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There's a lot that can go wrong in a Jeep

What’s most likely to break in a Jeep? We’ve got the most common problems, which vehicles they affect, and how long until it happens to you. We even have recommendations on specific generations to avoid.

Problems You've Had (Or Will Have Soon)


TIPM Power Problems

If you’ve heard of a TIPM, chances are you own a vehicle from Fiat-Chrysler (FCA). Think of it like a command center for all the electrical functions of your car, and in FCA’s case a very, very disfunctional one.

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Jeep's Takata Recalls

Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in automotive history.

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Patriot Water Leaks

Jeeps are supposed to represent durability, off-road capability and great all-weather handling. Unfortunately for thousands of Jeep Patriot owners, they’re afraid to drive their cars in the rain due to numerous reports of leaks from the roof, sunroof, dome lights, rear hatc...

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The Most Recalled Models

Jeep generations that are better suited for the scrap yard

Recent Jeep News

A New Year, A New Takata Recall for Jeep Vehicles

Hello and welcome back to our ongoing Takata nightmare.

Did you know it’s been almost five years since the first recall? Yet here we are staring down yet another recall expansion.

Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 317,000 vehicles, including the Jeep Wrangler. Overall that’s a pretty small piece of the 3.3 million vehicle recall pie that’s happening across the entire industry right now. David Woods of has the full breakdown of which model years and in what zones.

Takata inflators have been in the news a lot lately for new casualties, stop-driving orders, and questions from US Senators.

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More Wranglers Included in the Latest Round of Takata Recalls

Just when you thought the Takata nightmare was over, they pull you back in. There is an industry-wide spike in recalls for the dangerous inflators and as part of that, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 317,000 vehicles.

This included the 2009-2013 Jeep Wrangler, but it is broken down into zones. David Woods of has the full breakdown of who, what, and where.

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Should the FCA Hacking Lawsuit Be Tossed Out?

Does the Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) hacking lawsuit have a case?

In one corner you have owners saying they wouldn’t have bought the vehicles if they knew about the vulnerabilities. In the other corner you have FCA saying 1) well, you did 2) you’ve never been hacked 3) we patched those vulnerabilities and 4) you keep driving your car anyway.

According to FCA, the plaintiffs must not be too worried about the problem because they continue to drive the vehicles they are allegedly so worried about. Chrysler says this is just one small example why there shouldn’t be a class-action lawsuit of any kind about the Uconnect systems.

Someone is bringing sass to the courts.

FCA has been awfully defensive about this issue, and they have a reason. When hackers took control of a Jeep Cherokee back in 2015, it was a controlled experiment with access to the vehicle. There hasn’t been a nefarious hack and FCA even recalled 1.4 million vehicles to make sure it won’t happen.

Plus, they might feel a little singled out since they’re not the only automaker offering infotainment.

However, don’t sleep on this case. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of similar lawsuits in the future as cars become more connected.

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