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Apr 05, 2008 (11:15 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 156 Re: Leaking Hard Top [rodandkathy]
Apr 08, 2008 (12:14 pm)
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 156 Re: Leaking Hard Top [dashboardjesus]
Apr 08, 2008 (12:23 pm)
Just curious.....Did Chrysler offer you even close to what you paid?
#60 of 156 Re: Bad transmission [hayle]
Apr 09, 2008 (8:09 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 156 Re: Leaking Hard Top [tcs2]
Apr 10, 2008 (6:49 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 156 Re: Leaking Hard Top [dashboardjesus]
Apr 11, 2008 (8:40 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 (3:47 pm)
Mine also has some rust on and around the muffler. I've only had it 4 1/2 months.
#64 of 156 Re: Rust [dashboardjesus]
Apr 12, 2008 (6:51 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 156 Re: 2008 wrangler hardtop leaking [fishjerk]
Apr 18, 2008 (3:50 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
Apr 18, 2008 (4:48 pm)
My hinge pins are showing slight signs of oxidation, no major rust there. How many times have you been to the dealer for the leaky roof? I don't know what the lemon laws are where you live, but 4 was the magic number before chrysler offered to buy mine back. The trouble is that I really love this thing. You may want to go for the buyback and try to find an 06'. I took the two top panels off for the first time last week when we had nice weather...The seal repair kit is a JOKE. Whoever came up with that solution should be castrated so he can't contaminate the world with his filth. I did a self fix on the leak and so far so good. It's a shame that a consumer spends 24,000 + for a new vehicle to be free from hassles and gets nothing but. Chrysler solution...buy it back and auction it. You may want to try bringing your jeep to a window place. They are experts at fixing leaks. Unlike Chrysler. As I said before, there are a lot of people with leaks, and on the flip side of that coin there are a lot of people that have no leak issues at all. It is just unfortunate that we ended up with the jeeps that were made on the friday afternoon before a holiday weekend.
Also keep in mind that Chrysler is no longer Daimler Chrysler. They are Chrysler L.L.C. Chrysler is suffering financial issues just like the rest. Could it be possible that they are trying to save pennies and making them cheaper? I don't know. Just my opinion.