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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 242002

(reported on)

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Rear brakes failed to operate when applied. Dealer was notified. The consumer attempted to back down a dirt incline. When the brakes were engaged, the front brakes had locked up and the rear brakes did nothing, this caused the vehicle to slide backwards. This happened in the second incident as well. The vehicle was purchased with the rear axle-dana 44/226 mm. The vehicle cannot be used for its purpose. Right rear axle seal leaked grease onto the right rear of the differenital, dealer found bearing faulty and replaced the bearing and seal.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 252001

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear brakes are disabled, causing vehicle not to stop properly. Consumer adds vehicle will not stop in icy conditions unless in 4WD. In 2wd the front brakes lock up while the rear brakes are pushing vehicle. Dealer contacted but could not repair until Chrysler redesigned the brake lines.

- Butte, MT, USA

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