really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,594 miles

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2013 Jeep Wrangler suspension problems

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 172016


  • 5 miles


Driving at 45 mph today on route 6 in swansea MA and the entire front end of my Jeep starts shaking to the point where I can't control it. I tried to slow down but the more I did the more the front end shook back and forth from side to side. I was able to pull off into a parking lot. I checked under the Jeep and there was no damage, the tire treads are not worn. The inflation of the tires is fine. I just hit 33,000, the truck was just introspected and had an alignment in September. Death rumble as I ave read is common but there is no recall on this vehicle per your database. The truck is not safe to drive and due to the years is no longer under warranty. Recommending a recall based on the 1000S of reports of this online. Chrysler needs to make a change to make my vehicle safer.

- Swansea, MA, USA

problem #6

Aug 292015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 18,750 miles
Purchased vehicle used in May 2015. I'm the second owner. On approximately Aug. 29, while driving and making a left turn from a stop, I heard a banging noise. The same banging noise happened about 1 week later (Sep. 3), but this time when turning right from a stop. I drove the vehicle home and inspected under the vehicle to check it out. I discovered that the upper control arms on both the driver rear and passenger rear sides were completely broken. Vehicle is still under 3 year 36/000 factory warranty and I also purchased an extended warranty. The dealer provided a "recall report" which came back clean. My vehicle has been parked since Sep 3. I am having it towed to a Chrysler dealership in a couple of days after parts come in for repair. This vehicle could have come totally apart had I been driving at a high rate of speed. In addition, the rear cv joint needed to be replaced. Updated 10/07/15.

- Goodlettsville, TN, USA

problem #5

Jan 262015


  • 16,203 miles
The car and steering wheel starts to shake violently at any speed when road bumps or irregularities are encountered. This issue has resulted in loss of control and may cause injury or death. This has been named the "death wobble" by other Jeep owners. It has happened twice after dealer has replaced the steering damper. I feel the car will return to this state after the second fix and I am not satisfied with the fix.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #4

Jan 192015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 10,200 miles


My Jeep has a problem with the front tire alignment. The right and left tire wear to fast atd the outer side causing possible problem during handling on wet roads. I have take the Jeep to a shop to be align, but the mechanic toll me that the problem with my Jeep is the camber position and these position is set by the factory. The factory desent want to make the replacement of the front differential and the related component. What I can do to resolve these issue?

- Aibonito, PR, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Dec 142014


  • 54,000 miles
At 50 mph I crossed a transition on an overpass at a 45 degree angel. The steering wheel shook so hard I could not keep my hands on it. I have heard of this issue called the "death wobble" but never experienced it. The way to stop it is to tap the breaks but I could not because I was on the interstate and there were cars behind me. It felt like the suspension had broken and I was going to pull over there were 2 lanes to the right with cars coming at highway speed. I made an appointment with the dealer and took my Jeep in the next night. The confirmed they know all about the death wobble but refer to it as the steering damper issue. I called Jeep and they filed an expedited claim process but did not call me back when promised. When I called again, they had someone call me the next working day. He said he has never heard of the issue. I questioned him about it and explained that it has been going on for years. He did not offer to do any thing. He had called the dealership but had the facts wrong. He is supposed to call me back.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #1

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

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