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2008 Jeep Wrangler

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Water can leak near the A-pillar, at the front edge of the driver and passenger side doors. An improved seal is available.

Drive Train -- Verified

Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Leakage from the transfer case normally occurs at the case-mating surfaces and require removal of the transfer case to reseal.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Loose or worn suspension and steering components can cause a wobble or shaking in the steering wheel. It may happen at a certain speed and subside as the vehicle accelerates through the range. Tire balance can contribute to this as well.

Brakes -- Verified

Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as the rotors are suitable for turning). "On the Car" equipment can correct variations (or "runout") in the rotor surfaces because it also corrects variations in other components (e.g. the hub).

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A no crank or no start condition may develop due to electronic lockup of the wireless control module (WCM), also referred to as the Sentry Key Remote Entry Module (SKREEM). When this module fails the remote keyless entry system will also not operate. The WCM is commonly replaced to correct this concern.

2008 Jeep Wrangler Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 7, 2013

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The clockspring is a coil of wire located behind the steering wheel, it allows the steering wheel to turn and still maintain the electrical connection between the steering column and the rotating steering wheel. Certain right hand drive models are being recalled because the circuit inside the clockspring could break. This could result in illumination of the airbag warning light and/or no-deployment of the driver's front airbag in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the clockspring and add a steering wheel dust shield to correct this concern.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 1, 2011

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Right hand drive vehicles, most often used by the Post Office, may be equipped with a steering column mounted clockspring assembly that could experience a compromised electrical circuit resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light. In the event of a crash, if the airbag warning light is illuminated, the driver's airbag may not deploy as expected. Failure of the driver's airbag to deploy increases the risk of personal injury. Dealers will perform the necessary repairs to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is L37.


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Brakes, June 30, 2008

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On right had drive vehicles, the steering shaft may contact the rear brake tubes. Prolonged contact could wear a hole in the brake tube, causing a partial loss of braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a clip to retain the brake tubes safely away from the steering shaft. The tubes will also be inspected for damage and replaced if necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on June 30, 2008. The Jeep recall number is H17.

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Drive Train, February 22, 2010

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The transmission fluid could overheat and boil over without warning. A transmission temperature warning will be added to the message center display as the term "HOT OIL." A warning chime will also be added. The Chrysler recall number is J30. This recall began on February 22, 2010.

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Jeep Wrangler, New Lenox, IL

The seatbelt and airbag indicators stay illuminated. The turnsignals flash real fast and the rear turnsignals do not illuminate. I checked the bulbs in the rear and they are good.

Visitor, 2008 Jeep Wrangler, Sharpsville, IN

how do the rear rotors come off?

Shamalamadingdong, 2008 Jeep Wrangler, Derry, NH

It wont move. The jeep starts up but when I shift to move the jeep does not move. It was grinding a little bit and had a burning smell before it happened.

kent sparks, 2008 Jeep Wrangler, Green Bay, VA

vehicle was hit on the side and side kight and flare was cracked.

roscox20, 2008 Jeep Wrangler, Saugus, MA

code po404 is on trying to location of egr valve

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

here in new milford we purchased a brand new 2008 jeep wrangler four door unlimited. at about 24,000miles the engine was rattling like a bitch. pulled into a gas station to check the oil despite no indicator lights glowing. note that we had regular oil changes. the jeep had almost no oil in it!! we were able to put four quarts of oil in the thing. taken to the dealership in danbury ct, it was not clear to the staff how the oil was leaving the engine; but that they could find no sign of a leak! only after several very harshly placed calls to chrysler we were given a new engine at 24,000 miles. and they replaced it with the same faulty engine!they would not extend the existing warrantee. this is a sad state of affairs for chrysler. we have been loyal to the jeep brand for five vehicles, and this certainly gives us pause. please share your similar concerns!!!

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