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#52 of 105 Re: Jeep leak/ door scratch [1finejeep]
Mar 09, 2006 (7:04 pm)
A little water, yes. 3-4 inches of standing water on the floor after a steady rain, no. And definitely not acceptable in a brand new car I'm making monthly payments on. In an older Jeep a little water's to be expected.
The 2005 Wrangler I had was a lemon, plain and simple -- the fact that the dealership bought it back proves that. My 2004 Sport (R.I.P.) was great -- in fact, it saved my life when I was broadsided by a 2005 Dodge Ram Truck two summers ago. That's why I bought another one as soon as I got the insurance check.
So yes, I think I'm very much a Jeep person. I've had two in less than 3 years. But the 2005 Wrangler I had was defective -- as are many others out there -- and that is just a fact.
#53 of 105 Re: Jeep Leak [steve_]
Mar 09, 2006 (10:50 pm)
Steve, I didn't say all toyotas are trouble free. This forum is an outstanding source of
information regarding the future purchase of a vehicle. It has enabled myself and many
others to steer clear of jeep products. Keep up the great work...
#54 of 105 Re: Jeep Leak [lou62]
Mar 10, 2006 (5:24 pm)
Two things to check.....
If you have half doors(not full metal) then the Jeep will leak and the salesperson should have told you that.
Second, check the trim piece that is removable with full metal doors and make sure the tape is covering the foam were it connects to the Jeep. Close to the top of the windshield. That is how I fixed most of my problem.
#55 of 105 Re: Jeep Leak [1finejeep]
Mar 10, 2006 (6:16 pm)
I had full metal doors on both of my Wranglers. The 2004 Sport never leaked. The 2005 Sport did nothing but.
Both I, the dealership service dept./body shop did everything we could think of; tops were changed (hard and soft;) all trim and door mouldings were replaced; doors were realigned; actually, all of these things made the leaking worse to the point where you could not take the Wrangler out in any kind of rain, as it would just leak steadily and slowly fill the front and back floors up with water.
What can I say? I just got a bad Wrangler. It happens. Hasn't turned me off at all...there's another one in my future...it's in my blood
#56 of 105 Re: Flooded floors & no river in sight! [05rubisahara]
Mar 12, 2006 (5:24 pm)
The Jeep dealer has our 06 Unlimited hardtop (1700mi) for the leak thing. They know what the problem is and they're talking about having to drop the dash to fix it .
This is the first (and last) time I buy American. The dealership we took delivery from and the body shop have had miserable service. It's confirmed everything I thought about American dealerships & cars.
#57 of 105 Re: Jeep Leak [1finejeep]
Mar 13, 2006 (2:13 pm)
Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try. I visited a Jeep dealership the other day and saw a piece of tape covering the foam where the driver's side door meets the jeep (A brand new 2006 Jeep Rubicon). Looks like there are quick fixes being done before they leave the showroom floor.
#58 of 105 defective heads/coolant leak
Mar 20, 2006 (6:52 am)
I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport with 60,000 miles. I recently had it to the garage for a coolant leak. I'm leaking coolant from somewhere, although there are no leaks and I don't smell anything. When I picked it up from the garage they informed me that they couldn't find anything wrong even after pressure testing everything but that they had heard that Jeeps from 99-01 were having a problem with cracked heads after around 40,000 miles. This is suppose to be due to a defect through Chrysler when they changed to the coils instead of wires. I am no mechanic and wasn't too happy hearing this especially since it's not even paid off yet and may cost me another 1600.00 to replace heads that, in my opinion, if Chrysler knows this problem exists, should put a recall out and fix their own problem! All in all I was just wondering if anyone else out there is having or had the same problem or heard the same news.
#59 of 105 Re: Flooded floors & no river in sight! [andyinsdca]
Mar 21, 2006 (10:56 am)
We got the Jeep back on Friday and they said they'd fixed it. Well, it rained last nite, the wife reports we got water inside the Jeep again.
I hate American cars, dealerships and service even more than I used to.
#60 of 105 jeep diesel 2006
Mar 27, 2006 (1:40 pm)
Just purchased a 2006 Jeep LIberty diesel in January am taking it back to the dealer for the fourth time. Dealer says it has some major problem with the transmission with the electrical signals in the transmission, which they (Chrysler) can't fix and don't know how to fix.
Jeep tells my dealer its normal operating system my dealer says no it is not normal. What it does is acts like it is either trying to cut out or its trying to shift gears resulting in it cutting out. Very frustating when Chrysler won't own up to problem when three guys in the service department all tell Chrysler the same thing. Plus this jeep barely gets 21 mpg. Needless to say I want a car that is new and has no problems like what I was suppose to get when I purchased this jeep.
#61 of 105 Re: jeep diesel 2006 [corndog]
Mar 27, 2006 (2:48 pm)
Yea, this problem has been out there for a while. Not on mine thank the lord. There is a new TSB out there but from what I hear on my other sight, it doesn't work either. Some folks get new torque convertors and or trannys. Stay on them. Let us know.