really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,364 miles

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2007 Jeep Wrangler steering problems

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 3 of 7)

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problem #85

Jul 032013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 47,500 miles


Driving on 4 lane non-interstate road in the rain at approximately 40 mph. Drove through a puddle that seemed to affect the left front tire only and the front end began to shake violently as though something had came loose. There was a strong pull to the left also. I'm thinking I will have to get the front end checked out, stopped at a grocery store for a few things and when headed home the shake is still there, but not so violent. Parked at home overnight and headed out the next day to get it looked at and there is no shake whatsoever, vehicle drives like it always has. In doing some research on the internet I see a problem others seem to be having exactly like mine and it's being called the "death wobble". it has not done this since this one time but it has me worried that it will at any time, and could be very dangerous.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #84

Jul 042013


  • miles
I bought a new 2007 Jeep Wrangler death wobble started at 70,000 miles mark Mitsubishi in phoenix AZ has not helped me out at all it goes every 10,000 miles on me and they just replaced my tires. Death wobble occurred the day after and before. How do we all get together who have this problem and get Jeep to be responsible for a defective front end. Death wobble is not only scary it is dangerous and I hope that it doesn't take someone getting killed for them to finally replace it.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #83

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 #82

Jul 152012


  • 35,000 miles


Steering column shakes violently after hitting small bumps, usually in a turn. Very close to causing accidents due to the need to brake quickly to slow down and eliminate the shaking. Its very disappointing this is not published nor anyone acted on this. Incident has now happened approx 20 times and vehicle has no after market parts.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #81

Jun 032013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
On the 2007 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) dashboard, the airbag warning light flashes on every other minute with a chime, an indication that there is something malfunctioning or interfering with the vehicle's airbags.this has been a recurring issue and concern for many 2007 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) owners, including myself, and has been shown time and time again to be caused by a faulty clockspring within the vehicle's steering wheel. This faulty clockspring is the culprit for potential airbag failure in the 2007 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) during an accident or premature deployment when simply driving around. Daimler Chrysler has refused to address the safety concern of their faulty clockspring that can cause failure of the vehicle's airbags from properly deploying.

- Estes Park, CO, USA

problem #80

May 302013


  • 75,000 miles
Stock 2007 with fairly new original size tires Wrangler with "death wobble" at 55 miles an hours the Jeep begin to shake violently and I had to slow below 45 for the wobble to stop. After I had the recommended upgrade to the steering dampener I was traveling through a canyon on I-70 and went over an expansion joint. I almost lots control and hit the car next to me related to this wobble. This Jeep has been taken this vehicle to the dealer 5 times in the last three months, they have replaced every possible part on the front end of this car. The tires are from 2009 with almost 2/3 tread remaining. The dealership is at a lost for why this problem continues. I have decided to sell the Jeep back to the dealer because I am no longer able to feel safe and will not take my family in this care. The wobble is very unpredictable and therefore very hard to duplicate but none the less it is very possible to lose control when this occurs. Please look into why this is so common before someone is killed.

- Palisade, CO, USA

problem #79

May 032013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 74,800 miles


I took my wife's 2007 Jeep Wrangler jk (4 door automatic) to courthouse shell here locally to get the state inspection done (my first time for this since purchasing it on July 1st 2012 from checkered flag Toyota in greenbrier). I received a call saying that the horn did not work, what did I want to do? my wife had said that it had been working the previous week. Well, I said that I want it fixed. The mechanic showed me that the fuse in the fuse-box was not getting any power and they needed more time to troubleshoot it, so they kept it overnight, they then incorrectly said it was a simple relay which they would order and receive later that second day, and they finally figured out that the air bag and the horn were incapacitated due to a faulty $269 airbag clockspring assembly which had to be special ordered from a dealership, so they ended keeping it over the weekend, the steering wheel had been disassembled and would cost more in labor to reassemble. Another option given that he explained to me that he could run a jumper wire to a pushbutton switch to make the horn work but the airbag would not be guaranteed to function as needed in an accident. I made the safe decision to have them replace the entire assembly. I was quite upset though to have to dish out $389.75 total for parts and labor. I have the receipt to show it in the event that Jeep ever decides to recall that flimsy and unsafe assembly. There seems to be many complaints lodged regarding this same issue online. Considering that this issue not only affects the horn but also the airbag system which was unknowingly disabled for a week or so, the safety of the driver should always be paramount. Thank god that my wife did not have an accident, the airbag would most likely not have deployed. I will be taking this up with Jeep.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #78

May 152012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph over an uneven surface, the vehicle shook violently. The failure occurred intermittently at different speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #77

Nov 262012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, he noticed violent shaking from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic performed a frontal alignment, wheel balance and replaced the stabilizer bar. The failure persisted after the repairs were performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Hunlock Creek, PA, USA

problem #76

Apr 162012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
This was one of the worst times since I bought my Jeep used in Oct of 2011 that it did this horrible shaking between 55-60 mph. It has done it several times since then and recently was worse than ever!! it started at 40 mph and continued even over 60 mph it was so bad I needed to pull over, as I couldn't control it. I have since read online that this is an issue many Jeep owners face-especially 2007. I am going to contact Jeep as I want it fixed, I could have crashed if I weren't in the far right lane on the highway at the time of incident!!! it needs to be addressed and recalled to be repaired. I'm hoping Jeep and my local dealer can fix it and it never happens again!

- Bay Village, OH, USA

problem #75

Jun 182010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


Bought 2007 Jeep Wrangler unlimited X in April 2010. 2 months later while filling it up at the gas station the gas came pouring back out. I thought pump was broken actually informed clerk. Happened again 3 fill-ups later. Around that time started having a shimmy in front end. Brought it back to dealer on several occasions. Was told they never heard of gas coming back out I must be doing something wrong and the shimmy was "normal" for Jeep. Been having major issues with this truck it has been in the shop more than any vehicle I have ever owned. I've only bought used. I've had to have the 02 sensors changed 4 times. I have my tires balanced several times. My tires rotated. Alignments, etc. I have also replaced the steering damper. Fast forward to 2013. Shimmy is so bad I almost took out another driver. Thankfully I'm a commercially trained driver otherwise it could have ended badly. Still have gas pouring out every fill up. 02 sensors still keep crapping out. Head gaskets had to be replaced already. I finally had enough and told dealer they need to fix no more games and I find out about the tsb for the steering damper. Then I also have to be told that my main rear oil seal is now leaking and my tranny coolant lines are leaking"?? oh and was told that all this was normal for Jeep as well???" really!!!!! the truck only has 66K miles on it. It's all original no lift kits, no off roading, nothing.... this is bull... for the amount of money I paid for this vehicle somebody should be doing something. I find his site and lo and behold... I'm not the only one... unbelievable!!!!

- Henryville, PA, USA

problem #74

Jan 232013


  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the front end of the vehicle shook violently without warning. The vehicle was merged to the shoulder and was powered off then restarted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 94,000.

- Crestline, CA, USA

problem #73

Sep 062012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Violent shaking from front wheels after hitting small bumps in road. Steering shook side to side. Had to bring Jeep to complete stop for shaking to stop. Very dangerous. Jeep did this nearly every day.

- Waddell, AZ, USA

problem #72

Dec 152012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle began to wobble violently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The contact had a pending appointment with a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 90,000....updated 04-08-13

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #71

Nov 132012


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that when driving over a pot hole or any uneven road surface, the front end of the vehicle would shake violently. The failure recurred when the contact was traveling 45 mph or above. The contact would have to stop driving momentarily in order to stop the shaking failure. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the steering shock was replaced, but did not correct the failure. The contact also stated that when the vehicle was filled with gasoline, fuel would spill out of the tank. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 67,000.

- Mount Nebo, WV, USA

problem #70

Oct 152012


  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technicians were unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Fox Point, WI, USA

problem #69

Feb 042013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 101,076 miles
Hit a pothole traveling at 70 mph the vehicle experienced a violent shaking until I stopped.

- Riverview, MI, USA

problem #68

Jan 172013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 23,500 miles
Driving my stock 2007 Jeep Wrangler on I-77 in charleston wv at 65mph. Started rounding a left hand curve in the road when I hit some minor bumps in the road. The vehicle started bouncing and shaking violently nearly causing me to lose control of the vehicle. I was able to slow and pull off to the side of the road. The shake went away at about 15-20 mph. I thought for sure a wheel was coming off. I slowed my speed but this still happened three more times before I could get it to royal Jeep in charleston where I had to leave it and rent a car for the night. After describing the incident to the service advisor stated it sound like a bad steering damper shock and stated that he has dealt with this problem before. I picked up the vehicle the next day to a tune of $205 plus the rental car($64) and drove back to cleveland oh without another incident. Mark by word, someone will die someday if this problem is not corrected quickly.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #67

Jan 192013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
I was driving on the freeway in excess of 70mph when I hit a very minor imperfection in the road. The vehicle immediately began to shake/hop and steering become uncontrollable I nearly caused a major pile up on I-35. This has happened numerous times and I've owned the car very little time. Luckily I gained control before a catastrophic event happened. This is 100% a Jeep design flaw it is referred to as "death wobble" and no if ands or buts; they need to be held accountable. All we as buyers ask is to be put in a safe and functional vehicle. My child has to ride in this car. There are literally thousands of reports of the same problem all over the nation. It is not ok for this to go on any longer. Something has to be done lives are at stake. Is that not important anymore? please watch the youtube videos so you can view what the wheels and car actually do and you will understand exactly how serious this is.

- Eldora, IA, USA

problem #66

Feb 032011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
This has to do with the death wobble that is highly been broadcasted via internet. I have a mint, completely stock Jeep Wrangler X unlimited. First year of the 4 door. It has not been modified at all. As said it is mint condition. I made the mistake of not driving it much, especially on highway first several years I had it. I drove a older car as my everyday vehicle. The Jeep was and is my toy. I had to start driving it more in 2011, that's when the problem was clear. Whenever I am driving at over 50-55 mph, and I hit a bump or groove in road it randomly goes into this violent shake. The same shake described and seen on the internet. I finally did take it to a Jeep dealer, not expecting much. Due to the fact that my warranty was expired. But due to the fact of the very low mileage and showroom appearance of car, I was able to convince them to address problem at no charge to me, so for. I say so for, due to the fact that the dealer has replaced numerous parts underneath, but problem still there. Now I am waiting for decision from higher ups at Jeep to decide what to do with me. I feel that there is some engineering problems overlooked when designed and built. They(Jeep) know they have a major problem.I am very surprised that there has not been a death involved with this. It is serious. My wife refuses to drive in my Jeep. She calls it christines little sister carla. I am stuck. I cannot trade vehicle in, for I would be worried that the next owner/driver would not be as lucky as I have been, and not been in a accident.

- Granite City, IL, USA

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