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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 272011

Wrangler 4-cyl

  • miles


Pulling out from gas station after fueling up, almost killed a pedestrian walking across my pathway because suddenly without any warning lost all brake functionality due to premature brake line corrosion induced brake line rupture and loss of the entire brake fluid. The Jeep Wrangler has a 82,455 mile in it. The vehicle also had just a year before inspected (and passed as ok) its brake system by a qualified Dodge service station.

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 222010


  • 144,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph approaching a stop sign when he applied the brakes but the vehicle did not slow down. The brake warning indicator illuminated after the failure occurred. The vehicle was driven upon the curb to stop it and then towed to an authorized dealer where the entire rear brake system was replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 06E022000 (service brakes, hydraulic) but the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was 144,000.

- Newark, DE, USA

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