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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,452 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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2010 Jeep Wrangler electrical problems

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Sep 192016


  • 59,000 miles


Vehicle was stationary. After flash update on tipm. Tipm failure occurred causing starter to "fry". this is a problem that has had many complaints. This can cause problems on vehicles while in motion. Can't believe the NHTSA failed to investigate after all the complaints received.

- Jasper, AL, USA

problem #41

Sep 152016


  • 58,437 miles
''takata recall'' defective tpm, almost coused me to have an accident while driving in Mexico during my vacation the lights went out whle doing 75 miles per hour....took it to mechanic and it has a bad tipm module.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #40

Aug 262016


  • 110,000 miles
Drove my car and everything was fine. Parked car at my apartments and smelled something that smelled like a fire. Went to the other side and saw fire coming from under the hood. Within minutes the fire consumed the entire front of my Jeep Wrangler. I never had any problems before this not even a check engine light was on.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #39

Jan 172016


  • 30,000 miles


While driving, the horn stopped working along with the speed control and wipers and directional signals. The airbag light is illuminated. My Jeep Wrangler has just over 30,000 miles on the odometer.

- Pasco, WA, USA

problem #38

Feb 142016


  • 48,000 miles
Tipm problem. Code reader codes are B10ec blower motor over current, B219A ignition start/ lock unlock over current. Suggested fix, replace tipm. Quoted from Jeep to repair is $1100

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #37

Jan 282016


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep wangler. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the instrument panel lights illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and drove home. In addition, the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #36

Feb 222016


  • 42,000 miles


Cruise control stopped working a few months ago. Today I started getting the airbag warning light flashing on and off. Looks like I'll be dropping $500+ for a new clock spring. How is this not already listed as a recall?

- Bisbee, AZ, USA

problem #35

Mar 162015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. When the vehicle was started, the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. Also, the horn did not sound when it was pressed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the tipm and the clock spring malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Updated 05/11/16

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #34

Oct 202015


  • 53,000 miles
My headlights and marker lights would not shut off unless I disconnected the battery. Windshield wipers would randomly come on and not shut off. Changed out the accessory switch and that didn't fix anything. Changed some fuses and the problem seemed to be resolved. The next day my Jeep wouldn't start. Jumped it without a problem and about a half a mile down the road while driving all of the dash lights started flashing. My Jeep engines motor stalled while in motion on a busy city street with a speed limit of 40 mph, fortunately I had just started slowing down for the red light so an accident did not occur. I sat in the middle of the busy road for ten minutes waiting for the police to push me to an empty parking lot. Due to these symptoms and the previous investigation (NHTSA defect investigation #DP14004), I believe I have a faulty tipm. The local repair shop in hubbard, Ohio looked over the Jeep for bad grounds and wires and nothing was found. On March 6, 2016, the Jeep's headlights would not shut off unless the vehicle was shut off, the fog lights light on the dash flashed and the windshield wipers would come on with the fog light switch. The headlights would shut off when I shut the Jeep off and removed the key, so I dealt with the problem for a few days until it went away on its own. I'm hoping this is the last of my tipm issues.

- Hubbard, OH, USA

problem #33

Feb 152014


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the front passenger side wireless key entry as well as the door lock on the inside failed to function. The contact also stated that now the driver side wireless key entry and interior the rocker switch both failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 04/20/16

- Russellville, AR, USA

problem #32

Jan 032016


  • miles


While parked engine began to repeatedly cranked and moved over curb over 20 feet until stop by striking over vehicles and exhaust battery power.

- Lanham, MD, USA

problem #31

Dec 102015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. While parked, the vehicle failed to start. The failure occurred once. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the totally integrated power module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Feura Bush, NY, USA

problem #30

Dec 012015


  • 82,000 miles
On my 2010 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) dashboard, the airbag warning light flashes on every other minute with a chime, an indication that there is something malfunctioning or interfering with the vehicle's airbags. This is happening when the vehicle is stationary and while in motion either on the highway or city roads. This is caused by a faulty clockspring within the vehicle's steering wheel. This faulty clockspring is the culprit for potential airbag failure in the 2010 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) during an accident or premature deployment when simply driving around. Daimler Chrysler has refused to address the safety concern of their faulty clockspring that can cause failure of the vehicle's airbags from properly deploying."

- Wise, VA, USA

problem #29

Nov 202015


  • 66,140 miles
ABS, esp and trac cont. Lights all came on simultaneously. Diagnosed as a faulty clock spring mechanism. $587.58 bill from the dealer, to repair. Approximately 66, 140 miles at the time of failure. Wrangler, 2 door, 4 wheel drive. Highway speed, approximately 65 mph. Apparently it was not covered by NHTSA id: 13V176000, Chrysler recall M31.

- Decatur, TX, USA

problem #28

Nov 202015


  • miles
We bought this vehicle almost two years December. After having this vehicle around 7 months with no problems, we took it to king expresslube to have oil changed, in which, the wrong oil filter was put on vehicle resulting in a blown engine. King expresslube pair the entire cost of the engine and the vehicle was taken to North point Jeep. Every since engine was replaced, we have had problems with the car not cranking. Vehicle has been towed to the Jeep dealership numerous times with them saying, " we can't find anything wrong". was advised to carry a " hammer" to tap under starter to " see if it will crank". so it broke down again two weeks ago which they had the vehicle two days and was returned stating they can't find anything wrong! would not crank again today and they finally found something! said that it was the tipm, of course that's not covered under warranty and it will cost us $900 to replace part! this has been very tacky business practice since I have read today that Chrysler has known this is a faulty part and unwilling to stand behind their vehicles! I am very upset that they are unwilling to help in any way! thank you for listening to my story! shannon H

- Tobaccoville, NC, USA

problem #27

Sep 272015


  • 68,500 miles
Car stalled loosing all power and drivability dealer claims the alternator went bad and fuse able link melted causing me to need a whole new wiring set

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #26

Jul 012015


  • 78,000 miles
Tipm module is unpredictable and shuts down without notice. If it happens in motion it can be fatal

- Clatskanie, OR, USA

problem #25

Mar 102015


  • 75,000 miles
I have been getting radom warning chimed and an air bag warning light when turning the steering wheel while cornering. Now it is almost always on and needs to be fixed before next inspection is due. Its a clockspring failure in the steering column, a problem common to the current Wrangler from 07-2014. There has already been a recall for the RHD models for the same thing but not lhd Jeep. This is my second failure, my 2007 had the same problems as my 2010. Its time for Jeep to offer a recall and replace this part of the airbag system.

- Wingina, VA, USA

problem #24

Jun 022015


  • 62,715 miles
While the vehicle was driven about 20mph, first on line to a traffic light and on about 20 T0 25 feet before the intersection and light was red, and when the brake was applied it did not stop and the vehicle kept moving and it was stopped by the emergency brake. A burning smell got inside the vehicle and people stopped yelling that the vehicle was on fire. When the hood was opened and the fire put out we notices that the fire started at the brakes pump sensor. It burned all the wiring around there to include plastic cover of left hand side wheel, the steering column rubber joint, sensors, the hood and other parts in that side.

- Vega Baja, PR, USA

problem #23

Jan 112015


  • 42,500 miles
Vehicle headlights failed to illuminate on activation of the headlight circuit via control stalk. Lights would flicker in a specific pattern then go dark. Activating high beam circuit repeated the cycle with high beam illumination. Complete reset of electrical system (battery disconnected for hour +) would clear up the issue for ~2-3 hours of operation before problem resumed. Required dealer replacement of tipm as headlight control circuit is a part of that module. Tipm was on backorder when problem first surfaced, leading me to believe that this model of tipm may be the source of the issue. Vehicle was undrivable for commute during early morning/evening hours due to lack of forward illumination. All other vehicle lighting and accessories functioned correctly.

- Hampton, VA, USA

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