really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,200 miles

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2004 Jeep Wrangler engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012005


  • miles


2004 Jeep Wrangler burning alot of oil. Mechanic refuses to repair. The engine used to burn a half a quart of oil between oil changes. That has increased to 1 quart of oil between oil changes. The manufacturer said this was normal and refused to fix the vehicle. The driver's side plastic window cracked.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 132004

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
2004 Jeep Wrangler sport with 4.0 I-6 engine. Would stall after complete warm up while idling in gear. Dealer installed heat shield over fuel injector, but still have stalling problems on cold start. No lights or anything come on. Only had 400 miles on it when first occurred. Now, at 16000 miles, I'm having stalling on cold starts in warm weather only. In the winter, the vehicle runs great. Dealer cannot recreate the problem, and do not know what to do.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 012004

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
Hard starting and stalling. The vehicle will crank and crank and will start sometimes or you must turn the key off and try to restart, and will start the second time, but usually runs poorly for a few seconds. Will sometimes stall when puttin into gear. Dealer has changed fuel pump and put a shield over one of the fuel injectors. Still having the hard starting problem.

- Half Moon Bay, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 192004

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
While driving 70 mph the engine stalled without warning. As a result the vehicle lost all power. The failures caused the consumer to pull off of the highway without the use of power steering.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 032004

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,050 miles
Oil leak from engine/transmission.

- New Castle, VA, USA

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