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#40 of 156 Re: 2008 Unlimited [tcs2]
Feb 20, 2008 (11:01 am)
I bought an 08 Wrangler the day after Thanksgiving. It was that same week that the roof leaked for the first time. I brought it back to the dealer to have it fixed. They suggested that I had put the top on wrong. I still have yet to take the top off for the first time...it being winter in New England and all.... They call me up, "All Fixed" They gave me the free carwash and did such a half-assed job I took it to the touchless automatic.Imagine my surprise when I drive out and the water pours in. I dropped it off for a second visit, they replaced the seals. It rained really hard one night, but I wasn't worried because the problem was fixed....HAHAHAHA The leak was back and worse than ever. Today a tech from jeep is visiting to fix it up. Hopefully I will have the same luck as some of you that have posted that this is the visit that the leak stops.
I have two questions 1- Jeep acknowledged the issue of the leaky roof in 06 when the 2007 Wranglers came out, Why have they continued to manufacture the flawed design?
2- Ok, let's supposed they fix the leak. What happens when I do decide to take the top off in warmer weather? When I put it back on will those seals seat properly or am I looking at more head aches and a leaky roof? -Shame on me for buying a vehicle based on it's outstanding reputation and not doing my homework before making this purchase.
#41 of 156 Re: 2008 wrangler hardtop leaking [jr318]
Feb 22, 2008 (12:44 pm)
What did you do to stop the leaking. I just purchased an 08 Wrangler three days ago and discovered yesterday that the hardtop is leaking.
#42 of 156 Re: 2008 wrangler hardtop leaking [sgtrock62]
Feb 22, 2008 (1:19 pm)
They changed all the rubber stuff (seals and gaskets)around the doors and windows of my jeep i had to bring it back 3 times before they fixed it right.its very good now. It seems to be a common problem so ask them (if they dont already know) to call other dealers because it is very common there was 3 in my dealership already!My dealership was in Troy New York google it and call them yourself if you want.. good luck still lovin the jeep!
#43 of 156 Re: 2008 wrangler hardtop leaking [sgtrock62]
Feb 22, 2008 (2:51 pm)
I am hoping the 3rd time fixed mine too. But I have not had a really good test yet! They did the same as jr318. Replaced all the guts. But they have to do this in a certain order is what my dealer told me. But this is the same dealership that put a new nav systems, 7 new speakers and a new sub in my jeep before they realized there was a bullitin out from Chrylser that called for a simple download to fix my stereo popping problem. Good luck on fixing yours!
#44 of 156 Re: 2008 wrangler hardtop leaking [mycommand]
Feb 25, 2008 (11:22 am)
I also have a 2008 Wrangler with a leaky roof. The first time I brought it to the dealer they said they tightened some nuts that were loose, water tested it and it was fixed. The second time I brought it to the dealer for the same leak in the same spot they replaced the seals. The third time I brought it back with the roof leaking worse than before an "expert" from Chrysler replaced the seals. I had seen similar posts from others saying that this is the point when the leak actually gets fixed. I now have to return because the "expert" didn't get the job done either. I have 3600 miles and am now going to be returning for a fourth time with the same leaky roof. Shame on me for buying a Jeep because of the outstanding history and reputation. Hope everyone has better luck than I am. Also, call Chrysler customer assistance 1-800-992-1997. You'll need the vehicle ID number handy so they can research the history.
#45 of 156 Re: Replaced seals on doosr and windshield! [jr318]
Feb 25, 2008 (6:29 am)
I have a jeep with a leak that has been looked at by a Chrysler tech. I am returning to have it looked at a fourth time. Don't blast the dealer in a survey. It is their job to sell Jeep, not their job to design them. Call Chrysler customer care at 1-800-992-1997 and tear them a new one. Also, try doing what I'm doing, I placed poster board in the side windows and in large letters it tells people why not to buy 2008 Wrangler. The poster board is most effective on the weekends when you park your jeep along side the 08 Wranglers at the dealership. Park it and wander around the lot for a while. If anyone is shopping for a Wrangler they will most likely change their mind. And, it will make the dealer move a lot faster on your repair issues.
#46 of 156 New Jeep Guy Looking for help
Feb 26, 2008 (4:29 pm)
Just test drove the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara the other day. I really liked it but I don't know if I am ready to spend $32,000 to get one. Heck, I don't even know if I am even ready to buy an actual new car. Anyone have an opinion on trying to get a left over 2008 when the 2009 comes out? When does that happen? What type of price drop can I expect? Any other opinions on the Sahara vs. the X? I don't do too much off road, some beach driving and since it never rains I would love to have the top off or down. I am very confused on if I should get the dual top package. Any information for someone new looking to get into the “Jeep thing” would be great. Thank you all.
#47 of 156 Re: New Jeep Guy Looking for help [snarl1]
Feb 27, 2008 (8:27 am)
For the most part, the X and Sahara differ in finish (painted fenders, upgraded seat material) and accessories like Sirius satellite radio, compass, outside thermometer, trip computer, fog lights, power windows and locks, cruise control, fancier bumper treatment,and other nuances. Mechanically, the Sahara offers the mono-shocks, and the 18" deluxe wheels. I have a 2008 Unlimited Sahara with the six speed manual and really love it. I hope that i didn't miss anything. Along with all that, we have a wonderful dealer, Douglas Jeep in Venice, FL. They are not the closest dealer, just the best. Happy Jeeping.
#48 of 156 RE:engine problems
Mar 02, 2008 (4:01 pm)
I bought a 08 Wrangler X 3 months ago.In the past month the fan belt has come off 4 times.It has been in the shop a total of 17 days in Feb.Every time I take it on gravel roads with 8 to 12 inches of snow the fan belt comes off.I havent even taken it four wheeling yet(scared to).I used to own a 78 CJ 5 and never had a problem.This new one is a piece of junk and I will be selling so I can buy a real Jeep.I guess I'm lucky tho the freedom top doesn't leak.Oh yea they've also had to replace the alternator and its been in the shop 7 days waiting for a new power steering pump this last time(still there).I call it the DriveWay Queen cause it looks real pretty sitting in the driveway just dont take it anywhere without a tow truck.
#49 of 156 Don't buy a 2008 Wrangler
Mar 06, 2008 (2:37 pm)
If you are considering buying a Wrangler I strongly urge you to reconsider. I bought my Wrangler the day after Thanksgiving in 2007. It has been back to the dealer 4 times now with a leaky roof. The last 2 times that it was "fixed" the work was performed by a tech. from Chrysler. I picked my vehicle up this past Wednesday, it rained. Thursday I got in to go to work and the water started pouring in. Chrysler has already asked if they could interest me in another Chrysler product. Chrysler has known about the leaky roof problem since late 2006 when the 2007 model wranglers came out with the 3 piece freedom top. They sent memos to their dealers telling them what to expect. So, for over 2 years now they have continued manufacturing the problem and passing it off to the consumers.
I do not wish to give my vehicle back. Other than the leaky roof I really do like it. I've asked the Chrysler regional manager that I have been dealing with for a new top. There are many people with this problem, and on the other side of that coin there are just as many people that do not. It seems buying a new Wrangler is a crap shoot as far as the tops are concerned.
The regional manager said they would take the Wrangler back and sell it at auction with a full disclosure. Here's the question- Will the person that buys it at auction disclose this information to the person that he sells it to? (The buyer that won't have the warranty that I have)
I will be once again asking for a new top, perhaps the new one won't leak.
If you are considering buying a Wrangler please take the time to research it. I did not. My purchase was based solely on the outstanding reputation that Jeep has had throughout the years. I think it is pretty sad that Chrysler continues to knowingly put this flawed product on the market. It bothers me that they are so eager to take it back and rush it off to auction.(ultimately screwing someone else down the road)
I am now notifying Better Business, Consumer Affairs, and the Dept. of Motor vehicle. If I do give up my vehicle it will have "LEMON" on the title.