The new Jeep Wrangler (named the JL) retains the storied model’s rustic charm and distinct proportions, while making improvements to its powertrain, amenities, and connectivity. However, awkward access, excessive wind noise, and rough ride continue. There's no hardware revolution here as the new Wrangler retains its body-on-frame construction and solid axles.
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There are 11 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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 2018 Jeep Wrangler owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Same as the radio which is the central electronic hub."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Camera goes from working to not working. Sometimes the "arrows" on the camera that show you the distance will not work even when the camera is working."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Camera went to black and white; the distance gauge stopped working. This has happened 4-5 times and is intermittent"

Anonymous, GA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"Randomly, the buttons to change to different functions on the display screen become unresponsive until the vehicle is restarted. This makes it impossible to change any of the functions for systems not currently displayed at the time. The unit was replaced once which helped reduce the frequency, but didn't resolve the issue."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Software update corrected"

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"This is a well known problem with the radio/display (based on Jeep JL Facebook groups). The software has been upgraded by the service dept, and indeed the system crashes less often now (but still does from time to time)."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The UConnect Apple/Android head unit makes a "popping" sound, then goes blank and resets the time and electronics. Jeep dealers are unable to fix this and we are tired of bringing it in for service."

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The radio bluetooth interface with my phone has occasional problems. It also had issues when plugged in with a cable. The cable issue was supposedly fixed with a software upgrade, but I really have not used this enough to know if it is fixed."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS system was unable to identify my correct location. Took it to the dealer and they indicated a software update was needed, but did not have any idea when the software update would be available. I found on a Jeep forum that there was a software update available, so took it back to dealer. They tried the software update and it crashed the system and they were not able to restore it. They ordered a new radio/GPS and replaced the entire unit, which solved the problem."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"Radio stopped responding"

John K., FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Only plays out of one speaker at times, when using apple car play."

Shane S., NH (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 3.6-L V6)

"Radio connects with everything. Remote cell control of veh, rear camera, sos safety system. It is the central hub for all electronic services. It went out and was replaced after a 2 mo. Wait for the part. That didn't fix it. 3 months later and a dozen visits to finally find out the manufacturer put the wrong module in the Jeep. Jeep North America was finally involved and they weren't able to diagnose the problem or encourage the dealers to do much. Finally one.dealers mechanic figured it out. Keep did finally pay for a 2 day car rental and for the lost electronic services we paid for. The Jeep was out of service for repairs for a total of 21 days, intermittently."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Sometimes there is a loud hum noise, louder than the music. Sometimes there is no volume at all, as if the radio is muted. This seems to happen about every two months."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"The clock on the radio loses time. It was on the 3rd time when I took it to another dealer I found out it is an issue & Jeep does not know why so consequently they have no fix."

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Software update fixes

"There was a major feature (“Off road pages”) missing entirely. It was finally implemented almost a year after purchase."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"On three occasions the radio began scanning stations and became unresponsive to the touch screen. We brought the Jeep to the dealer for service and they performed a software update. The problem has not reoccurred."

John D., NJ (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Jeep won't support upgrading their 7" Uconnect system with their 9" Uconnect system, unless you purchase it from the factory that way. If you buy one off the lot, you cannot upgrade it. The upgrade takes 5 minutes to swap out the hardware. You only need a software code to make it work. Jeep/FCA will not support this."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 3.6-L V6)

"We were having trouble with the radio/uconnect display unit. The radio would begin cycling through channels and would not respond to the controls. We had to turn the Jeep off to get it to stop. The dealer applied a software update and the problem has not reoccurred."

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Speakers

"Speaker in the lower dash, on the drivers side, has a disturbing and obvious rattle. Even at low volume. It sounds like the speaker is blown or a plastic piece has broken off and fallen in front of the speaker grill."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Left front speaker vibrates when people talk on the radio. To remediate, I have to turn off front speakers"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Alignment

"When new Jeep wandered all over the road, so much that it felt unsafe at highway speeds. Had it aligned, but it still was a problem. Had the entire front end check, they found no problems. Eventually the problem self resolved. Guessing it was a problem with the tires and with getting used to the new electronic power steering system."

Mary R., TX (2018 Jeep Wrangler)
Ball joints

"Tires were wearing unevenly, went in for an alignment, they Jeep dealer could not align the wheels. Jeep made me pay for the alignment, but will fix the ball joint under warranty."

Anonymous, UT (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Wobble that was fixed by dealer"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 3.6-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"loose bolts on the ball joint system"

Larry K., FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 3.6-L V6)

"The jeep steering is sloppy. There is to much play in the steering."

Rick H., FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Warranty item. No problem with our vehicle, was a general recall."

Anonymous, IN (2018 Jeep Wrangler)

"It was a problem known as "death wobble", fixed by under recall/warranty."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Jeep Wrangler)

"Jeep recall for steering linkage. An additional steering dampner was installed. All is great now."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"A week or so after I got the Jeep it did what's known as the "death wobble" - the entire front end began to shudder uncontrollably after I hit an irregularity in the pavement on an entry ramp. It only stopped after I slowed down to a nearly complete stop. I had to raise quite a "stink" to get the dealership to address the issue, since their computer told them my vehicle was not covered under the bulletin that addressed the issue. Once they inspected the vehicle, they replace the steering damper with an upgraded unit and the problem was ameliorated. My issue was that this is a well known problem with the JL series Wranglers, but the dealership and FCA treated me like I was speaking Klingonese when I first tried to get them to address it. I don't like being "stonewalled" or treated like an idiot. I bought my first new Jeep (CJ5), so I'm more than vaguely familiar with them."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Lose wiring harness caused power steering failed while driving"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Steering wheel regularly goes off center and drag link needs to be readjusted"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Got the death wobble on the interstate going between 75-80 mph after hitting a pothole. Scared the crap out of me"

Anonymous, VA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 3.6-L V6)

"Death wobble, dealer fixed the problem"

Anonymous, NH (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 3.6-L V6)

"1 wheel or tire is not right. It vibrates at 70+ mph and causes slight steering wheel vibration. 2 dealers have not been able to pinpoint the issue."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It had the infamous "Death Wobble". So far it has been fixed."

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"recall did not fix vibration"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Due to a faulty manufacturer ball joint"

Anonymous, UT (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

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

"Slight leak on driver's side with driving rain on that side. Only a small amount of water leaked onto floor mat"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Rear tailgate adjusted/repaired five times for leaking and creaking. Replacement on backorder indefinitely."

William A., CT (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"When spraying water against the door jambs at the car wash, water sprays into the vehicle at both the top and the bottom of the doors. Also when it is raining, when the front doors are open, water from the hard top gutters pour into the vehicle as the end of them are over the floorboards."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Passenger side mirror had air leaks that made it very loud in the cabin while driving on the expressway. Noise reached 92db with avg of about 80db. Jeep is aware and made a gasket to go between the mirror and the door. Noise is better but still not great. Avg is still about 68-70db."

Keith C., IN (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Squeaks from seat belt holders"

Jim H., KY (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"Noise or rattle on the driver's side dash."

Robert T., FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Speakers rattle"

Anonymous, GA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"Passenger side only; gets better with masking tape on the door seal"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"There is an unusual wind noise from the front passenger door/window. The dealer was unable to fix it. (This is NOT just the usual noise one expects from a Jeep)"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"It is just a noisy vehicle. Difficult to speak to or hear people in the back seat due to wind noise."

Anonymous, NV (2018 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"I love my jeep. My experience with Jeep Corporate and the dealership has been horrible. I had Mopar Accessory LED indicator lights installed on my Jeep by the dealer. Same parts that go on in the factory. My indicator lights do not work. Jeep corporate will not give the dealership the code to enable them. I used a third party firmware updating utility to configure the lights to work. This is one example of many issues where Jeep refuses to support their products. I won't get into the manual transmission recall they had."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 3.6-L V6)

"Rear defroster electronic pad, disconnected from grid"

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Gauges

"Outside Temperature not accurate at all"

Steven M., LA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

"both driver and passenger visors have broken and been replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"the drivers door automatic lock/entry button failed"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"Warning light comes on intermittently for the auto-stop not working; has occasionally caused the car to not fire correctly"

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 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

Automatic climate control

"When you sent the a/c on a specific cold temperature,it would come on hot. Sometimes when driving on the road, the a/c would go from cold to hot for no reason, it would eventually go back to the temperature set."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"With AC on, and no other input on temp change, it would start to blow warm air for a few minutes but then go back to AC (cooling)"

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Auto Climate cools fine until you go for a long ride on the highway. Then every 30 minutes it lets in hot air from the outside for about two or three minutes then goes back to cooling. Very annoying."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Condenser

"Cracked and replaced by dealer"

Mary P., FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"When heater is in auto after set temp is reached it starts blowing cool air from the dash vents and never returns to heat."

Lyle C., AZ (2018 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

4WD/AWD components

"4wd system disabled due to electrical fault -- got struck during winter storm due to loss of 4wd system"

James B., ON (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Differential

"Warning light. Jeep replaced front axel locker."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Vehicle was ordered in March of 2018 but not received until July - by Jan 2019 an electrical connector located at the rear of the vehicle corroded causing multiple gnd faults some of which disabled the 4wd system"

James B., ON (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"There are two batteries. Owners manual does not tell you this. Both batteries failed, TIPM failed and maybe more. It's in the shop now and apparently these TIPM modules are failing all over the country. When failure occurs jeep electronics go crazy. Wipers go off by them self. All kinds of crazy warning lights go off and message that "Your car will stop soon" Very Dangerous worst car I've ever purchased in 45 years. And I've owned a lot of cars."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 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)

"i WAS TOLD THERE WAS A DISCONNECTED WIRE THAT TOOK SEVERAL TRIPS TO IDENTIFY AND CORRECT"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)
Fuel pump

"The Wrangler JL stopped on a country road. It had to be towed to a dealer. He was too busy to look at it until the nest afternoon. When he finally found the fuel pump was bad it took another day to get one and install it."

Michael P., WI (2018 Jeep Wrangler)

"Jeep would not start when at operating temp. The fuel pressure regulator failed. This is part of the fuel pump Assy."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"There was a wire problem in the radiator fan and it wouldn't turn on. The vehicle could only be driven for 5 minutes or so before the temp gauge would max out in the red."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Radiator

"Hose cracked and leaked the coolant from the engine causing it to over heat"

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"On occasion, about once a month, the ignition system fails to start to car. When this happens the ignition system goes completely dead. I think it is a relay that is improperly closing or opening as it should. I have taken it to the dealer but they are unable to diagnose the problem."

Anonymous, AL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The check engine light comes in for no reason. The shop can't find anything wrong and sometimes the warning light goes off on its own"

Anonymous, (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Glass defects

"tab fell off rear window 3 times - complete glass is being replaced next."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Rear window defrost wire came loose rendering the rear defroster unusable"

Anonymous, MO (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 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

"This left rear fender is not loose, but the color does NOT match the other fenders. My wife was told she could take the Wrangler JL, and they would order the fender and replace it. After a month I called and asked about the status of the fender. The Dealer checked, and got back to me with an estimated time over a month in the future. I called Chrysler customer service. I am waiting to see if that did any good."

Michael P., WI (2018 Jeep Wrangler)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"would not go into 1st,3rd,6th was readjusted under warranty and now is fine . ocurred at 8000 mi"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 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

Electronic ignition

"On occasion, about once a month, the ignition system fails to start to car. When this happens the ignition system goes completely dead. I think it is a relay that is improperly closing or opening as it should. I have taken it to the dealer but they are unable to diagnose the problem."

Anonymous, AL (2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

Engine Major

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

Brakes

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

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Recalls
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POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
Jan 28 2021
Overheated clutch components may increase the risk of a fire. Additionally, damage to other nearby components can result in debris falling onto the road or a loss of drive, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler and 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiator vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. The clutch pressure plate may overheat and fracture.
What should you do:
FCA US LLC will notify owners, and dealers will add software to reduce engine torque capability when clutch assembly temperatures rise to a level that may damage the inner pressure plate, free of charge." FCA has ordered a stop sale for the affected vehicles as of February 25, 2021. Recall is expected to begin March 19, 2021.
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: 21V028000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42887
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
Mar 03 2020
The overheated clutch components may increase the risk of a fire. Additionally, damage to other nearby components can result in debris falling onto the road or a loss of drive, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler and 2020 Gladiator vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. The clutch pressure plate may overheat and fracture.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reroute a wire harness and inspect the clutch system, and replace components as needed. The recall began April 30, 2020. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is W12.
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: 20V124000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33237
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
EQUIPMENT
Apr 23 2019
If the roof top tent cover detaches from the vehicle while moving, it can create a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Erwin Hymer Group USA LP dba American Fastbacks (EHGUSA-AF) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles sold with a roof top tent installed. The top cover of the roof top tent may crack or break, possibly resulting in the cover detaching from the vehicle while moving.
What should you do:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall began May 9, 2019. Owners may contact American Fastbacks customer service at 1-844-533-7997 extension 301. Note: Vehicles in this recall are also included in recall 19V-190.
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: 19V320000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 94
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Nov 08 2018
If the right rear passenger door opens unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler four-door vehicles. The right rear passenger door latch may not be in the correct location, possibly preventing the door from latching properly.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the right rear door latch reinforcement, free of charge. The recall begin December 6, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UB6.
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: 18V786000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Sep 28 2018
An unexpected reduction in steering ability, can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The front track bar brackets may be improperly welded, which can cause the bracket to separate from the frame, reducing steering capability.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the track bar bracket welds, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 17, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UA5.
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: 18V675000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18055
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
Aug 09 2018
A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Renegade, Compass and Grand Cherokee, RAM 1500 and Promaster, Fiat 500x, Dodge Journey, Challenger, Charger and Durango and Chrysler 300x vehicles, 2017-2018 Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles and 2018-2019 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid vehicles. The powertrain control module may be equipped with a voltage regulator chip in the circuit board that may fail, causing a stall or a no start condition.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U87.
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: 18V524000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12779
STEERING
May 25 2018
If the weld seam splits, the steering wheel may lose center positioning causing a loss of steering responsiveness and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The intermediate steering shaft may not have been properly welded causing a split where the external spline is formed.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the intermediate steering shaft, free of charge. The recall began June 21, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U48.
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: 18V343000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 539
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
May 17 2018
If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 RAM 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began June 4, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Note: Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.
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: 18V332000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4815661
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
May 01 2018
If the incorrect park lock rod is installed, the transmission may not shift into 'PARK' and keep the vehicle from moving, increasing the risk of unintended vehicle movement and the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Dodge Charger, Durango and Challenger, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler, Chrysler 300, and RAM 1500 vehicles. An incorrect transmission park lock rod may have been installed in the transmission.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct park lock rod, free of charge. The recall began June 28, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U43.
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: 18V280000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 71
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Apr 12 2018
If the floor pan strength is reduced and/or the rear seat mount becomes loose, the rear seat may detach in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The rear under body ladder rail may corrode, possibly reducing the strength of the rear floor pan and causing the left rear seat mount to become loose.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, coat the interior and exterior of the driver's side rear underbody ladder rail with three-part rust protection. The recall began September 11, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U27.
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: 18V231000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 106
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