With a history going back as far as the Second World War, the Jeep as a brand and as a vehicle is truly an enduring American icon. The Jeep Wrangler JK is the most modern equivalent of the classic jeep. Though it retains the basic look of the old jeep, it is a different beast altogether. In fact, it is marketed and sold under a tag more common to these modern times: as full-body SUV. As far as Jeeps go, the JK was well-received, a bestseller, and an altogether reliable platform. Included here are the gripes most commonly associated with the JK so owners and would-be owners are well-informed.
This dramatically named problem is very common among owners of the 2007 edition of the Jeep Wrangler JK-so-called because it manifests itself as a dangerous and unexpected loss of control during normal driving operations. This wobbling makes it impossible to drive properly and, in some cases, has forced the Wrangler off the road. The stabilizer bars, suspension as a whole, and even the bearings have all been fingered as the responsible culprit but-in some rare cases-even replacement of all the parts listed failed to resolve the problem.
Ultimately, all these Jeep Wrangler JK parts were cleared of the responsibility as blame was found to lie in the balancing of the wheels-the other parts only contributing to the later worsening of the problem when it occurs. The best course of action remains to be repair on the part of the Jeep dealer that sold the vehicle.
Though not quite as dramatic as a death wobble, yet another disturbing affliction of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK is its tendency to spit out fuel just shortly after refueling-specifically from the filler neck. This problem manifests at around the 45-50,000 mile mark in the Wrangler's service life. And this is not merely a tiny leak. Reports vary, but are consistent between 3-7 quarts and full gallon of gasoline being spewed out onto the ground and even onto the unfortunate person conducting the refueling.
The only real solution is a replacement of the fuel filler, if not the entire fuel tank itself. Many dealers have proven to be receptive in this regard, but it seems to be something that is disturbingly common with this particular year.