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#14 of 156 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =(
Jan 05, 2008 (3:38 pm)
Hey there fellow Jeepers.........I am one unhappy one right now. I bought my 3rd Jeep on 11/23/07, a 2008 X with a Freedom Top. My 2001 was on his way out the door and I needed something quickly. My other 2 Jeeps have been soft tops, never had water problems, 2 weeks after owning this one I have some droplets forming where the left roof panel meets the right at the windshield. It's now been back to the dealership twice, with the last visit just this past Monday 12/31. Today, I go out and what's going on.....yes, it's leaking again. Is this a common probem, or does the dealership I go to just staff *****. The service person informed me that "If it were to happen again, we would order these 3 parts" and gave me the part numbers. So if anyone has any comments or suggestions I would sure appreciate it, because my BP is about through the roof right now.
#15 of 156 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [pirategirl]
Jan 05, 2008 (9:02 pm)
Hi i bought my 08 in October 2007 its been back to the dealership 3 times for the same leak! Just got it back on thursday of this week im hoping they fixed it this time.The water was running right acrossed my dash..Although i love the ride im not at all happy with the leak.I am really triing to keep my kool with the dealership but i dont think that they are treating it as a big deal..To me it is a huge deal its brand freckin new.ill keep you posted..and if they fix yours correctly let me know what they did! Tack care J
#16 of 156 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [jr318]
Jan 06, 2008 (8:46 am)
J - may I ask what state you live in? I'm from OH and bought the Jeep from Brunswick Auto Mart. A friend of my brothers has the same problem with his that he purchased from there. Just curious. What work was done? They told me that they 'modified the seal' and that it never leaked for them under pressure test. Just wondering if you had the same explanation or put off that I had. I'm calling tomorrow to get it in again.
I'll keep you posted.
#17 of 156 Re: I hope that this was not a Friday built vehicle [bookitty]
Jan 12, 2008 (8:04 am)
Was your Jeepster built on Friday? Did you know that if you call Chrysler Customer service that can not only tell you the day of the week it was built, but the exact date your car was born. Another birthday party to celebrate in the family!
#18 of 156 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [pirategirl]
Jan 12, 2008 (8:13 am)
My 08 Wrangler Unlimited X top leaked after I drove it through a high pressure car wash. The drips came down in a semi steady stream just over the radio cover. I called Chrysler customer service and they said they do not recommend high pressure car washes- so I've stayed away from them. The vehicle has since been involved with some heavy rain storms without any problems. The 2007 Wrangler forum suggests that there is a proper sequence to follow when installing the front top pieces after you take it off- I think the sequence is spelled out in your owner's manual. I believe my leak was caused by a curious prospective customer that loosened the long turning screw overhead and did not torque it back down.
#19 of 156 Bad transmission
Jan 24, 2008 (5:38 pm)
Just bought my first jeep (never will again at this point) Chrysler is very hard to deal with. Got my brand new Jeep Wrangler X on Friday by Saturday the engine light came on, called the dealership right away and they said they just filled up the tank with gas and probably the cap was not put on right. Reasonable explanation: by Monday engine light was still on. Called the dealership they came to my employment picked up my Jeep and put it on the computer and it showed codes for a transmission problem. Now this Jeep only has 40 miles on it. The service department called Chrysler for the codes on the computer to see what the problem was. Chrysler never called them back until late Tuesday night and probably wouldn't have called then if I didn't call the customer hotline and find out why. Well the code said it was a sensor in the transmission. The sensor was overnighted to the dealership and on Wednesday when the service manager pulled the transmission it was not a bad sensor, the factory built transmission is garbage. So on this brand new Jeep with only 40 miles on it has to have its transmission rebuilt. In the mean time Chrysler would not even authorize the dealership to give me a loaner car. If the dealership did not feel guilty over the Jeep, they gave me a SUV to use because I live in the mountains and no normal car gets me were I am going. So has anyone else had transmission problems with their new Jeeps and problems dealing with Chrysler???
#20 of 156 Re: 2008 Unlimited [08jk]
Jan 30, 2008 (12:10 pm)
Same problem here. Bought mine on 1/1/08. Radio and Sat play fine. But when you put in a good cd or play hdd, thump, thump, thump. My dumbass dealership said it was the receiver. So they replaced it. Didn't even test it before I picked it up cause it did the same thing. So this time, they said it must be the speakers. So they ordered all new speakers and sub. Well guess what, that will not fix it either but I'm gonna let them put new speakers in anyway. This has the makings of a factory recall in my opinion. What ever happened to yours? Thanks.
#21 of 156 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [jr318]
Jan 30, 2008 (12:15 pm)
I bought mine 1/1/08 and has been in once for the leak problem. They said it was fixed. Rain storm yesterday proved them wrong. Jeep still leaks at the same point I am reading about in the forum. I immediantly drove to the dealership right around the corner from my work and showed them the leak. Now, they want to try again. Does anybody know if this problem is fixable? And any info for me to tell the dealership to help them along. This is a hugh Chrysler dealership and I would have expected they knew what they were doing.
#22 of 156 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [tcs2]
Jan 31, 2008 (5:12 am)
Hi they put a new seal around the door jams it has been a problem with them they had a few in at my dealership plus a few more in my area.I bought from advantage jeep Troy NY you can have them call the service department.They will know what you are talking about because mine has been there 4 times 3 do to the leak.But the leak across my dash board seems to be fixed.3 times the charm! Maybe... One would hope!
#23 of 156 Replaced seals on doosr and windshield!
Jan 31, 2008 (5:59 am)
A few weeks now and no leaks(3 time the charm) The door jams do drip into the jeep when you have the door open they told me the jeep has water exit holes under carpet WTF is that,, still moist and damp smell The service deptment were i bought mine is awful unless the sevice manger moves on i will never buy another thing from there..All she cared about was the surveys...I no why cuase they stink.