Originally Posted by mbaessler
Rule 62: I agree, piece of mind is important an individual thing. But why not wait until your close to when the warranty runs out. Then pick up the warranty. I guess you have to weigh the cost difference if any for getting it within the first year (like you mentioned) or waiting to near the bumper to bumper warranty runs out. Just my opinion (no facts to back it up). I would rather save or invest that money for the first 3 years then buy the warranty for the piece of mind. My assumption is I would come out somewhat ahead. This quote by you is a scary though "3.0L Ecodiesel drivetrain is complex and fraught with potential catastrophe." That statement doesn't make me feel good about my order. YIKES! How has your Jeep behaved? I'm putting together a list for the dealer to take care of (if they ever build it) based on what I have learned on this terrific site.
1. Is DEF fluid topped off
2. Perform the TSP and tie off the DEF harness
3. Install Dom's plate. Although I need to figure out how to make sure it doesn't rattle.
Hopefully the 2015 has all the updated software.
OK sorry I talked too much. Mike
It's a complex machine, man. Lot's of bleeding edge technology and if you buy one congratulations...you're a relative early-adopter (at least to the complexities of the current emissions system).
My experience has been absolutely perfect. I purchased a MY '14 Jeep in late August (build date of 6/27) and have just turned 4000 miles. No issues at all to report. My wife is the primary driver and it's mostly local urban short-distance commuting. But I make it a point to get it out on the freeway at least once a week to get it nice and hot.
In answer to your questions:
1. Is DEF fluid topped off : Mine was NOT and I brought a printout of the Pre-Delivery SB with me to make sure it was done.
2. Perform the TSP and tie off the DEF harness: I haven't done this as it hasn't been in for service yet.
3. Install Dom's plate. Although I need to figure out how to make sure it doesn't rattle.: I did this two weeks ago before the big rains came. I also had all 3 Skid Plate kits (5 plates in total) installed from the ORAT-II package as my Summit came with a naked underbelly.
I think if you're properly informed and take the precautions other's have advised on this forum, you'll be a very happy Jeep owner.