really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,275 miles

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2010 Jeep Wrangler steering problems

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

Nov 032012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler 4X4. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 to 55 mph the front end of the vehicle would shake violently. The contact merged to the side of the road in order to regain control of the vehicle. The contact stated that when she began driving again at approximately 35 mph the power steering failed. The vehicle was unable to be driven and as a result the vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle has not been diagnosed. The manufacturer was contacted but they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was approximately 11,000. Updated 01/09/13

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #9

Oct 212011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 18,405 miles
I was driving vehicle on major highway at approx. 60 mph when I hit a couple bumps in the road, the vehicle steering wheel starting shimming very hard, the vehicle starting wobbling out of control, had to bring the vehicle to a complete stop to get the wobbling and shaking to stop. Took vehicle to the dealership where I purchased it they told me the steering dampener was bad and they replaced it. The second time this happened was approx. 05/02/12 with 26,014 miles exact same thing happened, took vehicle back to dealership and was told again steering dampener was bad and they replaced it, this time the dealership service manager told me that this has been going on for a while with Jeep and was called the "death wobble". again approx.07/31/12 with 31,306 miles this uncontrollable wobble happened again, back to the dealership, called Jeep case management, they told me the dealership would have to find out what was making the dampners go out, the dealership replaced the dampener and front trac bar, re-aligned the front end. I have now opened a new case with Jeep management again for the exact problem, 10/15/12 the vehicle is back at the dealership with 33,900 miles with same problem. Jeep case management says they are going to replace the tires to see if that's the problem now, but refuses to pay for the tires, claiming they don't make the tires, even though if now the tires are part of the problem of their front end parts being bad causing damage to the tires. This is an ongoing problem that the national transportation safety department needs to force Chrysler into a recall to fix this problem before anyone else has an accident or dies from. Chrysler is not fixing the problem, they just change the parts out until your warranty expires, Chrysler should inform buyers of this problem before it is purchased. This vehicle is all stock parts, not oversized tires or lifted.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #8

Jul 282012


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, he attempted to turn left when the steering wheel snapped, causing the contact to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a concrete barrier. The contact sustained a split lip and a fractured shoulder. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was not inspected for the cause of the steering failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #7

Dec 172010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles


Main issue - driving down the road hit a bump/uneven patch of road and the car shimmers/jerks/wobbles back and forth providing a feeling of losing control of the vehicle. Honestly, I have noticed the shimmering/wobbling/jerking since the first bump I went over with the Jeep Wrangler. I thought this was normal for Jeep as this is my first Jeep Wrangler I have owned. I even went as far as to remove the original tires (more off road) and get all around tires recommended by the Jeep dealer per my private car maintenance specialist. This still did not help. I have this uneasiness when driving the Jeep. I have learned to brace myself when I notice rough/uneven road ahead. While traveling northern Michigan (I-75) I hit a bump in the road (the road was partially covered with snow), the Jeep jerked/shimmered - I spun out of control said a few prayers and was able to bring the Jeep back under control without flipping. I sat on the side of the freeway for almost a half hour before I had the courage to continue my journey. My younger adult children and husband do not like to drive my Jeep because of this wobble/jerky experience after a bump/even road. They don't feel safe. Something needs to be done to correct this problem, before someone is injured or killed.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #6

Jun 062012


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle began to violently shake. The vehicle had to be slowed down before the shaking stopped. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis and the contact was informed that there was no way to disengage the relay that caused the vehicle to shake. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 41,000.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 232012


  • 24,000 miles
While driving down the highway I hit a bump and experienced the "death wobble" where your car shakes out of control and you have to come to a complete stop to make the front end stop shaking. I have taken my Jeep into have this fixed more than once. They claim they had to call the cooperate office because they didn't know anything about the "death wobble" they said they fixed it and then about a month later did the same thing. I'm not the only person complaining of this problem. I've read online plenty of accidents where people have almost flipped their Jeep because of this problem.

- Sherman, TX, 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

Jul 012011


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the vehicle would violently shake after driving over bumps in the road. The failure occurred while driving at least 40 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was aligned and tires were replaced, but the failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 01/17/12 updated 01/18/12

- Humboldt, KS, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Nov 052009


  • 123 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. While driving between 20-25 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle drifted off of roadway. Consequently he crashed into a mailbox. Upon vehicle inspection he noticed that the towing arm disengaged from the steering mechanism; which could have possibly caused the vehicle to loose control. The front passenger bumper and door was dented. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The insurance company was investigating the failure. The failure and current mileages were 123.

- North Charelston, SC, USA

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