Time to think about lemon law?
I know I haven't been super active on the forum yet, but I hope I can still get some responses in my plea for help!
I bought a 2011 JGC LaredoX 4x4 back in July and have been having issues ever since. There are only 4300 miles on the car...
1. Upon Purchase - Steering wheel controls stopped working upon driving off the lot. Returned, fixed. Several fuses were shorted out.
2. Noticed odd throttle response, strange shifting behavior, erratic RPMs and strange behavior associated with the ETC and the transmission. I returned once again to get this checked out. Was told the computer did not relay any issues. Furthermore, some of the air vents failed to work properly AND the interior map lights and other front of car electronics failed to work. Diagnosis here was that someone had put a screw through the main wire!
3. Driving was still terrible so I returned again, armed with a better description, drove the tech around. Was told "This feels normal". Guess what? It's not. Especially when passengers complain about how crappy it feels.
4. Return this time now armed with a TSB and information from this forum. Kept the car overnight. Said nothing could be done.
Here's the kicker...
Drove the car on the highway a bunch. Smooth sailing, but anytime there was a change of pace, a hill or a turn, it was obvious how much the Jeep was struggling.
5. After being garaged for about a month, the car was driven for about 15 minutes. It overheated. Pulled over, cooled down within 5 minutes, oil temp read L. Strange. Drove about 10 more minutes when I noticed a strange grinding/clanking noise coming from the engine bay. I knew I needed to get to a dealership. Car completely shut down 1.5 miles away. Pushed the car to the dealership
Current Diagnosis: Due to poor manufacturing craftsmanship (as stated by the dealer) a specific clamp was not properly installed that holds the coolant hose to the radiator. So it wiggled off, poured coolant all over the engine. Shorted out the electronics and allowed the engine to overheat. They are now digging for other major issues.
Whoever put this vehicle together obviously was having a rough day at the plant! My girlfriend and her family work for GM and have told me how unacceptable this is. Just curious if anyone can provide me with guidance on what to do next. I don't feel comfortable with the future of this vehicle or the safety of it's operation. I just want to start over...
Really appreciate any and all help.