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.
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.
- 2006 Liberty window regulator breaks 379 (100%)
- 2011 Grand Cherokee TIPM going bad, engine won't start or hard to start 221 (58%)
- 2007 Liberty regulators fail prematurely 220 (58%)
- 2014 Cherokee shifting roughly 116 (31%)
- 2004 Liberty windows fail 116 (31%)
- 2006 Liberty window keeps falling down 111 (29%)
- 2007 Wrangler death wobble 103 (27%)
Recent Jeep News
Over34,000 of 4th generation Grand Cherokee SUVs are being recalled because their EcoDiesel's EGR coolers are cracking, allowing coolant to leak and greatly increasing the chances of an engine fire.
The 2010-2013 Grand Cherokee's air suspension doesn't work when it's cold outside and that's a big problem for owners who checks notes live in places where winter happens.
Fiat-Chrysler has been accused of calling the 2.4L Tigershark engine's agressive oil consumption "normal" in order to avoid having to recall millions of vehicles.
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) owners are worried that their vehicles may not pass the next state inspection. And for good reason. Last month, FCA announced that nearly 900,000 vehicles fail to meet emissions standards and will need new catalytic converters. That’s a lot of parts to come up with all at once, so FCA’s plan is to split the recall into stages with older vehicles getting repaired first. Some owners have filed a lawsuit because they will could fail their next state inspection before parts are available.
By the Numbers
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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.