really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,667 miles

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2001 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202008


  • 45,000 miles


Little to no rear brake performance. Front brakes lock up with little pressure but rear brakes do very little even if you use the emergency brake.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 302005

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
I believe the Jeep Wrangler built by daimler Chrysler has safety defects that constitute a series of safety hazards. 1. automatic transmission shifts and engine RPM accelerating on breaking. On several occasions my Jeep engine rpms raced and the vehicle leaped forward while breaking and coming to a stop. Since the problem does not happen with regularity the dealerships can find nothing wrong. 2. front seat belts. The front seat belts do not retract smoothly, quickly and without getting caught in the door locking mechanism. 3. full size doors. They do not close and secure fully as the door is ajar until you re-close the door with force. 4. break noise. I get a consistent clack noise when applying the breaks. I have had the dealership work on this problem on five occasions to include a complete break service. The problem is still there. 4. build quality. Since I bought the Wrangler I have had the radiator replaced (it leaked), all the spark plugs replaced (rough idle), inside right door handle assist and snap on front floor mat replaced, the computer reprogrammed (they said the factory did not do it right), fuel pump replaced (gas leak), seals around gas tank and gas cap (vapor leak), and the rear seals (which were not covered under my Chrysler extended warranty). 5. Chrysler extended warranty. Neither the dealership nor Chrysler wanted to address the break problem without me paying for a break service.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004


  • miles
2001 Jeep Wrangler has corrosion in the electrical box, air bag is corroded, problems with the wheel bearings and oil leak. On the day of purchasing the vehicle there was a brake problem. There was a leak behind the passenger seat which caused the corrosion.

- Unknown, DC, USA

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