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Old 10-14-2013, 09:27 AM
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Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

Ill certainly agree that the vehicle has had issues - issues that none of us welcome. Though I will say this and I believe the dealer as a good fringe dog mine (from travel baseball) runs it. They claim they have no issues - I've asked. What that tells me is - the general population is not 'noticing' a lot of what we are. Id bet most of you guys are engineers or work with tech (like me) and expect these vehicles to work 100% - and - they absolutely should. All I'm saying is - and most have also said it - the problems are there but not major. Weird tech issues. I have an AC issue - a lot of my new cars had the AC messed up from factory due to gas levels. Transmission issues -- well i just came out of an acura MDX and boy let me tell you. I researched that vehicle when I leased it and Acura had class action laaw suits on transmissions dating back 15 years - guess what - their transmissions still suck. No doubt a percentage are having weird 'serious' issues due to grounding - and - those are mostly fixed. Also understand with Jeep - this model came out before its time -- I be the deranges aren't plagued with the same issues. So - like anything else - where people are early adopters - we suffer the learning curve. I think - that - is exactly what the issue is. The question is - do you want to endure - or not. Id rather my wife stop telling me that her voice commands and sirius isn't working - while mine is... weird huh? yup - the u connect issues are interesting. I bet this becomes a reliable model once the bugs are ironed out. Still love the vehicle. Want it fixed 100% - yes!
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Wifezilla does not accept voice commands either....
Ha Ha you are a critical thinker, eh?...LOL
Nice to have a sense of humor and I bet DW would laugh as well.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:11 PM
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With the features, modern platform, design and four engine options of the WK2 for such a low cost, it is most certainly world class. I have lived in Europe for many years, you would be absolutely surprised at how highly regarded some US brands are like Jeep, Corvette, Harley Davidson, Cadillac etc..
I'm sorry....but my Jeep is in the shop AGAIN waiting on a new blower motor, a new glovebox door, new cupholders for the center console to be delivered tomorrow so it can be returned to me...35,250 miles. I've got 750 miles left on the warranty and have to make some choices.

I cannot consider a vehicle that has had as many warranty failures as mine has (we're up over 20) in the first two years world class. Its a very nice vehicle, much improved from previous Jeeps, but they need to work on reliability and consistent product quality before it will be "world class".

Sadly, my JGC is easily the worst vehicle I have ever owned from a product quality standpoint. I still love it for its many wonderful attributes, but its a cruel mistress.
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Yet ... I just performed my 32K mile service last weekend and have never had it to the dealer since it left the showroom. Not a single problem ...
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Also, mine is a limited with many options ...
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No vehicle is without issues, but I am on my 4th Jeep, and all have been relatively good for over 125,000 miles (up to 200,000 miles).

Now the 1976 Rustang was a different story. Cars from the 50s and 60s were good for their era, but manufacturers should be ashamed of the cars from the mid-70s to early 80s. Crap is much too nice of a term for them both in styling and reliability.
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I am concerned about the electronic issues. That is why I am leasing ONLY!
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... Cars from the 50s and 60s were good for their era, but manufacturers should be ashamed of the cars from the mid-70s to early 80s.
True enough, but it was a perfect storm considering the oil embargo, emissions standards, union demands, cafe standards, poor executive leadership, platform sharing among various models, interest rates, Consumer Reports, ...
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:02 PM
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Got the Jeep back half fixed. Waiting on parts, the dealer got an email the morning my parts were supposed to arrive that they had "lost their part delivery contract and parts delivery would be suspended indefinitely". Since they have no idea when they will get a shipment of parts they gave me the Jeep back. That was Wednesday, I have received no call.

I swear half my issues with this vehicle stem from the dealers and Jeep's customer service.
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Got the Jeep back half fixed. Waiting on parts, the dealer got an email the morning my parts were supposed to arrive that they had "lost their part delivery contract and parts delivery would be suspended indefinitely". Since they have no idea when they will get a shipment of parts they gave me the Jeep back. That was Wednesday, I have received no call.

I swear half my issues with this vehicle stem from the dealers and Jeep's customer service.

At least its drivable. You must be happy about that? You should look at trading it in on a 2014 Grand Cherokee before your warranty expires.
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At least its drivable. You must be happy about that? You should look at trading it in on a 2014 Grand Cherokee before your warranty expires.
Oh yeah, the guy at the dealer said "At least I can give you yours back, I've got people's cars I can't give them back and I have to call them and tell them I have no ETA on their parts"

Its just a ridiculous thing for them to tell their dealers "We lost our shipping contract...you'll be without parts for an indefinite period"...ship them UPS! They just absolutely do not care about their customers.

Warranty expired 126 miles ago. I'm looking at it, if I do decide to get another Jeep I hope I don't buy myself more problems.
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True enough, but it was a perfect storm considering the oil embargo, emissions standards, union demands, cafe standards, poor executive leadership, platform sharing among various models, interest rates, Consumer Reports, ...
Some of the foreign makes managed to do quite well during that era, but that's because they were trying to boost sales, as opposed to sitting on their duffs for a few decades. Domestic brands were still using throttle body injection at a time when most foreign brands were full port or near manifold fuel injection to deal with the
smog laws that everyone knew were coming but some makers honestly thought if they did nothing, the law would be repealed.
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