definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,258 miles

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2011 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

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2011 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 282016


  • 60,000 miles


ABS brakes engage while driving at highway speeds without touching brakes. This causes the ABS light to turn on and all four wheels go through the anti-lock stutter pattern and can dramatically affect steering control when it is unexpected, pulling the vehicle hard in either direction. This happened to me 4 times yesterday while making a 250 mi road trip on the way back home. The dashboard light illuminates briefly each time as the ABS system engages for roughly 2-3 seconds and then releases. Each time this happened road speeds were between 45-65mph.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #4

Jan 112012


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 40 mph and depressing the brake pedal with force, the vehicle failed to slow down and the brake light illuminated. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake pedal sensor failed. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.

- Po Box 9011, PR, USA

problem #3

Sep 072015


  • 25,138 miles
I went for brakes prior to 30,000. Vehicle had 25,000 miles and the rotor could not be cut... it rotted through. I had to replace 1 rotor all others were fine. Could have possibly affected many other vehicles.

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 052015


  • 46,151 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 70 mph, the rear of the vehicle vibrated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear axle seal was leaking and the bearing, brake pads, emergency and parking brake shoes, and the wheel seal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,151.

- Whitehall, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 022013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while allowing the engine to run with the emergency brake engaged, the vehicle rolled away into a neighbor's yard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the emergency brake was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 16,400.

- Cheektowga, NY, USA

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