really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,070 miles

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 312016


  • 50,000 miles


My Jeep was parked on the street in front of my house for about 13 hours and a electrical fire started on the front passenger side at around 3am. It burned half the vehicle before being put out and totaled out my Jeep. It also damaged the entire back end of the car parked in front of me. The fire department ruled this was a electrical fire and not arson. Days before I noticed the outside temp was reading at 119 degrees out side when the temp was actually 99 degrees. I'm not sure if this had anything to do with it but I found it very odd. I have read thousands of incidents similar to this some involving worst property damage and even cases with fatalities. I think Chrysler/Jeep need to be held accountable for this and get these dagerous vehicles off the streets asap

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 062016


  • 38,000 miles
Woke up approx. 0230 to find my 2013 Jeep Wrangler sport engulfed in flames in my driveway. The last time the Jeep was running was approx. 8pm the night prior.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #8

Jul 232015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
My vehicle, 2013 Jeep Wrangler unlimited vent on fire, while I was driving on the highway, in russian federation. I observed the fire, coming from right side of engine compartment. I stopped, pulled out fire extinguisher, but all my attempts to put down fire failed. Entire vehicle burnt down completely in 7-10 minutes. Independent expertise, determine that cause of fire was leakage of transmission fluid on catalytic converter, on the right side of engine compartment. Also, I'd like to mention, that vehicle were purchase from official Jeep dealer in sankt petersburg, russian federation. Complaint were made to zao Chrysler rus I can submit police and emt reports, from the place of accident. I asked my friend, who lives in the United States, submit this application, so people will know potential hazards, which could happened on the road, and prevent them, so I will be using his address for future mail and correspondence thank you best regards [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 072015


  • 25,000 miles


Got cold out and my windshield cracked by itself. Jeep refuses to warranty the glass even though I have bumper to bumper warranty and this was cracked overnight in the driveway.

- Eagleville, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 222014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Several miles from home I crossed a bridge doing between 45 and 50 miles per hour and the Jeep started bouncing and shaking so bad (like it had 4 square tires) and veering to the left. I had no control of the vehicle as the steering wheel was shaking so hard I had trouble holding onto it. I braked really slow and kept it on the road till it came to a stop. I had just met a vehicle on a two lane country road (which are not very wide and no shoulder) and was lucky there was no one else coming towards me, otherwise it would have been a serious/fatal accident. The dealership looked at only to tell me there was nothing wrong with the Jeep and that I must did not know how to handle the vehicle on rough roads. My husband drove the Jeep for several months and nothing every happened to him. October 26, 2014....once again I was cruising down a highway doing 71 mph and the Jeep started bouncing all over the road......I did not hit a bump or anything. Again felt like the Jeep had 4 square tires and I ended up with 3 venti coffees all over the inside of Jeep. Several miles later crossing a bridge at 35 mph the Jeep started shaking all over again. I left word with the salesmans as to what happened and once again the Jeep went in only to be told there is nothing wrong with the Jeep. Today (Jan.9, 2015) my husband was driving the Jeep and crossed the same bridge when I had the first encounter with the shaking of the Jeep........now he believes me that there is something wrong with the Jeep. He called the salesman and told him what happened.......only to be told they would look into it. We are afraid to drive the Jeep because one of these times we will not be so lucky as to walk away from an accident......we are afraid of us and another family getting killed. What does it take for this to be checked into seriously........someone or a whole family getting killed?

- Tabor, SD, USA

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problem #5

Jan 042015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 10,595 miles
I was driving my 2013 Jeep Wrangler and the wiper was iced up so I turned the defroster on high and my windshield cracked. There were no vehicles on the road with me and nothing hit my windshield. The crack is about 6 inches long running laterally toward the driver side and originated right above the right defroster vent the crack has no external ridge and appears to be related to a body stress issue. The temperature was 20 degrees and the issue occurred at 3:20 pm.

- Peru, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 182014


  • 600 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that whenever it rained, water would leak into the vehicle. The dealer replaced the front driver and passenger side door seals, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 600.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 142014


  • 10,000 miles
On Friday March 14, 2014 I was driving with my 1 year old daughter on harmony church road (route 704) on my way to my son's elementary school. My daughter was in a car seat in the back seat, directly behind the passenger seat. While en route, my 2013 Jeep Wrangler unlimited hit drifted to the shoulder of the road and the passenger side front tire was pulled into soft mud. I lost control of the vehicle. My vehicle was pulled to the right shoulder of the road and I went off the road. The vehicle struck a tree and various bushes. The loudoun county sheriff"S department and loudoun county fire and rescue responded to the scene. My husband and I recently put larger tires and rims on the Jeep and a 3? lift kit. My husband commented that with the larger tires and the raised height, the Jeep was more difficult to control on the road and I had noticed the vehicle visibly ?wander? on the road when I had followed my husband while he was driving the Jeep. The sheriff?S department called my husband at home and he responded to the accident scene and took our daughter. I sustained injures in the collision, but my daughter was unharmed. The Jeep"S airbags failed to deploy and I sustained a fractured nose, facial lacerations, facial contusions and a contusion to my sternum. I was taken by ambulance to leesburg hospital at 224 cornwall street.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012012


  • 500 miles
The contact owns 2013 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the hood lid released open independently. The failure recurred whenever the contact was driving 55 mph or above. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 500.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 192013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
On July 19th 2013 I was waiting for the light big garbage container truck hit my back and the force I hit infront of my vehicle injuring a passenger. This was a multi vehicle accident, I was in the middle hit from my back and my front hit infront of my vehicle. During this impact my vehicle's airbag did not deploy it. I complained to Chrysler, they issue a case#[xxx] and investigate the accident. According to Chrysler they send to technician to take a sensor data from my vehicle and send to detroit for further analysis. Couple of weeks ago I received letter from Chrysler group llc. The letter contents are the purpose of the airbag is to deploy in those impacts where the accident severity is great enough and the front-end crush cannot manage all of the energy of the impact and lower the longitudinal (front to back) deceleration in the occupant compartment to the desired levels. My case I have front and back impact, my vehicle alone $17000+ damage. Chrysler refused to release the report to me unless I have a legal representative. How can I find that airbag wasn't malfunctioning and what G-force that truck hit me. If you need any information regarding these accident I will assist you with best of my knowledge.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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