Jeep Wrangler Death Wobble

2020 Jeep Wrangler Grill


Whether you’ve experienced death wobble in your own Jeep Wrangler when driving around Louisville or you’re just beginning to research the Wrangler death wobble before you purchase one, we’re here to help. What is the Jeep Wrangler death wobble anyways? Death wobble is often described as your steering wheel extremely shaking as you drive. Wrangler death wobble can be dangerous and stressful as it can be unsettling and unsafe when you encounter it. But, what causes death wobble in a Jeep Wrangler? The service experts at Cross Chrysler Jeep FIAT will answer that question today and go over how you can address death wobble in your Wrangler!

What Causes Death Wobble in a Jeep Wrangler?

There’s a common misconception that death wobble only occurs on lifted or modified Jeep Wranglers. However, this simply isn’t the case. Wrangler death wobble can occur on stock vehicles because of the nature of its suspension setup. It’s no surprise that Jeep Wrangler SUVs are perfect for going on Lexington off-road adventures because of their legendary capabilities. As a result of that legendary off-road prowess though, you might experience death wobble while you’re driving.

So, what causes death wobble in a Jeep Wrangler? The answer is usually worn suspension or poor-performing aftermarket parts. Worn suspension components that might cause your Jeep Wrangler to have the death wobble could include:

  • Front track bar
  • Ball joints
  • Drag link/tie rods
  • Upper/lower control arms
  • Suspension bushings
  • Steering components
  • And more

How to Address Jeep Wrangler Death Wobble

If you’re experiencing death wobble on La Grange roads in your Jeep Wrangler, the best way to address it is by checking all of your suspension components. Everything from an unbalanced tire to loose hardware could cause a domino effect and make you encounter this unsettling experience. Aftermarket parts of suspension components could cause your Jeep Wrangler to death wobble as well so make sure you rule that out.

Additionally, if you’re unsure where to begin, you can schedule a service appointment and our technicians can help you identify the issue. If you notice your Jeep Wrangler beginning to death wobble before you can get to our service center, the best thing to do is to safely and calmly bring the Jeep to a stop when it’s safe to do so. Make sure you have a good handle of the steering wheel and don’t abruptly step on your brakes.

Get More Service Advice Today From Cross Chrysler Jeep FIAT!

We always recommend you visit our professionals at Cross Chrysler Jeep FIAT if your Jeep is experiencing death wobble. We can help you diagnose the issue and point you in the right direction. You can always reach us by contacting us online or stopping in at our Louisville dealership. We look forward to assisting you with all of your automotive needs including learning more about the Jeep maintenance schedule, lifted Jeep Wrangler models, and more!

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