fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,436 miles

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1998 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 082003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


In November of 2003 my husband bought me a 1998 Jeep Wrangler and about 2 weeks after driving it I discovered that the gas gauge only works when it wants to. So I started doing a little research on line and found out that 98 Wrangler had been recalled in the uk for bad gas gauges but not in the us. I was wondering why that is. And apparently there are many electrical problems with the 98S. A bad sending unit might not be a problem to other people but I work construction and spent many nights driving to work in snow storms. When they call you in to shovel snow at 2 am theres not many gas stations open.

- Ringoes, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 152004

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,745 miles
I own a 1998 Jeep Wrangler VIN number [xxx] I purchased new on Apr 10, 1998 since Feb. 1, 2003 the instrument panel has off and on not been working properly. This included all the gauges and air bag indicator. I have take my vehicle to a authorized dealer service shop for repair on 2-6-2003, 10-16-2003 and 5-19-2004. The first two times they said the the instrument panel had corrosion and they sprayed it. The last time they said it was to much corrosion and that I had to pay for replaceing it about $900 this vehicle as of this date has only 16076 miles on it. This is very dangerous because I have driven this vehicle when instructment and air bag indicator has stop working. Updated 07/25/2012 * js information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Jul 012003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Faulty fuel level indicator. I suspect a bad fuel sending unit. Fuel gauge shows approximately 1/4 tank of gas left, however the car will actually be completely out of gas.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

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