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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,625 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.

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2009 Jeep Wrangler engine problems

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2009 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012010

Wrangler

  • 18,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The transmission oil temperature got hot and boiled over. I believe this is due to Jeep poor transmission cooler design. It is on the bottom side of the radiator and does not receive direct air flow to keep cool.

- Big Bear City , CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 142014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50,500 miles
I found leaking transmission cooler lines on my Jeep Wrangler. I contacted Chrysler/Jeep by phone to inquire about a customer satisfaction notification L05 transmisson oil cooler lines issue pertaining to tsb: 2008-2010 jk Wrangler: Transmission oil cooler lines may weep transmission fluid. Tsb: 2008-2010 jk Wrangler: Transmission oil cooler lines may weep transmission fluid subject: Extended warranty -transmission oil cooler lines may weep transmission fluid at the hose to tube crimp joints (7 years or 70,000 miles warranty extension) overview: This bulletin involves installing new transmission oil cooler supply & return line assembly. Models: 2008 -2010 (jk) Wrangler note: This extended warranty bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with 3.8L engine (sales code egt) and an automatic transmission (sales code dgv) built before March 10, 2010 (mdh0410xx). Symptom/condition: Weeping transmission oil cooler lines at the hose-to-tube crimp joints. Diagnosis: If the symptom/condition is experienced proceed to the repair procedure. I was told my vehicle would not be covered by this and I would have to pay for the repairs. If these lines were to burst or open up enough to spray fluid it would ignite off the exhaust manifolds and burn the vehicle to the ground. This has happened to several Jeep owners I have found in my research and one owner had their vehicle burn even after the lines were improperly replaced by a dealership even. My Jeep meets all the criteria in the customer satisfaction notification L05 yet I was told it wasn't covered.

- Beckley, WV, USA

problem #2

Apr 252011

Wrangler

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 65 mph the vehicle began to shake violently. The contact turned the vehicle off and after restarting it the shaking stopped. The failure occurred three times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 132010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
2009 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer writes on behalf of his wife who was involved in a motor vehicle accident when another vehicle made a left turn in front of her. Right after the impact, the Jeep remained in drive and continued to move forward. The engine compartment also ignited, resulting in a fire after the vehicle was brought to a halt, and a fire retardant was applied to extinguish the flame, as the Jeep was being set up for towing, the fire re-ignited and caused additional damage.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

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