fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,881 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler transmission problems

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 152011


  • 35,844 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving up an incline, smoke was emitting from the transmission area. He pulled over and shut the vehicle off for 30 minutes. He was able to continue driving but he still smelled smoke. A couple days later, he noticed that the transmission was difficult to maneuver. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The current and failure mileages were 35,844.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #4

Nov 082010


  • 47,063 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 5 mph he attempted to accelerate further but the vehicle hesitated before lunging forward. The failure continued to occur before the vehicle would no longer accelerate. The vehicle was driven onto the emergency lane and turned off. Upon examination he noticed that transmission fluid was leaking from the transfer case. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer but it was not repaired. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the transmission needed to be rebuilt. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 47,063.

- Northwest Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #3

May 112010

(reported on)

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2008 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer would like answers to questions regarding issues with Chrysler recalls.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 022009


  • 13,900 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. He stated that while driving at 25 mph, while going over a path, he noticed a hot fluid smell. When he pulled over he noticed that there were flames coming from underneath the vehicle. He opened the hood and the vehicle it burst into flames, the fire was put out with a fire extinguisher. There were damages to the engine compartment.the vehicle was towed to his residence. The dealer was contacted and they stated that it will be covered under warranty, however they don't know what caused the fire. There were repairs done to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 13900 and current mileage was 14000.

- Enumclaw, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 192009


  • 2,600 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler sahara. While driving approximately 15 mph on normal road conditions, the transmission slipped erratically between second gear. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failure was related to the transmission plate. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 2,600 and current mileage was 2,900.

- Clark, NJ, USA

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