Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Jeep Wrangler 4x4?
A number of recalls have affected the Wrangler, but perhaps the most worrying was a 1999 recall, which centred on concerns that the fuel gauge might mis-read. There was also a recall for cars built in 2001 and 2002, to deal with a potential fire risk.
Warranty Direct has no separate figures for the Wrangler, but anecdotal evidence suggests that the suspension needs regular work and the steering components are prone to wear. Certainly, the omens from other Jeeps aren't good. The Cherokee, for example, is one of the most problematic cars on the company's books, with over half of the problems coming from the suspension and running gear.