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Jeep Wrangler Owner's Manual

You can find 34 different owner's manuals for the Jeep Wrangler on this page that are in the PDF format.

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  • Manufacturer: Jeep

About The Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler JK entered production in 2006 after 5 years of development by DaimlerChrysler and became available to purchase in the 2007 model year.

This initial JK version was available in 2 variants to the public; a short wheelbase or a long wheelbase, with both being noticeably wider than its predecessor the Wrangler TJ.

Unlike previous versions of the Wrangler range, this generation contains a computer that controls a lot of the thinking that the driver would have had to do before to make it easier to drive.

That’s why Jeep publishes an owner’s manual that goes into detail on everything from off-roading to how to change your engine oil – as well as many other topics.

Underneath the modern Wrangler is a platform that is shared with the newer Jeep Gladiator pickup truck.

Engine management, stability control and brakes get assistance from the ECU through drive-by-wire.

Nowadays the car comes with the choice of a 2.8-liter diesel engine or a 3.6/3.8-liter gasoline V6 mated to a 4/5 speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

The JL version was released as the successor of the JK (you can find owner’s manuals for both versions on this page) in 2017.

With the Jeep Wrangler JL, you have a wider range of engine options including smaller displacement and a plug-in hybrid for the first time.

The transmission options have been updated to include a 6-speed manual or 8 speed automatic for a more economical driving experience.

In terms of safety, the Wrangler JL scores 1/5 stars with NCAP with the headlights dragging the score down considerably.

Aside from safety, the Jeep Wrangler JL won many awards from publications that love it as an SUV and off-road capable vehicle.

In order to customize your version of the car to how you want it the company allows you to choose from a very long list of trim options including:

  • Altitude
  • Arctic
  • Backcountry
  • Black Bear
  • Call of Duty
  • Freedom Edition
  • Islander
  • Laredo
  • Moab
  • Mojave
  • Mountain
  • Polar Edition
  • Renegade
  • Rio Grande
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Rubicon
  • S
  • Sahara
  • SE
  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Unlimited
  • X


Q: Can you start a Jeep without a key fob?

A: Car manufacturers like Jeep have put fail-safes into keyless-cars for this situation as they are well aware this is bound to happen to every driver at some point. Simply push the engine-start button on your dashboard with the keyfob and your Jeep Wrangler should recognize it and fire-up.

Q: Is a manual Jeep Wrangler better than automatic?

A: Having a manual transmission fitted instead of an automatic one gives you better control over your vehicle. This is even more apparent if you try to take it off-road and want to be able to make fine-adjustments to regain traction. An automatic transmission will try interrupting your driving to help though it has no way of knowing you are driving off-road and may be a hinderence.

Q: Do Jeep Wranglers come in manual?

A: The current Jeep Wrangler (as of 2021), is available with a 6-speed manual transmission. For those not wanting a manual, you can opt for an 8-speed automatic transmission instead.

Q: How safe is a Jeep Wrangler in a crash?

A: When the latest (as of 2021) Jeep Wrangler was tested by EuroNCAP in 2018 they gave it only a 1 out of 5 stars rating. The car fell back heavily on the lack of driver-assists and the poor headlights at the front of the car.