2016 Jeep Wrangler engine problems: dies while driving

Dies While Driving

2016 Jeep Wrangler

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Jeep dealer.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
12,850 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
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2016 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012018

Wrangler Rubicon V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


DO NOT EVER BUY CHRYSLER! My near $50,000 2016 Jeep with less than 10,000 miles out of nowhere, no warnings nobody can find anything stalled as I entered the onramp on a busy highway in Braintree , MA, nearly KILLING me! Computer system shows nothing, it stalls most anytime I go to drive it into D or R then clunk, it just stops, no power brakes, no power steering yet Premiere Jeep of Cape Cod can’t find anything although they admit to getting it to simulate one time.

LIARS, look on online and that’s all they (Chrysler) say to everyone, can't get it to do it with us. Nobody can fix it and I can’t continue legally UNLESS I drive it to another dealer to try and fix. DRIVE IT? They must be NUTS; I don’t want to get killed, NO THANKS! Paying $600.00/month for another year on this lease, it's already sat in my driveway almost one year now. What a RIP-OFF. I bought a new TOYOTA RAV4 so I KNOW I can get to work safely.

I'm now paying TWO 600.00 /month payments ($1200.00) and yes, I need a NEW vehicle because I am putting a 100 miles/day and travel alone at night on a new job I waited a long time for. I will never buy Chrysler again in my life! N-E-V-E-R! PREMIERE JEEP ON CAPE COD, MA Especially Mr. Dent, you should have done something! You KNOW I almost got killed with traffic at 60-70 mph! -->SHAME ON YOU! 35+ years I was a faithful customer and Chrysler/JEEP you abandoned me with this one. What goes around comes around. DO NOT BUY!

- Lisa M., Sandwich, MA, US

problem #3

Oct 152017

Wrangler V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Engine dies when driving. Windshield wipers come on TPM light comes on then engine dies. Sometimes when driving the wipers come on, TPM light, then car slowes but recovers. When starting car turn key to start and the starter continues when you let go of key. Have appt with Jeep, they say they may or may not be able to fix if they can reproduce. DTC codesU0127 Lost comm with the tire press monitor mod. DTC B2305, Wiper park switch input circuit high (stuck high). Happens when first starting, on back roads and on the highway.

NTSB Complaint number 11033492

- Tony R., Palmyra, US

problem #2

Feb 232017

Wrangler Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

6 month old Jeep has stalled 4 times. Told don't know what problem is and "can't chase a ghost" guess that means I have to live with it? This is dangerous - almost got hit last time it stalled. If they can't fix it they should replace car.

- mhd, Medford, US

problem #1

Mar 082016

Wrangler RHD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,250 miles

traction and check engine light together

where to start.....first this is my second jeep wrangler right hand drive! I decided my 2014 was a lemon. Special ordered a 2016. EXACT SAME THING! Only this time it started at 11k miles! They have currently re-wired it, replaced the pcm, the entire computer, and changed the entire cylinder head! Next day, traction control light and check engine light back on! It dies while driving. What a nightmere! They are currently talking with jeep headquarters trying to figure out what to do now. Its been a week and nothing. Guess they have no idea! Anyone else dealing with these same issues? There has to be some kind of fix and explaination! Thanks! Kim

- Kim B., Loveland, CO, US

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