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9.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,333 miles

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2001 Jeep Wrangler transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 182004

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles

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

The transmission makes a rattle/chattering sound while in neutral (clutch must be left out too). It only does this as the engine gets warm. Vehicle has been looked at on multiple occasions at various dealerships. I have expressed my concern that the transmission may fail once out of warranty if this is not remedied. Dealers all say this is normal, but new Venture gear (transmission manufacturer) when contacted says it was not designed to make this noise. Only some vehicles with this transmission have this problem, which leads me to believe there were a series of faulty transmissions made. This is a potentially expensive repair and I don't want my warranty to expire before it finally breaks. I feel that other owners and I are being given the run around due to the high cost to dealerships if they admit this is a problem.. it also has popped out of reverse when parked causing the Jeep to roll.

- Layton, UT, USA

problem #5

Feb 182004

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
The transmission makes a rattle/chattering sound while in neutral (clutch must be left out too). It only does this as the engine gets warm. Vehicle has been looked at on multiple occasions at various dealerships. I have expressed my concern that the transmission may fail once out of warranty if this is not remedied. Dealers all say this is normal, but new Venture gear (transmission manufacturer) when contacted says it was not designed to make this noise. Only some vehicles with this transmission have this problem, which leads me to believe there were a series of faulty transmissions made. This is a potentially expensive repair and I don't want my warranty to expire before it finally breaks. I feel that other owners and I are being given the run around due to the high cost to dealerships if they admit this is a problem.. it also has popped out of reverse when parked causing the Jeep to roll.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Sep 192001

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Manual transmission makes a loud rattle when in neutral and clutch is left out. Rattle is even louder when shutting off the engine. Both the selling dealer and another Jeep dealer claim this is a normal noise for this transmission and refuse to correct the problem. I am concerned that transmission will fail. This is a serious defect that the manufacturer and dealers refuse to recognize.

- Marina Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 212002

Wrangler 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission makes a grinding noise when in neutral and clutch let out. Dealer checked for running rough and found that flash for computer was not available. Once flash was available, brought in Jeep for flash and manufacturer replaced transfer case shift rod, per tsb. Grinding noise was not fixed, pointed it out and dealer told me that was how this model and year sounds. Brought it back around 13,000 miles and dealer determined that a new transmission was needed. Ordered and replaced standard 5 speed transmission. Seemed to fix problem, although there is still just a slight sound which dealer said was normal.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #2

May 312002

(reported on)

Wrangler 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The transmission makes a rattle/chattering sound while in neutral (clutch must be left out too). It only does this as the engine gets warm. Vehicle has been looked at on multiple occasions at various dealerships. I have expressed my concern that the transmission may fail once out of warranty if this is not remedied. Dealers all say this is normal, but new Venture gear (transmission manufacturer) when contacted says it was not designed to make this noise. Only some vehicles with this transmission have this problem, which leads me to believe there were a series of faulty transmissions made. This is a potentially expensive repair and I don't want my warranty to expire before it finally breaks. I feel that other owners and I are being given the run around due to the high cost to dealerships if they admit this is a problem.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 012001

Wrangler 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The manual transmission makes an unsual noise when the clutch is released and the vehicle is in neutral. Dealership claims this is normal. I do not want warranty to run out before manufactuer corrects this problem.

- Mount Vernon, TX, USA

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