definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,150 miles

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 172016


  • 30,000 miles


While driving, the horn stopped working along with the speed control and wipers and directional signals. The airbag light is illuminated. My Jeep Wrangler has just over 30,000 miles on the odometer.

- Pasco, WA, USA

problem #9

Feb 222016


  • 42,000 miles
Cruise control stopped working a few months ago. Today I started getting the airbag warning light flashing on and off. Looks like I'll be dropping $500+ for a new clock spring. How is this not already listed as a recall?

- Bisbee, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jul 162014


  • 28,500 miles
Initially, after moderate acceleration from a stop to 35 mph, engine elicits a new loud rattling sound. This sound directly corresponds to engine RPM dramatically increasing with RPM over 2000. When decelerating from a higher RPM, the sound increases until moderate acceleration is again applied. The sound emanates from the upper right engine area at all times during engine operation. This sound first occurred within one week of a dealer oil change and continues unchanged after 1400 miles. There is no noticeable change in vehicle performance. Gas mileage efficiency has decreased by one to two miles per gallon.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #7

Nov 272013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


2010 Jeep Wrangler air bag light came on also horn and cruise control is not functioning because of a bad clock spring. I have been reading online where this is a common problem with this vehicle.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #6

Feb 162013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 75,490 miles
While driving at 65 mph, my Jeep started shaking uncontrollably and violently. I had no control in the car, the only thing I could do was push the brakes. I pulled my 6 speed Jeep into neutral and started slowing down and letting it glide to the side of the road. Still shaking as I am slowing down, the Jeep feels like the whole front end is going to shake apart. All cars behind me slammed on their brakes because they saw I had no control of my Jeep. A state police trooper followed me to the dealership. There is no broken axles, loose tires, tire pressure is good. They said they could not find anything in the "express service center". this is a 2010 Wrangler with 75,000 miles that is driven on the highway daily for educational purposes. There must be something done about this "death wobble".

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #5

Feb 042013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated without the accelerator pedal being depressed. The contact powered off the vehicle in order to stop the failure. Once the vehicle was restarted, the engine rpms increased excessively while the vehicle was in park. The automatic throttle control sensor warning light also illuminated when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the contact was not told what caused the failure. The failure and the current mileages were 39,000. Updated 03/115/13 the dealer replaced the accelerator pedal position sensor and cleared the code. Updated 04/10/13

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 262012


  • 30,000 miles


When driving the 2010 Jeep Wrangler unlimited sport at 40mph and hit a bump the Jeep vibrates and makes you feel like you are losing control of the car. The only way to stop this is to hit the brakes and hope that you do not have to steer the car since you cannot when this occurs. I called the dealership and they had a name for this problem which is "death wobble". I also noticed that my tires wear much quicker in the front then the rear of the Jeep.

- Smyrna, DE, USA

problem #3

Feb 202011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 22,143 miles
I was driving and ask of a sudden my airbag light came on. I could hear a clank/clunk in steering column. Also horn nor cruise control would work. Dealership replaced the clockspring the next day. No reason why. Just stated they go out. Mine went out at 20xxx miles!!! no recall!!

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 032010


  • 12,370 miles
E S P a deadly idea that is being forced upon us. May of 2010 I purchased a Jeep Wrangler unlimited. First weekend of September I had E S P failure. Took it to Jeep the following wed. They attempted to return it to me unable to duplicate, no parts replaced. The problem did not "go away ". E S P failures have been happening since 2007. A safety device to save you in a crash should not cause the crash. Only about 12,300 miles on the vehicle. Factory stock. No mods. Jeep buying back the vehicle will not protect me or my loved ones. The others will still be out there on the road. Forced legislation of this will actually create other problems in addition to the failures. Various "hack jobs" will be performed in order to remedy the problem but will actually cause more problems. I already have to Dodge weaving drivers for other reasons. Drunks are at least attempting to drive. Has no one any common sense anymore? if I wanted to be driven I would hire a chauffeur. Remember the auto seat belts that threw people out of their cars and caused them to be killed or paralyzed. ( I personally know someone that this happened to). How about the air bags decapitating children? that really saved lives there. Let us not forget the recent prius failures.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 022010


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. While driving at 65 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated to 90 mph. The contact applied extreme pressure to the brakes as the vehicle began to decrease in speed. There was an unusually high increase in engine rpms and the contact shut off the engine. The engine continued to idle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where they were unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 10,000.

- Grass Lake, MI, USA

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