definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,518 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler suspension problems

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 102011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 51,054 miles


Hitting a uneven patch of road or a solid bump causes the front end to shim to the point that the whole vehicle jerks and the steering wheel feels like it is going to pull out of your hands. Happens at least 1-3 times a week. Called Jeep they are aware of the issue and said it is due to the way the front end is designed and wear on the bushings. They fixed the issue in the 2010 with a heavy duty front end bar and I was told by the service center at a dealer in West palm beach Florida that "until a recall is placed I would have to pay out of pocket to fix this issue as the vehicle is out of warranty at this point in time".

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 142009


  • 50,000 miles
The contact 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph the vehicle drove over a bump and the front end started shaking violently. The contact described the shaking as the "death wobble". the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the tires needed to be replaced. The contact did not change the tires and stated that the sway bar caused the vehicle to shake. The contact was concerned that the failure could cause a serious crash to occur. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 192008


  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact noticed uncontrollable shaking in the front end of the vehicle. The failure occurred intermittently, especially when driving over bumps in the road at speeds greater than 50 mph. The dealer test drove the vehicle, but could not duplicate the failure. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was 4,559 and failure mileage was approximately 2,500.

- Blackville Center, NY, USA

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