hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
169,000 miles

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2002 Jeep Wrangler engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 022013


  • 165,000 miles


Vehicle oil pressure dropped to 0, check gauges light came on. I pulled over to park and ride lot and turned vehicle off assuming loss of oil pressure. Waited 15 minutes and tried to start it again, would not start. Checked oil dip stick and discovered antifreeze mix, opened oil cap and saw coffee-colored mix. Dealership I had it towed to at the time stated at cylinders 3 & 4 had cracked, was not owners fault as this was a common issue with cylinders heads with casting 0331. Would not repair as it was not a manufacture recall. Meanwhile vehicle is inoperable. I looked up this issue and it I see over 500 responses for the same vehicles 2000 year and up with the same problem. This should have been a recall.

- Clinton Corners, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 302012


  • 173,000 miles
The contact owned a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle overheated and smoked started to emit from the engine compartment. The contact mentioned that after the driver attempted to inspect the vehicle by lifting the hood, it engulfed into flames. The fire department was contacted and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was declared destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would contact her at a later date. The failure and current mileages were 173,000.

- Buford, GA, USA

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