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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,617 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.

2005 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 012006


  • miles


I bought my 2005 Jeep unlimited with 6,000 miles on it. I have been to the dealership seven times to have it fixed. My major complaint is it surges out of control when taking my foot off the brakes from a stopped position. It does it in drive and in reverse without warning. The dealership has no solution. I also have a problem with the steering wheel shaking once I hit a small bump in the road, as small as the reflectors that line the middle of streets. There are times the steering wheel shakes so hard that I have to let go of the steering wheel. They have replaced my steering stabilizer arm, I've had the rotors turned I've replaced the brakes.replacing the stabilizer arm seemed to help for a short time. My other issue with this lovley death trap of mine is when I run the A/C the whole thing bogs down like I'm pulling an eighteen wheeler out of a ditch. The dealership solution was to come in and test drive another Jeep to see if I "actually have a problem". when I take my car to the dealership they keep it for at least two weeks and the problems are still advice to other Jeep owners with these problems is to always take the back roads and always leave a car length of space all the way around your Jeep, and never use the A/C!these problems began at about 10,000 miles and my Jeep just rolled over32,000 miles.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 162007

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
I purchased my Jeep Wrangler in July of 2005 brand new. In July of 2005 I started experiencing a vibrating when braking at speeds of 45mph and above. The problem still persists. I had it looked at by a local technician who said if he had to guess he would assume the rotors had 50,000 miles on them. The funny thing is the only have half of that at 25,000 miles. The local dealerships are claiming that there is no warranty on the brakes and the recent recall has nothing to do with the Wrangler and/or Wrangler unlimited models, stating it only applies to the Grand Cherokee even though there are several complaints.

- Southborough, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 292007

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
In Aug of 2005 at 10,000 miles I noticed a shudder in the front end when stopping proceeded to the dealership and they said my rotors needed resurfacing which they did for free it was covered under warranty. Within a year it began again summer of 2006 with 35,000 miles total on the vehicle the rotors and pads had to be replaced as the shudder when stopping over 45 mph began again my rotors were warped of course the warranty is no longer available after 12,000 miles. Now once again August 2007 I just had the rotors and pads replaced again at 60,000 miles.

- Franklin, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 222006

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


There was an uncontrollable shaking during braking mainly at high speeds of >45 mph and small shaking at <45mph. I knew it was the rotors being warped. The shaking started when there was ~10000 miles on the vehicle. I took the vehicle into the service place at Suburban Chrysler Jeep and they confirmed the issue with the rotors being out of round. Although the milage of my vehicle when it was fixed was ~18000 miles they still machined the rotors free of charge. This solved the problem. I now have 24000 miles on the vehicle and the problem is non existent.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 012006

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,230 miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler purchased from moothart Jeep was experiencing an uncontrollable shaking at speeds between 30-40 mph. I had to pull off the freeway to get it checked out. Mechanic told me it was a problem with the rotors. When I called the dealer to explain the problem, they dismissed the rotors as the cause and blamed my all-terrain tires (without even looking at the car) and stated that my warranty would not cover it because of these new tires. Car was towed to the dealership anyway and they blamed stabilizer. They claimed to have replaced the stabilizer under warranty (out of courtesy). When I picked up the car and tried to drive it home, the car was shaking worse than when it came in on the tow truck. I called the service manager who told me that the tires were too heavy for the car. I inquired about why a 4-wheel drive off-vehicle car would not be able to handle all-terrain tires. He had no logical answer for me. I brought the car to my mechanic (who specializes in tires) to check the tires and anything that could be causing this. They ultimately fixed the defective rotor, and the cars runs fine. He told me that the tires were fine; it was a problem with the rotors. During this process, I contacted daimler Chrysler about this issue and they told me all service problems are the responsibility of the service manager at that particular dealership. I informed them that I had already spoke to him and he refused to attribute the problem to anything else but the tires. They gave me information regarding the lemon laws in California. The car had only 9,303 miles when this problem occurred and only 1.5 years old. The vehicle came with a 7-year warranty, but they refused to look at the rotors on the car.

- Long Beach, Ca, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012005

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,474 miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited began having an intermittent squeak this summer. At the end of October the dealer informed me that the vehicle needs the brake pads and rotors replaced and that this item was not covered under warranty. The vehicle has only 26,000 miles and I have never had to replace brake pads this early in other vehicles I have owned. I called the Chrysler customer care line and was told that they could do nothing about the problem.

- Oregon, IL, USA

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