2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0 liter from North America


LOVE it!


I had to replace the frame in 2014 (yes I realize people think I'm nuts for doing that). Apparently frame rusting out is fairly common in Jeeps. I also had trouble with the heater/AC fan knob not working, but that was easily fixed.

General Comments:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Wrangler. I ordered it from the factory, built the way I wanted with dual tops, full doors, 30 inch tires, and no ABS brakes. I swore I would always own a Wrangler after driving it a short time. I just wish they would do a retro model (anniversary model) because I really don't care for the new ones.

I'm pretty manic about doing all the maintenance on it at the designated times, and am still on the first clutch, no leaks of fluids. I had a few problems with windshield leaks after replacing it both times, but they solved it both times. I have driven this as many as 17 hours straight (OK I did stop for gas and potty breaks), and found it more comfortable to drive than cars I've owned (I will say that my main problem has always been my hips, and the seats in a Wrangler sit up high keeping pressure off the hips, so this isn't true for most people).

The MPG may suck, but I knew that going into it (hello, read the sticker) so why complain about it.

I've done a few cosmetic mods to it (extended fender flares, recessed wheels, black diamond plate accents, new stereo and speakers, running boards, etc).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th September, 2015

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 from North America


Absolute pile of cr*p!


Entire rear end rebuild.

Bad brakes all around (rears are grabby when cold, front won't grip when stopping in reverse).

Rear gate bolts are stripped and gate won't close.

Seatbelts won't work if they get dusty inside.

Doors won't close if the seatbelt is in the way, (they are always in the way).

Windshield leaks.

Radio knob has fallen out.

Everything squeaks rattles and knocks.

Heater core exploded.

Heater controls don't work (stuck on hot).

Seats don't adjust (cables are broken).

Power steering pump is weak (squalls when turning).

Left turn signal won't click off after turning.

Doors can't be unlocked from the inside without two hands.

Door handles are very hard to open.

Transfer case slips out of gear at the worst times.

Auto trans won't shift out of second after a long drive, etc etc etc.

There isn't much about this Jeep that does work as it should. If I can save one person from buying a Jeep, this will be worth the time it took to review.

General Comments:

Engine has plenty of power.

4wd works well when it works.

Love the removable top.

HORRIBLE fuel economy.

CONSTANT maintenance.



Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2010

28th Feb 2010, 16:58

These vehicles are better suited as weekend "toys" rather then everyday drivers. I believe if you'd owned an older Wrangler (1995 or older), you wouldn't have had nearly as many problems because the older ones were simpler.. the newer Jeeps are over-engineered and too complex now in my opinion. They should have just KEPT it low-tech, and they would still have sold just as many of them.

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara from North America


Looks good, but can't drive it!


I have owned this 2001 Jeep Wrangler for 1 year, and we have loved it until the clock spring broke.

The horn, air bags and cruise control does not work. The horn is a necessary item as the state of Texas requires a safety sticker yearly and will not pass inspection without a working horn, so we can no longer drive the car. I have been told the clock spring controls all these things, and the Jeep has been in the shop of 3 months because there are no clock springs to be found. Mo par (or who ever manufacturers them) is not making any at the moment. I can't sell the car without a horn or the inability to pass inspection. There are 116 of these on back order as of this morning. We are very unhappy with Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Mo par, and no I will not buy another product from this company. This company does not take care of its customers. Any suggestions?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th May, 2009

2nd Nov 2010, 19:17

Check after market, or even a junk yard for parts.