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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,000 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.

2004 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #1

May 282014


  • 140,000 miles


The vehicle had been driven for about 35 minutes at approximately 70mph on the interstate. The vehicle unexpectedly began to produce a thick white smoke. The vehicle was immediately pulled over and placed into park; the vehicle was already on fire upon exiting. The grass beneath had caught on fire as well. The hood began to blacken indicating a fire in the engine compartment close to the firewall. The entire incident took place in about thirty seconds; from the time it began to smoke to the time it was on fire begin the entire incident. A truck driver with a dry chemical fire extinguisher put the engine fire out; after lifting the hood to a ball of fire. The only injury begin light burns from lifting the hood. Essentially, my Jeep Wrangler, with no aftermarket parts installed, burst into flames for no apparent reason.

- Aiken, SC, USA

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