definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,552 miles

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2010 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 102012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


Bought a certified used vehicle from fairfield Dodge, crysler, Jeep in muncy, pa and in 4 months of owning this vehicle it had a recall on the transmission skid plate, engine light on due to broken sensor, in need of four brake rotors and brake pads. They stated that when they serviced the vehicle when they purchased it that the rotors were cut for the last time when they certified the vehicle for sale on the lot. And now four months later it needs $1,200 worth of repairs. They state that the esim was broken by me or someone that was under the hood and that I would have to pay for the parts but not the labor the same with the brakes. I feel that this vehicle should have never been front line ready or even certified with all these issues, they are very, very poor representitives of your brand. I did not buy a Jeep to have major problems within four months of purchase. Then when I arrived the day of service they no longer had my recall part they put it on another vehicle that came in before mine. I live two hours away from the dealership and they failed to do there job.

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Intermittent lighting of ABS/airbag. Horn no longer works.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #5

Apr 142012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 10,500 miles
Attempted to stop at a traffic light and the brakes would not work. Brake pedal went all the way to the floor but nothing happened. Tried pumping but nothing. Ended up running the red light and was not able to get it to stop until I had crossed through all the lanes to the other side. Brakes started working after crossing the street and continued to work until taken back to Jeep service. They replaced the master cylinder and brake fluid. Found internal failure of brake master cylinder, installed new one and bleed master cylinder. Evidently there was a recall on the 2010 master cylinders but my Jeep did not receive a recall notice. How do I know that the master cylinder was replaced with a new type and not the same style master cylinder that failed.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Mar 132012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


Stock 2010 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon ~25,000 miles while driving ~ 25mph on a city street, brakes failed and I drove through a stop sign - I noticed smoke coming from the dash and attempted to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. Before I could, the power steering failed and I noticed flames from the drivers side window. I jumped from the Jeep. Fire services were on scene w/I 2 minutes and Jeep was completely engulfed in flames (around engine compartment) w/I 30 seconds.

- Hamburg, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
2010 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited: I recently took my Jeep to the dealership to attend to another recall and check out some problems - overflowing gas tank, squealing brakes, rough idle in traffic, increasingly rough and loud ride. I purchased my Jeep new 18 months ago and it now has approximately 22K miles. They replaced the gas tank which I now understand is a common issue on the 2010 rubicons. They told me I needed to replace both rotors which are no longer covered under warranty due to debris getting caught between the brake pad and rotor on both rear brakes. And, they explained the loud/rough ride was from the uneven wear on my front tires. The tread on my front tires showed severe cupping. The tech said it was from not rotating my tires often enough and this is a common problem on Jeep since the front has more "play" and the rear is more "solid". he said there was nothing wrong with my Jeep. I questioned whether the significant uneven wear was acceptable after only 22K miles. He offered no other solution other than rotating the damaged tires to the back and wait for them to wear evenly. My concern was rotating the tires would just create issue with my other two tires as well. He said it's just normal and I'd need to replace all of my tires soon anyway. With the age of the vehicle being only 18 months with 22K miles, I question if this issue is not related to my suspension.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

May 022011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
2010 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited: Roughly 10 months into owning my new Jeep I noticed the brakes were squealing. This was not noticeable with the top on and music playing so I'm not sure how long they had been making the noise. I asked my husband to take a look and he said he couldn't replicate the squealing. We found it did not always make the noise when I braked. I took my Jeep to the dealership for a recall and mentioned the squealing. They said pollen or other small particles could settle in them and cause a temporary squeak. Again, with the top on and music playing I didn't hear it. Recently I was driving downtown with my windows down and could hear the shrill squeal everytime I hit a light. Having another recall to attend to and an overflowing gas tank issue to address, I decided to have the dealership look at the brakes. I had also notice the ride had gotten much rougher and the idle felt shaky when sitting in traffic. The technician explained he believed there was debris between my brake pad and my rotor which caused significant pitting in the rotor. The pitting was so bad they could not resurface it, but it would need to be replaced. My husband questioned the likelihood for something to get lodged between the brake pad and the rotor and the technician agreed it was uncommon. The problem, however, was they said the same phenomenon occurred on both rear brakes. Both? since the warranty only addressed the brakes in the first year / 12K miles, he explained this was not covered and I would need both rotors replaced at full cost.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 192010


  • 4,365 miles
After driving on the freeway for approx. 40 miles I attempted to exit. I applied my brakes to start slowing down and proceed to get into the exit lane. Once in the exit lane I tried to apply more brake pressure to slow down faster, and the brake pedal slowly traveled all the way to the floor. I managed to get back on to the freeway without incident and onto a breakdown lane to slow down. I applied my brakes again, and after applying a moderate amount of pressure the brake pedal continued to travel to the floor. Using only moderate brake pressure I was able to slow down my vehicle and stop. Any more than moderate pressure would cause the pedal to go to the floor. I checked my brake fluid level, and it was still at the max level, so I proceeded to pump my breaks to try and locate a leak. There were no leaks and the brake fluid level did not go down. I slowly continued home knowing that I had limited braking ability. At home I inspected my vehicle again, and there was no brake fluid loss. I opened the brake fluid container and inspected the fluid level, the fluid level was at the max mark, but I noticed small black particles at the bottom of the container. I called the dealer I purchased the vehicle from and described the incident. They picked up my vehicle and replaced the brake master cylinder.

- Webberville, MI, USA

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