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 5 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.

Overall Reliability
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The 2019 Jeep Wrangler has been recalled 5 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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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 2019 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

"During heavy rain or in a car wash, their is a leak in the soft-top over the driver window and water drips in. Quite a bit of water."

Anonymous, (2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)

"When you open the front doors and it's raining out, the water pours into the vehicle from the overhead drip edge to the front floor. Drip edge is way to short for this size vehicle."

Anonymous, CT (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Multiple rattles, squeaks, wind noise"

Anonymous, (2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rear end of vehicle inside has squeaks and rattles and not sure where they're coming from."

Anonymous, (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"It's a Jeep. Great for off-roading but very noisy and crude for freeway drive even with highway tires. Experienced excessive windshield noise and yes everything rattles with all the different removable roof pieces."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"whenever its windy out, there is a large amount of noise coming from the roof and windshield."

Anonymous, (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"The latch for the center console broke 2 days after I purchased the vehicle."

Benjamin A., GA (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The plastic coupling on the floor next to the seat is loose and coming apart after 1 month"

Davene J., HI (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

"Interior console improperly attached at factory"

Anonymous, MN (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport S 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

"Freezes up occasionally. Haven't experienced problem in 6 months."

Anonymous, CT (2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"No sound from radio on an intermittent basis"

Anonymous, AB (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.6-L V6)

"Echoing and static sound"

Anonymous, AL (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 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

"Does not hold a phone attached holder the plug is not deep or secure enough"

Anonymous, HI (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)
USB port

"Anytime a USB is plugged in the entire system resents itself"

Anonymous, HI (2019 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

Steering wheel vibration

"Loose steering."

Anonymous, (2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Extreme vibration in the steering wheel. Dangerous."

Anonymous, PA (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 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

Seat controls - movement

"The handle to push the seat forward is sticking after 1 month"

Davene J., HI (2019 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

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"I started to feel a change in the resistance of the clutch pedal. Ultimately, the pedal remained stuck to the floor and the car had to be put on a flatbed and taken to the dealership for repair."

Anonymous, NC (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"stopped working"

Anonymous, MI (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 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

Electrical failure

"Complete system shutdown (no electronics not even hazards worked) on the highway. Had only owned for 2 months. It was completely dead and not driveable. At dealers for nearly two weeks- I found a forum post for a fuse block failure, dealer replaced and it fixed vehicle."

Anonymous, (2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

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

Engine Major

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

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

Engine Cooling

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

Engine Minor

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

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.

Climate System

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
SEAT BELTS
Sep 24 2020
In the event of a crash, if the front seat belts fail to lock, there is an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Wrangler and Ram 2500, 2019-2020 Ram 1500 and 2020 Jeep Gladiator vehicles. In the event of a crash, a front seat belt retractor may not properly slow the occupant's forward movement after locking.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seat belt retractors, free of charge. The recall began November 12, 2020. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is W67.
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: 20V580000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2114
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA
Apr 02 2020
The lingering rearview image can distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2020 Jeep Gladiator and Jeep Cherokee, 2019-2020 Ram 1500 Pickup, Ram 2500 Pickup, Ram 3500 Pickup, Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, and Jeep Renegade and 2019 Dodge Challenger vehicles equipped with 8.4" or 12" radio displays. A software error can cause the rearview camera image to remain displayed after the vehicle has been shifted out of reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
What should you do:
Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will update the radio display software, free of charge. Optionally, owners can choose to remotely update their software via an Over-The-Air update available as of May 1, 2020. The recall began April 27, 2020. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is W30-W37.
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: 20V191000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 319610
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
STEERING
Mar 14 2019
If the steering wheel detaches from the steering column, the driver may lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Wrangler and 2019 Ram 1500 vehicles. These vehicles have improperly machined steering column stub shafts that may break, possibly causing the steering wheel to detach from the steering column.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering column, replacing it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 5, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is V29.
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: 19V201000
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
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