2018 Jeep Wrangler Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Firecracker Red Clear Coat
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MSRP
$29,932 - $42,654
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
270-285
Seats
4

How 2018 Jeep Wrangler Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler 4-door seem to achieve the impossible, adding civility, comfort and refinement to the iconic off-roader, but without sacrificing its legendary capability. Yet the Jeep engineers have done it, introducing an all-new SUV that's just as capable as its predecessors, yet more comfortable than ever, and even improving on classic Jeep features, like lowering the windshield.

Jeep Wrangler Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $29,932 - $34,099
Horsepower: 270 hp - 285 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Styled Steel
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chevronDown icon Rubicon $37,499 - $42,654
Horsepower: 270 hp - 285 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Sport S $32,032 - $36,321
Horsepower: 270 hp - 285 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Sahara $29,932 - $34,099
Horsepower: 270 hp - 285 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
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chevronDown icon Moab $29,932 - $34,099
Horsepower: 270 hp - 285 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
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Owner Reviews

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The Jeep Wrangler is an excellent choice for driving in all environments.

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I absolutely love the versatility that comes with owning a Jeep Wrangler. When I was still living in Illinois, it helped greatly to traverse the snowy roads. Here in Florida, it is also very good at maintaining traction with the road even after it has rained. I have had no serious problems with the car and I generally feel really comfortable while driving. I am also quite a fan of the removable top and doors.

Jeremy B
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Blue 2018 Jeep wrangler, 4 door, 4x4, absolutely love.

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It is the best vehicle I have ever owned, my dream car. I runs smoothly and I haven't had any problems with it. All my friends love it and it doesn't have terrible mileage, great off-road vehicle. The back seat is a little tight but it works, do not like the automatic shut off at stop lights thats become a mandatory thing in all cars it's very annoying. However I absolutely love my car!

Ally J
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Great ride.

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My Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has a wonderful ride. Smooth shifting and gets pretty good gas mileage. I love the XM radio and the hand controls on the back of the steering wheel. I also love that you have the ability to take off the just the front seat tops and back seats individually. I love the automatic knocker locks. It has been so fun to explore the wilderness with this ride.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$29,932 - $34,099
$37,499 - $42,654

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 - 285 (hp)
270 - 285 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I w/ESS, 3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I W/ESS, 2.0L I4 DOHC DI TURBO ETORQUE
3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I w/ESS, 3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I W/ESS, 2.0L I4 DOHC DI TURBO ETORQUE
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional
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Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Optional
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 (in.)
41.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.6 (in.)
42.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.7 (in.)
35.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Not Available
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

CD Player
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Not Available
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Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Optional
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AC

AC
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Optional
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Optional
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Optional
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/75SR17
LT285/70SR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
96.8 (in.)
96.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.5 (ft.)
34.5 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
73.8 (in.)
73.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Torque

Torque
295 (ft. lbs.)
295 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 (.lbs)
2000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Optional
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Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Optional
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.5 (gal.)
17.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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Standard
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Not Available
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • ParkView Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (7)

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Latches/locks/linkages > Doors > Latch Nov 7, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 7, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V786000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler four-door vehicles. The right rear passenger door latch may not be in the correct location, possibly preventing the door from latching properly.
Consequence:
If the right rear passenger door opens unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the right rear door latch reinforcement, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 28, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UB6.
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Electrical System > Wiring > Front Underhood Aug 8, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 8, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V524000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Renegade, Compass and Grand Cherokee, RAM 1500 and Promaster, Fiat 500x, Dodge Journey, Challenger, Charger and Durango and Chrysler 300x vehicles, 2017-2018 Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles and 2018-2019 Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The powertrain control module may be equipped with a voltage regulator chip in the circuit board that may fail, causing a stall or a no start condition.
Consequence:
A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U87.
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Structure > Frame And Members Sep 27, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 27, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V675000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The front track bar brackets may be improperly welded, which can cause the bracket to separate from the frame, reducing steering capability.
Consequence:
An unexpected reduction in steering ability, can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the track bar bracket welds, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 17, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UA5.
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Power Train > Automatic Transmission Apr 30, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 30, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V280000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Dodge Charger, Durango and Challenger, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler, Chrysler 300, and RAM 1500 vehicles. An incorrect transmission park lock rod may have been installed in the transmission.
Consequence:
If the incorrect park lock rod is installed, the transmission may not shift into 'PARK' and keep the vehicle from moving, increasing the risk of unintended vehicle movement and the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct park lock rod, free of charge. The recall began June 28, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U43.
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Electrical System > Wiring May 16, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 16, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V332000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 RAM 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
Consequence:
If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began June 4, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Note: Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.
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Structure > Frame And Members Apr 11, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 11, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V231000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The rear under body ladder rail may corrode, possibly reducing the strength of the rear floor pan and causing the left rear seat mount to become loose.
Consequence:
If the floor pan strength is reduced and/or the rear seat mount becomes loose, the rear seat may detach in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, coat the interior and exterior of the driver's side rear underbody ladder rail with three-part rust protection. The recall began September 11, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U27.
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Steering May 24, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 24, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V343000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The intermediate steering shaft may not have been properly welded causing a split where the external spline is formed.
Consequence:
If the weld seam splits, the steering wheel may lose center positioning causing a loss of steering responsiveness and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the intermediate steering shaft, free of charge. The recall began June 21, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U48.

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