The iconic Jeep Wrangler has a loyal following, thanks to its classic design, rugged image and legendary history. With an updated powertrain, this may be the best version yet, but the Wrangler is seriously outdated in the modern world. While designed for capable offroading ability, on the road performance is uncivilized. The ride is unsettled, sometimes even snappy. Handling is very clumsy.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Jeep Wrangler owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Had water leaks since day one. Took it to the dealership several times when under warranty, never fully resolved. Replaced door seals and added weather stripping myself. If it rains hard the floorboards still get wet."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Leaking on floor both sides"

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"This is not a malfunction, just a design issue of this class of off road sport utility vehicle. water creeps in around the seals of the hardtop when installed. Wind noise level is annoying with soft top installed"

Anonymous, NM (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Roof leaked"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Dealership replaced "Freedom Top." Have had no leaks since"

Robert B., NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Driver and passenger doors leak water when it rains"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"When it rains water accumulates on the roof. Then when I drive the water shifts and drips in from the hardtop roof seam"

Benjamin H., ND (2013 Jeep Wrangler 3.6-L V6)

"door jams leak terribly - floor boards fill with water"

Cynthia J., WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"These vehicles leak and the problems have never been able to be corrected. The dealers cannot find where the water is coming from."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Leaked lots of water into cab of vehicle on both sides"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"I have had a leak in the passenger front door since vehicle was purchased. Jeep has been in to the dealer 7 times for warranty work related to the leak and it still has not been fixed. This is a known problem with the Jeep Sunrider hard tops!!!"

Jason J., TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Strictly water leaking in from right passenger door weatherstripping"

Steven R., NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Both tops leak"

Anonymous, RI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Driver side floorboard getting wet. Back glass seal leaking"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Passenger door required adjustment to stop water entry"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Water was leaking excessively through the passenger door weather stripping"

Anonymous, DE (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Water would come in on front passenger side floor board when it rained and through car washes"

Daniel S., GA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"the roof not seal properly"

Federico F., PR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The drivers door leaks when it rains from the first rain after purchase in 2017."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"associated with the removable freedom panels"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"The weather seal sometimes allows rainwater to drip inside the jeep near the A pillars. It seems this is a design flaw in the JK jeep wranglers, it looks to have been corrected in the 2018 JL and newer wranglers."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Weather stripping around driver and passenger doors started leaking"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Dealer replaced "Freedom Top." Have had not problems since then"

Robert B., NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"I have a small amount of water leaking into the driver area during rain. Trying to correct it now - I just found it within the past week or so"

Joseph I., NJ (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Roof Freedom Panels required adjustment due to minor water leak at front. No big deal"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Hard top continues to leak and has leaked since the vehicle was purchased. Vehicle was taken back to the dealer 10 times under warranty and was not fixed. Fiat Chrysler America refused to provide adequate help in fixing the leak so we filed a lawsuit against FCA for failure to honor warranty and for selling defective vehicle. FCA settled out of court but jeep still leaks around what is known as the "A-Pillar"; the junction of the hard top to the windshield top"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"seals around both front doors leak - water comes in and fills the floor board, causing mold issues"

Cynthia J., WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"water leak from roof top"

Anonymous, PR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Had to replace door seals to keep water out of cab during rainstorms"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Leaked water"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Required several trips to dealer to repair water leak in passenger door"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Right passenger door weatherstripping was allowing water to get in. I had it fixed at the dealer but it was not completely successful"

Steven R., NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Mold grew all over the inside of the Jeep within 2 weeks of being parked and unused. Dealership cleaning and repaired multiple leaks. Mold came back. Dealership cleaned again and retested, found, and repaired multiple leaks again"

Ruth G., WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Weather stripping had to be replaced throughout the front of the vehicle due to water leaks"

Anonymous, DE (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"the removable top leaks"

Cynthia J., WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"These issues were expected with a Wrangler"

Greg B., AZ (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Rear folding seat shifts back and forth on turns and makes a clunking sound. Dealer unable to cure problem"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Wrangler)

"There was a bolt loose that was rubbing against the tires"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"Jeep tops are well known for having wind noise around the hard top. The freedom panels are made to easily remove for a convertible look. This results in excessive wind noise."

Anonymous, UT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"wind noise with the hard top"

Anonymous, RI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"the roof not seal properly"

Federico F., PR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Sealing on removable hardtop too fragile."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Defective hood latches. Had to buy 110 dollar steel aftermarket replacements to keep the hood from severely vibrating at highway speeds with oncoming trucks. Dealer said it was my fault."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Rear one Rear connector broke."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Wheel Speed Sensor causing abs issues"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Calipers

"My driving style makes minimaluse of the brakes, so with all the salt in upstate NY the calipers rust up."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"3 of four calipers were "frozen" as the mechanics put it. Which caused the brakes to drag, causing the rotors to overheat and the pads to prematurely wear. All four breakers were completely rebuilt. Calipers, pads, rotors."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Right front brake was dragging. Only noticed after seeing wheel became full of brake dust and then lifted the car and found brake was hot and was hard to spin by hand. Not felt while driving."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Caliper was intermittently sticking closed. Caused premature brake pad and rotor wear. Nissan dealer (said there was no problem) and jeep dealer couldn't pinpoint actual issue. We purchased a new caliper and brake line for drivers rear and pads/rotors rear from jeep, which seems to have fixed the issue"

Benjie B., MI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Frozen caliper"

Micah D., MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Rear brake calipers didn’t release completely causing excessive wear."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Because of my driving style I make very little use off the brakes, i.e., I gauge the next stop light and get off the accelerator rather than drive to the light and apply the brakes. Because of all the salt in upstate New York the calipers stick, wearing the rotors and needed the calipers to be replaced."

John S., NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Caliper held pressure after brakes were released causing vehicle to pull to the left. Replaced caliper ."

Anonymous, KY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"One of the front calipers seized up and the vehicle could not be driven."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"DRIVE SO MANY MILES AND BREAKS WEAR OUT, NORMAL RELACEMENT OF BREAK PADS"

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Reaervbrakes needed complete replacement. May be related to supplement braking system on Jeep for towing this vehicle behind my motorhome."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Rear brake pads wore to replacement thickness and the front pads are still good. My experience is that the fronts wear out first. Very expensive to repair."

Chamberlain R., AL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Parking brake

"Brake would not hold. Mechanism needed to be cleaned and adjusted."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"The parking brake has been adjusted by the dealership multiple times, yet it continues to not hold. The vehicle at points didn't pass the state safety inspection which requires the brake to hold at 1300 RPM's in first gear."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Rear brake pads needed replacing after 45000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Frozen calipers kept the brakes in a constant state of pressure"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"I felt a pulsing of the cars power during driving. It was related to calipers not releasing. To be repaired, I had to have the brake replaced and the rotors - very costly!"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Rotors

"Because of my driving style I make very little use of the brakes, i.e., I gauge the next stop light and get off the accelerator rather than drive to the light and apply the brakes. Because of all the salt in upstate New York the calipers stick, wearing the rotors and needed the calipers to be replaced."

John S., NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"I replaced the rotors with OEM rotors which caused an annoying noise."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The air conditioner started making a weird noise; like "breathing". Then it just stopped cooling. I haven't gotten it in to the dealer for service yet, but I have an unlimited lifetime warranty on this car, and it is fantastic (no longer offered with zero deductible). This warranty has been great and saved us a lot of money over the years we have owned the car."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Compressor had to be replaced. Took 2 service calls to fix"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Automatic climate control will not accurately hold temperature. Constantly having to adjust back and forth from totally cold to totally hot to maintain comfortable temperature, especially on days where the outside temperature ranges from 70 to 80 degrees. Two attempts to fix by dealer did not improve the unit"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"one side did not blow hot air in winter"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"Manufacturing flaw that Chrysler knows about well, but refuses to cover. Sand casting residue from the manufacture of the engine block lodges in the heater core, reducing its heating function, and which is very labor intensive to replace"

David L., MN (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Heater core replaced"

Jerry F., IA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Heater core has had to be flushed several times due to heater not working at all on driver's side and not at full strength on passenger side. Dealership states only real fix is to replace the heater core at a cost of over $1500. Flushing helps restore heat temporarily."

Dena G., IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Heater core provides no heat on driver's side. Problem likely occurred in past two years."

Steve H., MN (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Heater core failure. Coolant leaked into heater baffling causing water noises to occur. It took several trips to purge all the air from the cooling system."

Chamberlain R., AL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Heater failed completely several times. Service technician said it is a known problem with Jeep Wrangler JKs from 2012-13. Solution was to flush sand from the factory foundry out of the engine block and radiator system."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Heater electronic control failed. 500 bucks. Not covered under extended warranty. Oil pressure sensor failed. Partially covered by extended warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"I've had to add about 2-pints of antifreeze, yet no visable leak. I had it checked out at the dealer and no issues apparent at this time"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"Display screen would freeze up. Dealer has replaced unit 3 times"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen would freeze up or go blank. Dealer has replaced 3 times"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The interface between the radio system and any device failed. The connection is intermittent constantly connecting and disconnecting for any function making it inoperable. This occurs whether connecting by Bluetooth or cord"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS took an update in 2016 and stopped showing map details. I was told the only way to fix the problem was to replace the unit for $1K. Everything else works fine, so I just use my phone's GPS."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Inconsistent connection. Drops calls, sometimes dials sometimes doesn't. Intermittent automatic Bluetooth connection. Won't download info from iPhone 6. Would download music from Samsung note but even poorer phone call performance than the iPhone. Frustrating and dangerous"

Anonymous, HI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Music playback over bluetooth has a lag to it. The same device does not exhibit this behavior when connected over Bluetooth to any other accessory"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Problem was convertible top will not close properly and Jeep & dealership will do nothing about it"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"Radio/CD/GPS navigation died, fuse is ok"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"Steering wheel controls over time have become less and less responsive. A light touch used to activate the button but now I have to press in the center and with much more force than when I first purchased the vehicle"

Jason J., TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Voice control commands

"The microphone for the voice controls failed and had to be replaced at 35,000 miles. Then the voice controls became non-functional when the interface between the radio and devices failed"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Phone requires French language to make a call"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"A radiator clip was corroded and leaked fluid onto the transmission causing it to seize and needing full replacement."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Developed a leak in the lower corner. Needed to be replaced."

Blake C., KS (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Radiator had to be replaced due to a hole that caused coolant loss."

Dena G., IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Radiator began small leak without any cause of damage. Had to replace the radiator."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Water pump

"A irritating squeak required water pump replacement."

Blake C., KS (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Grease found in coolant on routine maintenance visit. Next visit water pump needed replacing"

William M., OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced at 900 miles and at 19000 miles and a new radiator at 20000 miles"

Steve N., CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"I was making a whistleing noise"

Sherill H., TN (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Water pump was "squealing" and they replaced it. Done under warranty"

Bob C., FL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Gas tank door trim had to be tightened"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"black fender flares had discolored spots"

David P., NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Rust

"Own the Moab edition with steel bumpers. the bumpers started corroding within a year of purchase. door hinges also rusted. Dealer replaced bumper and repainted hinges."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"The whole underside of the Jeep is rusted--all the salt in upstate NY. The accessories I have added (roof-top rack, bumpers, rock rails, etc.) are all badly rusted"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Rust on door hinges that will require replacement"

Scott P., FL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Door Hinges started to rust after 3 years"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Paint is very prone to bubbling especially on door hinges"

Micah D., MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"rust on door hinges. hinges had to be taken off, remounted, resealed and repainted"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Light rust around door hinges, this is not covered under warranty"

Calvin W., MI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Lubrication leak from the axle ends occurred at 70,000 miles"

David L., MN (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Missing teeth and destroyed teeth in rear axle. Suspecting it came from factory like this"

Kelly W., WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"car was unstable to drive. Took it in for recall n28 and they also replaced seals on drive axle & shaft, along with left wheel bearing and back shock absorber. Afterwards it drove like a new car"

Brett C., TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Left rear axle seal leak. Repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"leaking rear axel seal"

Mike F., CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler)

"Main seal leaked on motor. Replaced using extended warranty. Axle seal leaked. Replaced using extended warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Electrical failure

"All electrical items would fail intermittently while driving (lights, gauges, radio, traction control, etc.) but vehicle continues to run. After extensive online research I determined it was due to a loose negative battery terminal connection (poor design)."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Issue with engine start. Towed to dealership, they replaced starter. Same issue the next week. Towed to dealer, they replaced some wiring, which fixed problem"

Matthew H., CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Check engine light, needed to replace oil pressure sensor. There was a TSB on the issue but not covered under powertrain warranty"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"cam shaft sensors"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Engine RPM raced intermittently. Momentarily depressing the clutch pedal and then releasing caused the engine to stop racing. This may be a mechanical failure in the clutch switch, rather than the engine computer - but after a trip to the dealer un"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Car would just stop cold and not restart while driving at multiple speeds and conditions."

Scott M., HI (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Tapping noise in engine. Rocker arm replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Oil leaks

"The main seal on the back of the crank leaked. This is the first time since 1972 I have actually had a motor do this. And my car does not have many miles on it. Fortunately I had extended warranty. If not that would have been expensive. Kinda surprising this sort of thing happens in 2018."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Oil pan became dislodged and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Front Axle seals on both left and right sides keep leaking with in 1 month of repair. Had them replaced twice in the last 12 months"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"Lighter blows fuse instantly"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"The automatic thermostat for the passenger seat malfunctioned. This was repaired under our warranty."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"The seat heaters (primarily the front passenger seat, but occasionally the driver's seat) seem to randomly stop working. They typically work for a period of time, then shut off by themselves and can't be turned on again until the engine is switched off. Once restarted, the seat heater begins working again."

Anonymous, WY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

"Dash lights occasionally black out"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Door lock actuator stopped working"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"Check Engine repeated comes on then goes off. Have had oil sensor light replaced once on my dollar and it continues to go off and on intermittently and randomly"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Knock sensor was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"wipers go on without warning or turning them on"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Convertible top

"The zippers on the windows to the canvas top are extremely difficult to use, and keep breaking."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Had the vehicle in at least 3 times for leaks"

Russell H., DE (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Had five water leaks since purchase date. 1 over the radio console and the other 4 coming down the driver door and into the driver floormat"

Brian B., VA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"My Jeep tech said the "freedom tops" on the wranglers are common to fail and leak when it rains. He said that there isn't much you can do to prevent it but if you use a dash cleaner like armorall it will eat away at the gasket much faster"

Christian W., TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Mirrors

"This was a recall. The mirrors leak at the door and could cause an electrical fire according to the dealer. Instead of fixing the problem the dealer weatherproofed the interior wires. Hard to have faith in this kind of dealer."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The retaining arm that keeps the tailgate from swinging to far breaks easily. It broke twice since I have owned it. Please find a better method to stop the swing. Possibly place a block on the hinges"

Richard G., ME (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Windows

"Broken defrost"

Chad F., WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"call back for possible transmission line rubbing that might cause a leak"

Janis S., KS (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"recall for cooling line"

Keith J., CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Gear selector or linkage

"The gear selector lever completely broke away from the vehicle."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Improperly delayed shifting. Software update by dealer fixed the problem."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Fluid was found underneath the Jeep and a hose had a hole in it. Also, the Jeep periodically stops especially when starting after being parked. So far when the car is turned off and restarted it can be driven."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The Jeep dealership took 8 weeks to repair the transmission (under warranty)"

William R., PA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Bad ball joints found during annual inspection"

Ronald S., VT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump failed"

Mike S., CO (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"VIBRATION AT 34-40 MPH"

Ryan D., OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Tie rods

"worn/bent"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"This is the second time a bearing has needed to be replaced. Both times most was paid by warranty. Of course these cars can be driven off road and I have done so, but not in really hard conditions. My worry about this issue and the oil lead in the main seal of the motor motivated me to buy a very expensive extension to the extended warranty. $3,200 bucks. I bought this car to tow behind our motorhome. If we did not need a car to tow behind the motorhome I would very likely not have a Jeep Wrangler. I like the car most of the time, but it does not drive all that well on the street and eats too much gas."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Within the last year stalling. Once or twice per week. No codes tripped. Dealer cannot cause"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"engine code 128/ new thermostat"

Ray G., CA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Difficlty in starting, Injectors required a software update"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"sensors causing fuel flow problem, no power to engine when attempting to accelerate"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Codes read bad O2 sensors, had to replace all 4. Also had to replace engine temperature control sensor."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Needed new battery"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Duralast battery replaced under warranty from Autozone. Failure attributed to 100+ degree AZ heat."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Engine harness

"The entire wiring harness had to be replaced for the 2nd time at a cost of approximately $1,700 and was in the shop for 2 days to complete the work. The mechanic said it is due to the heat coming off of the engine during normal driving. Sad to say but there is a good chance it will likely need to be replaced in another 40,000 miles. I need this vehicle for my work and if I did not need this specific vehicle I would immediately get rid of it. I would never own for personal use. This vehicle currently needs a new rear wheel speed sensor which means I can not use the cruise control and the ABS is not functioning. The temperature regulator to control the hot/cold on the heater/AC is not working for the second time. I think I just need to set up a regular monthly appointment at the dealership to have something fixed on this vehicle."

John J., IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Starter

"Starter was not disengaging after start and rubbing on the flywheel"

Kirt R., MT (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Left cylinder head overheated and became warped due to an apparent design flaw. This caused misfires and triggered a trouble code. According to OBD2 reader, the code was a cylinder 6 misfire. The cylinder head was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Kept getting engine warning light. on second visit they determined it was a valve timing problem and they removed the cylinder head and replaced valve train. All done under warranty"

Bob C., FL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"The transmission needed to be replaced but the culprit was a corroded clip on the radiator that caused the radiator to leak fluid onto the transmission. This caused the transmission to seize up."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Head gasket

"Check Engine light was the first indication. Repair shop found fault with number 3 cylinder."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"It was a cable loose. The air bags were also in the recall program."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced due to fail on software upgrade"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Traffic alerts on GPS and Bluetooth texting were supposed to be available but after purchase they were not and could not even be purchased separately"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"I had it places at 8k mi because it was making an excesive ticking noise which got louder. got replaced and its back it only happens once you drive it a good little way. And when you go to disingiage the clutch it acts like its a little stuck"

Christian W., TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The transmission had to be rebuilt after approximately 85,000 miles. The cost was roughly $3,500.00"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

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Recalls
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SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Sep 26 2019
A separated or severed seat belt buckle strap will result in an inoperable seat belt, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2011-2018 Jeep Wrangler right hand drive vehicles. The driver's seat belt buckle mounting strap may fracture and separate from the seat frame.
What should you do:
FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's seat belt buckle, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed November 19, 2019. Owners will received a second letter and the recall began March 26, 2020. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is VA6.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V680000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11463
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 15 2019
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, Ram 4500/5500, 2010-2011 Dodge Dakota, 2010-2014 Dodge Challenger, 2010-2015 Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300, and 2010-2016 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began February 4, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V01.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V018000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1413222
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles, and 2009-2011 Dodge Dakota vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, Chrysler is recalling certain 2009-2010 RAM 4500 Cab Chassis, RAM 5500 Cab Chassis, RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler 300, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Chrysler is also recalling certain 2009 RAM 3500, RAM 2500, RAM 4500 Cab Chassis, RAM 5500 Cab Chassis, Dodge Durango, Chrysler Aspen, RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler 300, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these passenger air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began February 28, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U03.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V021000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 328177
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
May 11 2016
Failure of the air bag circuit may prevent the driver's frontal air bag from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Right Hand Drive Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured February 16, 2010, to May 2, 2016. The clockspring assembly may become contaminated with dust and cause the air bag circuit to fail.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover, and column shroud, free of charge. The recall began on August 11, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V288000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7196
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Oct 08 2014
An electrical short increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured February 16, 2010, to July 19, 2013. Corrosion in the exterior heated power mirror electrical connector may result in an electrical short.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will move the exterior mirror power feed to a separate connector, free of charge. Chrysler issued an interim notification to owners on December 8, 2014. The recall began on March 3, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P61.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V631000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 313772
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Jun 04 2013
A loss of transmission fluid may result in a loss of transmission function which may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and an automatic transmission and manufactured January 23, 2011, through February 23, 2013. The power steering line may contact and wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line resulting in a loss of transmission fluid.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly, free of charge. The recall began on September 23, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N28.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V234000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 180131
EQUIPMENT
Feb 25 2013
If the liner shifts forward it may impede the operation of the accelerator and possibly lead to unintended acceleration, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Quadratec, Inc. is recalling certain aftermarket accessory, driver-side, Ultimate Floor Liners part numbers 14254.0301 07, 14254.0301 08, 14254.0301Q, 14254.0302 07, 14254.0302 08, 14254.0302Q, 14254.0303 07, 14254.0303 08, 14254.0303Q, 14254.0309 07, 14254.0309 08, and 14254.0309Q sold from May 1, 2012, through February 14, 2013. The liners are for use in 2007-2013 Jeep Wranglers. The anchor point for the affected floor liners may tear during use, particularly when exposed to high temperatures. The tearing may allow the floor liner to shift forward.
What should you do:
Quadratec will notify owners and either exchange the liners or provide them with a hook guard kit to help secure the driver-side mat, free of charge. The recall began on April 4, 2013. Owners may contact Quadratec at 1-800-463-2998 or info@quadratec.com.
For more information:
This recall only affects Quadratec floor liners and is not being conducted by Chrysler/Jeep.Quadratec's recall campaign number is 13-01.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13E010000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15836
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