really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,825 miles

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #14

May 232015


  • 72,010 miles


I have had the "death wobble" since I purchased my Jeep. This happened on both stock suspension and modified suspension and so far, it has happened easily well over 160 times over the course of this last year (I lost count as it happens fequently). I've dished out well over $1,000 to fix (so far), have had two accidents (Nov. 2, 2014 and Apr. 14, 2015, both minor with no police reports made either time) as a direct result of this, countless near misses, many a drink spilled on the floor board or myself then the floor thanks to either the gut-wrenching wobble itself, or having to slam on the breaks. Even more unsafe, is that everytime it happens, the only way to regain control of the vehicle is to stop immediately or risk further damage and/or losing control. This means having to slam on the breaks many times at highway speeds and hope that 1.) I'm actually driving as my fiancÉ wouldn't have the strength to keep control 2.) I maintain enough control to guide the Jeep to an emergency lane so I can stop safely. 3.) hope that other drivers are paying attention and don't hit me. This is rediculous, and the more it happens, the less safe I feel, and the more risk that myself and my family are placed in. Jeep has a typical responses of, "we don't know what's wrong.", "there's nothing we can do.", "we are aware of the problem, but cannot offer a remidy.", or "let's replace this. Sorry it didn't help. Let's try this. Yes, we understand it didn't work, but we still had to replace it, so you still have to pay." Plain rediculous, and what's more concerning is that this is a known problem that they refuse to address it. Please help!

- Elkton , FL, USA

problem #13

Apr 012008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
While driving over 55 mph on highway there is a death shake that start only letting up on the gas will it stop.

- Brookfield, IL, USA

problem #12

Jan 262014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 47,100 miles
Was driving down highway at 55 mph when the vehicle all the sudden started shaking violently. The steering wheel was shaking out of control, the front wheels were rapidly going back and forth. I had no control over the vehicle and nearly went off the road. I had to slow the vehicle down, in traffic, to about 35 before the shaking stopped. About 5 miles later down the road it happened again. I once again had to slow the vehicle down to stop the issue. The weather conditions were normal, the road conditions were good. After the incident, I took the vehicle to a repair shop and had some steering parts replaced.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #11

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 #10

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

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problem #9

Dec 272012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 34,156 miles
Front end shakes violently, feels like a flat tire or a loose wheel. Stopped & checked tires, found nothing wrong. Got back in vehicle and drove. This has happen at least 2 other times. I believe it is called a death wobble. Was pretty scary.

- Mohnton, PA, USA

problem #8

Oct 282012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 27,394 miles


While driving at approx 40 mph, Jeep struck a small (very shallow) pothole. Front end of Jeep began to shake violently. This has happened on two other occassions in the last month, all between 40 and 50 mph. Each time the Jeep hit a bump in the road. Jeep is stock, no lifts, no off road use, original factory tires: Goodyear Wrangler P255/75R17, properly inlfated to factory specs, low mileage 27394. The wobble doesn't stop until the vehicle is slowed drastically, steering is difficult while the wobble is occuring. Is this a recall item" manufacture reimbursement" any information regarding this issue would be appreciated.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #7

Sep 062012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50,200 miles
At highway speed my steering wheel and front end began to shake violently. This occurred when hitting a small joint in the pavement. The only way to stop the shaking was to slow down from 60 to approximately 30 miles per hour on the interstate.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #6

Jun 082012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
I have owned this vehicle for over four years. Recently, I needed to remove the spare tire for the first time and noticed a severe crack in the housing support bracket that connected the spare to the rear gate of the vehicle. This bracket has three lug nuts designed to support the spare and, because of the crack, one of the lugs was not providing any support for the approximately 150-pound tire and wheel. A crack around one of the other two lugs would likely cause a complete failure of the housing support, as I doubt one lug could hold the heavy spare and wheel. I believe this part should be recalled immediately.

- Silverthorne, CO, USA

problem #5

May 282012


  • 52,000 miles
While driving down the road at about 40-45mph my right front tire hit a bump. When that happened the entire front end began to vibrate violently. The only thing that cured the issue was to brake the vehicle. Once it got down to about 15mph it finally stopped and I was able to continue. This has been an ongoing issue with this Jeep. This has happened before and the dealership replaced tie rods and a steering dampener but it's never gone away completely.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 102012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,063 miles


When the vehicle reaches approximately 50 mph, the vehicle begins shake. The dealership replaced the drivers side hub on the front axle which wasn't covered under the warranty. I had it aligned & the wheels balanced, which helped a little, but it was still shaking. Two months later I took it back to the dealership & they're replacing all the ball joints and the passenger side hub on the front axle. I had already replaced the upper ball joints previously.

- Charleston, AR, USA

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

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

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