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#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
#122 of 198 Skyslider Input Requested
Mar 31, 2012 (7:44 pm)
As you folks may know, the 2013 Liberty is redesigned, a crossover. I've always wanted a true suv, and am buying a 2012 Liberty. The new 2012 I'm looking at is a Jet Limited with a Skyslider roof. Please, has anyone had a good experience with the skyslider? Should I run from this one? Thank you all in advance. I buy a new car every twelve or so years, (seriously), so this is major to me. Peace all!
Apr 01, 2012 (8:09 am)
I have a 2006 liberty,I have not had any problems with the skyslider.
#124 of 198 Re: skyslider [bassetslave]
Apr 02, 2012 (6:13 pm)
Hello Anne, On an '06, I think you have a sunroof. I believe the canvas skyslider roof is years '08 through '12. Thanks though! =) I'm leaning toward playing it safe, and just getting the glass sunroof. New Liberty Jets are getting scarce though and if anyone wants one, time is now - the last of the true suv's...
#125 of 198 Re: Sky Slider Nightmare! [denisez1]
Apr 08, 2012 (9:09 pm)
My husband and I have a 2008 Jeep liberity with the sky slider roof. On the way home from vacation we started to notice the same crimp as you described. Very shortly after on the same trip, the entire canvas blew open hitting the rear window. It was terrifying!! We had this very nice (not paid for) vehicle that was parked therafter. We considered bolting the stupid thing down. Well as it turns out it was covered by comprehensive insurance and is being repaired. It is currently in the shop however the repair guy keeps running into issues with getting the correct parts from Jeep. It has been there for a month now with now idea of when we will get it back. If we ever get it back, its going to be traded in for something with a solid roof!! The sky Slider was a cool idea however poorly executed.
#126 of 198 Re: Sky Slider Nightmare! [jrico]
Apr 10, 2012 (4:59 am)
Sorry to hear the trouble about the slider,I have never seen one ,I have a 06 with a sun roof.