2004 JEEP WRANGLER VIN: 1J4FA49S24P772879

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Non-Repairable

VIN 1J4FA49S24P772879 Decoding Jeep Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Destination Market

U.S., Canada

Make

JEEP

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Wrangler

Model Year

2004

Plant City

TOLEDO

Series

TJ

Trim

Sport

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Toledo Assembly # 2

Plant State

OHIO

Series2

H (High Line)

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

2

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Steering Location

Left-Hand Drive (LHD)

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

4000

Displacement (CI)

244.0949763789

Displacement (L)

4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Other Engine Info

Sales Code: ERH

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2004 JEEP WRANGLER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2004 JEEP WRANGLER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1J4FA49S24P772879

Components: STRUCTURE

July 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10622053
Consumer Location: SALISBURY, MD
VIN: 1J4FA49S24P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WELDING ON THE VEHICLE'S FRAME WAS DETERIORATING TO THE POINT OF POTENTIALLY DETACHING ON THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR PANELING. IN ADDITION, THE INTERIOR OF THE FLOOR WAS DETACHING FROM THE DRIVER SIDE AND THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO TWO PRIVATE MECHANICS WHO STATED THAT THE RUST AND CORROSION WAS EXCESSIVE AND THE PANELS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AND WELDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 84,500.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN EQUIPMENT ENGINE

August 19, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10474863
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, CA
VIN: 1J4FA49S24P****

Summary of Complaint

2004 JEEP WRANGLER. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO SEVERAL ISSUES FOUND DURING INSPECTION AFTER PURCHASE OF VEHICLE *TGW THE CONSUMER STATED THE DAY SHE TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE, SHE NOTICED SOME PLAY IN THE STEERING, THE ENGINE SEEMED TO MISS A LITTLE, AND THE CD PLAYER IN THE RADIO SEEMED TO WORK WHENEVER IT WANTED TO. THE NEXT DAY, THE CONSUMER NOTICED THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL LEAKED AN OIL SPOT ON THE CONCRETE DRIVEWAY. THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A PRE-SALES ESTABLISHMENT AND THE INSPECTION REVEALED, THE REAR AXLES WERE LEAKING ON BOTH SIDES, THE PINION SEAL IN THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, THE FRONT TRACK BAR HAD PLAY, THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED A NEW PILOT BEARING; AS THERE WAS A NOISE WHEN ACCELERATING AND THE REAR SWAY BAR LINKS WERE LOOSE. *JB

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

February 18, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10311973
Consumer Location: CORONADO, CA
VIN: 1J4FA49S24P****

Summary of Complaint

EVERY TIME I FUEL MY 2004 JEEP WRANGLER THE FUEL SPLASHES ALL OVER AROUND THE GAS CAP. I THINK THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM BECAUSE OF A CHANCE OF FIRE. ALOT OF JEEP WRANGLER OWNERS ARE HAVING THIS PROBLEM AND ITS ONLY A MATER OF TIME BEFORE A FIRE HAPPENS. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 13, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10145183
Consumer Location: FISHERS, IN
VIN: 1J4FA49S24P****

Summary of Complaint

2004 JEEP WRANGLER SPORT WITH 4.0 I-6 ENGINE. WOULD STALL AFTER COMPLETE WARM UP WHILE IDLING IN GEAR. DEALER INSTALLED HEAT SHIELD OVER FUEL INJECTOR, BUT STILL HAVE STALLING PROBLEMS ON COLD START. NO LIGHTS OR ANYTHING COME ON. ONLY HAD 400 MILES ON IT WHEN FIRST OCCURRED. NOW, AT 16000 MILES, I'M HAVING STALLING ON COLD STARTS IN WARM WEATHER ONLY. IN THE WINTER, THE VEHICLE RUNS GREAT. DEALER CANNOT RECREATE THE PROBLEM, AND DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO.*JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11360696
Consumer Location: WICHITA, KS
VIN: 1J4FA69S24P****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING WHILE DARK, HAD SMOKE SMELL FROM INSIDE CAB. DRIVING IN DAYLIGHT LATER, AND SAW SMOKE COMING FROM BEHIND STEERING COLOMN. SMOKE GOT MUCH WORSE, ENDANGERED DRIVING, AND COLUMN STARTED TO GET HOT. PULLED OVER, AND NOTICED THE FOG LIGHTS WERE STILL ON DESPITE THE SWITCH, AND KEY BEING OFF. PULLED THE FUSE, AND RELAY, THEN PROBLEM STOPPED. I REMOVED THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH ASSEMBLY, WHICH ALSO HOUSES THE HEAD LIGHTS AND FOG LIGHT SWITCHES, AND FOUND THE CONNECTOR OVERHEATED, AND SHORTED INTERNALLY. WHILE WAITING FOR A REPLACEMENT SWITCH, THE TURN SIGNALS AND FLASHERS QUIT WORKING. I TRIED A NEW FLASHER RELAY, BUT CAN ONLY ASSUME THE CONNECTOR IS THE MAIN FAULT, AS IT WAS PARTIALLY MELTED AND NOW BRITTLE FROM THE FIRE. AFTER TROUBLE SHOOTING AND MULTIPLE TIMES INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE CONNECTOR, IT HAS BEGUN TO CRACK AND FALL APART, FURTHER DISABLING OTHER SWITCHES. I'M CURRENTLY REPLACING THE CONNECTOR ONCE I AM ABLE TO LOCATE ONE. MY MAIN CONCERN IS THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED A MAJOR DISTRACTION AND POSSIBLE CRASH WHILE DRIVING, AND EVEN MORE SO, THAT A FIRE COULD OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, LIKE IN MY GARAGE WHILE I SLEEP! EVERY THING ON THE JEEP IS STOCK, AND THE FOG LIGHTS ARE A OEM OPTION INSTALLED BY THE DEALER WHEN I BOUGHT IT NEW, FROM THE FACTORY. I'VE DONE NO MAINTENANCE EXCEPT TO REPLACE THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH WHEN THE FOG LIGHT SWITCH FAILED 40K MILES AGO. THE CONNECTOR WAS FINE THEN, AND IT WAS ONLY A SWITCH FAILURE AT THAT TIME. THE JEEP HAS 135K MILES ON IT CURRENTLY. THE CURRENT TURN SIGNAL SWITCH WAS NOT AT FAULT SINCE I NOW KNOW THE CONNECTOR WAS WHAT WAS BURNING. I'VE READ OF SEVERAL INCIDENCES ON JEEP FORUMS WHERE SOMETHING SIMILAR HAS HAPPENED, WITH EITHER THE CONNECTOR, OR THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH. I FEEL THIS IS A MULTIPLE SAFETY HAZARD, NOT ONLY WHILE DRIVING, BUT ALSO WHEN PARKED.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

March 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11317552
Consumer Location: HURRICANE, WV
VIN: 1J4FA39S54P****

Summary of Complaint

HIT A REGULAR BUMP IN THE ROAD, AT 35 MILES PER HOUR ON A STRAIT STRETCH OF ROAD AND THE ATTACHMENT POINT FOR THE FRONT SUSPENSION PULLED AWAY FROM THE FRAME AND I LOST CONTROL OF THE JEEP, UPON FURTHER INSPECTION I DISCOVERED THAT THE ENTIRE CENTER SECTION OF THE FRAME IS RUSTED FROM THE INSIDE OUT ON BOTH SIDES, THE FRAME SHOULD BE THE LAST THING TO FAIL ON ANY VEHICLE, THIS JEEP HAS ONLY 65,000 MILES ON IT AND HAS NEVER BEEN OFF ROADED OR ABUSED. FOR A VEHICLE THAT IS KNOWN TO LAST 200K MILES PLUS TO HAVE FRAME FAILURE AT 65K MILES IS NOT ONLY NEGLIGENT ON CHRYSLERS BEHALF BUT IT ALSO POSES A REAL SAFETY HAZARD TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, IMAGINE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DRIVING THESE JEEPS DOWN THE ROAD AT 70-80 MILES PER HOUR WITH A FRAME THAT COULD FAIL AT ANYTIME. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THESE JEEPS AND CHRYSLER NEEDS TO BE FORCED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT BEFORE MORE LIVES ARE LOST, IN 10 YEARS MANY OF THESE VEHICLES WILL STILL BE ON THE ROAD AND THE PROBLEM WILL ONLY GET WORSE. PLEASE HELP

Components: TIRES

March 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316948
Consumer Location: SAGINAW, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ON MARCH 8, 2020 WHILE DRIVING AT 75 MPH ON INTERSTATE 75, THE RIGHT REAR (RR) TIRE ON MY 2004 JEEP WRANGLER BLEW OUT. THE TIRES WERE PURCHASED AT SAM'S CLUB IN MAY 2018. THE VEHICLE HAD A MATCHING SET OF TIRES ALL PURCHASED AT THE SAME TIME (MAY 18) - BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN TA KO2. SIZE 31 X 10.5 R15. THE MILEAGE ON THE TIRE AT TIME OF BLOW OUT WAS ONLY 16,386 MILES. IT IS VERY CLEAR FROM PHOTOGRAPHS THAT REAR TIRE TREAD SEPARATED FROM THE SIDEWALL. WEATHER CONDITIONS AT TIME OF TIRE FAILURE WERE EXCELLENT - CLEAR, SUNNY, 57 DEG F. ROADS WERE CLEAR AND DRY. TIRE PRESSURE FOR REMAINING 3 TIRES WAS CHECKED IMMEDIATELY AFTER BLOW OUT OF RR, AND ALL 3 TIRES WERE FOUND TO BE SAME PRESSURE (35 PSI). THE TIRE WAS MARKED DOT BF60_AT11_1118. I AM AN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER WITH +30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE DRIVELINE. THE WAY THE TREAD SEPARATED CLEANLY FOR FULL 360 DEG FROM SIDEWALL ON FRONT OF TIRE CLEARLY LEAVES ME BELIEVING THERE IS A MANUFACTURING OR DESIGN DEFECT IN THESE TIRES. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THIS BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN TA KO2 TIRE ON THE ROAD.

Components: STEERING SEAT BELTS

January 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11292490
Consumer Location: TILLAR, AR
VIN: 1J4F449S64P****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A RIGHT HAND DRIVE 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. THE RIGHT SEAT BELT LATCH IS ALWAYS STICKING CAUSING MY SEAT BELT TO COME LOOSE. THE STEERING WHEEL STARTS SHAKING VIOLENTLY WHEN REACHING SPEEDS ABOVE 50 MPH,IF YOU HIT A BUMP, OR IF IT'S WINDY OR AN 18 WHEELER PASSES YOU ON HIGHWAY, THE JEEP WILL ROCK SIDE TO SIDE LIKE IT'S GOING TO TURN OVER. IT'S VERY HARD TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE. I HAVE CHILDREN TO HAUL AROUND.

Components: SEAT BELTS

August 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11271055
Consumer Location: SARATOGA SPRINGS, UT
VIN: 1J4FA69SX4P****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER FRONT SEAT BELT JAMMED IN 2004 JEEP RUBICON.

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES

June 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221662
Consumer Location: EVA, TN
VIN: 1J4FA39S44P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE EXITING HER DRIVEWAY CARPORT GOING 10 MPH, WITHOUT WARNING THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED AND THE CONTACT COULD NOT CONTROL THE STEERING WHEEL WHICH SEIZED. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO DEPRESS THE BRAKES WHICH FAILED CAUSING, THE CONTACT TO CRASH INTO THE CARPORTS POLE ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. NO EMERGENCY BRAKE WAS APPLIED. NO INJURIES, NO POLICE REPORT FILED, NO MEDICAL ATTENTION, NO DAMAGE'S TO THE VEHICLE, THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED, AND NO DIAGNOSTIC TEST WAS PERFORMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

November 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11152612
Consumer Location: BUELLTON, CA
VIN: 1J4FA59S94P****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE WRANGLER REACHES APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, IT BEGINS TO VIOLENTLY (AND TERRIFYINGLY) SHAKE UNCONTROLLABLY. IT MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN ANY CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, AND WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL NEAR MISSES, BARELY AVOIDING ACCIDENTS. WE HAVE REPORTED THIS FOR *YEARS* TO OUR AUTO REPAIR AND TIRE COMPANIES, HAD SEVERAL THINGS DONE IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO REMEDY IT, INCLUDING 2 SETS OF TIRES, WITH NO SUCCESS. WITH REPORTS OF THE "DEATH WOBBLE" NOW BECOMING WIDELY KNOWN, WE INSTANTLY KNEW THAT WE WERE NOT ALONE, AND THAT THIS IS A WIDESPREAD ISSUE THAT JEEP NEEDS TO ADDRESS. THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11043109
Consumer Location: MILTON, GA
VIN: 1J4FA44S26P****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE SHIFTS HARD FROM GEAR TO GEAR FOR FIRST 5 MINUTES OR SO OF DRIVING. RANDOMLY THROWS 02 OR CPS CODES. HAD ALL PARTS REPLACED MORE THAN ONCE. PCM REPLACED TWICE. TWO MECHANICS CONFIRMED IT WAS A FAULTY PCM. SHIFTING ETC, IS BETTER WHEN NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE DISCONNECTED OVERNIGHT. AFTER A FEW CYCLES, THE ISSUES RETURN. PCMS ARE DEFECTIVE FROM THE FACTORY. MY MECHANIC CURRENTLY HAS TWO 2006 JEEPS WITH THE SAM PROBLEM. LONG INVOLVED POST WITH MULTIPLE EXAMPLES DOCUMENTING ISSUES HERE:HTTP://WWW.WRANGLERFORUM.COM/F210/1ST-TO-2ND-HARD-SHIFTS-WHEN-COLD-2006-LJ-1755777.HTML. VEHICLE IS UNPREDICTABLE UPON INITIAL ACCELERATION AS IT MAY BE IN 2ND GEAR WHILE STOPPED. ALMOST HAD MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11033291
Consumer Location: DARLINGTON, WI
VIN: IJ4FA49S84P****

Summary of Complaint

MOUNTING BRACKET FOR REAR TRAILING ARM BECAME DETACHED FROM THE FRAME. DUE TOO CORROSION FROM THE INSIDE OUT. CAUSE VEHICLE TO BE UNSAFE AND UNABLE TO DRIVE. CONTACTED JEEP DEALER AND INSURANCE COMPANY WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS NO COVERAGE OR ASSISTANCE IN REGARDS TO REPAIR. VEHICLE IS ONLY 13 YEARS OLD CAN'T BELIEVE JEEP/NHTSA WOULD NOT HAVE A RECALL ON FAILURE SUCH AS THIS. IT RENDERS MY VEHICLE WORTHLESS, UNSAFE, AND UNABLE TO DRIVE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11003414
Consumer Location: MURRIETA, CA
VIN: 1J4FA39S04P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR, THE VEHICLE JERKED FORWARD WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. ADDITIONALLY, WHILE DOWNSHIFTING, THE VEHICLE SHIFTED ROUGHLY AND JERKED FORWARD. THE VEHICLE DOWNSHIFTED INDEPENDENTLY WHILE STOPPED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AGAIN WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT SPOKE TO LAKE ELSINORE CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM (31400 AUTO CENTER DR, LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92530) WHO SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND ESCALATED THE CASE IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND A SOLUTION. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 277,407.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 16, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10995232
Consumer Location: FUQUAY-VARINA, NC
VIN: 1J4FA39S24P****

Summary of Complaint

EXCESSIVE FRAME RUST, FROM THE INSIDE OUT. YOU DON'T NOTICE UNTIL THE HOLES SHOW UP.

Components: STEERING

February 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10957091
Consumer Location: GLENSIDE, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH WHEN WITHOUT ANY WARNING THE FRONT WHEELS BEGAN TO WOBBLE UNCONTROLLABLY. I COULD NOT GET THE VEHICLE UNDER CONTROL UNTIL I SLOWED DOWN TO AROUND 20 MILES AN HOUR. ONCE THE VEHICLE WAS UNDER CONTROL I WAS ABLE TO CAUTIOUSLY ACCELERATE BACK TO SPEED AND DID NOT EXPERIENCE ANY FURTHER TROUBLE. THE INITIAL PROBLEM STARTED IN HEAVY TRAFFIC AND I WAS AFRAID OF BEING REAR ENDED BECAUSE OF MY QUICK DECELERATION TO BRING THE VEHICLE UNDER CONTROL. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM BOTH TIMES AT ABOUT 60 MPH AND STRAIGHT AND LEVEL ROADWAYS. BOTH TIMES THE EXTREME WOBBLING WAS SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED.

Components: STRUCTURE

October 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10920249
Consumer Location: NAVARRE, FL
VIN: 1J4FA49S84P****

Summary of Complaint

DASHBOARD COVERING OVER PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG IS EXTREMELY STICKY. MY CONCERN IS NOT JUST FOR APPEARANCE, BUT FOR PROTECTION OF THE AIRBAG ITSELF AND THE NEED TO CONTINUALLY CLEAN THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDSHIELD DUE TO A SLIGHT FILM PRODUCED FROM THE DECAYING VINYL DASHBOARD. THIS VEHICLE IS HOUSED IN A GARAGE IN FLORIDA. *TR

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

July 21, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10887617
Consumer Location: NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI
VIN: 1J4FA39S94P****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER'S SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM MOUNT ON OUR 2004 JEEP WRANGLER BROKE OFF FROM THE FRAME WHILE DRIVING. WHILE ACCELERATING ON A CITY STREET, THERE WAS A LOUD BANG NOISE FROM UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE, AND THE JEEP BECAME EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL AND STARTED WANDERING ALL OVER THE ROAD. UPON PULLING OVER AND LOOKING UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE WE FOUND THAT THERE WERE EXTREME AMOUNTS OF RUST AND CORROSION INSIDE THE FRAME THAT WAS VISIBLE FROM THE OUTSIDE. THIS RUST CAUSED THE ENTIRE LOWER CONTROL ARM MOUNT TO BREAK OFF FROM THE FRAME. ANOTHER ROT HOLE WAS FOUND FURTHER UP THE FRAME NEAR THE TRANSMISSION SKIDPLATE/CROSS-MEMBER ASSEMBLY AS WELL.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10872156
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 1J4FA49SX4P****

Summary of Complaint

CLOCKSPRING DEFECTIVE CAUSING NON AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND NON FUNCTIONING WARNING HORN.

Components: STEERING

January 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10870793
Consumer Location: ROSWELL, NM
VIN: 1J4FA39S64P****

Summary of Complaint

DEATH WOBBLE

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 12, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10852771
Consumer Location: NORWALK, CT
VIN: 1J4FA49S44P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH OVER BUMPS IN THE ROAD, THE VEHICLE BOUNCED ALL OVER THE ROAD, THE FRONT END SHOOK VIOLENTLY, AND THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL HAD TO BE APPLIED TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT STEERING DAMPER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER A COUPLE MORE TIMES AND REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 48,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10850515
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: 1J4FA29184P****

Summary of Complaint

AT 91,500 MILES THE PCM FAILED FOR A SECOND TIME. I AM NOT CERTAIN WHEN THE FIRST FAILURE OCCURRED, BUT IT WAS SHOWN TO HAVE BEEN FLASHED PREVIOUSLY. THIS ISSUE SURFACED IN THE FORM OF A STALL OUT AT A LIGHT. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE FROM AN IDLE POSITION THE ENGINE STALLED. AFTER PARKING THE VEHICLE, TURNING OVER THE ENGINE WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY GIVING IT GAS, THE VEHICLE TURNED OVER. ACCORDING TO THREE DIFFERENT MECHANICS THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE AMONG '04 JEEP WRANGLERS THAT THEY HAVE ENCOUNTERED RECENTLY (12 YEARS AFTER MARKET AND 2 YEARS COMPLETELY OUT OF WARRANTY). NO ONE CAN FIND A REPLACEMENT PCM BECAUSE THEY ARE NO LONGER MANUFACTURED, AND IT WAS CHRYSLER'S RECOMMENDATION THAT CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCING THIS ISSUE GO TO A SCRAP YARD TO FIND A REPLACEMENT (LIKELY TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUE). AS A CUSTOMER I AM APPALLED THAT WE ARE AWARE OF THIS ISSUE AND THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECALLS. DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY MY BATTERY CHARGED TO 20 VOLTS AND COULD HAVE EXPLODED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 29, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10822621
Consumer Location: MCKEESPORT, PA
VIN: 1J4FA49S54P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN IN FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE HUB BEARING AND AXLE SEAL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED AND WAS REPAIRED AT 41,846, 46,297, 52,000 AND 55,600 MILES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 39,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

November 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10807552
Consumer Location: MONTROSE, CO
VIN: 1J4FA59S84P****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE MOVING DOWN HIGHWAYS 40 TO 65MPH IVE NOTICED THAT WHENEVER I HIT POT HOLES OR BUMPS MY CAR IMEDIATELY GOES INTO A MAJOR WOBBLE LIKE I HAVE A FLAT TIRE, HOWEVER AS SOON AS I TAP MY BRAKE IT STOPS. MY FRIEND TOLD ME THIS IS A DEATH WOBBLE FACTORY RECALL BUT JEEP DEALERS TELL ME MY CAR VIN ISNT INCLUDED. WHY NOT SINCE IT HAS THE PROBLEM?!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10762357
Consumer Location: CHILLICOTHE, OH
VIN: 1J4FA49S84P****

Summary of Complaint

JEEP HAS NEVER BEEN OFF ROAD. HUSBAND NOTICED WHILE CHANGING OIL, FRAME ROT WAS VISIBLE IN FRONT OF VEHICLE. LATER TOOK TO LOCAL AUTOBODY SHOP THAT CONFIRMED FRAME IS ROTTED FROM INSIDE OUT. RECOMMENDS NEW FRAME AND TO NOT DRIVE IT DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS. HE STATED THIS IS VERY COMMON IN JEEPS AND THAT I SHOULD FILE A VEHICLE SAFETY COMPLAINT.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10758649
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

JEEP "DEATH WOBBLE" BETWEEN 50-60 MPH. I'VE CORRECTED ISSUE 3X OVER THE YEARS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 17, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10743557
Consumer Location: NEPTUNE, NJ
VIN: 1J4FA39S94P****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS AT A COMPLETE STOP WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IN DRIVE. THE ENGINE STARTED TO RACE AT VERY HIGH R.P.M.'S FOR NO REASON. I WAS ABLE TO KEEP THE VEHICLE FROM ACCELERATING WITH HARD BRAKE PRESSURE AND QUICKLY SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL. THE ENGINE RETURNED TO NORMAL IDLE AFTER SEVERAL SECONDS. THIS HAS HAPPENED APPROXIMATELY 5 ADDITIONAL TIMES SINCE THEN FOR NO APPARENT REASON. I CHECK FLOOR MATS, GAS PEDAL MOVEMENT AND EVEN ATTEMPTED TO APPLY PRESSURE TO BOTH THE GAS AND BRAKE PEDAL AT THE SAME TIME WHICH WAS IMPOSSIBLE. THERE SEEMS TO BE NO COMMON FACTOR TO THESE INCIDENTS. I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY WARNING LIGHTS OR CODES.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

June 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10726915
Consumer Location: HOPE MILLS, NC
VIN: 1J4FA69S84P****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT ANYWHERE ABOVE 40MPH AND HITTING A BUMP IN THE ROAD SENDS THE VEHICLE INTO A VIOLENT SHAKE/WOBBLE. THIS DOES NOT STOP UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS SLOWED DOWN TO BELOW 40. THE JEEP IS COMPLETELY STOCK. NO LIFT, NO BIGGER TIRES.

Components: STEERING

April 27, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10715738
Consumer Location: TOLEDO, OH
VIN: 1J4FA39SX4P****

Summary of Complaint

MY 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING THE VEHICLE ON NORMAL DRY PAVEMENT WHEN THE CASTING THAT ANCHORS THE TIE ROD TO THE FRONT LEFT WHEEL SNAPPED OFF. THE VEHICLE VIOLENTLY PULLED TO THE RIGHT CAUSING IT TO GO OFF THE PAVED ROAD SURFACE AND CRASHING INTO A TREE. THE VEHICLE HAS THE ORIGINAL FACTORY SUSPENSION AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE HAS NEVER BEEN MODIFIED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 28, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10664298
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1J4FA49S44P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER REFUELING THE VEHICLE, THERE WAS A STRONG FUEL ODOR COMING FROM THE FUEL TANK. THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT THERE WAS FUEL LEAKING FROM THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,000. UPDATED 02/04/15*LJ UPDATED 6/8/2015*JS

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 17, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10664147
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1J4FA49S44P****

Summary of Complaint

I DROVE TO THE GAS STATION ONE MORNING FILLED MY GAS TANK WHEN I GOT HOME AND PARKED ON THE DRIVE WAY; I GOT OFF THE JEEP I SMELLED GAS WHEN I LOOKED BACK BEHIND THE JEEP I SAW GAS RUNNING DOWN FROM THE TOP OF THE GAS TANK . [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: ENGINE

June 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10663984
Consumer Location: VALLEY, AL
VIN: 1J4FA49S14P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO PARK AND RESTARTED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 114,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 12, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10650906
Consumer Location: YOUNGSTOWN, OH
VIN: MURRANOS****

Summary of Complaint

TEXTING DRIVER TURNED INTO MY LANE WITH NO CHANCE TO HIT BRAKES FOR ME WE HIT HEAD ON AT 35 MPH. THE CHEVY IMPALAS AIR BAGS WENT OFF OURS DID NOT . AFTER THE HARDEST HIT OR IMPACT OF MY LIFE WE ROLLED OVER AND LANDED ON THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDSHIELD AND ROLL CAGE , COLLAPSED ON MY WIFE'S HEAD TO LACERATE AND FRACTURE MY WIFE'S SCULL. HAD AIR BAGS WORKED I WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN A BROKEN NOSE ON BOTH CODES AND A FRACTURED CHEEK.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

September 22, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10639525
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 1J4FA69S74P****

Summary of Complaint

"JEEP DEATH WOBBLE"....VIOLENT SHAKING OF FRONT END CALLED......AFTER HIGHWAY BUMP OR UNEVEN ROAD SURFACE......HAD TO PULL OVER ONTO SHOULDER TO STOP IT.......... I HAVE HAD THIS FIXED NUMEROUS TIMES, WITH NEW TIRES, ALIGNMENT, AND IT KEEPS COMING BACK.... *TR

Components: SUSPENSION WHEELS

July 14, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10637735
Consumer Location: FLORENCE, AL
VIN: 1J4FA39S94P****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING FRONT END STARTED TO SHAKE UNCONTROLLABLY, HAD TO ALMOST COME TO A STOP TO GET IT STOP SHAKING. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 19, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10616809
Consumer Location: CLEMMONS, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. THE CONTACT STATED THE WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH DOWN A STEEP HILL WHEN THE BRAKES FAILED. THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS THAT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT VEERED THE VEHICLE TO THE RIGHT. THE VEHICLE WAS WAS STEERED ALONG SIDE A FENCE, IN ORDER TO SLOW THE VEHICLE DOWN. THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A TREE IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE TWO FRONT AIR BAGS DID DEPLOY. THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALED. THE VEHICLE DID NOT HAVE COLLISION INSURANCE. THE CONTACT DID NOT CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER TO INQUIRE ABOUT VIN NUMBER BEING INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10609263
Consumer Location: WARNER ROBINS, GA
VIN: 1J4FA59S44P****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE BEGAN SHAKING VIOLENTLY AFTER HITTING A ROUGH SPOT ON THE INTERSTATE. HAD TO BRAKE HARD AND PULL OFF THE INTERSTATE TO REGAIN CONTROL. CHECKED OUT THE VEHICLE FOR ANYTHING OBVIOUSLY WRONG AND DID NOT FIND ANYTHING WHILE ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE. RETURNED HOME AT A SLOWER SPEED. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

May 28, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10597855
Consumer Location: AIKEN, SC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN DRIVEN FOR ABOUT 35 MINUTES AT APPROXIMATELY 70MPH ON THE INTERSTATE. THE VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY BEGAN TO PRODUCE A THICK WHITE SMOKE. THE VEHICLE WAS IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER AND PLACED INTO PARK; THE VEHICLE WAS ALREADY ON FIRE UPON EXITING. THE GRASS BENEATH HAD CAUGHT ON FIRE AS WELL. THE HOOD BEGAN TO BLACKEN INDICATING A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT CLOSE TO THE FIREWALL. THE ENTIRE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE IN ABOUT THIRTY SECONDS; FROM THE TIME IT BEGAN TO SMOKE TO THE TIME IT WAS ON FIRE BEGIN THE ENTIRE INCIDENT. A TRUCK DRIVER WITH A DRY CHEMICAL FIRE EXTINGUISHER PUT THE ENGINE FIRE OUT; AFTER LIFTING THE HOOD TO A BALL OF FIRE. THE ONLY INJURY BEGIN LIGHT BURNS FROM LIFTING THE HOOD. ESSENTIALLY, MY JEEP WRANGLER, WITH NO AFTERMARKET PARTS INSTALLED, BURST INTO FLAMES FOR NO APPARENT REASON. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

May 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10587478
Consumer Location: FINDLAY, OH
VIN: 1J4FA29194P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 JEEP WRANGLER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE TRAVELING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE DRIVER ATTEMPTED TO AVOID CRASHING INTO A DEER AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER AND THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT BECAME SEPARATED FROM THE BELT CLIP. THE DRIVER WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE AND SUFFERED FROM FATAL INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED OF THE INCIDENT. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S HOME AND HAD NOT BEEN INSPECTED TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE SEAT BELT FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000. KMJ

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 19, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10577018
Consumer Location: SYRACUSE, IN
VIN: 1J4FA69S94P****

Summary of Complaint

I DROVE MY JEEP FROM HOME TO WORK ABOUT TWENTY MILES WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS NO WARNING LIGHTS OR ANY VISIBLE PROBLEMS. I SHUT IT OFF WENT INTO WORK ONLY TO LEARN IT HAD CAUGHT ON FIRE ABOUT THIRTY MINUTES AFTER BEING SHUT OFF ! THE HEATER MOTOR AND GLOVE BOX AREA IS WHERE THE FIRE STARTED. FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED IT ELECTRICAL? CONTRACTED JEEP (CHRYSLER) ABOUT ANY RECALL OR TSB BUT WAS TOLD THERE WASN'T ANY! THIS SEEMS TO BE A MAJOR PROBLEM COMMON IN A WIDE YEAR RANGE OF WRANGLERS. *TR

JEEP WRANGLER Sold

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