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8.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,364 miles

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1998 Jeep Wrangler miscellaneous problems

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #11

Mar 012000

Wrangler 4WD

  • 48,000 miles

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

1998 Jeep Wrangler. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**767939

- Bountiful, UT, USA

problem #10

Aug 011999

Wrangler 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While traveling instrument panel flashed on/off, all gauges fail to work. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Cloverdale, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 261999

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
First off, my airbag light would come on and then the gauges would shut down. I took the Jeep in once, they said they didn't see any problems and couldn't fix it if they didn't see it. Next, I was driving the Jeep, had stopped to get gas, then started to drive and suddenly, the Jeep no longer would move. There was a horrible smell, and I had to have the vehicle towed at 9 P.M, 6 hours from home. The vehicle is still in the shop, and I don't know when they'll be through with it!!

- Childress, TX, USA

problem #8

Nov 151998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles

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

Oil pressure gauge.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 011997

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

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problem #6

Feb 181999

(reported on)

Wrangler

  • miles
Driving at approximately 50 mph engine totally shut down/inoperative without any warning, causing a loss of control.the consumer had to pull emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. Prior to this incident, consumer had problems with the check engine light coming on every 2-3 months, but dealer cannot determine what was causing the problem.

- San Franciso, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 101998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles

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

2/10/98 - 1046 miles: Rear window leaked, and both brakelight housings leaked. The radio also stopped working. 7/30/98 8988 miles: The air bag light came on, and the speedometer, odometer, and tachometer stopped working. 12/30/98 15,000 miles - front drivers side seatbelt stopped retracting.

- Millburn, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 071998

Wrangler

  • miles
When all the gauges in the vehicle go out while driving, the driver's side air bag light would come on. Has taken vehicle to dealer & was informed they know about problem. Manufacturer is said to be working on solution. Owner is police officer & is in violation because of this particular problem.

- Natrona Heights, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
Whenever the fuel tank is filled it leaks down off the top of the tank onto the skid plate. With the muffler next to the gas tank this poses a serious fire hazard. The gauges work intermittently, includes: Tach, speedometer, temp, oil pressure, fuel, and amp meter. When they stop working the airbag light comes on. Also the cruise control willn't work. The odometer lights up but no mileage is registered.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 011998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
I am in Canada, however this information appilies to all Wrangler and your reply by phone would be appreciated. The front seat belt, in its unused, resting state with no passengers, overlaps the dorr striker/ latch mechanism. If you close the door on the vehicle, you slam the seat belt in the mechanism and tear holes in the seat belt. It if the same for both of the front seat belts. I have informed the dealer, who has not yet replaced the seat belts, which are now torn, as they would get torn again the second you closed the door. This is a very very major safety defect, and it is amazing that it has acutally happened. Please look into it.. I wanted to let you know because I think that the dealer will cover it up and people will definetly get hurt from this. I know that I'm in Canada, but please call me anyways, collect if you have to. Also, don't give my name to Jeep... I don't want them to somehow blacklist me... just go and take a look at any new Wrangler and you'll be surprised. Thanks

- Custer, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 051998

(reported on)

Wrangler

  • miles
Air bag light comes on. The dash and the gauges (speedometer, RPM, etc.) stopped working. Dealer contacted to repair work, problem still exists.

- Mound, TX, USA

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