Jeep is a sturdy and dependable vehicle that tackles any terrain without troubling its occupants. Unfortunately, some models are popular for a mechanical defect known as Jeep death wobble.
Due to the mechanical defects in the vehicle, parts can shake loudly or violently when you travel at high speed or on rough terrain. While the Fiat Chrysler has issued a few recalls to fix the defect, consumers noted that the fixes missed the mark.
Fortunately, California lemon law protects consumers who buy defective vehicles that automakers have failed to fix after a ‘’reasonable number’’ of repair attempts.
If you want a refund or replacement to cure Jeep’s death wobble, consider speaking to a trusted California lemon law attorney.
Several crucial parts may contribute to a Jeep death wobble. As such, keep repair records whenever you take your Jeep to a dealer for vibrations or shaking. A vehicle owner with evidence of the automaker’s repair attempts has a better chance of winning a lemon law claim.
If you feel wild or violent shaking, any of the following issues may be the cause:
Worn suspension is among the most significant causes of jeep death wobble, particularly links, joints, and bushing. So, if a Jeep starts to shake on rough terrain, common culprits may include tie rods, steering damper, ball joints, tie rods, track bar bushing, or control arm bushing.
If any of these components develop play, a hard bump on the road can cause an imbalance on your front end. To fix a defective suspension, you must assess if any of the above features are worn out or damaged.
Death wobble may be a result of imbalanced or improper tire pressure. You may encounter the feeling because of overinflated, under-inflated, or uneven tire pressure, which triggers the conditions because the side walls are too soft, rigid, or pliable.
First, verify if the tire pressure is okay before looking for other solutions. The issue could also arise because of a faulty tire pressure sensor. Unfortunately, you can’t get a warning from the system when tires have low air pressure.
Improper alignment may also cause the death wobble defect. While poor alignment is the least suspect, it often causes a vehicle to shake. If the front wheels are not in line with the rest of the car, vibrations can develop, traveling up the steering column and causing the steering wheel to rattle.
Visiting a dealer who can perform proper calibration is recommended to avoid the axle moving from the frame.
If you bought a 2018 Jeep Wrangler to enjoy off-road rides during the weekend, the death wobble defect makes the trips uncomfortable. As such, you deserve representation from an experienced Jeep lemon law attorney to maximize your chances of fair compensation.
LemonLaw123 lead attorney Valerie G. Campbell has a 99% success rate, giving us the confidence to represent our clients.
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