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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,167 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Jeep Wrangler drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 072013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rear drive shaft sheared in two at a weld joint located between the shaft main tube body and universal joint part. The failure appears to be associated with an improper weld seam (weld on apparently a third of the circumference of the shaft tube appears not to have been completed). I don't know if the welding process was done manually or by machine and if by machine how many other shafts are similarly affected. I will mail a more complete copy of a write-up of the incident as well as photographs (I sent Chrysler. I contacted Chrysler and they have not followed up on the incident (other than a voice mail acknowledging receipt of a letter from me and they would look into the matter. That has been close to 5 months of no response.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 011998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
Gauges drop off intermittently (sometimes when hit a bump, other times on it's own). Tach and speedometer drop to zero, airbag light comes on. Tapping on panel, lights will go off, then come back on. Very sporadic when it happens--every day for a week or two, then nothing for a couple of days, then for 3 days, etc., etc. Also lose mileage indicator (how many miles were really on it when I purchased it new"!?!"!) seen so many compliants now from consumers, would like a recall!!! will my airbag work? don't want to kill anyone to find out!!

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 291999

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light comes on, indictating a defect in the air bag system. Also speedometer failed.. dealer has not fixed the defects. The tachometer fails when the spedometer starts to work.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Experiencing speedometer failure.

- Blythe, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 011999

Wrangler

  • miles
When air bag light illuminates the speedometer fails also, repairs on three occasions.

- Lake Zurich, IL, USA

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problem #1

Mar 011998

Wrangler

  • miles
Electrical problems caused the airbag light to come on. Also, problems with speedometer, and antenna which was caused by a cpv that burnt out.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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