Originally Posted by Scottina06
WOW...you do realize he is in the desert/sand on STREET tires........
Scott...explain to me how street tires add to the likelihood that a steering rack or 4WD system would fail?
I still love the Jeep, it is great on-road but in my case, I think I just got a bad one. I spoke to many guys here that had the new WK2 in the same desert for up to a week. No problems, just my bad luck.
But don’t tell me I am abusing the car. If you know anything about 4x4 wheeling in sand you would not keep hammering on the tire issue.
The 4WD system was fine after being towed the 4 or 5 miles out of the sand. Everything worked fine again, but it is still in the shop as it DID fail and it left me stranded in the desert. Fortunately it is winter here. I would have serious problems if this happened during summer. Anyway, it must be electronic and not mechanical as the problem sort of fixed itself. Reliability is becoming the big issue here. I bought a Jeep because I travel 100 miles to and from work every day, but I also needed a vehicle that can take me into the desert once a week or so.
I am still waiting to hear from Jeep, but I can promise you that it will be back in the desert within another week (but not without having a 4x4 recovery team on stand-by).
Jeep service has been outstanding! Probably the only reason I am not too pissed off, but I do need a reliable 4x4 that will get me in and out of the desert safely. All joking about buying a Toyota aside, I still believe the WK2 is the right vehicle for me. They just need to sort this particular one out.