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.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,848 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Jeep Wrangler electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Jul 032012


  • 3,600 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the top was opened as it began to rain and saturated the interior of the vehicle. Several hours later, the contact he started the vehicle and discovered that the windshield wipers, turn signals, exterior and interior lights, and the horn all failed. In addition, the steering wheel buttons had become inoperable. All of the inoperable components became operable within 24 hours. The dealer was contacted but advised that there were no failures to diagnose. The failure and the current mileage was 3,600.

- Apollo, PA, USA

problem #2

May 172012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 1,960 miles
45 days and 1960 miles and it is at dealership service department with steering column and dash all apart. I was told there was a problem with clock spring in steering wheel, however after that was replaced they still have problems with electronics in steering column. So far dealer doesn't know or is not sure exactly what is wrong. I was told they were waiting on a reply from manufacture and they were having trouble running tests through cluster. I will be requesting for Jeep to exchange this one for another one as I don't trust they will correct the problem. What if I am far from home at night in the rain. I could have a serious accident.

- Halethorpe, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 032012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 17 miles
Purchased a 2012 Jeep Wrangler sport on 3/3/12 at roughly 2pm cst. At about 4pm cst, I parked the Jeep in my apartment's parking garage. I decided at about 6pm cst to go get some dinner, and to cruise around as well in the new vehicle. I observed smoke coming from the parking garage, and when I got into the garage, I observed my new Jeep on fire. The entire front end of the vehicle was engulfed in flames. Both front tires exploded as a result of the fire, and the entire front end was completely damaged. The interior is destroyed; basically totaled out. Vehicle was purchased with 11 miles on the odometer, and ended with about 17 total.

- Houston, TX, USA

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