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#115 of 229 Re: Massive Shaking [lvjeepgirl]
Apr 20, 2009 (12:35 pm)
Not sure if you have found any resolution since this post...
I think when they made the JK model... it meant ..JUST KIDDING!... Because this is seriously some kind of terrible joke. I am the owner of a 2007 Wrangler Sahara. It has 40k on it and has had the Death Wobble for the last 15k. To tell everyone what the death wobble is ...it a a random violent shaking of the truck. The first time it happened I thought for sure a tire had come completely off the Jeep. I pulled off to the side of the road only to find all the tires were on and intact. This was just the beginning of the long still unresolved road with this truck. I have worked with an amazing Chrysler dealership that has done all that they can do. I have spent hours in the phone trying to find someone who just speaks english to help me with my completely unsafe truck. After months of phone calls and no help I gave up. Now I own a truck that has a large loan left on it and is worth about half...i can't knowingly sell of trade an unsafe vehicle. So I ask... Chrysler...who is going to bail me out? The larger issue is there is no fix if your lucky you may get one of the many suggestions to work but it is likely temporary. This is the truck I HAD to have...and now I cannot even drive it. I am a hazard on the road in this thing.
Apr 20, 2009 (12:59 pm)
I guess you've had the wheels balanced...maybe a tire rotation ? My 2007 Rubicon has 36,000 miles and no wobble...yet. Good Luck.
#118 of 229 Re: wheel balance [giantsin06]
Apr 20, 2009 (1:25 pm)
What size tires do you have on that model? Yeah rotated, balanced, all new steering parts the works including heavy duty Rancho steering stabilizer.
#121 of 229 Re: wheel balance [brokenjeep]
Apr 22, 2009 (4:30 am)
Has anybody tried new tires/wheels off another vehicle? Possible the wheels are defective? Not necessarily out of balance, but just crooked? Has anybody looked at the rotor surfaces where the wheels mount to the hub? I'd seriously have them look at not just the steering components, but the joints for the steering knuckles and ensure all joints are GOOD AND that the mounting surfaces and wheels are straight and true.
#122 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [dldjeep01]
Apr 24, 2009 (8:08 am)
I am in the same exact situation as you...Have you found a solution?
#123 of 229 Re: Massive Shaking [brokenjeep]
Apr 24, 2009 (8:21 am)
I have the same problem along with Other's on this site...If there is no solution it is time to get the Law involved...I did not pay $26,000 to have my jeep sit in the front yard...Any suggestions?
#124 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [danrjeep]
Apr 30, 2009 (6:57 am)
i am intrested to hear your specifics.. what model Jeep and Year as well as what has been done so far please!
I just picked up my Jeep after the 5th time this week. The dealership has re checked EVERYTHING and nothing is wrong. They have no idea what to do. They have a call in to the Chrystler star team for help again. I would like to try a new set of tires to see if that is the issue. I am trying to work on making that happen. Customer service is useless so be prepared but call to get a case # set up. To let you know where I am at with all this I this week have mailed out individual letters to the entire leadership team of Chrysler Corp. I was also able to obtain the direct fax # and phone # to the fablous CEO Robert Nardelli. So I am working it the best I can and will keep up with the updates.