2nd Gen (1996 – 2006) Jeep Wrangler Problems

The 2nd generation of the Wrangler has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.89. That can be compared against other Jeep generations. Shopping for a Jeep? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1996–2006 Wrangler model years have sent in 212 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the suspension (30%) followed by the fuel system (18%) and the engine (15%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Jeep model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2006 55
2.13
2005 40
14.36
2004 19
3.05
2003 8
1.26
2002 8
2.08
2001 4
1.07
2000 13
6.58
1999 6
1.48
1998 6
1.59
1997 53
9.21
1996 0
0.0

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