2024 Jeep Wrangler Problems Analysis

Owners say that Engine, Electrical System, and Powertrain related are the most common concerns

Updated on Author: Brian Jones | Reviewer: Sergei Lemberg

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The 2024 Jeep Wrangler struggles with multiple problems, mainly with the engine, electrical system and powertrain, which are three of the most important systems. There’s even a threat of a car fire with the 2024 Wrangler, leading to dangerous conditions.

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Summary

The 2024 Jeep Wrangler has some serious issues with the engine, electrical system and powertrain. These problems can be minor, but there’s also the chance of a fire, so they shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Engine

  • Hybrid charger on fire: With the 4x4E trim of the Wrangler, there appear to be issues with the charger. This hybrid variant has had the fire department called on it because of fires.
  • Overheating engine: Drivers of the Wrangler complain that the engine can overheat for no apparent reason. In one situation, the problem started after the hybrid charger started on fire. Failure can occur with fewer than 10,000 miles on the odometer.

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Electrical System

  • SUV shuts down: While driving on the highway, one owner had the Wrangler shut off completely. They were able to get the vehicle off the road, but it wouldn’t restart. Once it was towed to the dealership, they were told that the battery was defective and two fuses were blown, but there was no reasoning as to what caused such a failure. Sadly, the problem occurred again shortly after it was “fixed.”
  • Multiple dashboard warning lights: Owners are met with strange warning lights, even when nothing appears to be wrong. Some of the most common include “HOOD NOT LATCHED,” “ABS FAILURE,” “SERVICE BRAKING SYSTEM” and “SERVICE CHARGING SYSTEM.” Some of these malfunctions are more common after the Wrangler has been at the service department for repairs to the electrical or charging system.

Powertrain

  • Transmission errors: Drivers have had the Wrangler shut down after throwing a transmission error. The vehicle alerts the driver to put it in Park and once that happens, it shuts down. In some cases, it was impossible to get the Wrangler off the road before failure occurred. The only option was to have it towed to the nearest service center.
  • Can’t shift out of Park: Drivers also get into the Wrangler expecting to shift from Park, but the gear selector won’t move. It gets stuck in Park with a Check Engine Light on. In some cases, the “Service Electronic Stability” warning also illuminates. Even overriding the shifter doesn’t allow tow truck drivers to put the vehicle in Neutral so it can be towed safely. In rare cases, a complete transmission replacement was required to fix the problem.
  • Leaking differential fluid: With less than 1,000 miles, the differential can start leaking fluid and smoke comes from the rear as it’s burned on the exhaust. Unfortunately, this problem could cause a car fire. Dealerships often diagnose the problem as a bad pinion seal on the rear axle, but even after a repair, the problem appears to persist.

Recurring Problems?

If you suspect your 2024 Jeep Wrangler is a lemon, take action today. The law mandates that Jeep cover legal fees for lemon-related cases, so pursuing a settlement won’t cost you anything with a lemon law attorney.

Lemberg Law has successfully secured settlements for numerous lemon vehicle owners. If we determine your Wrangler qualifies, you could receive a replacement or cash refund. Contact us for a free assessment of your 2024 Wrangler issues. Call our Helpline or fill out a contact form, and we’ll promptly assist you.

 

Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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