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2005 Jeep Wrangler PCM Recalls: A Closer Look


Brown 2005 Jeep Wrangler Front Driver Side

Most cars on the road today are reasonably safe, but if you haven’t checked your car for recalls recently, there could be open safety recalls on your vehicle that need to be addressed. Even if there are no recalls, the underlying problems can cause security problems in the future.

Specifically on the 2005 Jeep Wrangler, have there been any recalls for the vehicle’s powertrain control module (PCM)? In August 2020, no However, owners have frequent complaints about problems caused by a faulty PCM, such as:

  • the engine stops
  • O2 Sensor Warnings
  • Transmission problems

If you drive a 2005 Jeep Wrangler, you’ll want to be aware of these complaints. We’ve analyzed NHSTA complaints about this vehicle to summarize some of the most common PCM problems below so you can keep an eye out for similar issues with your own Jeep.

Engine stalling due to a faulty power control module (PCM)

NHTSA Complaint ID: 11128130

In May 2018, the owner of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler reported that the vehicle was stopped several times in traffic without warning. Most of the time, the stop occurs after the vehicle has stopped at a red light or parked. After inspecting the vehicle at a dealership, the problem was determined to be a faulty powertrain control unit.

O2 sensor problems caused by a faulty PCM

NHTSA Complaint ID: 11044479

Another owner of a 2005 Wrangler filed a report regarding PCM issues in November 2017. Specifically, this driver experienced frequent “check engine” lighting on the dashboard. After checking the trouble code at a dealer, the problem turned out to be an O2 sensor, which was completely replaced. However, the problem kept recurring. The owner believes this is due to an underlying problem with the PCM.

Transmission problems due to a faulty PCM

NHTSA Complaint ID: 11181802

This complaint, which was filed in 2019 by a 2005 Wrangler owner, claims that the vehicle has transmission warning lights that illuminate on the dashboard. Additionally, the transmission itself is slow to shift from reverse to reverse and sometimes makes a screeching noise. The owner believes these problems were caused by a faulty PCM, but the problem has not been specifically diagnosed or repaired.

What should you do if your 2005 Jeep Wrangler is recalled?

Even if there are no open recalls on the 2005 Jeep Wrangler PCM, it’s not a bad idea to check your Jeep’s VIN for other open recalls by going to the NHTSA Reminder Page. If you have any pending recalls, please contact Jeep Customer Service at 1-877-426-5337 for more information.

Taking the time to research not only open safety recalls but also customer complaints about a used car before purchasing is always a smart move. Vehicle history makes it faster and easier to know any make and model. From customer reviews to specifications, prices, and everything in between, vehicle history has the information you need to make your next used car purchase with confidence.


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