definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,409 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Jeep Wrangler AC / heater problems

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012001

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles


1998 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L, exhaust manifold crack at 30,000 miles. Jeep/Chrysler refused to fix, stating only catalytic converter covered under warranty. Crack occurred in a weld joining the two pipe, almost 3/4 of the way around the pipe, causing cosiderable noise, and loss of power. Guages fail periodically, but come back on there own, after a few minutes. Air conditioner drains onto floor inside vehicle on long drives and can even short out the radio. The steering column also sqeals like an old door when its cold outside.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #4

May 152003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 72,046 miles
Instrument panel gauges and lights go off intermittently when using turn signal. Blower power failed altogether (mechanic found burned out wiring harness under dashboard.) air conditioner failed --evaporator and compressor. Water leaks on passenger side from front windshield (windshield was replaced twice at dealer but failed to fix problem.) rear center break light wire failed. Hood latch broke off.

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #3

May 011998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
Waterleaks on passenger side, dealer can not fix.....gears grind going from 1st to 2nd...airbag light comes on, intsrument panel fails, dealer has fixed once

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 011999


  • miles
Chrysler has been contacted about the water leakage. Water will leak into the car on the passenger side when it rains and when you wash it. Also the air conditioning is leaking water under the carpet on the passenger side. I'm thinking it's not draining properly. Chrysler's service dept. Wants nothing to do to help me with these repairs. It has gone to them 4 times for the water leak and it will be going back for a second time for the air conditioner. The electrical problem which was caused by the one dealer I went was fixed by another dealer. They are quick to sell you the new car but will not go by their warranty.

- Piedmont, SC, USA

problem #1

Aug 011999

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Piedmont, SC, USA

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