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#119 of 157 So Many Leaks We Call It The Sive!
Jun 03, 2009 (9:50 am)
I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the Freedom Top. I have had nothing but problems with the top leaking and it has been to the dealership 8 times and it is still not fixed! My leak is by the tailgate area and it has started to rust the floor boards, the carpet is moldy, my jack rusted through and the jack even froze solid in the jack compartment over the winter. Everytime that I have taken it back they tell me that they think they have it fixed this time. WRONG! I started a case with Chrysler Customer Service back in March and I am still getting jerked around. No one from Chrysler cares to call me or send me any paperwork about my complaint. In my state 4 repeat attempts to fix is the amount needed for a lemon law. Has anyone been successful in getting a buy back from Chrysler and if so what did you experiece? What was the process? Aside from this problem I am absolutely in love with my Wrangler and I would like to do a swap out for a new Wrangler, but with all of the poor service and the jerking around I may change my mind.
#120 of 157 Re: So Many Leaks We Call It The Sive! [mountainpup]
Jun 18, 2009 (4:33 pm)
I just picked up the latest consumer report mag, and in there the Jeep Wrangler got the worst possible score of All SUV's in its class. out of a score of 100 it score 17. reliability was its main issue, along with customer satisfaction.. I was looking at wranglers 2 days before reading this consumer reports. im so glad i read that! Thats the last thing i need is to visit my dealer every other weekend.
#121 of 157 Re: So Many Leaks We Call It The Sive! [arkainzeye]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 19, 2009 (7:59 am)
The Wrangler is such a unique class of vehicle, I always had trouble comparing it to something like a Blazer or Explorer. I have to wonder if some of the dings have to do with people expecting the
CJ Wrangler to be more of a passenger car instead of an offroading utility rig. Lots of SUVs sure look like big wagons to me.
It's a Jeep thang....
#122 of 157 Re: So Many Leaks We Call It The Sive! [steve_]
Jun 20, 2009 (5:06 am)
I have to wonder if some of the dings have to do with people expecting the CJ Wrangler to be more of a passenger car instead of an offroading utility rig.
I agree, although there are two problems with current models that Chrysler seem to have found to be insoluble/not worth bothering with (take your pick).
The first is the water leak issue that most of the hardtops suffer with.
Second is uncontrollable steering oscillation, often referred to as 'death wobble', that seems to be appearing with increasing frequency on later models in standard configuration.
It's a phenomenon that's known on earlier models ('06 and back), but usually only in combination with worn joints, larger tires, and a suspension lift.
#123 of 157 Re: So Many Leaks We Call It The Sive! [steve_]
Jun 22, 2009 (7:54 pm)
My 1999 Sahara has had a few issues, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a little patience and a few dollars. That said, I'm never selling it.
#124 of 157 help starting
Jun 23, 2009 (5:42 am)
i can't start my jeep and i am out of ideas.
-fuses all are good
-battery is good, radio lights all work
-once i turn the key to "crank" i get nothing
-touched the "posts" on the starter and i get sparks
am i missing checking something?
#125 of 157 Re: help starting [dhoudek]
Jun 23, 2009 (5:52 am)
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#126 of 157 Re: help starting [tidester]
Jun 23, 2009 (6:09 am)
yes i got gas..
i can turn the battery on and my gas gadge goes up to show half a tank
#127 of 157 Re: help starting [dhoudek]
Jun 24, 2009 (3:43 am)
Assuming it's an '08 it should still be under warranty; let the dealer take care of it.
#128 of 157 jeep wrangler x right hand drive
Jul 21, 2009 (3:11 pm)
This thing starts when it wants to...yes I have gas and have had it to the dealer now this is the 5th time. They keep telling me it starts every time for them. I deliver mail and NEED this vehicle. Please help if you know anything about this