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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 9 of 13)

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problem #86

Jul 182013

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 in July of 2013, he received notification NHTSA campaign id number: 13V234000 (power train, steering). The contact attempted to have the vehicle repaired but the dealer stated that the parts were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #85

Dec 312013

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.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #84

Dec 012013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The contact received the recall notification December 2013. The manufacturer advised the contact that the dealer only received one part per week. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/12/14

- Alexandria , VA, USA

problem #83

Jan 272014

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 attempted to have his vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) but was informed that the parts were not available. The contact stated since the failure was reported in June of 2013, there should be a remedy available before January of 2014. The manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. There are no failures at this time.

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #82

Jan 242014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
I received a recall notice N28 transmission oil cooler tube from Chrysler. I reached out to the dealership to schedule the work on the recall and was told they didn't have the parts and were receiving 1 part every 2 weeks and they had 400 people on a waiting list. I called another dealer and was told a similar story and at best case would be 6 months before they could have a part for me. The recall mentions potential for a transmission issue which could result in increased risk for a crash. I called Chrysler as well and all they could tell me was sorry they don't have enough parts. So I am supposed to drive an unsafe vehicle and hope that nothing goes wrong in the 6 months before they maybe have a part" this is unreal that a notice is sent out warning of increased risk and then I am told by Chrysler they cant do anything and that they are sorry. Regardless of why, the fact is there are hundreds of unsafe vehicles out there that can not be fixed and notices are being sent out telling the consumer to take them in and get them fixed? why send the recall notice if you cant fix the problem? what is being done to protect me as a consumer with a vehicle that the manufacturer has told me could be unsafe and now has a higher potential risk for a crash and their only answer is "sorry""

- Draper, UT, USA

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problem #81

Jan 012014

Wrangler

  • miles
Letter to the administrator from constituent re recall N28/ NHTSA/3V-234 on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The dealer informed the consumer, they only received parts once a week, and her name should have been placed on a list. However, the consumer stated no one informed her of that. The consumer has since received a second notice.

- Colbert, WA, USA

problem #80

Oct 252013

Wrangler

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering). The contact attempted to have the remedy repaired; however, he was informed that the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact stated that the transmission cooler line was previously replaced in 2013. There are no failures at this time.

- Lake Villa, IL, USA

problem #79

Jul 102013

Wrangler

  • 16,580 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that he received a notice for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) and the dealer was not planning to perform the repair in a timely matter. The dealer informed the contact that the parts were not available and he had to wait another six months in order to have the vehicle repaired per the recall. The manufacturer was notified. There are no failures at this time. The current mileage was 16,580.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #78

Jun 192013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Safety recall N28/NHTSA 13V-234 transmission oil cooler tube after having appointment rescheduled twice, dealership stated that they are only receiving parts for this recall once every 15 days. They have a wait list of around 40-50 people which means that my vehicle will not be taken care of for over a year. This is unacceptable.

- Beckley, WV, USA

problem #77

Jun 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 2,660 miles
This is a safety recall complaint N28/NHTSA 13V-234 transmission oil cooler tube. First notice received in 6/2013, parts to fix not available at the time. Second notice received 1/2014 indicating parts available and to contact dealership "right away to schedule service appointment." Contact was made with dealership and they indicated there is a 4 month waiting list because they are only provided one set of parts per week needed for this recall, which means, only 4 Jeep a month are receiving the repairs for a 2 hour fix. This is absolutely ridiculous. Dealerships should be provided these parts as soon as a customer contacts them on this safety recall. I have been put on the "list" and will be called when I move to the top. A 4 month waiting list means only 16 Jeep will have this safety recall taken care of before I am scheduled. Solution: Dealerships need to have these parts available to them as customers call to schedule an appointment. They should not be rationed nor should a complaint be filed against the dealer. The complaint is with Chrysler group for not being able to supply parts for a safety recall that could potentially present a life threatening situation if the defect is not taken care of.

- Ludington, MI, USA

problem #76

Oct 152013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 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 NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) had surpassed a reasonable time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available for repair. The manufacture was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure...updated 02-28-14 updated 03/18/2014

- San Lorenzo, PR, USA

problem #75

Jan 162014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering ) but was informed that the parts were not available and on back order. The contact felt that since the failure was reported in June 2013, there should have been a remedy available before January 2014. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 02/27/14 updated 02/27/14

- Benson, AZ, USA

problem #74

Jan 012014

Wrangler

  • miles
Submission from constituent re safety recall N28/NHTSA 13V-234 transmission oil cooler tube - 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The dealer informed the consumer, they were only receiving parts to repair one vehicle every seven days, and that he was 47th on the wait list.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #73

Nov 072013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) in late 2013. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair but the dealer stated that the parts were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #72

Sep 042013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received a recall 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.

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #71

Jan 092014

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 informed the contact that they only receive one part per week. The dealer put him on a waiting list. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The manufacturer had not been made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #70

Jan 072014

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) however, the part was not available to repair the vehicle. The dealer was contacted and stated that the part was not available for repair. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hixon, TN, USA

problem #69

Nov 252013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Chrysler had a safety recall (N28 / NHTSA 13V-234) trans oil cooler tube may come in contact with the power steering fluid return lube. Prolonged contact could cause a leak in the tran fluid and loss of trans function and increase risk of a crash. I have called my local dealership suresky in goshen, NY and the parts are still not in and it has been over 2 months. I drive my two year old to school every day and this is not acceptable.

- Washingtonville, NY, USA

problem #68

Jan 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
There is a recall on power steering for 2012 Jeep Wrangler with automatic transmissions. I have a manual transmission and am experiencing the same issues. Below is recall information: They are excluding manual transmission Jeep, which have the same issues and same pump. This is an issue that needs to be fixed.. the same dangers are faced with this vehicles. Recall date: June 04, 2013 model affected: 2012 Jeep Wrangler summary: Chrysler group llc (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and an automatic transmission and manufactured January 23, 2011, through February 23, 2013. The power steering line may contact and wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line resulting in a loss of transmission fluid. Consequences: A loss of transmission fluid may result in a loss of transmission function which may increase the risk of a crash. Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin early December 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N28. Potential units affected: 180131 notes: Chrysler group llc read more: www.motortrend.com/cars/2012/Jeep/Wrangler/recalls/#ixzz2pm1ozn6M.

- Peyton, CO, USA

problem #67

Dec 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated the recall under NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering) had surpassed a reasonable time for repair. The dealer was contacted and stated the part was not available for repair. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Franklin, TN, USA

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