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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 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.

2008 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012007


  • 3,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler unlimited. The contact stated that the parking brake was defective and when engaged, the vehicle would continue to roll backward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was informed that the mechanism inside the parking brake had fractured. The dealer repaired the hand brake yet one week later, the vehicle was taken back to the dealer as the failure recurred. The dealer then adjusted the tension on the hand brake. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who then performed a diagnostic and confirmed that the lubricant from the axle seal was leaking fluid. The fluid was dripping onto the shoes which prevented the parking brake from functioning correctly. The current mileage was 86,000 and the failure mileage was 3,000.

- Sherman, CT, USA

problem #1

May 062010

(reported on)

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer sent letters regarding the failure of the emergency brake holding on an incline. The consumer stated when he set the emergency brake, the vehicle started to roll backwards and hit the his gate.

- Walkerville, MT, USA

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