Notes: Poor side crash test ratings from the IIHS are really no surprise.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,424 miles

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Feb 202012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler 4X4. The contact stated that she could smell fumes entering the vehicle from the ventilation. The fumes caused the driver and any other passenger that entered the vehicle to become nauseous and endure headaches. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised that the failure was a normal characteristic for the particular model vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the removable hard top would flex when driving at approximately 30 mph or higher. The failure would cause extreme cabin pressure and causing the driver and passengers to suffer severe headaches. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The mechanic advised that the hard top was performing as designed. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 77. The current mileage was approximately 3,080. Updated 01/02/2013 updated 1/7/2013

- Iola , WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 102012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 11,800 miles
I bought my 2012 Jeep Wrangler unlimited sport in November 2011. It was working just fine until the summer of 2012 when my wipers would turn on all by themselves for a few seconds, and then off again. This happened several more times during the summer. In addition, the radio would just power off. The only way it would come back on was to hit the top of the dash and it powered back on. Took it in and they flashed a module which stopped the wiper issue but not the radio problem. This was July 2012. After that in same month, I noticed an engine light came on solid. Took it in, they reset it saying it was a cylinder #2 misfire. People on were talking about it too (see jk section and look for "ticking pentastar" thread). It was the biggest thread actually. Apparently, over a hundred owners on just this site alone had to have their head replaced. Wtf? the light came back on a couple days later so I took it back in. They confirmed the same result and told me they would order a new head. The local dealer here in savannah (hoover) told me it was in. Took in the Jeep and they said it would take 2-3 days. Big lie. After 3 days, I called to get status and they told me it would be 2-3 weeks!!! there were several people in front of me with same issue and only one guy fixing them. With a major issue like this on a brand new vehicle, this calls for a class-action lawsuit. I get small glitches happening but a new head"?" they did not change anything on the 2013's so this will likely be a huge headache for Jeep. Be warned!!!!

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #1

May 172012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 1,960 miles
45 days and 1960 miles and it is at dealership service department with steering column and dash all apart. I was told there was a problem with clock spring in steering wheel, however after that was replaced they still have problems with electronics in steering column. So far dealer doesn't know or is not sure exactly what is wrong. I was told they were waiting on a reply from manufacture and they were having trouble running tests through cluster. I will be requesting for Jeep to exchange this one for another one as I don't trust they will correct the problem. What if I am far from home at night in the rain. I could have a serious accident.

- Halethorpe, MD, USA

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