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#9 of 157 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler [mb789]
Dec 16, 2007 (6:32 pm)
Just purchsed a brand new 08 Unlimited.
After 400 miles the "electronic throttle control" light came on. Great!!!
Called the dealer and got the answer I expected: "Never had that problem before" It's winter and I live at 9000 feet and can't go without a 4x4 for who knows how long. Enough venting...
I followed the owner's manual and cycled the key on and off and sure enought the light was off. It came on while driving and the loss of power kicked in. Pulled over, cycled the ignition with the same result and kept going.
From the research that I have done, it seems to be a connection issue. The problem seems to arise when I turn the ingition to start. Sure enough, the light comes on. If I turn the car to "on", then let all the dash instruments turn off prior to starting, it seems to do fine. That's about all that I have determined thus far. This problem also seemed to start as soon as the temperature dropped.
I need to find out where the ETC unit is and check the connection.
The Jeep has only 600 miles on the odometer, so I will keep checking or see if I can narrow the problem. I would like to have this taken care of outside of the Chrysler Sevice Department, mainly due to the answers I have received over the phone and the horror stories I have read about.
If anyone has had this issue resolved I would appreciate some help.
#11 of 157 2008 Unlimited
Dec 26, 2007 (6:10 pm)
Have two questions:
1) Has anyone figured out how to random play music on the 6-disc. systems?
2) I have the 6-disc. with 7 infinty speakers and get a thump sound with some songs. Play Kid Rock Cowboy around the 1 minute mark and a thump like the speakers are blown. Went to dealer and tried other jeeps with same system and all of them did it. Does anyone have the same problem and how did you fix it?
#13 of 157 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler [1marcello3]
Dec 30, 2007 (10:57 am)
Glad you like your Wrangler. What did you think of the 08 Liberty???
#14 of 157 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =(
Jan 05, 2008 (2:38 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 157 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [pirategirl]
Jan 05, 2008 (8:02 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 157 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [jr318]
Jan 06, 2008 (7:46 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 157 Re: I hope that this was not a Friday built vehicle [bookitty]
Jan 12, 2008 (7:04 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 157 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [pirategirl]
Jan 12, 2008 (7:13 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.