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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,210 miles

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2014 Jeep Wrangler engine problems

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #52

Sep 282016


  • 19,555 miles


2014 Jeep Wrangler rubicon 3.6. oil filter adapter leaking oil. Vehicle has less then 20 thousand miles on it. Took it to the dealer about six months ago and they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. Took it in two days ago showed the service department pictures of the oil on my garage floor. After reading consumer complaints (2014 Jeep Wrangler 3.6) I told the service department to look at the oil filter adapter. Service department called me the next day and said " you have a oil leak from the oil filter adapter". is this going to be an ongoing problem" will I have to replace this part every 20 thousand miles" I reached out to Chrysler twice about this problem and have gotten know response. I feel there is a potential for and engine fire if Chrysler does not come up with a permanent fix.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #51

Sep 152016


  • 30,000 miles
Had my oil changed and shortly after smelled burning oil. Didn't think much of it, figured there may have been a minor spill or the old oil was burning off. After a couple of days, the smell remained and I noticed an oil stain where I parked my car. Thought they forgot to put the screw back in but turns out, the oil filter housing was leaking oil. This is potentially very dangerous and now has to be replaced. From what I understand, this part is made from plastic and has caused many problems with this specific model year. A friend of mine also had to replace his. Only have 30K miles on the vehicle so make sure that when you get your oil changed, whoever is servicing the vehicle does not tighten down the filter too much because it can cause the plastic part to crack. Looks like the replacement part has a different number so Jeep may have made a modification to the part.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #50

Aug 162016


  • 34,570 miles
Did oil and filter change at the dealership. I got on the freeway and looked at my rear window when I saw smoke. Did not think of it much since I figured its the old oil burning. Drove for a good 2-3 miles and it was getting worse. Pulled over to the side and a lot of smoke got inside the vehicle. Got out and the oil was draining over the muffler, transmission cover that was causing the smoke. I thought they forgot to put the screw back on or the oil filter loose. Called the dealership told them what happened and called a tow truck. Once at the dealership, was told by the tech that it might of been the oil cooler that was draining or got cracked, he said that this is pretty common. I checked online for recalls but did not find any but I did notice a lot of Jeep forums online that this was an issue with this model yr. This could be a fire hazard with all that oil draining on the muffler and the engine. Bad design overall! I even know that, it doesn't take a genius to figure that out, its common sense. Making parks with plastic pipes" by the engine and in a hot area" it might be to save money in parts but I am paying on a $40000 Jeep. Got the part 68105583aa replaced with 68105583ae. Hopefully this got motified.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #49

Jul 152016


  • 40,000 miles


The oil filter canister #68105583aa cracked bleeding oil profusely.

- Bucyrus, OH, USA

problem #48

Nov 302015


  • 11,000 miles
I purchased my Jeep Wrangler sport 2014 with less than 9000 miles on it, drove from fl to co twice. Second time I got to co, car started leaking oil and hasn't stopped since (6+ months). Also, when I accelerate something smells like it's burning. Oil light will not turn off.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #47

May 172016


  • 40,000 miles
Coolant leak from radiator, passenger side top corner under shroud. I have two 2014 Jeep with the same leak. Seems to be a manufacturing defect as there are many threads on the internet with the same issue. My warranty is expired but these are only 2 years old and should not be failing like this.

- Brooklyn, CT, USA

problem #46

Mar 212016


  • 14,000 miles


Around 14K miles my 2014 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon (3.6L) began leaking oil. I have taken it into the shop 4 different times and no issue with the filter or drain plug can be found. It now leaks oil profusely (15K) and constantly has a burning smell after driven for a short period of time. My service center has noted that my engine has an "oil filter adapter" which appears to be new for this model year and the leak appears to be emanating from that area. After reading various articles on different forums, it appears that the part # in question is 68105583aa and applies only to 2014 3.6L Chrysler V6 engines.

- Johnston, IA, USA

problem #45

Feb 122016


  • 23,000 miles
My new 2014 Jeep Wrangler sahara which was purchased July 2014 which costs me 37K, plus additional 3K for life time warranty is leaking oil. As per Jeep forums and car compliants web site the issue is happening to other Jeep owners as well and should be recalled. It is the cracked oil filter adapter and find it strange that kendall Jeep dealer in miami is not aware of this issue as I took in today to assistantservice mgr. Miguel obregon please let me know how to resolve this issue asap.

- Palmetto Bay, FL, USA

problem #44

Feb 122016


  • 23,000 miles
'takata recall" my new 2014 Jeep Wrangler sahara which was purchased July 2014 which costs me 37K, plus additional 3K for life time warranty is leaking oil. As per Jeep forums and car compliants web site the issue is happening to other Jeep owners as well and should be recalled. It is the cracked oil filter adapter and find it strange that kendall Jeep dealer in miami is not aware of this issue as I took in today to assistant service mgr. Miguel obregon and they are claiming it could have happened by whomever did my oil change as it was not serviced by dealer.

- Palmetto Bay, FL, USA

problem #43

Jan 072016


  • 41,000 miles
Oil adaptor/cooler cracking causing massive oil leak in 3.6L V6 engines for 2014 models. Jeep forums are buzzing with this issue and some of these leaks have resulted in fires. I took mine in after smelling a very strong burning oil smell (not due for an oil change for another 1,200 miles) and seeing oil on the floor of my garage. Jeep is undrivable in this condition and part has to be ordered due to high demand. Was told that Chrysler acknowledged the issue being widespread and even mentioned that a recall may be coming down the pipeline. But that doesn't help me and the hundreds of others I've seen who had to get this fixed thus far.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #42

Jan 052016


  • 47,000 miles


As stated on a report of a malfunction on the oil engine pressure sensor circuit has been reported as malfunctioning. See below. Date reported: June 06, 2014 NHTSA reference: #10056046 tsb reference: #sb-18-034-14 description: On some model vehicles and Jeep, (my 2013-2014)malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminates and diagnostic trouble code (dtc) is set regarding engine oil pressure sensor circuit. In order for us to correct the issue we have to take the vehicle into the Jeep facility pay $100 for the diagnostic check to be completed and an additional $252 for the circuit to be corrected and replaced. The vehicle currently has 47,000 on it and after we spoke with Jeep corporate they specified that the only way they would even look into it is for us to has the service done and provide them with a ticket number. This is understandable but the local Jeep company located in jacksonville, North Carolina only has a next available appointment 5 days from now on January 11, 2016. This is a major issue with us driving the vehicle as this vehicle is also the vehicle that Transport a child with a brain injury from a vehicle accident. So from our understanding we can either drive the vehicle which could possibly lock up because the engine is not getting enough oil pressure to it, or, we can wait 5 days with not driving our vehicle and have the malfunction corrected. We were informed that they would not correct the issue for free because technically it has not been placed on a recall list as of yet. This is putting families in danger and uncalled for. Especially when the malfunction has been identified by the company itself.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #41

Dec 152015


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the rear brake pads wore out prematurely. In addition, the contact mentioned that while replacing the brakes, he noticed that there was a high pressure oil leak coming from the oil filter housing and as a result, it needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000.

- Forest Hill, MD, USA

problem #40

Nov 152015


  • 21,000 miles
Oil filter housing/cooler leak breaks on numerous low mileage Wrangler, mostly on or before 25,000 miles. Mine was at 21,000 miles when it crack and leaked profusely. This leaks spread quickly and motor oil was gathering on the exhaust pipe under the engine bay. This created smoke from the burning oil which could eventually lead to a vehicle fire. I was lucky enough to find the issue quickly and diagnose it. This also is an environmental issue, having fluids especially engine oil, leak onto roadways or other driving surfaces. Jeep has yet to formally admit to this issue, those several if not all dealers are aware of this issue in the 2014 year model. Cherokee owners are also reporting the same issue, and come to find out the Wrangler and Cherokee share this same exact part. Jeep has focused on cutting productions costs rather than safety. This needs to be addressed to Jeep and Chrysler immediately.

- Jber, AK, USA

problem #39

Nov 122015


  • 50,039 miles
Noticed a burning oil smell and traced down the source as a cracked oil filter adaptor. Took it to a repair shop where they examined the part and verified that was the source of the oil leak.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #38

Oct 132015


  • 9,516 miles
Observed oil leaking from the bottom of the vehicle and was able to locate the source of the leak on the top part of the engine around the oil filter. The leak was caused by a crack in the oil cooler housing and oil was covering the top part of the engine and running down on to the transmission and the exhaust. My vehicle only had 9516 mi on it so I decided to check on line to see if anyone else was having this problem with 2014 Wrangler. I was able to locate at lease 50 other complaints with the exact same problem. This issue is just not an inconvenience but a safety hazard as well because oil on top of the engine and the exhaust is a fire hazard. This leak occurred both white the vehicle was moving and sitting still. The vehicle is currently being repaired at the dealer.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #37

Aug 032015


  • 17,000 miles
Oil leak at the top of the motor, very common and seems to not be getting fixed and could cause issue stranding owners or with potential fire. Part number that is causing the issue is 68105583. Has been fixed but not sure when it will fail again and not be under warranty or cause me to be stranded int he back country.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #36

Sep 032015


  • 1,301 miles
August 14 2014 I buy the Jeep in Nov 11 I toke the Jeep for over heed they test and told me nothing was found on set 5 the Jeep over heed again I take to the dealer again they tell me nothing was found I know something is wrong because for no reasoned my radiator become empty please help. I want a new 2014 Jeep with out any problem check your record for recall on the engine

- Toa Alta, PR, USA

problem #35

Aug 232015


  • 24,000 miles
Went to start car from off position. Engine starts and stalls. Does this 3 times until it doesn't start anymore.

- Staten Island , NY, USA

problem #34

Apr 292015


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. While the brake pedal was depressed, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted, but the failure recurred numerous times. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 9,000.

- Somers, NC, USA

problem #33

Apr 052015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
Easter Sunday morning drove from country home 7 miles into town to church, no stopping and slowing down just a couple of times. Parked, locked vehicle and walked into church lobby. Stopped to speak to a man when he noticed black smoke in the parking lot. Turned and saw that it was coming from under the hood of my Jeep. Within a minute flames started. Fire department was called and responded within a few minutes, but not before flames from the passenger front side jumped onto the car parked next to the Jeep. Both vehicles were burned up and totaled. Flames started on the front right side (passenger).

- Eatonton, GA, USA

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