Just took delivery/ownership of a factory ordered 2015 Jeep GC Ltd.
It has 461 kms and about 5 hours run time on the engine.
Encountered a problem when I noticed a substantial amount of fluid [spot about 20 inches across] on my garage floor. Visual check under the vehicle determined the source to be from the transmission around the drain plug. I know it is from the transmission and not condensation from the AC. Fluid has a clear appearance and feels oil like in texture.
I am certain that I am detecting fluid from the transmission because there is a sticker next to the drain plug that speaks to only using certain fluids in the transmission and speaks to diagnostics for temperatures and fluid levels.
I have no way of checking to see how much fluid has escaped the transmission because it is "sealed." No joke intended!
No lights or chimes warning of a problems from the computer.
Vehicle is parked until the dealer comes and takes the vehicle to be fixed.
I consider this situation to be serious and it could have serious implications in the future life of the car.
During the course of Pre-Delivery Inspections, does anyone know if there if it is normal procedure for the mechanic to check the torques on drain plugs? Or would there be a reason for the mechanic to loosen the plug? In the case of this particular drain plug, the view is somewhat obstructed by what appears to be a protection panel or skid plate.
I don't expect the mechanic doing the inspection to check every bolt and nut, but some places are more critical than others.
Any thoughts are welcome, because I will be having a long talk with the dealership and with Fiat-Chrysler.
I will say that I am very impressed with the luxury and handling of this vehicle.