2018 Jeep WRANGLER Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Jeep WRANGLER Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1479468
 Internal NHTSA #11109950
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 BrandJEEP
 ModelWRANGLER
 Model Year2018
 File date02/07/18
 ComponentSTEERING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWhen this dangerous incident occurred, i had my daughter and two grandchildren in the vehicle with me and we were traveling on a four-lane, divided highway. I was preparing to move from the inside to the outside lane of travel in anticipation of making a right-hand turn. When i began to turn the steering wheel to the right, it felt like the steering was locked and it was only with a good deal of force that i was able to complete my lane change. It was very difficult to apply enough force to turn the steering wheel while simultaneously not applying too much so as to cause myself to oversteer and potential leave the roadway. When i got to the intersection where i needed to make my right-hand turn, i again had to apply a good deal of force to turn the steering wheel and complete my turn. This condition continued until i arrived home some five to ten miles away. I would like to note that it was very hot that afternoon (approximately 95f). I have read that jeep is aware of this issue and that the prime suspect in the cause of this safety issue is the new aluminum steering gear box they introduced on this model. The fact that aluminum has a greater thermal expansion rate than the previously used steel steering gearboxes certainly warrants this suspicion. I have also read that the manufacturer has had several "confirmed repairs" of this "steering lockup" issue by replacing the steering gearbox with a rumored new, modified one. With these considerations in mind, i believe the high temperatures of that day contributed to the expansion of my jeep's aluminum gearbox causing it to bind up and lock the steering. A further indication that this might be the case is the fact that hours later after both the vehicle and the ambient temperate had cooled, the steering returned to normal.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure400
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateMILNESVILLE, PA
VIN pattern 1C4HJXEGXJWXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase21/06/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed45
 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 name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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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