fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,641 miles

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2014 Jeep Wrangler electrical problems

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Nov 022014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 7,200 miles


Jeep completely died (lost all power, including all electrical, brake lights, panel lights, etc) in condo parking lot. Got out to start pushing it back to parking spot, and a few seconds later the door chime started and power was restored. Radio was booting up from cold start (showing garmin logo). Restarted car, it turned over and started normally. Started driving forward again, and in about 20 feet, it completely died again in the same way, and came back to life about ten seconds later. Decided it was not safe to drive, and was able to restart again and reverse to parking spot. Jeep was towed on November 3 and repaired on November 4 when the part came in. I was told that the tipm was replaced with a new version that didn't have the same type of problems.

- Tierra Verde, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 232014


  • 2,600 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. While driving various speeds, the instrument panel malfunctioned and the cruise control disengaged independently. The dealer made several repairs on the vehicle, which included the HVAC module, cruise control button, radio, ignition switch, tipm and configured a module. However, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,600.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 112014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 1,898 miles
I have a two month old Jeep Wrangler 2014, 4 door with 1898 miles on it and it wouldn't start. It was completely dead. We tried to jump start it and absolutely nothing happened. Towed it to the dealer and they said they were perplexed and needed to figure out what the problem was and they were not getting power to anything at all and hadn't seen anything like this. After keeping it for a day they said it was the pdc battery main power cable that was not electrically tight. The interesting thing is it still hesitates to start on occasion and it is a brand new car. This is very troubling to me as I have heard of this problem in other Chrysler vehicles and worry it could just stop working while I am driving it.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 032014


  • 4,150 miles


On July 3, 2014, the vehicle lost engine power while I was driving during a 150-mile road trip. Upon coasting for a short distance, engine power restored, and I was able to accelerate and continue driving without further trouble that day. I did not take the vehicle to the dealer for repair because I assumed it was an isolated episode. However, on July 22, 2014, I again had trouble while on another 300-mile round-trip road trip. During the return drive, the vehicle lost engine power at least six times both on the interstate and on local roads. Each time, I had to coast to the side of the road so as to not block the flow of traffic. After a short time, about 30 seconds, engine power restored, and I was again able to accelerate and continue on with my trip. I took the vehicle in to the dealer on July 23, 2014, where it was kept until July 28, 2014. The technicians were unable to reproduce the issue, and the problem could not be identified. Software updates were run in an attempt to correct the problem. I again had trouble with the vehicle on August 18, 2014, when driving a 400-mile round-trip road trip. During the drive, the vehicle lost engine power five times on the interstate, at speeds up to 70 miles per hour. Upon the fifth episode that day, I took the vehicle to the closest dealer for immediate attention, as I feared I would cause an accident by losing engine power while driving on a busy interstate. The service department was unable to reproduce the issue, but the technician stated that he saw signs of the problem I described during his evaluative drive. The vehicle was released to me and I was told to take it back to the usual dealer the following day for a more comprehensive evaluation. Upon driving it for over 100 miles, the service department has been unable to replicate the problem and, thus, again has been unable to identify and repair the issue.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 182014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 3,900 miles
While parked the dashboard caught on fire and caused extensive damage.

- Spring Hill, KS, USA

problem #3

Jul 102014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 5,475 miles
3rd time at this point. While driving the vehicle suddenly the wipers turn on and dashboard lights begin to flash followed by vehicle shutting off by itself. Once the vehicle dies it will not restart. 1st trip to dealer could not replicate. 5 hours later vehicle died while driving and was towed back to dealer-dealer able to replicate and replaced tipm (totally integrated power module). 3 days later problem returned with vehicle failing to start while parked in driveway. Going back to dealer this morning. This is an incredibly dangerous situation if vehicle unexpectedly and randomly dies while in motion and in traffic.

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 272014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 2,900 miles
Transition & engine coolant temp immediately rose to alarm status (300 degrees) in first ever light duty 4 wd application. Off road 4WD conditions and terrain consisted of a 5% grade in low cut hay field. Alarm indicated immediate corrective action was necessary. Vehicle temperature gauges were rising from normal tolerances to alarm status in two minutes. Corrective action included cutting engine to cool. Corrective action also required blower and heater on highest settings to cool block and maintain operable driving condition temperatures. Engaging in the slightest load while 4 wheel drive train was engaged (off road) immediately replicated severe overheating condition of both tranny and block coolant. Vehicle was operable at normal operating temperatures at high speeds in two wheel drive while on pavement only. Vehicle is a 2014 Jeep sahara unlimited Wrangler with "V" 6 cyl motor automatic transmission with 2,900 miles on odometer (vehicle is brand new purchased in March 2014 - date of this report is April 2014).

- Southport, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 152014


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the horn would not work and the alarm would randomly activate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician diagnosed that there was a static electricity problem. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 10,000. The current mileage was 11,000.

- Stoneville, NC, USA

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