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#112 of 198 Glad to have read these posts!
Sep 16, 2011 (1:44 pm)
I have a 2008 Liberty Limited with the Sky-Slider and the roof broke on me a week ago. We had just gotten home and I was closing it up, when there was a 'pop' from the passenger side and that side 'limped' forward as the driver side continued to close. After doing some research, including your posts here, and called Jeep the next day.
Charles in the Detroit office opened a case and worked with my local CJD dealership to get it repaired. Turns out it was just a busted cable (probably caused by operating it at highway speeds I'd guess) and Jeep paid about 65% of the repair (leaving me with about $120-) which was nice considering I was about 1700 miles out of warranty.
Not to sing CJD's praises to highly, I still think they need to make a wind deflector for this roof or issue a recall, but the assistance I got from Jeep indicated that they knew it was an issue and they wanted to help. That was more than I ever got from the folks at GM when I had an issue with my Oldsmobile years ago.
#114 of 198 Sky Slider Woes
Oct 24, 2011 (11:24 am)
In August 2008, we bought a 2008 Liberty Limited with the Sky Slider. A few months later, we noticed the car was excessively noisy on the highway and brought it to the attention of the dealer, who installled a new front bow per a TSB that had been issued. All was fine until about May of 2011, when the top started bunching up at the middle and would not close properly. More specifically, it appeared to be unattached at the rear. I took the car to my local shop and was told that some pins in the mechanism were faulty and needed to be replaced. They recommended I call Chrysler and file a claim, which I did. A week later the case manager from Chrysler informed me that the top and mechanism would both require replacing at a cost of approximately $2200. They offered to pay for it less a $500 deductible which I considered reasonable as the car had just gone out of warranty. Two weeks later I am still waiting to be told the Liberty is ready to be picked up. I didn't want to buy a new car but at this point I'm starting to wonder if I should consider my options under my state's Lemon Law. I might add that the Sky Slider never got used very much before this problem and probably will never be opened again when we get the car back.
#115 of 198 Leaking sky slider roof
Nov 29, 2011 (2:48 pm)
I have a Jeep Liberty I purchased brand new a little over a year ago and as of right now my Jeep has been back to the service department for the fourth time to "fix" the roof alone. Last time my headliner had to be replaced. After over a week at the service deparment I had it back two weeks and it is still leaking. I am afraid that this is not a fixable problem and this will turn into a moldy, mildew headliner as well as affecting the electrical system as it is leaking around the lights on the interior headliner. Who can I contact besides the dealer?
#116 of 198 Re: Leaking sky slider roof [pendle01]
Dec 02, 2011 (6:25 pm)
This will not get better. Each fix changes things a little bit. Usually the new bow or header just starts to loosen as time goes by. If you are still within your lemon law period do it. Mine started out as noise at 60 and above, then turned into leaking water everytime it rained, then didn't even open. I just settled prior to lemon law arbitration hearing. I got purchase price of vehicle - mileage offset and all of my down payment back. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Check the law and time period in your state. Your Jeep came with a lemon law booklet. Read it and exercise your rights. I am really glad I did. Now it's over and it feels good. I now have a new Ford Edge Ltd with a real panoramic roof made of glass, no canvas material nor bad design. Good Luck to all. This is my last official post. Exercise your rights under Lemon Law. They settled with me. They KNOW this Skyslider roof is junk and they are legally liable.
#117 of 198 noisy, broken, off track "SKY SLIDER"
Feb 01, 2012 (7:24 am)
I purchased my used 2008 Jeep Liberty in April. 9 months later...yesterday....opened it and it went off track...the passenger side came back slower than the driver side and so it pulled it out of the track. I took it to a local Jeep dealership to see if they could get it closed because it is raining and will be for the next 3 days. They couldn't get it closed and said I could leave it with them and when there "specialist" get in tomorrow...he would look at it. The estimated 4 hours work just to take it off the tracks. I said heck no and left. I called Jeep and asked them it there were any recalls or any way for financial help as this repair could cost 1200.00$ or more. They (Jeep) told me that I was the third owner of a 2008 that there is no way to see if this problem has happened before on my car and no quarantee that previous owners went to certified Jeep mechanics. No help from Jeep....imagine that!! I called and got the number to make complaints with the DMV for recalls...that number is 1-888-327-4236 . I was the 3rd person to make a complaint...there are hundreds on the sky slider on this site alone. Please call that number and file your complaint so we can get that damn sky slider recalled!!!!! They will also send you an email with your complaint and ask you to submit pictures of the problems.....please.....let's help each other. I myself am unable to pay for the repairs so will only be able to drive it as is on sunny days...also I have to park under my neighbors carport with a tarp over my car when it rains....someone needs to be held responsible for these "Sky Sliders" and their crappy design and noise and coming off track and leaking!!!!!
#118 of 198 Found a skyslider deflector!
Feb 07, 2012 (7:56 am)
Easy, call your local jeep dealer, tell them you need a skyslider deflector. They will call Mopar (you must be a dealer to get this part). It will be shipped to the jeep dealer and you can pick it up. Cost me $163 plus tax. No more wind noise, and no chance of leaking from the front!
#119 of 198 Found a skyslider deflector!
Feb 10, 2012 (1:07 pm)
Please share part # / dealer / I have called 6 different dealers all with same results / no such thing
#120 of 198 Re: Noisy SkySlider Roof at approximately 70MPH!!! [gtangjr]
Feb 22, 2012 (5:18 pm)
Yes, my skyslider is noisy depending on weather conditions and speed. As far as I know no one tried to fix with a wind screen and I could not find anything on MOPAR. As you can see from the posts they come and go...but the issue never gets resolved the vehicles just get sold.
#121 of 198 Sky Slider Nightmare!
Mar 28, 2012 (8:03 am)
We purchased a 2008 Jeep Liberty with skyslider roof new in Feb. 2008. Last month the skyslider began malfunctioning (1 year out of warranty) It would not open and close properly and there was a large crimp in the passenger rear of the roof. We took it to our dealer and was told that the parts alone would cost anywhere from $1,200 to $3,600 depending upon what all needed replaced once the roof was removed. Even though we were out of warranty we contacted an attorney. He sent a letter to Chrysler and their response was very quick (within a week) - basically "sorry your vehicle is out of warranty and all repairs are your responsibility". Worse case scenario we would be responsible for $3,600 in parts and at least $1,500.00 in labor (20% of the cost of a new vehicle!). Has anyone had any luck with Chrysler assisting in repairs for the sky slider even though the vehicle is out of warranty? We'd appreciate any help from any consumers who had this problem. Thanks - Denise