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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 2
Average Mileage:
5,825 miles

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2012 Jeep Wrangler steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 9 of 10)

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problem #23

Nov 292013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 13,500 miles

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

After receiving a recall notice (safety recall N28/NHTSA 13V-234 transmission oil cooler tube) in the mail, I called my local dealership (clear lake Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep, houston, tx) to schedule a service appointment to remedy the possible problem explained in the recall notice. Unfortunately, I was told that this dealership is only receiving approx. 1 - 2 of the parts needed for this problem per week and they have a list of customers for those parts already long enough that will take approx. A year to fill. I was told that I should continue to call the dealership approx. Once a week and see if they, by any chance, received enough of the parts to fix my vehicle. I find this unacceptable! I do not want to wait a year to get my vehicle fixed and feel that I (nor anyone else) should not have to wait that long to get a possible defect in my vehicle taken care of. Are there any other options for me" what can I do to get my vehicle taken care of immediately" I do not want to wait to get this problem taken care of and risk the possibility of the problem materializing and causing an accident that could result in my vehicle being destroyed or, even worse, injuring myself or others! I appreciate any help or advice you could give me in this matter! thank you.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #22

Sep 272013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering). The vehicle was taken the dealer, who stated that the part was unavailable and that the manufacturer was only sending one part per week. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experience the failure.

- Cheshier , CT, USA

problem #21

Aug 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
When I first received notice of the recall for the transmission oil cooler tube problem I contacted my dealer right away, they said they would not receive parts for at least 2 months. I called again in October and was told another two months.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #20

Oct 092013

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 vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 13V234000 (power train, steering) however, the contact was not able to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the remedy part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #19

Oct 152013

Wrangler

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

- Cinncinnati, OH, USA

problem #18

Aug 312013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of under NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering). The dealer was contacted and stated that the part needed for the recall service was not available. The dealer was unable to provide a date of availability. The contact had not experienced a failure...updated 05/15/14 updated 05/15/14

- Phoenix, NY, USA

problem #17

Jul 102013

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 there was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 13V234000 (power train, steering) however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the part was unavailable. The dealer stated that the manufacturer would only send one part every two weeks to perform the repair on the recalled vehicles. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

problem #16

Oct 182013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that he received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V234000 (power train, steering ) in October 2013. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired but the dealer informed him that he would have to wait months in order to have the vehicle serviced per the recall because the part needed was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #15

Oct 012013

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 not able to have the vehicle serviced because the part needed to correct the failure was on a massive waiting list. The dealer informed the contact that only one remedy part was being sent to the dealer every fourteen days. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mt. Airy, MD, USA

problem #14

Nov 122013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that he received notification of NHTSA campaign number 13V234000 (power train, steering) and was informed that the parts were not available and it would be around five months befor his vehicle could be remedied. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lakeview, NY, USA

problem #13

Oct 152013

Wrangler

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while parked, she noticed a leak coming from under the vehicle. The vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 13V234000 (power train, steering). The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the transmission oil cooler tube was leaking and would have to be replaced under the recall but the part needed to complete the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that only one part would be sent to the dealer weekly. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #12

Oct 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Received recall notice N28, made appointment with dealer. No parts available,2nd. Appointment, no parts available, after 3rd. Try in two months, ask dealer to notify me when part is available.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #11

Nov 052013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the part for NHTSA campaign number 13V234000 (power train, steering) was not available and an arrival date could not be given. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #10

Sep 082013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated there was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 13V234000 (power train, steering) and the part was unavailable. The dealer stated that the part would not be available for three to four months. The manufacturer was not notified. There are no failures at this time.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #9

Oct 012013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2012 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer writes in regards to transmission oil cooler tube recall notice and unsatisfactory customer service at dealership after dealership damaged vehicle hood lock. The consumer stated he sat at the dealership for an hour and a half, only to be told the technician was unable to open the hood of the vehicle. The consumer believed someone jammed the hood lock, so they wouldn't have to honor the recall.

- Wellton, AZ, USA

problem #8

Oct 012013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that there was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 13V234000 (power train, steering). The dealer was contacted and stated that only two remedy kits were being delivered per week for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Andover, KS, USA

problem #7

Aug 072013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that there was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 13V234000 (power train, steering). The recall was expected to begin in December of 2013. The contact was displeased with the amount of unreasonable time taken for the remedy repair to begin. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced any failures.

- Prestige, VA, USA

problem #6

Aug 162013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 19,800 miles
On or about 10 am on 8-16-13 our air bag light went on and all steering wheel functions quite working. About 20 minutes latter the air bag deployed. The edr system reported that, no airbag went off and there is no recorded event. This from Jeep corporate investigation. The SRS module is also fine and has not triggered any event. This leads back to the clock spring and a short that they never even considered at the investigation of the know part that was faulted/failed.

- Lake Havasu City Az, AZ, USA

problem #5

Aug 282013

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign 13V234000 (power train, steering) and attempted to set an appointment with a local dealer but was informed that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced any failures.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #4

Mar 262013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
On the 2012 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) dashboard, the airbag and esp 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 has been a recurring issue and concern for many 2008+ Jeep Wrangler (lhd) owners, including myself, and has been shown time and time again to be caused by a poorly designed clockspring within the vehicle's steering wheel. This faulty clockspring is the culprit for potential airbag failures in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) during an accident or premature deployment when simply driving around, as well as hazardous, and potentially fatal esp inputs that can cause the Jeep to strike into other vehicles and/or objects on the road, and potential roll-overs. Also, in the case of steering gear box failures, the clockspring is designed in such a way that it will also take out the clockspring, effectively doubling the cost of any required repairs. Daimler Chrysler has refused to address the reliability or safety concerns for this issue.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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