definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,724 miles

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2009 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 192016


  • 80,000 miles


My Jeep has the death wobble. I have had it in the shop twice to get it fixed and spent over $3,000 so far to fix the problem and it has not be resolved! new parts and new tires have not helped. Someone is going to get hurt or killed. It happens all the time.

- Rolla, MO, USA

problem #10

May 022011


  • miles
Vehicle shakes uncontrollably around 55 or when I hit a bumb, took the Jeep two the garage and explain what was going on and was told it was the tires so bought new tires and wasn't the problem, I looked up the death wobble and seen many people with Jeep have had the same problem and Jeep Chrysler won't do a recall and they should because this can very much cause an accident when you have no control, this is left up to the owners whom thought they bought a good product to figure out and pay to fix a problem that Jeep Chrysler should of fixed in the first place but it's all about profit and not safety !!!

- Hedgesville , WV, USA

problem #9

Jan 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I have a 2009 4 door rubicon. I am experiencing major rust on the body under the doors, and with oxidation on non steel parts such as the mirror hardware and tire valve stems. I experienced the oxidation from the very start of owning the vehicle. In general event some bolts on the inside of the vehicle have rust on them. Chrysler is not will to do anything about it.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #8

Nov 202013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


Death wobble, uncontrollable violent shaking between 30 & 50 mph. Serious safety issue at highway speeds being unable to control the vehicle's steering out of harms way. I have had it to two different dealerships three different times and I'm told that there is nothing wrong with it. It's obvious that there is a problem and I'm not the only one with this issue. A quick internet search on Jeep death wobble will confirm this. Chrysler needs to be held accountable and fix this problem before someone gets killed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 142013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 32,450 miles
After driving a short distance and parking, I returned to find one tire flat. I changed the tire and returned home. The following morning I checked the damaged tire and found the valve stem missing. I drove to a service center and had the tire removed. The stem (with speed sensor attached) was loose inside the tire. We checked the remaining three wheels and found all wheels had badly corroded stem nuts, and that one of the nuts was cracked into three pieces. Removing all stem nuts damaged the sensors and all had to be replaced. The "new" parts are all of the same materials as the original items, thus I will have to replace the sensors, stems, and stem nuts every 2-3 years unless a fix is initiated.

- Kettering, OH, USA

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problem #6

Feb 102013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,995 miles
I was driving home at 60-65mph from baltimore with my cousin, fiancÉ and aunt when I hit a minor pothole. The entire steering wheel/front section starts to violently shake and I was unable to stop it until I stepped on the brakes and slowed the car down to almost 25 mph on the highway and almost drove off to the side of the road. This happened 4 other times following that incident in a matter of 2 weeks? time. Finally I called the dealership where I purchased the car. They told me it was the steering dampener and that I would have to replace it. They also told me that I had to pay for the part, even though I had purchased an extended warranty from them. I was told that this was very common on Jeep and although there have not been any reported deaths, I am positive this will one day lead to an accident and /or death. This is a very serious defect on Jeep's part and they need to address the issue before they kill someone. By the way, my car only has 37K miles on it. Still fairly new!

- Sunnyside, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 092012


  • 45,320 miles


While driving my vehicle down the interstate for about 10 min at a speed of about 72miles per hr, my Jeep started shaking from the front and back. It was so intense I felt as though I was going to crash. I have had tires blow and U joints go bad and this didn't compare. I don't drive in a rough terrain and not often at these speeds. But I felt as though I had no control. When I decelerated to 50 the shaking had stopped. There had been no previous warning of this problem. When taking it in to get looked at the dealer said there was nothing wrong. The next day I took it in for the same problem and my universals need replaced, axle seals are bad and my drive shaft needs to be replace.

- Marysville, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 052012


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph the tire pressure light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact noticed the rear passenger side tire was deflated. The contact replaced the tire with the spare tire. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnose that the valve stem had fractured causing the tire to loose air pressure. The mechanic replaced the valve stem. The valve stem on the spare tire was also replaced with a rubber valve stem. The contact noticed the valve stem on the front and rear driver side and the front passenger side tires were also cracking. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- South Dayton, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 022012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 34,200 miles
While crossing 2 lanes of on coming traffic in the middle of the day the ABS, esp and traction control lights came on and would not let me push the gas along with the right front brake "locking up". because of the traction control coming on when I accelerate from a stop, even slowly, the engine responds as if I was slipping and losing traction, sputtering power and then all of a sudden it just stops. Now this has happened a few times within the last couple of days which is very scary considering there is absolutely no warning and can happen at any speed while driving. I have read some other forums on this issue and it seems to be pretty common with the make, model and year of this vehicle. This should not be taken lightly and should be fixed by Chrysler as it is a manufacturing defect.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #2

May 242012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
The tire pressure monitors and valve stems in the Jeep need to be looked at. We have had two literally "blow out" of our tire in less than 2 months. The last time my husband and son were traveling on the highway and lucky they weren't hurt or killed as after it blew out the tire shredded and they ended up on his rim. I called Chrysler/Jeep and they have me a case #. our local Jeep dealer and a local tire store apparently told me this is a common problem that the valve stems/monitor rust and the seal isn't good on the tire anymore so they blow out...we could replace for $80 if we wanted...however there is no guarantee it won't happen again. Only way to fix it is to replace all monitors with rubber valve stems. I wasn't willing to wait on the "case" and have my family's safety at risk so I had them replaced on our Jeep. Of course Chrysler says there is nothing else they can do now B/C we handled it ourselves. We weren't asking for money or for them to pay -- all we want is to make sure this doesn't happen to someone else. They are aware of the problem and won't do anything about it. Someone is going to get killed. These can blow out at any time or place. My husband and son are just lucky. Please help get this problem taken care of before someone gets injured or dies!!!

- Houston, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Death wobble as shown on websites, going 50 or so miles per hour, front end wobbles uncontrollably!! uncontrollable, extremely unsafe at time, when shaking and wobble starts!!! has almost caused an accident on each of the <<<3>>> times this has occurred!!! why is NHTSA and Jeep waiting for people to be killed before something is done to help everyone on the highway with this obvious safety issue"?? very scary and frustrating. Think of your family's life as well as all of us!!! we are all at risk. How many lives need to be lost???"

- Altoona, FL, USA

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