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2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption

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A serious defect in the 2.4L Tigershark engine causes an excessive amount of oil to be burned during normal operation. Owners must constantly top off the oil and have consumption tests run at the dealership, or risk the engine seizing up an…

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2.4L Tigershark Emissions

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Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) could be preparing for a major recall after discovering excessive emissions coming out vehicles with the 2.4L Tigershark engine. In a recent regulatory filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, …

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9-Speed ZF Transmission Problems

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The Cherokee and Renegade’s 9-speed transmission suffers from hard shifts, lurching problems, and a wiring harness defect that can cause suddenly shutdowns or unexpected shifting into neutral.

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The Least Reliable Jeep Models

Some models just can't seem to get out of their own way. We've created a list of the least reliable Jeep models using data such as complaint volume, average cost of repairs, age of the car when it breaks down, and recall frequency. Here's the worst of the bunch.

Jeep Cherokee

PainRank
61.91
Complaints
1846
Reliability
8th out of 9

Jeep Wrangler

PainRank
34.75
Complaints
1858
Reliability
6th out of 9

Jeep Liberty

PainRank
29.42
Complaints
2205
Reliability
5th out of 9

Jeep Patriot

PainRank
19.08
Complaints
797
Reliability
3rd out of 9

Jeep Compass

PainRank
15.36
Complaints
374
Reliability
2nd out of 9

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What Owners Complain About the Most

Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.

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Worst Years

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By the Numbers

  1. 10 models

    Each with their own trim levels, bodystyles, and special blend of headaches.

  2. 20 generations

    A group of years for a specific model with the same design, features, and problems.

  3. 31 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  4. 10,932 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  5. 3,195 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  6. 330 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Have a complaint about your vehicle?

The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.