Common 2020-2020 Jeep Gladiator Problems

Some of the worst issues 1st generation 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. …

    Continue reading article "Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect" A red circle highlights the sway bar disconnect system on the bottom front of a Jeep hoisted up on lifts.
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    We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.

    Continue A red circle highlights the sway bar disconnect system on the bottom front of a Jeep hoisted up on lifts.

What 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

1st Generation (2020–present) Gladiator Key Numbers

  1. 1 model year

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 5 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  3. 2nd in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 18 eligible generations.

Recent Lawsuits for 1st Generation Gladiator Owners

  • 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