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#56 of 157 Re: 2008 wrangler hardtop leaking [fishjerk]
Apr 02, 2008 (4:31 am)
They deleted my post with my email in it.I have spoke and dealt with Lori.Two things to beware of when setting up an appointment are, call the day before make sure the parts are in, my jeep sat there for a full day with them knowing they didn't have the parts to fix it! So not right, also when you call make sure they have your reservation for a rental car.In my experience she called the morning of and they gave me a car with no 4 wheel or front wheel drive and it was snowing really bad.Totally unexplainable to me.I bought 4 wheel drive for a reason.Im not fond of driving in snow without it! At the rental place they also have cargo vans thats what they wanted to give me do to the fact she called the day i needed the car.They did after 3 times fix the leak.But now it is diverted to the door jam at floor level.The rain at night going down to the jam freezing and having a hard time with it opening doors because their is ice all on the bottom door jam like a half inch.I haven't gone up to address this yet.I bought new because im busy and i don't have time to waste(dropping off my jeep then going across the street to get the rental then going back at the end of the day time is money for me) so soon i will be making yet another appointment for the same problem.Advantage and jeep have known about this they told me after the fact that they have had a few back for this problem.She also told me there are holes for drainage on the floor boards.Can you imagine i know there is but come on..With all that said I do love it and can't wait to remove the top for summer fun.Im hoping all of this doesn't start again when i put the hard top back on in the fall.GOOD LUCK
Apr 05, 2008 (10:15 am)
When customers go to buy a New Jeep the Dealers or Chrysler should tell them about the leaking top. We have owned 4 Jeeps in the past and would have probally bought a new one, only without the hard top if they had told us about the problems they were having with the hard top leaking. We purchased our 2008 Jeep Wrangler in Dec 2007. As of today we have had it back to the deeler 4 times for the leaking top. We have heard every excuse you can think of, now they finally say it is a design problem. The service dept. has put in new seals twice. The third time they even put Silicone between the Hard top and fram (won't that look good this summer when we take the top off). Its in the shop now (this is the fourth). I cant wait to pick it up and see what the fix is this time. After Silicone its hard to tell.
#58 of 157 Re: Leaking Hard Top [rodandkathy]
Apr 08, 2008 (11:14 am)
I bought mine in Nov. of 2007 and it has been to the shop 4 times to be fixed with no luck. Chrysler has offered to buy mine back. However, today it is really nice out and I took the freedom top panels out for the first time. Have you looked at the "seal kit" that they put in? What a joke. It's nothing more than pieces of foam tape. I really like my wrangler minus the leak and the whole thought of selling it back is really depressing. This is my first jeep. I have wanted one for so long and this is my luck. I am considering trying to fix it myself, I can't do any worse. I'll let you know if I find a fix. Good luck to you.
#59 of 157 Re: Leaking Hard Top [dashboardjesus]
Apr 08, 2008 (11:23 am)
Just curious.....Did Chrysler offer you even close to what you paid?
#60 of 157 Re: Bad transmission [hayle]
Apr 09, 2008 (7:09 pm)
Chrysler .....what a joke!!!! I waited 4ever for my jeep.....and I am still waiting! I tried to order the 4 door Sahara Unlimited 6 speed manual with all the fun stuff when it first came out. Couldn't get the dual top...then they stopped production for awhile. Waited a year! Had one dealer nightmare at Massey Yardley in Plantation, Florida and went back to my fleet friend....he placed my order through another fleet dealer located within Eddie Acardie dealership....BIG MISTAKE...and I warned him!!!! Order was placed on 1/3/08. I waited until March...kept calling... finally...it is supposedly in....I went by to check the lot that evening of the call and looked online in their inventory...something close but not mine....wrong top, interior, and a smoker's group! They assured me that my jeep with all ordered features was there on their fleet side. They are about to drop it off on a flat bed to my office because it is Good Friday and they want to go home...I asked them to check order compared to what was on their lot! My fleet dealer friend's order was correct but....Of course.... it was the wrong jeep!!!!! They blamed the factory!!!! Their best response???? How about we put leather seats in it? What do you take me for??? It's a jeep! Can you imagine leather after one off road run with the ever so popular leaky hard top every one keeps talking about!?! She was supposed to call me back the very next morning about one in Calfornia that may match my order.....never heard from this dipchick again but heard from the Fleet GM 5 days later. He called to ask how well I was "enjoying my new jeep because with Chrysler and Eddie Acardie, customer satisfaction is their highest priority!""!!!!!! I think I am going FORD!!!
#61 of 157 Re: Leaking Hard Top [tcs2]
Apr 10, 2008 (5:49 am)
They offered a full refund. No usage fee, and they are liable to purchase any accesories that I put on or had installed. Originally I had asked for a new hardtop to try and solve the leak issue but they refused. Then I asked for a new jeep. They will offer me any Chrysler or Jeep product with the exception of a jeep wrangler. When I asked why not a wrangler I was told that the leaky roof is still an unresolved issue and that there would be no guarantee that a new wrangler or new top wouldn't leak.
Isn't that nice of them? I didn't buy a wrangler because I really liked the dodge ram....I wish I were one of those people that didn't have a leak.
#62 of 157 Re: Leaking Hard Top [dashboardjesus]
Apr 11, 2008 (7:40 pm)
I wish the new liberty looked more like the Dodge Nitro that it was modeled after. I thought it would be cool with the retractable roof but I test drove it and it was like a soccer mom mobile feel. Anyway, I am back to square one. I don't know where to start..I am not paying 30+ for a link mobile that rusts after a few months. I noticed a co-workers 4 door Unlimited X is completely rusted by the exhaust and it is obviously only a year old at the most!
Apr 12, 2008 (2:47 pm)
Mine also has some rust on and around the muffler. I've only had it 4 1/2 months.
#64 of 157 Re: Rust [dashboardjesus]
Apr 12, 2008 (5:51 pm)
Got a suggestion for me....think it is Jesus saying "not the jeep for ya" after I waited 3 months and the wrong vehicle came in? I ordered the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, 6 speed manual with all the stuff. Meanwhile, on the older jeep I have, I got a new top for it from 4WD and it leaked on Easter Sunday...entire jeep flooded due to the downpour we had. I love jeeps but I am over all the hassle!
#65 of 157 Re: 2008 wrangler hardtop leaking [fishjerk]
Apr 18, 2008 (2:50 pm)
I have a 08 Wrangler X with a leaky freedom top also. I also just noticed that the hinge pins on both doors are beginning to rust. The dealer fix for this is to give the owner a container of touch up paint, at least according to my service manager. Has anyone else encountered this issue? The service manager told me that these are the same hinges that have been used for years on Wranglers, has this always been an issue?
Any input would be appreciated