really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,917 miles

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2007 Jeep Wrangler suspension problems

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #24

Feb 152007


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the front end of the vehicle began to shake violently. When the failure would occur, the contact would slightly lose control of the vehicle. The contact applied the brakes and the vehicle decelerated as normal. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic where the mechanic advised that the stabilizer bar and steering dampener were faulty and needed to be replaced. After replacing the steering dampener and stabilizer bar, the vehicle continued to shake when driving at higher speeds. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer and the dealer advised that the tires needed to be replaced. The contact stated there was nothing wrong with the tires. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #23

Dec 132011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 29,007 miles
For your urgent review and action: I was driving down the road at 45 mph and the front wheels and steering wheel of my Jeep started to shake violently! I had no control over the steering of the Jeep. I looked up on the internet this problem and discovered much information including videos that describe this violent shake as the "death wabble". this violent shake continues to happen when I get up to speeds between 45mp and 60mph. So far I have replaced the steering stabalizer shock and now my Jeep is back in the shop at a local tire and front-end service center getting new tires, wheel balancing and a front-end alignment. Because of the severity of this issue, the service center said they will not "test drive" the Jeep after this work is complete because they are not willing to put their employees lives at risk. This is a major problem for me if I can't even have a service provider test drive my vehicle after they do their work because they fear something terrible could happen to their lives. It makes me very scared to drive this Jeep. I am requesting that Chrysler-Jeep immediately review the fixes of my Jeep (including a test drive) when I get the Jeep back and that they cover my expenses thus far to fix the "death wabble" plus any additional work that they may need to do to make my Jeep safe to drive by eliminating this violent shaking problem. I find it hard to believe that this vehicle, with this violent shaking issue that creates loss of control of the vehicle, meets automative safety regulations. This is a "known" difficiency with various Jeep products including my 2007 Jeep Wrangler X. in addition, I am requesting any "recall" information that may be available to fix this problem that I may have missed. I am available to provide additional information upon request to assist with my request for resolution.

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

problem #22

Mar 012009

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
At between 35-40 mph, when a bump is hit with one wheel before the other a shaking begins in the front suspension. At times this shaking is so violent and sustained that the vehicle has be brought to a complete stop. There is some kind of apparent harmonic oscillation that is being established for it to be as violent and sustained as it is. I initially reported this to the Jeep dealership in 2008, after the steering stabilizer bracket broke off the front axle of the Jeep. I was told that my problems were because the lift kit that was installed on the vehicle was not a mopar approved kit. Jeeps resolution was for me to purchase a new front axle at my cost and replace the lift kit that was on the vehicle. The lift was professionally installed and is one of the top kits on the market. Since this time, I have replaced the steering stabilizer about every 10K-12K miles. Each time the I do, this reduces the problem for a short period of time. Each time I have discussed the issue with a Jeep service center, I've been told that this is a lift issue and not Jeep's problem. From the many complaints that I continue to read on Jeep forums in which people are experiencing this issue, I strongly believe that this is an issue with the design of the front suspension/steering system on the jk. I have read reports from people experiencing this with the stock suspension, as well as a variety of lift systems and tire/rim configurations. If there is some way to fix this that Jeep is aware of, they should be disclosing it to the owners of the vehicles, if not they should make efforts to investigate and try to resolve this issue.

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #21

Jan 012008


  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the vehicle would violently shake while driving approximately 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions and various suspension components were replaced. The failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #20

Oct 262011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
I hit a small bump on my morning commute on interstate 95 while riding next to a tractor trailer. My front end started shaking violently...I thought I was going to slam into the side of that tractor trailer. The so called "death wobble" is a horrifying experience, and frankly something threatening my life really pisses me off. My Jeep is stock..never lifted and no modifications. I do not understand how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has let this one slip through the cracks. I am going to see a lawyer. I have spent so much money trying to get this resolved..and I am still not safe it is still happening..happened yesterday. Now I could trade it in or sell it, but that is some real bad karma coming back. I am looking for these manufacture issues to be resolved and to know that when I drive my Jeep to and from work everyday that everytime I hit a small bump or cross over a joint in a bridge, I am not at risk of killing myself or someone else due to driving a Jeep Wrangler. I would never recommend Jeep to anyone at this point. In fact people ask me all the time how I like it and I tell them it is a piece of crap and I wouldn't buy one. Feel free to contact me regarding these issues. I am sure you have heard them before as they seem to be pretty common (the violent shaking in the front end even has it's own name...the "death wobble"). why don't you go out and buy a Wrangler and put your own family members in it and drive down the highway at 70" would you own a Jeep Wrangler or buy one for your daughter"

- Woodford, VA, USA

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problem #19

Dec 012009


  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle began to shake vigorously. The failure recurred constantly when driving between speeds of 50-70 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and the technicians replaced the ball joints, stabilizer bar and the tires. The failure continued after the repairs were performed. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #18

Jun 302011


  • 68,000 miles


At 45mph steering wheel shook violently. Vehicle about to roll over due to loss of control. Car following states wheels were turning back and forth at high speed. Does frequently now.

- Jefferson Hills, PA, USA

problem #17

Nov 222011


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated while driving 70 mph over a bump in the road the vehicle would shake uncontrollably. The vehicle was taken numerous times to several mechanics who stated they could not repair the failure. The tires were replaced and rotated. The shocks and stabilizer were also replaced but the shaking continued to occur. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated there was no repair for this problem. The manufacturer was notified and a claim was filed and she was advised a representative would give her a call. The failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 12/12/11

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #16

Jun 082011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
While driving on a secondary road at 50 mph, I crossed a bump in the road where a culvert had been replaced. The blacktop was replaced on the road and no visible obstructions were noticed. The Jeep started shaking violently. I thought I had blown a tire or a ball joint had failed. I came to a stop at the side of the road with traffic behind me, fearing I'd get rear-ended making a stop so suddenly. I got out of the Jeep to check the tires, etc and nothing looked out of place - no flat tires, no sign of joints failing. I got back in the Jeep and slowly started driving again. This happened within a 4 week span at least 4 times at the same location. But when I would drive with others in their vehicles, there would be no problems. I ended up taking my Jeep to the local garage and they replaced ball joints, U joints and also aligned the front end. I had no problem until November 1, when along another secondary road, another culvert had been replaced; again the Jeep started shaking violently. Again on a main highway, a week later, a bump you could not see but feel while driving, violent shaking occurred. I called my garage today and told the attendant what has been happening and they explained to me that this occurs in some Chrysler and also Ford vehicles. There probably is nothing else wrong, but it's something that just needs to be dealt with in owning one of these vehicles. "dealt with""??" I shouldn't have to deal with this - Chrysler should deal with this - helloooo, "recall"...

- Beaverton, MI, USA

problem #15

Jun 082010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle used with 7907 miles on it. Within four months I experienced the front end shake violently when I hit a bump. I thought it was just a one time occurrence caused by being in a curve when it happened. But this has happened six or seven times in the past year with two occurrences in the same day, yesterday 11-1-11. I have found a location on interstate highway I-294 where at 55mph it will occur when ever I am in the right lane. I have not taken the car to a dealer yet because it only has 27000 miles on it and everything looks tight in the front end. The vehicle is completely stock and has never been driver off road. After researching the internet for similar complaints I found many people experiencing the same trouble. It is described as "death wobble". I believe this issue should be looked at by the ntsb. With so many Jeep Wrangler owners having the same trouble, there may be design fault.

- Lansing, IL, USA

problem #14

Aug 202010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


Dear [xxx], I received a response from [xxx] stating that there was not a safety defect trend with Jeep Wrangler...are you kidding me? do you not read all your reports regarding this issue. I am asking again and will continue to ask for any one person at NHTSA to look into this very serious defect that causes accidents, crashes, that may lead to death...Office Of Defects Investigation needs to have "the Jeep death wobble investigated, researched for NHTSA describes its mission as "save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes. Please I would like this rsolved for I would like my life back. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #13

Sep 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
My Jeep has a death wobble that has not been resolved. I have paid hundreds of dollars and still no solution. Please help!!!

- Fort Walton Beach, FM, USA

problem #12

Sep 142011


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that front track bar bracket was detached from the front axle. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle began shaking and as he turned the steering wheel, there was no response. The vehicle was towed and the manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 202010


  • 36,000 miles
My Jeep Wrangler has the well known defect appropriate consumer name "the Jeep death wobble" there is no guaranteed repair in this defect that causes and has caused accident and / or death. I will not repair a Jeep that I did not cause the defect in the manufacture. My Jeep is well maintained, never taken off road, never altered any of the original manufacture design and parts. This defect is affecting thousands upon thousands of consumers and there is no guaranteed repair if any and I will not risk the lives of my family, friends, enemies, children, babies, pets, those innocent people driving around me with their non-defective vehicle and I will not risk my life at the hands of daimler Chrysler defective Jeep Wrangler since 2003. This to be a priority for this defect in 50% to 75% Jeep Wrangler may cause and has caused accident and or death. Yours in success,

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #10

Jun 012009

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the vehicle would jerk violently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 43,000. Updated 07/20/11 updated 08/29/11

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #9

Feb 092011


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact was traveling between 50-60 mph over an uneven road surface when the vehicle began to drive as if the suspension was loose. The contact took the vehicle to a personal mechanic and was told that the tires may have needed to be balanced. The tires were balanced and the vehicle was test driven without incident. The vehicle responded well for several weeks before the failure recurred. There were no further repairs. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 63,000.

- South El Monte, CA, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Sep 012010


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact noticed that when traveling at speeds above 50 mph, the wheels would rattle and he would lose control of the vehicle. The dealer made three attempts to duplicate a failure. They replaced all the shocks as well as the steering stabilizer. The contact was awaiting a response from the manufacturer. The current mileage was 39,000 and the failure mileage was 35,000.

- Hutchinson, MN, USA

problem #6

Apr 152010


  • 52,125 miles
Driving on the interstate at approximately 65 mph, and the front end began shaking violently. I started pulling over and when I got down to 35 mph, the shaking stopped. I was able to drive for a couple of weeks without incidence, and then it happened again with increasing frequency. This was a stock Jeep bought new without any after-market alterations with only 52K miles. I took it into midas, and they said I needed a new steering stabilizer. They replaced it, and it did not solve the problem. I took it to another mechanic, and they replaced trackbar, but it didn't solve the problem. I took it back to midas, and they put another new stabilizer, still had the problem with ever-increasing frequency. I put new tires on the car, and the problem went away for about 20K miles. At 73K, the problem started again. This time I took it the Jeep dealer. They knew what the "death wobble" was, and they said they would check everything. They reported back that there was nothing wrong with the components, and suggested I get the tires balanced again. I got the tires balanced and took it back a week later to the dealer as the problem was happening with more frequency, and now was occurring at speeds between 45-55 mph. I suggested a particular patch of highway for a test drive. They called me back and said, "there is something seriously wrong." They then worked with Chrysler to identify and "solve" the problem. They replaced the tire rods and joints. Three days later I experienced the problem again, and then again, and again. I have spent approximately $1400 to "fix" this problem, and it continues to persist. Do an online search of "death wobble" and you'll find entry after entry and even videos. I'm really worried that one of these times when I and forced to quickly slow down and head to the shoulder, I'm going to end up rear ended by a tractor trailer.

- Cedar Crest, NM, USA

problem #5

Oct 222010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,152 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, there was a violent shake from the steering wheel. The contact slowed down and pulled over; the shaking then stopped. The dealer stated that the tires needed to be balanced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 30,152 and the current mileage was 30,170. Updated 01/06/11 the consumer stated the tires were balanced, the dampener cylinder was replaced, the tires were balanced again, but the problem continued. Updated 03/30/11

- Delaware, OH, USA

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