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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,002 miles

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2001 Jeep Wrangler body / paint problems

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2001 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 152012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 166,150 miles


Re: major frame rot: We are the original owners of this vehicle and always maintained it per the schedule. I bought the Jeep to my mechanic for some routine maintenance. When he removed the drivers side rear wheel he noticed serious frame rot. He told me the Jeep is no longer safe to drive and not worth putting any more money into. When I got home, I scratched the rust with my fingernail and was easily able to poke my finger right through the frame. A quick internet search revealed the frame rot is a very common design flaw for the Wrangler tj series. Apparently moisture, road debris, etc. Is allowed to enter the interior of the frame but nothing in the design allows for its exit. Since this creates a condition that allows the frame to rot from the inside-out, by the time it is discovered it is typically too late. Many companies now manufacture special frame pieces to repair the damage if you are one of the lucky ones who are made aware of what to look for before too much damage has been done. I sincerely hope Jeep will treat this defect the way Toyota did with the Tacoma in 2008-2009!

- Surfside Beach, SC, USA

problem #3

May 112012


  • 129,856 miles
Frame is rusted through at all points where skidplate attaches to frame!! the underside of the frame is rusted through/gone at the area where skidplate bolts to. As a result the skidplate is hanging down and not properly supporting transmission and transfer case.. because of this hanging it is causing misalignment of the drivetrain.. damaging components of the drivetrain. I cannot imaging if this goes undetected and the frame cracks and/or breaks while the vehicle is in motion, at what is the middle of the frame.

- Mount Royal, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 022011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer writes in regards to rusted and cracked frame. Consumer sent additional letter the consumer also stated the horn and cruise control hasn't worked in years and the air bag light has also been on for years.

- Shelby, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 252000

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
Why wait till an accident and or death occurs because of water damage to truck. They cant fix the problem with a factory gasket, having to plaster silicone with a new gasket is not the answer. A new Jeep relacement is in order. I asked the help desk at daimler Chrysler if in fact he would accept the new Jeep after the dealer butchered the truck, replaced the gaskets and now is resorting to plaster the entire area with silicone, his reply was no way, I then asked him why do you think I am any different. I purchased a brand new vihicle not a used one. How long before the silicone cracks, what about water damage to the wiring harness, ie; the head lights, brake lights cruise control, any of a number of things could cause me to crash and or kill myself and or others " I ask you is this fair", I spent over $26,000 dollars so I would not have any problems.

- Concord, CA, USA

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