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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,853 miles

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2003 Jeep Wrangler suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 302011


  • 62,000 miles


I have been getting the famous Jeep Wrangler "death wobble" when I bring our 03 Wrangler to 55 mph on the highway. Today, was very severe and almost caused a serious accident. Dealer claimed to have fixed the problem, but it has reappeared.

- El Paso , TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 082008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 118 miles
Driver side front ball joint came apart.

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 132007

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 45 mph, the frontend of the vehicle began to vibrate. The failure occurred when the contact depressed the brake pedal while traveling downhill. The failure continues to persist until the vehicle decelerates to approximately 10 mph. The dealer installed a heavy duty steering dampener on the vehicle. There have been no other failures since the replacement. The current and failure mileages were 48,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

May 252006

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles


"death wobble". on an inconsistent basis the front end begins to shake and wobble uncontrollably at speeds over 50 mph. It feels as though one of the front tires is about to fall off the vehicle. The only way to get it to stop shaking is to pull off highway and slow down below 30 mph. Dealer replaced steering damper but did not correct problem. Vehicle is now at a 4WD suspension specialist who has heard of this problem many times but over the past week cannot identify the specific problem.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 102006

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles
I have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler (under warranty for about 1 more week) that has only been used to drive to work and back, and when I hit a bump, the front end shakes uncontrollably, and I feel as if I will lose control. I took it back and forth between a tire place and the Jeep dealership several times. The dealership said I needed tires but the tire place says I don't and since I am under warranty that I should take it back to the dealership. I had the tires rotated and balanced, and the rotors turned, but it still shakes. The dealership kept telling me it was fine, but on one of my trips to the dealership, the mechanic said to me, "oh, you are the one with the 'death wobble'." the dealership decided it needed a new stabilizer bar and tried to sell me a more expensive one, but I insisted with the warranty they should replace it with a warranted part, they did and found a broken bushing and replaced it, but it still wobbles. I took it to another dealership that looked up the history of my car and said that the other place replaced everything they would and sent me home in tears. It wobbled all the way home. I am scared to drive more than 40 miles an hour and can't get anyone to help with this. I feel that I am getting the "run around" because I am a girl. It is not safe for others or me to have this vehicle on the road.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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problem #1

Jun 152003


  • miles
While driving on uneven surface at any speed vehicle would shake from the front suspension. Dealer has been contacted.

- Denver, CO, USA

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