NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Floor Shift Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2004 Jeep Wrangler transmission problems

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2004 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 242007

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


I could not shift the automatic transmission to park. The shifter would get stuck in reverse, resulting in me inadvertently moving backwards when taking my foot off the brake- a very dangerous condition. Turned the engine off, waited and then was able to shift into park. The next day I also could not shift down from park into gear. Had it towed to the dealer in jeffersonville in, they said the shifter was bad and replace it at a cost of $ 325 to me. After driving for a day I notice that I did not need to press the brake to shift out of park. Took it back and they said "sorry"....and fix it but the indicator still is not right but I don't trust them. It seems like Jeep has 2 major safety problems with the 2004 Wrangler. The death wobble and the shifter.

- Mt Washington, KY, USA

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