The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic Jeep model with a loyal fan base. Its 4×4 capabilities and rugged style put it in a class of its own. Its common to see Jeep Wranglers out on the road from previous years. They are generally thought of as a reliable car. Turns out the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is one of the most unreliable cars of the year.
A Jeep Wrangler has its draws, like superior off-roading capability. The novelty and prestige associated with Wranglers by their fans keeps the price tag pretty steep. Surely with all the hype and the relatively expensive starting price of $28,295 these off-roaders are reliable, right?
According to Consumer Reports this just isn’t the case. The Jeep Wrangler ranked third from the bottom on their list of 2020’s most unreliable vehicles.
What makes the 2020 Jeep Wrangler so unreliable?
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler gets low marks all around from Consumer Reports. From a fuel economy that leaves much to be desired to a disastrous reliability history, the Wrangler just doesn’t tick many boxes.
It’s a wonder that the owner satisfaction rating is still so high –– 4 out of 5. This is a true testament to how deep Jeep loyalty runs. To give a rundown of the Jeep Wrangler’s lacking reliability, let’s start with the recalls.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler has two recalls. The first one, put into effect January 24, 2020 affected over 3,000 vehicles. Some 2020 Wranglers may have a bad weld between the control arm and the axle. This Problem gives these two parts the potential to separate, putting drivers and passengers at risk.
The most recent recall affected over 33,000 vehicles and warned owners of these Jeeps that the clutch components could increase the risk of fire by overheating. In addition these two NHTSA recalls that can increase crash risk, this Jeep Wrangler has trouble in a number of other problem spots.
One of the most noticeable areas in which the Jeep Wrangler received a low reliability rating is its in-car electronics. Technical issues can lead to shockingly pricey maintenance and days without your vehicle while it spends time in the mechanic’s garage.
Problems like these could be on the horizon in a 2020 Jeep Wrangler. In fact, it’s likely according to this reliability report that claims this Wrangler year is one of the worst yet.
Poor Body Integrity
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler also received a startling low score for the reliability of its body. This is one of the last aspects of any vehicle that you ever want to worry about. Body problems can lead to expensive repairs and days without your vehicle while it spends time in the body repair shop.
Especially in an SUV like the Jeep Wrangler, body integrity should match the durable appearance. Is all that bulk and sturdy style just for show? Apparently, the 2020 Wrangler may crumble on contact.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is one of the most unreliable cars of 2020
The official consumer report shows that this Jeep is in the bottom three for least reliable cars of 2020. Though this may not stop anyone from buying one.
Die-hard Jeep loyalists still love their Jeeps, in spite of these ratings. Maybe they know something we don’t. Whether or not the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is worth the risk is, in the end, entirely up to the buyer.