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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,670 miles

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2012 Jeep Wrangler drivetrain problems

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 10 of 13)

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problem #66

Jan 022014

Wrangler

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that he received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) several months ago but was informed by the manufacturer that the part was not available and would not become available for another few months. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #65

Oct 012013

Wrangler

  • miles
Unable to get safety recall N28 / NHTSA 13V-234 transmission oil cooler tube repaired. Have contacted multiple dealers and they are unable to get the part. Dealers report they are only allowed one recall part per week or two weeks, now backed up for months. They report 100's of persons waiting on their list. At this point I'm just told to call back and try again... I can't even get on a list to wait.

- Lake Lure, NC, USA

problem #64

Jun 012013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The dealer advised the contact that the part was not available for repair. The manufacturer was made aware that the part was not available at the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #63

Dec 022013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2012 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer writes in regards to transmission oil cooler tube recall notice. The consumer has been unable to get the recall issue resolved.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #62

Sep 192013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) and the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Olyphant, PA, USA

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problem #61

Nov 262013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) had surpassed the reasonable amount of time. The dealer was contacted and stated that the contact would be placed on a waiting list because the manufacturer was only providing one part per week. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lousa, VA, USA

problem #60

Dec 192013

Wrangler

  • miles

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

I took in my Jeep to motor village la (2025 S figueroa St, los angeles, ca 90007). I brought it in for a recall of the transmission oil cooler tube (N28/NHTSA 13V-234). Upon calling to determine if the work had been completed, I was told that they only inspected to see what parts would need to be replaced. They further explained that the parts requiring replacement would take a while to be received. When I pushed for more information, they told me that they are only allowed to order 1 part of this type every 14 days from the manufacturer. They said that I would be added to the waiting list for this part. When I asked how many people were on the list, he merely said that there were a lot. So I asked if it would be weeks, months, or what that means? he said he didn't have any further information for me. I believe that this situation fails to meet the requirement of replacement within a reasonable period of time. I could even live with a month or two, but an indeterminate amount of time is ridiculous.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #59

Nov 132013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V23400( power train, steering) and stated that the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #58

Dec 182013

Wrangler

  • miles
I received a recall notice on my Jeep for a transmission oil cooler tube which can cause loss of transmission fluid and if it comes in contact with an ignition source, cause an underbody fire. I have been to the dealership 2 times now in an attempt to get the fixed. Both times I was told it was a first come first service basis and they had no idea when they could get to this. My option was to leave my vehicle and wait until "I can get to it". this is not an option and is unreasonable for them to assume one can go without a vehicle until they "can get to it". this is a safety issue and apparently Chrysler is unable to service their product within a reasonable timeframe. My first attempt was over a month ago. This is not acceptable. I went to the Chrysler dealership on veterans blvd in metarie, la.

- Madisonville, LA, USA

problem #57

Oct 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
I have received numerous recall notices regarding the N28/NHTSA 13 V-234 transmission oil cooler tube. When I contacted the dealer where I purchased the vehicle wild Jeep/Honda in Wisconsin I was told that they could only order 1 part every 10 days and at that rate I would not be able to get the repairs needed for 6- 8 months. Considering the potential danger the wait time absolutely crazy. How is Chrysler unable to have these parts? I do not feel this is reasonable, it puts my family in unnecessary danger.

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

problem #56

Dec 162013

Wrangler

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the dealer was unable to perform the repairs for NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) because the necessary parts were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Menlo Park, CA, USA

problem #55

Jun 052013

Wrangler

  • 15,000 miles
Safety recall N28/NHTSA 13V-234 - Chrysler corporation is not supplying the parts to dealers to complete the repairs necessary to prevent fires & crashes (per the recall notice). This is unacceptable. The waiting list for parts is very long and Chrysler reported to me today that each dealer gets 1 repair kit every 14 days. If someone does the math, these means that it will take over 30 months to supply the parts for the necessary repairs, given the number of recalled Wrangler (1800,000) and the number of dealers in the us. This is unacceptable and the NHTSA has a responsibility to the traveling public to ensure that recalls such as N28 are completely in a timely manner.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #54

Dec 042013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 22,300 miles
Received safety recall N28 / NHTSA 13V-234 and scheduled appointment for repairs (as requested on notification) at flagship Chrysler dealership, bayamon, pr on 14nov2013. The mechanic confirmed the need for replacement of power steering return tube and the transmission oil cooler tube but the parts were not available. According to service rep the parts were ordered. On 04dec2013 called the dealership for status of order to be told that parts could arrive after 1 month but according to service rep the parts department could not tell when will they be available and I should wait until receiving communication by email. I contacted Chrysler corporation (pr office) on 05dec2013 through 1-800-853-1403 and service rep did not have information available related to the recall, took my vehicle's VIN # and agreed to call back. As of 14dec2013 neither the dealership or Chrysler corporation has contacted me with expected date for parts' availability. Since the service date above I received the second notification to take my car for repairs.

- Dorado, PR, USA

problem #53

Dec 092013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Received 1st safety recall notice, N28/NHTSA 13V-234, from Chrysler group 09/10/2013. I immediately called the local dealership (bay Dodge, panama city beach, fl) and was told to call back at a later date because the parts to repair the issue were not in stock and they were waiting for the inventory. 2nd safety recall notice received 12/07/2013. I called the same dealership on 12/09/2013 and was told I would be added to the "wait" list...that I was number 45 and could expect to wait a couple years for the parts to arrive at the dealership. The issue is that the dealership can only order one repair kit every 14 weeks from Chrysler!! what"? so, if the transmission oil cooler tube begins to leak it may cause "damage to the transmission and a loss of transmission function which may increase the risk of a crash"...and it is ok to make me wait years for the repair??"

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #52

Dec 062013

Wrangler

  • miles
After receiving safety recall N28 / NHTSA 13V-234 from Chrysler, I contacted my local dealership (from whom I purchased the vehicle) requesting to get the transmission oil cooler tube serviced. They informed me that the part needed to be ordered (1) at a time with at least (7) days between orders. As a result, they said my vehicle cannot be serviced for 20+ weeks, putting myself and my family in jeopardy during this time. While I understand it is not the dealerships fault, this systems failure must be addressed immediately.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #51

Aug 302013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:13V234000 (power train, steering) and the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Harveys Lake, PA, USA

problem #50

Aug 012013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 13V234000 (power train, steering) however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the required remedy part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #49

Sep 052013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sugar Grove, OH, USA

problem #48

Jul 312012

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V234000 (power train, steering) however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under recall because the dealer stated that the remedy part was only available to perform one repair per week. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Garden City , NY, USA

problem #47

Dec 032013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 12,362 miles
I received a recall notice in the mail about my transmission oil cooler tube for my 2012 Jeep Wrangler (recall number N28). I contacted my local Jeep dealer, [xxx] in belleville Illinois. The service department stated that they could not do this for 10 weeks or more due to Chrysler not releasing parts. I also have another dealer in the area and I contacted them. They took my information and put me on a waiting list at least for the parts but still stated it would be several weeks before parts could come in. This is totally unacceptable! I have a newborn child that travels in this vehicle and obviously there is a problem if there is a recall and the company cannot even fix their product! something needs to be done about this! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Swansea, IL, USA

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