2005 Jeep WRANGLER Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2005 Jeep WRANGLER Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID562618
 Internal NHTSA #10137688
 ManufacurerDAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
 BrandJEEP
 ModelWRANGLER
 Model Year2005
 File date26/09/05
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemBought new 2005 jeep wrangler x 8/3/05 took on trip and soon was overwhelmed with butane/exhaust smell if windows or vent was open; eventually came leaking through ac. Smell bad enough to make you nauseous which eventually became numb nose/lips and burning eyes for two hours after driving. Took to dealership and was fluffed, i. E., could have been a plastic bag, only smell was new car smell, etc., they even claimed to have driven it with windows down. This was impossible so i sent my husband there and service manager experienced the burning eyes and nausea during ride. Called jeep and was told they couldn't discuss any systemic problems, referred me to dealers. 2nd fix attempt 9/15/05 @1344 miles resulted in "no fault codes in system, performed fuel system monitor test reading not in specs, excessive fuel through system." changed software, wrote "road tested vehicle, has slight residue odor. Cat converter baffles have some interior fuel coating that will need to be burned off. Will take about 500 miles of driving to burn all coating from inside of exhaust system." i was told to drive it "50 miles". They also had to repaint the spiderweb /defect paint to the tune of $454. Back in 9/22/05 @ 1508 miles as paint was deteriorating all over. Sent for full repaint quote ($3353- have to wait for jeep zone mgr ok) mpg has declined from 19 to 17 after 2nd service visit. Today 9/26/05, the 3rd trip in on smell after agreeing to try a short trip. Same result/symptoms; i never will get the hard top off. Told service do not return it until the catalytic converter, seals, exhaust, whatever, no longer smells. Now the rear windshield wiper sticks in the spare tire/was inoperable, apparently manufacturer put on the wrong blade via service. Also was told that i was the only wrangler x with the exhaust/butane smell problem but see another as early as 3/10/05. I don't know what excuse i'll hear on this the 3rd attempt, but wonder if smell is carbon monoxide related. *nm
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure300
Number of Occurences3
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateKENNEWICK, WA
VIN pattern 1J4FA39S55PXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase03/08/05
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train type4WD
Transmission typeMAN
 Vehicle speed0
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's nameLESKOVAR
 Dealer's telephone number5097357575
 Dealer's cityKENNEWICK
 Dealer's state codeWA
 Dealer's ZIP code99336
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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