2008 Jeep Wrangler Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Jeep Wrangler

2008 Jeep Wrangler Problems

Jeep recall on ignition switch due to short-circuit

Jeep issued a recall on the ignition switch because the switch could short-circuit in the presence of water or impurities.

Engine Oil Leaks From Valve Cover, Oil Pan, and Timing Cover Gaskets

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.

Water May Leak From A-pillar on Side Doors

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

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Recalls

The Driver's Front Air Bag may not Deploy as Expected

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.

Right Hand Drive Vehicles May Illuminate the Airbag Warning Light

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.

 

Brake Fluid Leak From Brake Lines At Fender Liner Area

The brake lines at the fender liner area may rub and wear, resulting in a brake fluid leak. Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge.

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

I purchased my 2008 Wrangler, brand new, off the lot. I love it, but, I've made a few changes, to enhance my enjoyment of this off-road animal. Truly, after 57,000 miles, the V6 engine is just coming into its own, with power increasing as it wears in. However, one problem with the V6 is low end (RPM) torque; it sucks. This is most noticeable when "rock crawling" in 4WD. What I did to improv...
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 n...

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