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#78 of 198 slider roof jumped track
Mar 01, 2011 (6:34 am)
I purchased the 2008 Jeep Liberty Limited Last year. Love the look of the vehicle, but when I got on the interstate the noise is horrible , like previous people I have had to blare the radio to make it not as bad, my poor baby is going to go deaf. Now My SkySlider has jumped track and they say , we havn't seen this it will cost 180 to just look at it, before we know what is wrong and how to fix it. Come on I already paid for the stupid tape problem from the liner drooping and now this, whats next? I want a refund! Does anyone heard of it jumping track?
#79 of 198 Re: slider roof jumped track [jamie77]
Mar 01, 2011 (8:23 am)
It is a rip off since they should now by now what is going on with the Sky Slider and they know how to fix it. It has been a problem since the beginning and I dont know why they continue making them.
I bought a Liberty Limited on 2008 (first year of the Sky Slider feature). After 3 months, I went back to the dealership since it started doing that horrible noice at speeds of 40mph+. They were not able to fix it until after like the 5th time I went to the dealership. And even that they fix it, you were able to still hear a noise a normal car without a cloth sunroof will not have. But well, I just assumed that since it was cloth, I was going to hear some noise.
Well, to make long story short, my warranty was going to expire on April 2011 and I was not willing to pay a dollar everytime the Sky Slider get loose (or whatever was going on with it.) ...
Last year I went to Nissan dealership and they paid off my auto loan and now I have a 2010 Murano. I will never ever will buy another Jeep.
They should not be asking you for $$ to check what is happening with the Sky Slider since Jeep already knows that the Sky Slider has a manufacturer defect. I would call Jeep Coorporation and would explain the situation and tell them that you know that Jeep 2008 came with that defect and you are not willing to pay a dollar to get it fixed.
If they are not willing to help you, go to a Jeep dealership entrance with a big banner saying that people should not buy Jeep cars!!!!! Im sure they will help you once they see that you will be affecting their sales.
Good luck to you and to everyone dealing with this same problem. I had to deal with it once and it really is a pain.
#80 of 198 Jeep - Demand a Skyslider Recall
Mar 03, 2011 (5:14 pm)
There are so many of us out there with the Skyslider that I really think as a group we could be heard. If you have any issue with your Skyslider I would notify Jeep first and give them a chance to make it right without cost to you. As far as I am concerned my Skyslider was worked on by my dealership they bought this thing until I sell it. My next step would be a local TV station and show them this blog....Bad PR would not be good for Jeep nor the dealership you bought it from and if we can force them to pull the Skyslider from the market, we would have a class action suite against Jeep. I like to hear from others....tinajones0410yahoo.com
Mar 09, 2011 (6:41 am)
We purchased a 2007 Liberty with Sky Slider right off the showroom floor. The wind noise was minimal for the first few months but started getting worse. I took it in for repair too late to fall under my state's Lemon Law. We had it in for wind noise 4 times and the last they flashed the computer and changed the headliner per the TSB. Problem is after 3 years and now out of warranty, the Sky Slider broke! We got home after a ride to the store about 3 miles away with the Sky Slider open. I was closing it and as soon as it sealed up it started making a horrible grinding sound and the motor didn't automatically stop. I let go of the button and tried to open it but it wouldn't do anything. The next day the back passenger Sky Slider corner came open while driving about 8 inches. I looked at the track where it came open and could see small bits of plastic and the rear metal bar is just loose in the track. I was able to side it closed. I removed the headliner and manually turned the motors to open the Sky Slider all the way, and was able then to close it with the motor so the motors still work fine until it seals down and starts that popping noise again. I can only guess that the computer doesn't know the Sky Slider is closed and it is still trying to close it which broke the plastic that attaches the bow to the track. Either that or the extra pressure that the computer reprogram per the TSB to keep noise down by putting more pressure on the rubber seal has caused the Sky Slider to fail much faster than in their factory tests.
#82 of 198 Jeep- Skyslider
Mar 10, 2011 (6:08 pm)
I would call the Jeep Manufacturer directly and see if they will assist. My Skyslider was fixed and they bent the bows...the bows were replaced and while it is still not quite, it is much better. I don't use my slider very often since this is really my first summer using it, I guess we will see how it goes. My vehicle just ran out of manufacturer's warrently but I have an extended but it is now my understanding the the slider is not covered. So if I have any problems I will be at the dealership where I bought it or on Jeep and the Channel 2 News team. The problem with all this is the bad publicity will only make the value of our vehicles unsellable.
#83 of 198 slider roof jumped track
Mar 10, 2011 (8:07 pm)
I posted earlier, upset about the 180 they where going to charge me just to look at why my slider roof jumped track, and the motor also starting making that same noise and wouldnt open or close. Luckily the dealership called me with some good news as far as the cost goes. They said I may not have to pay anything that an adjuster would be there to look at it , so it turns out my cable snapped, they didn't tell me about the motor, but the good news is my part is only 50 dollars. Wish it was nothing, considering I didn't make the dang cable snap. They called today after having it for almost 2 weeks and left a message that they were unable to fix it their selves and had to send it off. Hopefully it will be ready next week and I am thinking maybe I should not ever open the thing again. The part itself was 2700.00. Scary...Maybe some of the noise problem will be fixed, my understanding is they are replacing the entire skyslider. Wish me luck. I would trade it in, but paid over 23000 for it used less than a year ago and its value today in excellent condition is only 15000 down to 13000. Guess since its paid for I will keep it. Jeep needs to make this right.
#84 of 198 Re: Jeep - Demand a Skyslider Recall [tjones0410]
Apr 04, 2011 (4:37 pm)
I have an '08 Liberty w/ Sky Slider roof as well. About a year after I purchased the car the closing mechanism broke. I took it back to my assigned warranty dealrship to have it fixed and told me they couldn't get the part for 5 days. Luckily I purchased a rental option for repairs and had a loaner for the 5 days they needed to havere to fix the car. They replaced the roof and ever since then I have also had bad noise problems AND a constantly leaking roof. My side panels on the passenger and drivers side have water stains. I also have water stains on the roll bar and back window frame. I have had this car back to the dealership 5 times to have the leak repaired which, of course, they can't duplicate the problem and do absolutely nothing to fix it. So - every time I wash my car or leave out in the rain - it leaks. Every single time.
#85 of 198 Re: Youtube Video Noisy Skyslider roof Jeep Liberty [mlacolla9]
Apr 05, 2011 (4:42 am)
Lemon Law worked out for me very well .. It is a long process but finally I was approved by Florida State to returned car to chrysler of course after many time spent at dealer, inspeccions, repairs, arbitration, hearing, final attempt to repair, court etc Chrysler just like to see if you give up and keep the vehicle as it is saying that this wind noise is normal for this type of roofs .. It takes time at least 5 months to have everything done just because chrysler will refuse to cooperate with the return then they might take it court as they did to me but I was able to win case at hearing and proofed that the wind noise it is not normal because in my case is only on the right passenger side so how can it be just normal only on the right side because Left side is really quiet .. I feel bad for people that cars are out of factory warranty because this is a problem that gets worst everyday . Jeep should stop selling this type of roofs.. After 5 months of litigation with chrysler and returned my Jeep Liberty 2010 I bought a 2010 Grand Cherokee .. very happy now ..
#86 of 198 problem with skyslider
Apr 20, 2011 (9:27 am)
I bought this awesome car for my wife back in 2008. She loves the skyslider. We have been to the dealer a handful of times to fix this problem. They did all od the fixes the knew about even replacing front bow adding lube to the front and reprogramed the motor with new software. Works great for a couple of months then goes back to the noisiest thing in a car i have ever heard. Man does any one have the fix. I called jeep and going back to the dealer on friday this week to see what they can do. Keep your fingers crossed.
#87 of 198 Re: Noisy SkySlider Roof at approximately 70MPH!!! [gtangjr]
Apr 22, 2011 (7:08 am)
My wife just bought a 2008 with the "Sky Slider" roof and found that not only is it noisy, at 65 mph, but it bulges a little on the sides and allows air to blow in. After checking with the dealership where she bought it and being told that it was a design problem, I contacted Jeep and Chrysler directly to see if they had a solution. Still waiting for the solution.