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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,167 miles

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2004 Jeep Wrangler body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 212016

Wrangler

  • 120,000 miles

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

The driver's side lower control arm mount on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler broke off from the frame while driving. While accelerating on a city street, there was a loud bang noise from underneath the vehicle, and the Jeep became extremely difficult to control and started wandering all over the road. Upon pulling over and looking underneath the vehicle we found that there were extreme amounts of rust and corrosion inside the frame that was visible from the outside. This rust caused the entire lower control arm mount to break off from the frame. Another rot hole was found further up the frame near the transmission skidplate/cross-member assembly as well.

- North Smithfield, RI, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014

Wrangler

  • 84,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the welding on the vehicle's frame was deteriorating to the point of potentially detaching on the passenger side floor paneling. In addition, the interior of the floor was detaching from the driver side and the front passenger side. The vehicle was taken to two private mechanics who stated that the rust and corrosion was excessive and the panels needed to be replaced and welded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 84,500.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I purchased a new 2004 Jeep Wrangler sport on Sept 30,2004. On Oct 1, 2004 I discovered defective paint on the left front fender near the engine compartment(appears to be a chemical contaminant as well as grazing of the base coat), dent on the underside of the right hand passenger door, welding splatters on the right front fender, dents on the inside of the right front fender, right front fender is warped. All body damage appears to have been pre-delivery. Dealer service personnel told me to ignore the paint damage. I dont understand how the vehicle left the factory in this condition. Iam disgusted and depressed after spending $26,000 dollars on this Jeep. Iam a U.S. navy veteran, aviation structural mechanic.

- Modesto, CA, USA

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