaking heavily. Replaced axle seal (had previously been done 3k earlier). Oil Pan was leaking oil from the gasket/seal area. Pan was coated in oil, and oil was creeping vertically to the underside of the vehicle. Steering made loud clunk when wet, vibrated steering column. Track Bar was tightened, charged $208 because dealer did not replace any parts and wouldn't cover labor under warranty. Noise began almost immediately after prior repair. 
Jeep Wrangler in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

7000 mi
Oil pressure sensor replaced 
Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

11500 mi
Speed sensor, left rear replaced. 
Nov 2015

14000 mi
Rear window defroster / defogger power cable came loose from window. Rear window assembly replaced. 
Mar 2016

16000 mi
Defogger/defrost cable came loose on rear window. I soldered the connection to save a trip for another window change out. 
Jun 2017

24000 mi
Passenger side water leak around door and dumps onto floorboard. I applied silicon to an area to see if that works, also purchased a new door gasket but have not installed it yet. Occurs mostly during heavy rain and parked on flat driveway. 
Aug 2017

26000 mi

US $35
Replaced the front door gasket on passenger side. Only leaks during rain and parked. Water was always a puddle on floor mat. The new gasket did not help. Not successful. 
Dec 2017

27000 mi

US $21
Wheel speed sensor on left rear wheel. Caused ABS system to fail. Had to fine a shop that could read ABS problems and identify which wheel was causing the issue. Traction control and ABS lamps on, pulsing brakes and erratic engine power. 
Jeep Wrangler in Kansas, United States
Jul 2016 - Mar 2018
Jul 2016

41000 mi
Repeat repair attempt for check engine and traction control warning lights. Replaced cam position sensor for third time in two months. Second attempt to solve check engine light with traction control/anti skid light. Replaced cam position sensor (second time, was told the first sensor might have been"just a bad part from mfr") took two weeks to get part. 
Aug 2016

43000 mi
Third attempt to solve check engine light with anti skid light. Replaced "other" cam position sensor. Took over two weeks to get part. Car was marginally driveable, sometimes in limp mode. Lights came back on on way home from dealership. Fourth attempt to solve check engine light with anti skid light. Replaced oil control valve and sensor. Drove car less than a week before same problem reaccured. 
Aug 2017

72000 mi
Continuation of ongoing problem with dashboard Christmas tree and limp mode. Dealer as last resort ordered new head, found lose bolt in oil pressure supply path. 
Jeep Wrangler in Maryland, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

38000 mi

US $100
Battery died 
Jeep Wrangler in Kansas, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

36000 mi
oil filter housing cracked and jeep was leaking oil real seal leaking 
Jeep Wrangler in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2016 - Jan 2018
Oct 2016

12000 mi
Hard top was leaking f 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

30000 mi

US $200
ABS sensor failed on right rear 
Jeep Wrangler in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

34000 mi
Roar noise and harmonic vibration most noticeable at 72 MPH. Not tires. Dealer thought issue was front differential bearings. All replaced, but no improvement. Still have to take it back again. 
Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

1000 mi
Rust on frame components and shock mounts 
Jeep Wrangler in Nevada, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

38300 mi
Nav unit stopped working 
Oct 2015

66000 mi

US $280
Repair cooling leak 
Jan 2016

75000 mi

US $600
Oil pressure sensor 
Apr 2017

108000 mi

US $500
Cooling system was leaking and repair with new radiator 
Jeep Wrangler in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

12400 mi
Oil sensor failed after regular maintenance completed. 
Jul 2016

14460 mi
Leaking seals both sides front axle. Repaired under warranty. 
Mar 2018

26660 mi
Leak found upper rear radiator by overflow bottle, radiator replaced, system flushed and new antifreeze filled. 
Apr 2018

26691 mi
Leak found at oil cooler, tech found a few drops in engine valley. Replacement oil cooler ordered during March trip then installed 4 April 2018. 
Jun 2018

28520 mi
Door hinge paint pealing due to galvanic corrosion. Replacement covered by extended warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

43000 mi

US $800
There was a short circuit in the steering wheel column and some wiring had to be replaced. Water pump leaking 
Nov 2016

68600 mi

US $551
Oil filter adapter failed 
Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

21000 mi
Oil cooler housing cracked and leaked oil. 
Feb 2016

30000 mi
After a short trip where the vehicle started normally, the vehicle failed to restart. I was able to jump-start but it seemed like an internal fault in the battery. Dealer later confirmed. (I was a professional auto mechanic.) 
Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

1000 mi
Engine cooling system problem. 
Oct 2017

32000 mi

US $750
Cooling system, replaced leaking radiator 
Jun 2018

40000 mi

US $435
Check engine light on. Replaced oil pressure switch/sensor 
Jeep Wrangler in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

22320 mi
Wire tab fell off the rear screen defroster. Defroster stopped working. 
Mar 2017

42780 mi
Navigation system failed. Wouldn't connect to detailed Garmin maps. Problem is irreparable and a new radio unit had to be ordered. 
Jul 2017

50601 mi

C $550
New radio/navigation unit installed under extended warranty Rear brakes needed repairs - rotors warped and scored. 
Nov 2017

54560 mi

C $35
Sway bar knocking on Steering Damper on full lock. Damper had twisted in its mount. The mount was reset and tightened to prevent a repeat of the problem. 
Jeep Wrangler in Ohio, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
May 2015

5000 mi
Navigation system went out, replaced with a new (used) unit. screen was damaged prior to install but installed anyways. Nav now works but unit needs be replaced because of sirus not working and screen damaged. 2 replacement unit. screen was messed up on radio/nav unit. 
Aug 2015

7000 mi
Water leaking on passenger side. Dealer ordered parts, still not fixed. Repaired drivers side tape for freedom top. Windshield header panel replaced. 
Aug 2016

15000 mi
Freedom Panel leak, replaced header panel and seals again. Rear tailgate was making a loud noise going down the road. 
Sep 2016

15000 mi
Passenger side door hinges paint was flaking. 
Jeep Wrangler in Idaho, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

12000 mi
Oil pressure sensor malfunction; replaced 
Jeep Wrangler in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Nov 2015
Jul 2014

13700 mi
Oil sending unit sensor 
Jan 2015

9300 mi
The oil filter housing on the top of the engine is made of plastic (of all things). It cracked open at the bottom and began leaking oil. Dealer stated this on one of many so had the part in stock. 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Feb 2014

5700 mi
Transmission temperature sensor was failing. 
Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2018
Apr 2016

9300 mi
Oil sending failed, send a single to read full press on the gauge. 

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2014 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

42000 mi
Oil cooler/ filter housing cracked leaking oil down back of engine. 
Jan 2018

55255 mi

US $1356
Heater core plugged. Here core replaced, and cooling system flushed. 
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

25000 mi
Surges when AC was on; repair was "a software patch." 
Jun 2016

35000 mi
Surge at ~2000 rpm. Fixed with software patch. 
Mar 2018

68000 mi

US $106
Fuel delivery line came loose from injector rail. Gas leak, strong gas smell in vehicle. Line and connector were replaced. 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2018
Aug 2013 Interior squeak when traveling over bumps. Removed roof and bolts that join windshield to sport bar. Applied grease where windshield and sport bar interface and put everything back together. 
Sep 2013

1000 mi
Driver seat squeaked when traveling up an incline. Found rubbing area in seat height adjuster mechanism and greased it. Squeak solved. 
Feb 2014

3300 mi
I found casting sand in the coolant reservoir. The dealership flushed the cooling system twice. 
Jun 2014

4000 mi
Engine oil cooler started leaking. Driver's seat sounds like a wooden ricking chair. Dealer replaced seat base. Dash trim below radio warped. Dealer replaced dash piece. 
Sep 2014

5000 mi
Rear seat headrest base fell apart after first use. Hubcap fell off in pieces. 
Dec 2014

6000 mi
Dash warped again. Replacement piece doesn't fit right either. Lead for rear defroster fell off of back window. Back glass being replaced but is on national backorder. Casting sand appeared in cooling reservoir for 3rd time. Drivers seat squeaking again. 
Apr 2015

8300 mi
Radio bezel not fitting right. Driver's seat squeaking again. 
Jan 2016

6800 mi
Radio bezel warped. Removed myself and fixed problem. 
Oct 2016

18300 mi
Rear defroster lead came off again! 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

4000 mi
Rear Main Seal Leak Trans hard to shift from 4-5-6 gears after driving on the highway for about 30 miles. 
Nov 2014

4000 mi
Gear Shifter Seal not installed correctly. I had to show them how to do it. 
Sep 2015

10000 mi
Oil leak 
Dec 2015

13000 mi
Engine oil leak 
Mar 2016

15000 mi
Engine Oil Leak. 
Jeep Wrangler in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
May 2015

10000 mi
Leaking Oil Sending Unit & Housing both replaced by dealer 11-month old 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport. 

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2014 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

9920 mi
Driver seat squeaked over bumps; dealer disassembled, greased, and reassembled under warranty. No charge, and no more squeaks! 
Jeep Wrangler in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

5000 mi
Touch screen lost calibration 
Jeep Wrangler in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

11160 mi
Instrument cluster replaced and clockspring replaced 
Jeep Wrangler in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

33000 mi

US $700
Ball joints on outer C were replaced by teraflex units to correct steering wobble. 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

25000 mi
HVAC harness was loose from time of purchase (aug 2017), it finally wiggled itself free and stopped the "cool" side of the system from working. Dealer waived the labor fee since i have had all maintenance and repair work done with their shop. 
Jeep Wrangler in Nevada, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

22500 mi
Replace battery under warranty. 
Apr 2017

28000 mi

US $30
Replaced rear window support struts on hardtop. 
Jeep Wrangler in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - Aug 2015
May 2015

7740 mi

C $150
Front right hinge for the convertible was replaced due to wear and tear. 
Jeep Wrangler in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

29000 mi
leaking radiator. split seam on radiator. replaced. 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
May 2017 - Mar 2018
Dec 2017

74000 mi

US $55
Oil filter assembly cracked, O ring kit put in. Failed within 4 weeks. 
Jan 2018

76000 mi
Oil Filter assembly started leaking again. This time the assembly was replaced. 
Jeep Wrangler in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

38000 mi
valve on gas tank replaced gas tank 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

9700 mi
Squeaky water pump. Replaced under warranty. Emergency handbrake out of adjustment. Clunking/popping noise. 
Jeep Wrangler in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

32000 mi
The controls for the airflow did not work accurately. Select it to blow on the floor only and came out from dashboard; put on defrost and came out on floor, etc. They replaced entire unit under warranty. 
Oct 2017

47000 mi

US $600
Spider gears on the limited slip differential crumbled and failed, needing complete replacement. 
Jeep Wrangler in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

37000 mi
Star report, low heat output, manufacture says flush system and replace radiator and cap, heater core, out of warranty by 1k miles. They are only doing core, by goodwill. Entire dash and steering colum need removed. Already had over temp. 
Oct 2015

37000 mi
Overheating 
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2013

1800 mi
Grinding/Rattling noise at 2k RPM in all gears of manual transmission. 2nd attempt to diagnose grinding/rattling noise at 2k RPM in all gears of manual transmission. 
Jun 2013

3000 mi
Rattle at 2k RPMs in all gears. Manual transmission was replaced under warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

82000 mi

US $30
Replace foam pads on removable hardtop, and placed butyl tape in door channel to stop various leaks. 
Jeep Wrangler in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

58000 mi

US $380
Parking brake not holding (manual transmission). LR axle seal leaking. Seal, bearing and collar replaced. 
Oct 2017

83000 mi
Cylinder 2 misfire code. Lifter, rocker and head replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2017

84000 mi

US $850
Radiator leaking, low coolant. Radiator replaces, cooling system flushed due to dirty coolant. 
Jeep Wrangler in Vermont, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

85000 mi

US $1000
Casting sand in cooling system; flush system 3x, replace heater core, radiator, water pump. Dealer does not cover. Replace all brakes/rotors, including Ebrake Front Ujoints. 1 was dry and felt in steering. Replaced joints and cleaned/lubed all components 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

5580 mi
Wind noise on driver's side plus hardtop roof rubbing on body. Dealer replaced door seal and noises have disappeared. 
Jeep Wrangler in Indiana, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2016
Sep 2014

35000 mi
Defrost light blinking after starting engine. AC would not come on while light was blinking. After 30-60 seconds, the light shut off & the AC worked. 
Mar 2015

49000 mi

US $50
Drivers side headlight burned out. 
Jeep Wrangler in Kansas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

4000 mi
Front suspension bump stop came loose. Replaced bump stop mounting bolt 
Aug 2015

17000 mi
Water pump was squeaking. Replaced water pump and water pump drive pulley 
Jeep Wrangler in Illinois, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

69000 mi

US $25
Stalling when vehicle was put from Park to reverse. Crankshaft position sensor was replaced by me and it fixed the issue. 
Jeep Wrangler in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

142000 mi

US $1900
Heater core  Wipers won't shut off. Radio won't turn off. The repair was not successful. and TIPM mid. 
Jeep Wrangler in Maryland, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

8000 mi
Oil pump sensor failed. 
Jeep Wrangler in Oregon, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

84000 mi

US $500
Replaced front axle seals. Needed to remove front axle and differential to access and replace the seals. 
Jeep Wrangler in Nevada, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

2800 mi
P0441 "Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge 
Jul 2016

45200 mi

US $600
Oil pressure sensor 
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Mar 2017 - Jul 2018
May 2018

70000 mi

US $500
repack and grease [wheel bearing] 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

32000 mi
Water leak on passenger and driver side door panel near A-pillars since bought. 9th time it has been in the shop. Finally opened a ticket with Chrysler Corporate. Passenger front hard top was replaced and weatherstripping was resealed. Unsuccessful. 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Tennessee, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

17000 mi
Manual transmission sometimes pops violently out of gear when shifting to 3rd. Dealership test drove but didn't experience the problem. Reported to dealership noises from engine compartment. Brought in to get replaced. Dealership heard the chirp but didn't have the part. Was not replaced. 
May 2016

29700 mi
Manual transmission violently pops out of gear when shifting to 3rd gear. Does not affect any other gear. Chrysler said to give it "sufficient follow through" when shifting into 3rd gear. Still an issue and is getting worse. Engine knocks/pings during acceleration. Dealership did not acknowledge the issue. Switched to 91 octane gas and the ping went away. Chirping noise under the hood, same as a previous trip which was unresolved. Asked the dealership to replace the water pump and the issue was resolved. 
Oct 2016

44000 mi
Heat doesn't come out of driver's side vents and passenger side is warm at best. Found 1" sludge at bottom of coolant reservoir tank most likely from sand from factory or factory-mixed coolants. AC works fine. Dealership wouldn't cover the repair. 
Jeep Wrangler in Colorado, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

36200 mi
Replaced squeaking idler pulley wheel under warranty. However, squeaking noise has since re-appeared so I will take it back to dealer. Update: later cleared up on its own. 
Jeep Wrangler in Alabama, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2018
Jul 2013

5200 mi
Leaking Freedom top. 
Nov 2013

11000 mi
Defective oil sensor; engine light went on. 
Jun 2017

62000 mi

US $100
Tire sensor gave false warning. 
Jeep Wrangler in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2013 - Nov 2015
May 2015

6600 mi
Headlight bracket cracked & loosened 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

6000 mi
Oil Leak from Upper Oil pan Rear Main Seal was Blown out. Upper Oil Pan still leaking. 
Nov 2013

6200 mi
Upper Oil Pan Still Leaking. Dealer Put Dye in the Oil. Upper Oil Pan Leak. Dealer was able to see the oil but could not see where it was coming from. Upper oil pan leak, Dealer could not find oil leak or see the die that they put in the oil untill I made them put it back on the houst and pointed out where it was coming from. Replaced upper and lower oil pan. 
Jun 2014

7000 mi
Upper oil pan leak, Dealer could not find oil leak or see the dye that they put in the oil until I made them put it back on the hoist and pointed out where it was coming from. Replaced upper and lower oil pan. 
Jeep Wrangler in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

52000 mi
Check Engine light turned out to be a defective head. Head replaced under warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2018
Feb 2018

98000 mi

US $3200
Had dealer replace radiator due to leaks, heater core, and blend door due to no heat on driver side. 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

285-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

8500 mi
Water Pump went out and had to be replaced 
Jeep Wrangler in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

7000 mi
Water leaking at gasket on hard top roof, just above driver's door, towards rear. In heavy rains, water pours in! When going through water (only about 6 inches) or when spraying to clean underneath the car,hazard lights start flashing, clicking noise from dash, some changes in dashboard lighting. Would NOT attempt actual water fording in this Jeep. 
Jeep Wrangler in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2018
Oct 2013

3300 mi
Clip in dash replaced by radio. 
Dec 2013

5000 mi
Oil pressure sensor 
Jul 2016

27300 mi

US $100
Oil pressuse sensor faulty 
Jeep Wrangler in Colorado, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

36000 mi
Fan module 
Jun 2017

47000 mi

US $591
Replaced sensor in transmission 
Jeep Wrangler in South Dakota, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

23000 mi
AC clutch replaced, under warranty, no cost 
Jeep Wrangler in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2017
Jul 2014

9000 mi
Left head defective. OBD II Code P302. #2 cylinder misfire is the first warning sign of the defective left head. Replaced under factory warranty. 
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Oil pressure switch went bad. Dealer replaced and broke the knock sensor. Which had to be replaced a couple days later. Dealership Technician damaged the knock sensor in the process of replacing the Oil Pressure switch. Knock sensor required replacement. 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Oct 2012

1300 mi
The heater core sounded like water was running through it on cold start, air was getting into the cooling system because the factory left the bleeder valve on the radiator open. 
Jan 2013

3300 mi
The dash had to be replaced because it wouldn't stay attached to the vehicle. I asked them to order the part and they replaced it in one visit. 
Apr 2013

5000 mi
The passenger side tail lamp was allowing water to pool inside, it was replaced under warranty. The wireless control module (controls the engine anti-theft system) had to be reflashed to solve a hot no-start issue. 
Jeep Wrangler in Idaho, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2018
Mar 2016

35000 mi
Heated seat control module failed. Under warranty but still waiting, three weeks now for back ordered module. 
Jun 2016

36000 mi
Heated seat control module replaced for second time under "goodwill" warranty after repeated complaints to regional manager of FCA. Star program update to different part number for heated seat control module was overlooked by first dealer. 
Jul 2018

56500 mi
Persistent rear cargo door rattle. Lots of documentation online with stupid fixes like electrical tape and self adhesive felt pads. Found Mopar factory rear cargo door adjustment procedure, followed the tedious steps to a successful fix. Not for the mechanically uninclined or impatient. 

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