hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,250 miles

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2001 Jeep Wrangler steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 172010


  • 52,000 miles


Driving on the freeway and my entire Jeep started to shake so badly that I could barely hold onto the steering wheel. I thought that I may have blown a front tire but it didn't feel like that. So I started slowing down and making my way to the right shoulder of the freeway. When my speed dropped down to about 45 mph it just stopped. It did that one other time approximately 1 yr later and it's never done it again.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012005

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle new from a dealer. The vehicle has not been modified in any way. About 2005 it started to shake at highway speed. Did not know what it was and since the vehicle is driven mostly in town it was not noticed very much. Now that the vehicle is driven more it starts to shake uncontrollably at about 50 mph and then it will stop when slowed down to around 40 mph. I have taken it to 2 dealers, a mechanic and a tire store. Since starting to try to correct the problem I have had several repairs done. The tires were checked, the balance was checked, the alignment was checked, new tires were put on, shocks were replaced, brake rotors were replaced, torsion bar clips were replaced, and I do not remember the many other things that were replaced or repaired. The last dealer that it was taken to test drove the vehicle and said that he could feel the shake but he did not know what it was or how to fix it. He suggested that I take it to a frame shop. Since then I found out that other Wrangler have this problem and that it even has a name. They call it the "death wobble." When this starts the vehicle shakes all over the and there is little control until you get the vehicle under 40.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #2

Oct 102011


  • 160,000 miles
Jeep front end wobbles when hitting a bump at highway speeds. Aka death wobble. Must slow down immediately, loss of control.

- Novato, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 022011


  • 95,000 miles
I have experienced a terrible wobble in my front tire that makes my vehicle hard to maintain to even keep on the road it is very dangerous and I could not even steer. I cannot believe this vehicle is allowed on the road with this problem and it is only a matter of time before someone is going to be seriously hurt. I hope something gets worked out with the "death wobble".

- Galloway, OH, USA

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