The Most Common Gladiator Problem

A list of some of the most common issues Gladiator owners have to deal with.

  1. Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect

    Make room, death wobble. You're not the only terrible Jeep suspension problem out there. Consider the electronic sway bar disconnect system that's great until you drive through a puddle and fry the system's electronics. …

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What Gladiator Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks the Most

Years to Avoid

Gladiator Generations

The Gladiator has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 1st generation (2020–2020).

Gladiator Key Numbers

  1. 5 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  2. 17 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 2 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Gladiator Class-Action Lawsuits

The Gladiator has been named as a class vehicle in the following lawsuits.

  • Partially dismissed

    Flores, et al., v. FCA US LLC

    1. Partially dismissed

      The judge ruled the plaintiffs lack standing to bring claims on behalf of a nationwide class of vehicle owners, therefore nationwide class action allegations are dismissed.

    2. Case Filed

      A Jeep sway bar lawsuit alleges the electronic disconnect fails and forces the owner to drive their Jeep or Ram vehicle on highways and roads without the sway bar, creating dangerous driving conditions.

    Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect
    Class Vehicles
    • 2007-2017 Wrangler Rubicon (JK)
    • 2007-2017 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (JKU)
    • 2018-2020 Wrangler Rubicon (JL)
    • 2018-2020 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (JLU)
    • 2020 Gladiator Rubicon
    Class Members
    California,Michigan,New Jersey,New York and Texas owners and lessees