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#20169 of 23397 Lemon Law 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport - leaks when it rains
Nov 06, 2005 (5:13 pm)
Has anyone ever pursued the Lemon Law in NJ? I have a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport that leaks badly everytime it rains. Water pours in through the rubber gaskets on the plastic door brackets and pools on the floor on both the passenger and driver's side of the car.
I have been to two different dealerships -- one local and the one further away where I bought the car in May -- and neither can fix the problem. I picked the Jeep up this past Saturday after a 7-day-stay at the second dealership. The Jeep was sent to their body shop twice, had the doors realigned, had multiple parts replaced (including the molding around the doors and windshield) and they said it was not leaking anymore. Wrong. Today we did the "water leak test" with the hose and it is still leaking.
The service mgr. at the dealership where I bought the Jeep said (off the record, of course)that if it leaks again I should pursue the Lemon Law, as there is nothing else they can do. But I should bring the car back to them anyway to create a paper trail. I have heard that other 2005s are having similar water-leaking problems. Anyone?
The Jeep has 3200 miles on it. I had a 2004 that was totalled last summer and that one never had a problem. What a mess.
Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated.
#20170 of 23397 Re: Lemon Law 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport - leaks when it rains [njbamadogz]
Nov 06, 2005 (9:35 pm)
Sounds like you have an uncommonly good service manager to me.
#20171 of 23397 Re: Lemon Law 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport - leaks when it rains [njbamadogz]
Nov 07, 2005 (8:20 am)
Just wanted to let you know that you aren't the only one. My 2006 SE leaks too (4 weeks old). Mine was leaking around the gaskets and both doors. The dealership replaced both doors, but my drivers side is still leaking after it rained Saturday night. I did notice that there is a big gap between the frame and the door at the windshield on the drivers side.
#20172 of 23397 Livingston trip Saturday
Nov 07, 2005 (8:25 am)
Missed you this weekend! Hopefully, we will have another chance before the end of the year. The weather was great...sunny and 70's. I'll try to post a few pics when I get them.
#20173 of 23397 First Oil Change
Nov 07, 2005 (8:34 am)
I was wanting some suggestions on the best oil for my 2004 Wrangler. It has 28000 miles. I was thinking of Mobile One. I live in Southern Indiana if that info is needed.
#20174 of 23397 Re: First Oil Change [gredden]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:40 am)
I live just south of Louisville and I run Mobil 1 10W-30 year round in my 1999 Sahara. I change the oil every 6K-7.5K using a Mobil 1 filter. If you are going to change the oil at a much shorter interval(such as 3K), I'd use any good 10W-30 conventional oil.
Nov 07, 2005 (10:26 am)
Don't you live in Henderson? Did you get any storm damage this weekend?
#20176 of 23397 He doesn't like in Henderson
Nov 07, 2005 (10:48 am)
But he is okay, last I heard. We have some friends in Evansville and others we wheel with were VERY close to the damage, but nobody I know was injured or killed.
Prayers are with those affected.
#20177 of 23397 No damage in my neighborhood
Nov 07, 2005 (11:50 am)
I guess the storm missed us by a good margin where I live. I live in a little town called Greenville, which is 65 miles from Henderson.
Thanks for asking, Terry.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#20178 of 23397 Re: Livingston trip Saturday [06tj4banger]
Nov 07, 2005 (11:53 am)
I definitely want us to hook up for some wheelin'. Let's try again to set something up.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?