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Old 05-15-2014, 05:59 PM
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

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DynamicLA - Did you post photos of the problem CV boot? Perhaps the SA was just being general. All photos that I can remember show the clamp slipped off and hanging toward the wheel. Best wishes that your other CV clamp is good!
Yeah I showed him the pics. To be clear, he did indicate it fell off -- but he said it fell off because it cracked first and slid off.

Since I'm not a mechanic, I'll just trust him when he says this. Like I said, crossing fingers! Now time for some off-road action.... I haven't taken it off road yet because I was afraid of further damaging the axles.

Time to see what this sucker can do!

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Yeah I showed him the pics. To be clear, he did indicate it fell off -- but he said it fell off because it cracked first and slid off.

Since I'm not a mechanic, I'll just trust him when he says this. Like I said, crossing fingers! Now time for some off-road action.... I haven't taken it off road yet because I was afraid of further damaging the axles.

Time to see what this sucker can do!
Interesting.....perhaps the metal is bad.

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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

The saga continues...

As you all know, I picked up my Jeep on Tuesday from having the passenger side half axle replaced. I asked several times while it was in for them to replace the driver's side but they said they couldn't because it hadn't failed yet. They claim they checked it and it was fine. I decided I would take my Jeep back and keep a close eye on it. After I got home from work today, I did my usual check and, sure enough, there was grease leaking from the driver's side. Obviously, the dealership didn't check it very well (if at all). I just took it back to the dealership and now I wait (again). It'll probably be there for days (again) waiting for the driver's side part to come in. Needless to say, I'm beyond angry.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:42 PM
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However, why did Jeep make the decision (as surely they did) to not immediately recall all vehicles (not yet delivered) that were produced with the bad axle assemblies? I am flabbergasted that they knowingly let customers take delivery of these defective and potentially unsafe vehicles (By unsafe, I'm taking about grease on brakes, not failing CV joints)
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Business woman on plane: Are there a lot of these kinds of accidents?

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Narrator: A major one.
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The saga continues...

As you all know, I picked up my Jeep on Tuesday from having the passenger side half axle replaced. I asked several times while it was in for them to replace the driver's side but they said they couldn't because it hadn't failed yet. They claim they checked it and it was fine. I decided I would take my Jeep back and keep a close eye on it. After I got home from work today, I did my usual check and, sure enough, there was grease leaking from the driver's side. Obviously, the dealership didn't check it very well (if at all). I just took it back to the dealership and now I wait (again). It'll probably be there for days (again) waiting for the driver's side part to come in. Needless to say, I'm beyond angry.
Wow - I would be pretty angry too. You would think by now they could have ran a batch number or some other serial number type of thing to see if your other axle was affected or not. Doesn't seem like Jeep has a full handle on this issue yet despite some rumored indications they are on top of it. Once it is done you'll love it, but this just leaves a bad impression which is no way to enjoy a new vehicle. Bad dealer, bad.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Just got my jgc limited with 3/14 build date this past sunday the 11th. 400 miles on it and I see the grease in my front drivers side wheel.

Reported it to Jeep and I'll be taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Unfortunately not the dealer I purchased it at.

If they need to keep it there a while will they still give me a rental?
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Just got my jgc limited with 3/14 build date this past sunday the 11th. 400 miles on it and I see the grease in my front drivers side wheel.

Reported it to Jeep and I'll be taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Unfortunately not the dealer I purchased it at.

If they need to keep it there a while will they still give me a rental?
My servicing dealer was not my purchase dealer. Doesn't matter where you get it serviced at, Jeep will give you a rental.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Update on my Jeep...Sorry it has been so long since my last update. I wish I had good news to give, but I do not. My last update was about grease I found on the rims of both replaced front axles. According to the pictures, there was no slippage and it seemed to be just left over grease. Despite this, I was have a metal on metal sound. If wanted, I can post a short video clip, recording the sound. I was told by serviceman that it might be the back-plate rubbing? But he couldn't be sure until he pulled everything apart. Since it seemed that the grease was just leftovers, I took a trip to the beach on Monday (175ish miles). Got home late, didn't check the axles, next morning got up and drove it to the dealership (50ish miles), should have checked, but again did not. Questioned the grease and was told that during replacement, parts were degreased and power washed. Service tech and service department manager came out, took a look at the driver side and immediately concurred that cv boot had failed again So, back to not having my Jeep....again. I did not see it that morning, so I can only take their word for it. I am now on the list of people waiting for replacement parts. I will have to say, the dealership has been doing a great job with everything. I leave for the OBX in 8 days and the way it sounds, I will be driving a 2014 JGC that week, whether it is mine or not. Kudos if that really ends up happening
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:35 AM
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I hope to have a conversation with the SA (SRT SPECIALIST) who is now looking after my purchase.

Left a mssg regarding having a chat about some of the issues which have arisen now that the JGC is soon to arrive.

Will advise what transpires.... Given all the cv boot failures and front axles on back order I dubious about taking delivery of a vehicle from a production run that has known defects and what they intend to do.

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Wow - I would be pretty angry too. You would think by now they could have ran a batch number or some other serial number type of thing to see if your other axle was affected or not. Doesn't seem like Jeep has a full handle on this issue yet despite some rumored indications they are on top of it. Once it is done you'll love it, but this just leaves a bad impression which is no way to enjoy a new vehicle. Bad dealer, bad.
Absolutely they should have batch numbers to work with by now.... And they should not be delivering them in this condition.

Dan was it you asking for pics of Tasmania.
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Oooh, a ripe opportunity to quote Fight Club:
"Narrator: A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one."

Spoken like a true bean counter.

Clearly only costing the dollar value to the car company of that particular recall.

Were is the cost factor of reputation, lost future sales and cost to the customer in lost time etc.

In this day and age of Internet forums bad news travels fast.

This morning I received a phone call from a work colleague of my wife. My wife had been telling another work colleague of my concerns re 'our' Jeep. He overheard and joined the conversation as he was intending to buy a new Jeep "just like yours" this weekend. My wife suggested he ring me. Well, I told him about this forum and about the issues current owners are having. I suggested he have a read of a few threads.

I also told him I was re-considering going through with my purchase. I told him it all hinged on my dealers reaction/response when I aired my concerns to him. (Was hoping to do it yesterday, but work got in the way.)

He just rang back. Seems he will go with his plan B, a Nissan Pathfinder Ti Diesel.

So there you have it. Jeep losing sales because of word of (bad) mouth.

One sale I hear you say. Last month Jeep GC sales in Australia were down about 35% on the previous month.......

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....I leave for the OBX in 8 days and the way it sounds, I will be driving a 2014 JGC that week, whether it is mine or not. Kudos if that really ends up happening
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