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#1 of 17 2008 4 door Wrangler Need Advice
Apr 29, 2008 (1:36 pm)
Can someone tell me what i can do? I have had my Wrangler back to the dealer for the leak 4 times she swears its fixed this time.they have had it for 2 days and counting On this service appointment i asked about the rusty muffler plus the rust on my hinges her response to me and i quote was " if i change the muffler its just going to rust again in a few months" is this right? this is the same person that said when i brought it in the first time for the leak and she said well there is drainage holes in the bottom so the water will leak out!
What should i do should i call Jeep corporate or what?
Please if anyone could give me their opinion on this it would be greatly appreciated.Im so fustrated by all this! Thank you very much
#2 of 17 Re: 2008 4 door Wrangler Need Advice [jr318]
Apr 30, 2008 (5:24 am)
......she said well there is drainage holes in the bottom so the water will leak out!
Correct. Well ok, change 'leak' to 'drain'.
" if i change the muffler its just going to rust again in a few months"
Unfortunately, judging by recent reports, also correct.
#3 of 17 Re: 2008 4 door Wrangler Need Advice [mac24]
Apr 30, 2008 (5:35 am)
so your point is?
#4 of 17 Re: 2008 4 door Wrangler Need Advice [jr318]
Apr 30, 2008 (5:39 am)
so your point is?
That both statements, about which you seemed to have doubts, are actually correct.
Please if anyone could give me their opinion on this it would be greatly appreciated.
You got my opinion, which is worth exactly what it cost!
I'm not trying to be nasty, but just because you didn't like what the service writer told you doesn't make it untrue. I can certainly understand your frustration on the other issues.
#5 of 17 Re: 2008 4 door Wrangler Need Advice [mac24]
Apr 30, 2008 (6:28 am)
I know the statements are correct but as a stated i was wondering what to do about it not if the were true/correct or not.Maybe i was misunderstood in my first post.
#6 of 17 I have a question 2008 Wrangler Advice
Apr 30, 2008 (6:34 am)
I think i was misunderstood b4.I bought a new 2008 Wrangler,after a few months the muffler has rusted, you can see it from the rear of the jeep,My question is should the dealer replace it? After all its less then a few months old..I hope this clears thinks up a bit.Thank you
#7 of 17 Re: I have a question 2008 Wrangler Advice [jr318]
Apr 30, 2008 (6:57 am)
A muffler shouldn't be rusty after a few months, and I think that if you make it clear that it's not acceptable they will change it for you.
However, it's also likely that the replacement will rust too, unless they've already made improvements.
Just my 2 cents, but it seems that major savings have been found, both in production costs and warranty work, since the change of ownership from Daimler Chrysler to Chrysler L.L.C.
Whether those savings are being made intelligently remains to be seen.
For what it's worth, the original muffler on my '99 (complete with drainage hole) is still unrusted after 80K+ miles.
#8 of 17 Re: I have a question 2008 Wrangler Advice [mac24]
Apr 30, 2008 (10:08 am)
My 97 has a bit of rust, but it is all on the dents, scrapes, and gauges it has gotten while offroad.
If you really like the Wrangler, ask them about swapping in something like a Flowmaster aftermarket one (they pay what the OEM one would cost and you pay the difference).
My Jeep is such that if I'm not happy with OEM parts, I go aftermarket and Wranglers have a HUGE aftermarket support structure.
I agree that the answers are correct, even though what they say really bites. As for the door hinges, get em replaced. My guess is the paint isn't applied properly and moisture gets in there to get the rust going. My 97's bolts have rusted, but I don't put the nuts on either to cover it. They're off most of the spring/summer/early fall anyway.
#9 of 17 Oh so fustrated!
Apr 30, 2008 (10:19 am)
With all the return visits for the leaks(4 to date) I'm just starting to get angry with all the dealers BS a new 2008 Jeep Wrangler or any New car/truck should not be rusted after a few months..Sorry not the correct forum to vent!
#10 of 17 Re: Oh so fustrated! [jr318]
May 22, 2008 (6:40 am)
Order an aftermarket exhaust from JC Whitney or Quadretec, it's a jeep...anything can be replaced!!