Due in part to numerous complaints regarding the Jeep Wrangler and a suspension wobble, Chrysler LLC is being pushed to issue a warning to current and potential owners. The problem concerns later model vehicles and a shaking that usually takes place on rough pavement and or potholes while at a higher rate of speed. Usually associated with lifted vehicles and older solid axle off roaders, the shimmy is commonly known as “death wobble” and while no fatal injuries have occurred, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received 402 complaints dealing with 2005 through 2010 Wranglers.
According to an Automotive News article, Chrysler LLC is being urged by two House Democrats to warn the public of the issue. There is also a request for the automaker to offer remedies for the problem but so far, Jeep isn’t jumping too soon. In a statement, the company mentioned that their iconic SUV meets every government safety standard and that the shake is not due to a defect. “All manufacturer vehicles equipped with a solid axle can be susceptible to this condition, and, if experienced, it is routinely corrected with a change of tires or installation of a simple steering dampener.”
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