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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,592 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.

2009 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

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2009 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 202015


  • 121,000 miles


A few weeks after getting the RHD clock spring redesigned style I kept going out of control on turns, and when the road was covered in snow the wheels would lock up and I would go out of control and spin in a circle. The new design clock spring didn't work from the beginning, and it could have caused a catastrophic event a new old style clockspring had to be installed to fix the problem for the 7th time

- Jonestown, PA, USA

problem #6

Jan 022016


  • miles
The vehicle would not turn on I would have to continuously turn the ignition and finally it will turn on. The vehicle has recently began stalling and turning off when I would be sitting at a traffic light and vibrating very scarely. The check engine light came on so I took it to my machanic who stated it needed to have a tuneup because it was misfiring on five cylinders instead of six cylinders. The was done but five days later the problem returned and this time the taillight on the right side of the vehicle alone with the right side signal light were both out. I then took the vehicle to Jeep who charged me $140 just to tell me that it would cost me another $870 to replace the tipm. I don't understand how this could be happening on a vehicle with 72,000 miles if it was not defected to begin with. Barbara king

- Ossining, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 072015


  • 89,745 miles
The clock spring ceased to work turning off the airbag, there was a shudder and the tcs (traction controlled system) began braking on its own. Then when the brakes were depressed the system went shuddery and quit working. This is a known issue with 2007 thru 2013 Jeep Wrangler and there is a recall on the part, except that crysler has determined that it only affects a very limited number of Jeep. This is not the case. A search on google will show hundreds of cases where the clock spring breaks, causing the airbags to become turned off and the end and tcs systems to go haywire, making the vehicle uncontrollable and undriveable. Chrysler has refused to recall the part in Wrangler Jeep Liberty and two other brands. The hazzard is compounded immensely if you happen to get (death wobble) yet another unfixed issue. This will lead to accidents and death, if it hasn't already.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


While driving my Jeep Wrangler 2009, I hit a bump in the road and the car went into the death wobble - violently shaking from side-to-side. The only way to stop it was to slow down or come to a near stop and then continue. It does this very often now - usually starts somewhere between 35-55 mph and just after hitting a bump.

- Stowe, VT, USA

problem #3

Dec 042011


  • 29,000 miles
I experienced a classic "death wobble" as described on Jeep Extreme shaking from side to side and loss of ability to steer until I slowed down below 20 mph.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #2

May 052010


  • 14,400 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph when the esp/bas warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel which resulted in a complete loss in the vehicle stability control. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The clock spring module was being replaced for the second time within one year. The failure mileage was approximately 14,400. The VIN was unavailable.

- Norton Shores, MI, USA

problem #1

May 012010


  • miles
2009 Jeep Wrangler. S10 comeback-letter to the secretary from senator on behalf of constituent re Jeep stability problems (reply directly to constituent). The consumer stated while driving, the electronic stability program light illuminated and warned him that he was sliding on a straight section on the interstate which was dry. The right front brake locked up, which almost caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle. His foot was on the accelerator and was being forced off the road onto a grass embankment. The esp/bas indicator then indicated that the system had a problem and had been disabled. Because the system had shut down, the consumer was able to return home where he collected information on the esp system. The consumer stated the vehicle has been repaired.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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