really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,422 miles

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2011 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 102016


  • 52,000 miles


I was stopped at a stop light, est and esp lights turned on. Ever since I purchased the vehicle in 2013 my airbag light signals off and on. Did not know about this site until now, I am concerned it was never taken in for repairs on known issues with the air bag. Maybe it was seen to though and this is an electrical issue similar to the est and esp.

- Smithfield, VA, USA

problem #3

May 012015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 57,889 miles
Initially the steering wheel control buttons fro the computer would not function. Then lost the following: Interior lights, all switches in the switch bank, heated seats, electronic traction control, hill descent etc. Stopped working. Dealer checked it out said that it was a bad tipm. It is going to cost $850 to replace but it is on national back order, so no estimation as to when it could be replaced. This unit controls everything from the fuel pump to the air bags and the dealer said that any of that could stop working at any minute.

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
While driving about 50mph and then begin to slow down on a major highway. The steering wheel begins to wobble back and forth violently and the whole vehicle shakes like crazy, and the muffler sputters like it is about to shut off. I have had to forcefully steer to the shoulder of the road and my vehicle continues to shake, the only way to get it to stop is to turn it off and restart it. This also happened when my vehicle was sitting in my garage and I turned it on to warm it up, it starts to shake and sputter after about 30 seconds of being turned on. I've heard it called the "death wobble" and I understand why. This has happened numerous times over the last 4 months. The condition seems very dangerous to me.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #1

Apr 302011


  • 16,800 miles
Dear[xxx] a very high profile accident occurred in the chattanooga, Tennessee area on April 30, 2011. On that date a [xxx] drove off a cliff on signal mountain and went missing for 7 months... T-3.4 secs, the yaw rate sensor showed a sudden change in the yaw rate from -23 degrees/second to 0 degrees/second in 0.2 secs. T-2.9 secs, the vehicle detects the sudden change in the yaw rate and causes the esp traction lamp to start flashing. The lamp remains flashing up until the impact with a 300# boulder at which time the airbags deployed recording these data. T-2.5 secs, the driver notices the flashing esp traction lamp in 0.4 secs lifting her foot off the accelerator briefly for 0.3 seconds. The accelerator position is indicated by the blue line. She then reapplied the accelerator to the same location by T-2.2 secs indicating that she realized she was not sliding despite the esp traction indicator. She had her vehicle under control at this time. T-1.8 secs, the esp module apparently told the electronic stability pump to lock both front wheels while allowing both back wheels to keep driving the vehicle forward. This suggests that in addition to her yaw sensor failure there was also a software error that took place. (I know of no circumstance when one would want both front wheels to lock in order to stabilize a vehicle in motion). The locking of both front wheels then caused her to lose control ultimately plunging her off the 300 foot cliff. T-0.5 secs, although the driver is still 0.5 sec from the airbag deployment the yaw rate sensor lost communication with the airbag deployment recorder confirming that her yaw rate sensor had failed, I.e. these readings are denoted as sna. [xxx] cc: [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

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