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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,265 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 052014


  • 105,000 miles


The blower motor switch ground, connected to the mode selector has melted in my Jeep. This is the second time this has happened. Back in July 2013 the connection to the mode selector melted. I replaced the HVAC ac A/C & heater control with blower motor switch only to have it melt again one year later.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 142006

Wrangler 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The A/C, heater blower switch mopar part 305011214aa over heats and the wiring start to melt, the switch starts to melt and then the switch fails. There appears to be to much current draw from the blower motor. It causes the dark green power lead connected to the switch to overheat melting the insulation on the lead and the connections on the switch. This has occured again today September 22,2012. This caused the same problem, wires overheat, connections and wires melt and switch housing at connections start to smolder until switch fails, when switch fails current ceasses to flow to blower motor and everything cools down enough to prevent further damage to switch wiring. Fuse for the circuit does not blow out. To repair, switch must be replaced and new wire connectors insalled, and the dark green wire will start to get hot enough to be uncomfable to the touch. Dealership parts dept. Employees have confirmed that these switch fail regularly.,

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #3

Jul 312012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 113,882 miles
The dash blower control was not working. When the mechanic check it and the system, it was discovered that the blower had over heated the pigtail connectors and melted them. The blower control was visibly melted and multiple signs of overheating were apparent. The blower control, all pigtail connectors and the blower had to be replaced. This was caught just short of me having to deal with a fire being caused by this over heating of the electrical parts of the A/C-heater system. This is the same situation as reported in other complaints. Refer to ODI id numbers: 10364281, 10283272, 10181912 and 10145512.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 062010

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • 42,442 miles
This is one more consumer complaint regarding the heater/fan/blower wiring design failure for the 2001 model of the Jeep Wrangler. I understand that this continues to occur in other tj model years as well so I think it is a systemic design problem that if not corrected by the manufacturer will eventually cause a serious injury or death. My case is typical of the failures described by other 2001 Wrangler owners in that the heater blower fan switch began to drop speeds until only the highest speed was left operational [which I understand is how the underlying electronics specifically a resistor bank fail in this model]. recently, this 4th speed has failed and I am not driving the vehicle until I can receive some assurance that the heater blower will not continue to heat up until it catches fire as has been reported in other instances. As I write this complaint, it is about 25 degrees outside, so driving my 2001 Wrangler without heat is not an option. I guess I am lucky that (a) it failed completely in cold weather forcing me to (B) research the issue learning that (C) this obvious vehicle defect can result in the Wrangler catching fire which has forced me to (D) go without the use of the Wrangler until a factory designed and sponsored fix is engineered and installed. So, in summary, 2001 Wrangler failed heater/fan/blower switch many other cases for this model year and surrounding model years has a history of causing vehicle fires this needs to be a factory sponsored re-engineer and recall, and needs to be done now before a fire situation causes a serious accident or injury or death !

- Shillington, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 172002

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving transmission starts to slip. A new transmission had to be installed. There was a leaking tank seal. Water leaks through the A/C and heater hoses. There are holes at the bulk head. Theres a faulty key cylinder. The passenger door is difficult to open and close. There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. One for a faulty ignition switch and the other for hte intake manifold.

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

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