Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Poor side crash test ratings from the IIHS are really no surprise.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,150 miles

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2012 Jeep Wrangler accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 052014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the side mirrors would not defrost. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V234000 (power train, steering) and 14V631000 (electrical system and visibility). The contact stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not give a specific date when the parts would become available. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Grandville, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 032014


  • 36,300 miles
Vehicle has no heat on driver side vent and floor vents, cold air comes out as if the A/C is on. As time has passed cool air on front window defroster as well as center and passenger vents. Vehicle is warmed up when trying to turn heat on with no positive results. Online Jeep forums list this as a problem to Jeep Wrangler. Dealership stated they are unaware of this problem. This is a safety issue to defrost windows for visibility, and should be a recall. Vehicle is almost 3 years old.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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