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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,218 miles

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2003 Jeep Wrangler clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #4

May 202006


  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that when he depressed the clutch pedal, his foot would strike the clutch pin and knock it loose. This caused clutch failure and prevented him from shifting gears. He would have to exit the vehicle to put the pin back in place. The failure only occurred when his foot struck the clutch pin. The contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer; however, the dealer stated that they would inspect the vehicle. The contact further stated that the hydraulic clutch pedal bin would fall straight down as if his foot slipped off the pedal. The current mileage was approximately 57,000 and failure mileage was approximately 49,000.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 232005

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Consumer stated the clutch master cylinder failed on a 2003 Jeep Wrangler. This occurred on June 23, 2005. Consumer had no problems prior to this failure. The clutch activation rod pulled away from the master cylinder, causing the failure. Consumer took the Jeep to the dealership. The Jeep had 37,000 miles on it, and the dealership did nothing about it because it was not under warranty. Consumer tried to tell the dealership that this was a safety issue, but the dealership insisted it was not covered under warranty. Consumer had to order the master clutch and the slave cylinder to replace it himself. The clutch failed while the consumer was driving the vehicle.

- Brookfield, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 112005

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The consumer is experiencing problems with the brakes. When the consumer applied the brakes and stepped on the clutch, the vehicle started to accelerate going up to 8 or 9000 RPM's. provide further details.

- Graford, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 152003

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,870 miles
Transmission failure - grinding noise is heard when shifting into 2nd and 3rd gears, jerks forward before clutch is let out, will not shift into 5th gear at highway speeds. This is the second transmission to fail in this vehicle.

- Sobieski, WI, USA

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