really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,548 miles

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 262014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles


Car did not have any power when pressing the gas peddle. Engine light was on. Even though car was brought to dealer for service November 1 2014. Two fault codes were found the dealer (papa Dodge) replaced egr and gasket valve. I called the dealer about 10 days later and told them the car still did not have power when pressing the gas peddle. The supervisor of the service department took Jeep for test drive and said he didn't see a problem. On December 25 engine light came on. On December 26 I was driving about 5 miles per hour and saw smoke came to completed stop. Under the car front in the front under hood was on fire passenger side. Police and fire department was called immediately and put out fire under hood engine. Car was completely burned out.

- Farmington , CT, USA

problem #8

Mar 252009

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 65,951 miles
My Jeep Wrangler 2007 shakes so violently that I can no longer drive it. I am afraid that I may kill someone or my self or my kid. It is the scariest thing ever. At three (3) different occasions I almost crash. I heard so many Jeep owners have the same problem, so why Chrysler are not doing something about this serious problem? they tried to tell me its front end or a tire issue. I have changed my steering damper, my stabilizer bar and bushings. Had it aligned and bought new tires and balance. Problem still exist. The vehicle has been towed back to the dealer as of this morning. And they are trying to stick me with a bill for any repairs done to rectify this wobbling issue. I do not think that I, the consumer should have to pay anything for this manufacture defect. $40, 000.00 is not cheap, they made a killing from me and now that I have six months left, nobody wants to assist or do the right thing. I love my Wrangler. Always dream about owning one since high school. I hoping you can do something about this issue. I have no extra money lying around. Please help [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Christiansted, St. Croix , VI, USA

problem #7

Nov 082011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that upon shifting into drive, the vehicle surged forward until it crashed into another vehicle. The contact suffered minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where it was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and will send an investigator to examine the vehicle. The failure and current mileage was 54,000.

- Toney, AL, USA

problem #6

Jun 252010


  • 42,000 miles


Intermittent problem occurring almost exclusively at highway speeds. While driving at highway speeds suddenly, without warning, the vehicle shuts off. All warning lights on the dash board appear, engine completely shuts off which leads to power steering failure and loss of safe control of the vehicle. While the engine shut off is intermittent and does not last for more than a few seconds before it turns back on without use of the key or any other means of manually restarting the vehicle, it is highly unsafe and can lead to severe injury or death. We have noted this issue occurring approximately 1-2 times per month. We finally took the vehicle to the dealership to service and locate the issue with the vehicle on October 20, 2011. The dealership stated they could not find any issues with the vehicle, with the exception of unusually high oil consumption. The dealership advised we do an oil consumption test which will be completed in 3000 miles or 3 months.

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 152010


  • 47,164 miles
Severe wobble in front end where control of vehicle is hard to maintain. It began intermittently and briefly and now is repetitive and sustained. My Wrangler is now being evaluated for the fourth time and needs a steering dampener replaced (which was the recall) along with replacing upper and lower ball joints. Chrysler reportedly had 4,000 of these vehicles recalled under service bulletin number: Csn-J34 with this same issue. My vehicle is not included in the recall. This vehicle and others like it is going to kill someone. The front end of the vehicle violently shakes/wobbles at normal highway speeds. I was told by the dealer that this was a "known engineering flaw".

- Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 202010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 35 mph another vehicle crashed into his vehicle head on. The contact stated that the vehicle had damages to the front end and the air bag did not deploy. Two passengers were injured. One passenger had injuries to his left arm and leg. The other passenger had injuries to her leg. A police report was filed. The contact stated that medical personnel and the fire department arrived on the scene. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Updated 01/14/11 the consumer also stated in 2008 the speed control sensor failed updated 04/04/11

- Melbourne Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 212010


  • 31,820 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Whenever the contact was driving various speeds to include approximately 35 mph, the throttle body light had appeared on the dashboard. He also noticed that the vehicle occasional would not accelerate after coming to a stop. The dealer replaced the throttle body; however, the contact is still experiencing the failure. The current and failure mileages were 31820.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 232008


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. On December 23, 2008, while driving 35 mph, the vehicle went out of control and would only steer to the right. The vehicle then began to accelerate and the stabilizer system activated on its own. The vehicle switched into two wheel drive. The contact depressed the brakes and pulled the wheel in an attempt to stabilize the vehicle. The vehicle proceeded into the left lane and was pulled to the side of the road and shut off. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they found no failures. The dealer turned off the electronic stability control. The current and failure mileages were 23,000.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022007

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 75 mph, the vehicle began to fishtail. The contact released the accelerator pedal in order to regain control of the vehicle. He stated that he would schedule an appointment with the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 5,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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