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Old 03-30-2015, 08:51 PM
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Re: Jeep is dead in my driveway :(

T-T-T (as in, "tee tee tee") - things take time; hopefully they'll get it and you'll be back on the road (and trails) soon.

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:15 PM
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T-T-T (as in, "tee tee tee") - things take time; hopefully they'll get it and you'll be back on the road (and trails) soon.
Got one of the techs on the phone before they closed and apparently they're just waiting on confirmation from Chrysler about which control module failed and needs to be replaced. I should know by tomorrow what they're replacing, when it'll be finished and if I'll have an option to get a loaner car while I wait.
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Re: Jeep is dead in my driveway :(

Trying to look on the plus side.. and there usually is one but at least it didn't happen 500 miles from no where.

Nice that it's still under warranty.

Looking forward to the answer.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:08 PM
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Trying to look on the plus side.. and there usually is one but at least it didn't happen 500 miles from no where.

Nice that it's still under warranty.
That was the first thing I said too. Thank glob it was in my driveway and not on a trail or on a trip.

Just praying it stays resolved after this.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:42 AM
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Good luck. Never a good feeling watching them get towed away on a flatbed.


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Old 03-31-2015, 06:08 PM
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Re: Jeep is dead in my driveway :(

Welp, I get my Jeep back in just a few hours...what a clustercuss.

So the story goes:

After speaking with the tech yesterday about the modules, today I got a different answer about it all stemming from a bad battery.

Apparently the battery wasn't sending enough voltage to the module(s) and it made everything behave erratically—engine, door locks, stereo...They had to confirm it wasn't one of the modules itself and so caused the problem solving process to be drawn out like it was.

This was only summarized just recently by the service manager, because I wasn't getting the full story from the tech helping me, as it went from "failed modules" to "a bad battery". I was left completely confused and worried that they had no idea what they were doing after the change in explanation, so that's why I contacted the service manager. He explained the whole deal and well, I still don't entirely believe I got the full story, but we'll see how the Jeep is in the future.

I'll report back with more once I get the paperwork, if it lays out any further pertinent info.

Oh, and they also actually listened/read my note taped to the head unit, saying "DO NOT PERFORM ANY RECALLS WITHOUT ASKING THE OWNER FIRST". I got a call asking if I wanted to have them done before I picked it up, because they could probably squeeze in just enough time to get the visor and brake booster recall done. I said no way, especially not being rushed.

So it looks like I may have dodged one there...so upset that I have to feel this apprehensive about getting a "fix" done when I have no problems in those areas being addressed. And to add to it, I'm pretty sure they did the visor reccall on my stepfather's WK2 and cracked the windshield, that he's just now noticing. Ugh.
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Re: Jeep is dead in my driveway :(

The recall for the visor is for wiring that is not routed properly and can rub through short out and catch fire. You will not have issues with this recall until the Jeep is on fire. Get it fixed.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:29 PM
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The recall for the visor is for wiring that is not routed properly and can rub through short out and catch fire. You will not have issues with this recall until the Jeep is on fire. Get it fixed.
Thanks for chiming in, Leslie.

"The sun visor vanity lamp wiring on about 180,975 of the above vehicles may
experience a high resistance short after a service repair to the sun visor, headliner
or while gaining access above the headliner. This may result in an inoperative
vanity lamp and an increased risk of fire."

via the Recall Bulletin PDF: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/rc_P3614.pdf

I've never had my headliner worked on or had anyone touch that area. They're also apparently causing fires by doing the recall itself, as you can find a few examples of on this forum alone:

- Caught On Fire

- help on how to proceed with damage from known recall

So I'll just hold off on those until I sell this thing. Do what you want to yours.

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Old 04-03-2015, 01:57 PM
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Re: Jeep is dead in my driveway :(

In thinking about my recent battery problem, I've since considered getting a spare battery to store underneath my seat or in the spare tire area, so this problem doesn't happen again.

Although, I know these AGM batteries are expensive. :/

Better safe than sorry though, I suppose.
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In thinking about my recent battery problem, I've since considered getting a spare battery to store underneath my seat or in the spare tire area, so this problem doesn't happen again.

Although, I know these AGM batteries are expensive. :/

Better safe than sorry though, I suppose.
If you have a battery tender, perhaps using your $$$ for "recall compensation" check on a battery?
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Thanks for chiming in, Leslie.

"The sun visor vanity lamp wiring on about 180,975 of the above vehicles may
experience a high resistance short after a service repair to the sun visor, headliner
or while gaining access above the headliner. This may result in an inoperative
vanity lamp and an increased risk of fire."

via the Recall Bulletin PDF: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/rc_P3614.pdf

I've never had my headliner worked on or had anyone touch that area. They're also apparently causing fires by doing the recall itself, as you can find a few examples of on this forum alone:

- Caught On Fire

- help on how to proceed with damage from known recall

So I'll just hold off on those until I sell this thing. Do what you want to yours.

Thanks.
You know nothing about me or what I do so your comments about my knowledge is false. Last year alone I personally made this repair to just over 325 Jeeps with this recall. Our dealership has done almost 1200 in total.
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You know nothing about me or what I do so your comments about my knowledge is false. Last year alone I personally made this repair to just over 325 Jeeps with this recall. Our dealership has done almost 1200 in total.
Good luck
So far only seen two instances mentioned, and in one the poster claims the repair wasn't done--where it could be it was just done sloppily. In the other, it would appear a small oopsie happened.

To be fair, there is no repair procedure that is sufficiently simple and idiot proof that a creative tech cannot mess it up.
[been involved in that interface for about 50 years--and one should never underestimate the creativity of some folks...]

Please stick around, and please don't be so defensive, as you may be an extremely valuable contributor here.
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