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You are in the Jeep Wrangler
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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#2 of 28 Re: Jeep Accidents/Safety [willymack76]
May 23, 2007 (6:16 pm)
How vulnerable are you to serious injury?
I think that rather depends on the specific accident you have in mind. Princess Diana was killed in single vehicle accident in one of the safest cars in the world.
All TJs perform well in safety tests and the latest models have the most safety features. However, a short wheelbase on some models and a high center of gravity mean that you can't corner like a sports car.
Here's a LINK to Wrangler crash tests from 1994-2006.
#3 of 28 Re: Jeep Accidents/Safety [mac24]
May 23, 2007 (7:31 pm)
I'm not worried about flipping over or losing control. I'm concerned about impact hits from other vehicles. Yesterday I got hit from behind in my Tahoe from a guy doing 50mph in his SUV. His truck took the worst of it. It made me think that if I was in a wrangler I'd be dead or seriously injured. I'll check out the crash test info. Thanks.
#4 of 28 Re: Jeep Accidents/Safety [willymack76]
May 24, 2007 (4:40 am)
Wranglers are more stout than people give them credit for. Their biggest vulnerability, IMO is the side impact and the flimsy doors they use. I've seen several TJ's impacted from behind or front and the frame holds up well enough to protect the passengers. After having scrounged through several junk yards looking for Jeep parts, most impacts seem to be frontal or from behind (esp frontal). I've only seen 1 YJ with a side impact and the frame itself was still intact, but it apparantly rolled at some point, based on the damage (or hit another vehicle).
I've seen upgraded offroad bumpers on many Jeeps eat the front bumper/grill/hood of cars that followed em too closely and only sustain a scratch in the powdercoating.
I've layed mine on its side while offroading. I had to replace the windshield frame and straighten (somewhat) the passenger fender, but my son and I were well protected.
ANY vehicle is going to have pros/cons.
My daughter was in a supposedly safe Honda Civic and got t-boned at 55 mph (on the passenger side).
The door latch failed and the door intrued up to the center console, causing her to gash her head. She isn't in a Honda now. She survived, but I didn't feel the car held up like it should have in the situation. She's in a 2007 VW Jetta now.
A LOT will depend on the circumstances of the accident (speed, trajectory, angle of impact, location of impact, what is being hit, what is doing the hitting, etc).
All that said, Wranglers are actually pretty darn stout vehicles. The one thing that Wranglers could use, especially if you go with larger tires, is a better braking system. There is a VERY good product out there that I hope to put on mine soon to address the added weight of my offroad stuff and the bigger 33" tires.
#5 of 28 Re: Jeep Accidents/Safety [erickpl]
May 24, 2007 (5:14 am)
There is a VERY good product out there that I hope to put on mine soon to address the added weight of my offroad stuff and the bigger 33" tires.
So what are you planning on......hydroboost?
#6 of 28 Re: Jeep Accidents/Safety [mac24]
May 24, 2007 (6:28 am)
Not the hydroboost but the Vanco big brake kit.
#7 of 28 Info ..please
Jun 14, 2007 (5:01 pm)
with my Wrangler I can start my engine change from Park to R (automatique) without press my break pédal
Its Normal ????
#8 of 28 Re: Info ..please [pjeep1]
Jun 14, 2007 (5:08 pm)
The good news is that there's a cable that just needs adjustment.
#9 of 28 Re: Info ..please [mac24]
Jun 15, 2007 (3:50 am)
To late the jeep is...........................scrap
#11 of 28 Re: important I need a help [pjeep1]
Jul 09, 2007 (7:10 am)
So, is this a new Jeep with exactly the same problem as your last one?
Just take it back to the dealer to have it fixed under warranty.