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#64 of 229 front end shakes violently ... at high speeds
Oct 30, 2007 (5:48 pm)
I own a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X. I have had it in the shop twice for uncontrollable shaking. The first time it happened I was on the highway in the center lane in busy traffic going around 65 MPH. The Jeep shook so badly that I thought I had a wheel fall off. I managed to get to the side of the road barely. I had it towed to the dealership and after they looked at it they said that nothing was wrong and to take it home. I did... Chalking it up to a fluke I drove it again. The next time it happened at only around 10MPH but my husband was in the Jeep with me. I thought he was going to $hit his pants he was so scared. The Jeep stops shaking when you come to a complete stop, then you can drive like normal (until the next time). I took it back to the dealership and after speaking with Chrysler they "re-torqued" the front end components. That was last week... today it happened AGAIN, also at a low rate of speed so not as terrifying but to tell you the truth as far as I am concerned I Now have a vehicle that I am scared to death to drive. Is this happening to anyone else???
#65 of 229 Re:front end shakes violently ... at high speeds by dldjeep01
Oct 31, 2007 (3:47 am)
You have what is often called "death wobble" - an ailment of some jeeps. Usually it is a result of a problem in a steering system component (including tires).
Please look in the maintenance board for 1997-2007 jeeps and on the main "jeep wrangler" board. In the main board, search for "death wobble". The maintenance board has "dw" as a recent topic.
It can be fixed.
Nov 02, 2007 (7:25 am)
Add me to the list of wrangler leaking roofs.I have a brand new 2007 Sahara soft top. Took it in 3 times so far. They are getting anoyed with me now and requesting me to go to another Jeep dealer. I'm retired, 28 years with Ford Motor Company. I jumped ship and bought a Jeep. I have never taken any of my Fords in for warranty in the whole 28 years.
I'm taking this Jeep in every time it rains....now I got new problems when it rains.All the gauges stop working, no odometer, no speedometer,no turn signals, no interior light, no tach, no gas gauge.....so much for Jeep tuff. I cant drive it when it rains....NOT IMPRESSED
#67 of 229 Re: Help Leaking! [cowboy12]
Nov 06, 2007 (6:01 pm)
Sorry so long on replying, But I have not done anything with the dealer as of yet. I have played with the tops and I found by just snuging up the two hand screws on the the rear of the two tops as opposed to gorilla tightened has stopped my leak so far. However I have not had heavy rains lately. Washing has not caused leaks. will check out the other forum you mentioned and see what he did. Any clue on the clunking coming from the drivers seat belt area between the front and rear door??
#69 of 229 2007 4 door Wrangler oil change alarm
Nov 24, 2007 (11:31 am)
Anyone out there know how to reset the oil change alarm in a 2007 door Wrangler? The manual doesn't seem to mention anything about it, and I really don't feel like having the dealership do it...
Any help will be much appreciated...
#70 of 229 any luck with lemon law and Chrysler and "death wobble"?
Nov 28, 2007 (3:06 pm)
I posted earlier with problems with my new 2007Jeep 4x44dr having a problem with what is called the "death wobble" It has now been back to the dealer 4 times and the last time someone from Chrysler actually came in and replaced the steering dampener. I am still having the problem and I now have a lovely $30,000 lawn ornament. Has anyone had any luck under the lemon law for the death wobble?
#71 of 229 Re: 2007 Wrangler High pitched squeal [mreip]
Dec 11, 2007 (12:41 pm)
I am also experiencing this whistle from the windshield. I have returned to the dealership many times. The first time they brought in an outside glass repair guy to reseal the cauking. The sound went away but the job they did on the caulking was so bad I took it back for them to do again. This time they replaced the entire windshield and did a better job caulking but the whistle is back. The sound goes away on the freeway but is very evident around 40-50 mph. Did anyone else have some resolution with this? Since I've been back to the dealer many times I about ready to lemon law the car....it only has 5000K on it.
#72 of 229 Passenger Air Bag Light
Dec 11, 2007 (12:49 pm)
In the last few weeks my Passenger Air Bag light has been coming on in my dash after a few minutes of driving. It does not go off until I turn Jeep off. Has anyone experienced this problem with their '07 4door Sahara?
#73 of 229 Re: Passenger Air Bag Light [taylorstoy]
Dec 12, 2007 (6:13 pm)
Yes..I had it and called the dealer....Quick question...did you place anything on the passenger seat. If it weighs over 5lbs (I think) it will turn your air bag off. It could be your purse. I had my brief case on it. I never even would have thought it was that!