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Old 05-13-2014, 10:30 AM
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Issues with my WK2 ED

Picked up a '14 WK2 ED 3 weeks ago from Woodhouse Jeep in Omaha, NE (got a great deal there - a reason why they are one of the largest dealers in the US). Loved it the moment I had it (it replaced a WK CRD with GDE Ecotune and some other improvements). Driving home at 80 into a fierce headwind and got 21.4 mpg (was in a hurry to get back to run to the carpet store before they closed).

Was great until a week later when during a rain storm after going through a puddle on the highway the Service DEF System warning light came on. Brought it to the dealer the next day and had a rental car for a week before it was ready. They also discovered the CV join leak (bad clamps - seems a known issue with all WK2s in a certain timeframe).

Right after getting it and driving home the Service Electronic Throttle came on repeatedly and I would get no throttle (flashing thunderbolt) - lift off then it goes away and everything back to normal. It comes on every now and then.

When driving at night and the headlights are on there's a burning smell sometimes (my wife said she saw smoke as well). I confirmed the smell (smells like burnt paper).

The mister on the windshield does not spray but the rear does (does it have a separate resevoir?).

I've never had a vehicle with so many issues right after purchase. Bought this for family trips and towing racecar in a trailer. Was very knowledgeable of the WK CRDs (I made the WK CRD FAQ for others). A bit worried about other potential problems.

I'm glad there's a diesel subforum here as over at JF it's full of anti diesel trolls and mod biased against diesels - so great to see a thriving pro diesel WK2 community here!
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Re: Issues with my WK2 ED

The rear washer uses the same reservoir as the front washers, just different pump and tubing.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:00 PM
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Re: Issues with my WK2 ED

It has been reported that the headlights will fog and take a while to clear out. Possible smoke was most likely vapor from the lights. All engines give off smells for the first 1000 miles or so thus impossible to state if something is abnormal.

When I drove my SFU it was in hurricane down pours for 6 hours of my 12 hour trip in extremely heavy rain and flooded roads. Did the dealership tell you what happened to your DEF system? I wonder if the injector broke or failed?

Electronic Throttle issues have been reported by more than just a few SFU drivers but all corrected by the dealership. Front wiper squirters should have been corrected before allowing you to pick it up. The pre-delivery checklist should have touched a few of these items. Hopefully once these are corrected you will be trouble free.

My Overland had an alignment off which is a real issue when you leave the dealership and drive nonstop 700 miles. My local dealer fixed me right up. My fuel door is misaligned and the dealership has that on order and the door that covers the USB, aux and power also misaligned and my dealership started a STAR on that since this was the third one they saw like this.

All of my issues were minor so hopefully once these are behind you that you will not see this become a lemon vehicle...
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Re: Issues with my WK2 ED

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I'm glad there's a diesel subforum here as over at JF it's full of anti diesel trolls and mod biased against diesels - so great to see a thriving pro diesel WK2 community here![/QUOTE]

Big thumbs up on that one. To the point of not wanting to even read JF any longer because of the "diesel hate". Really bad when moderators - who are supposed to moderate - side with the trolls.





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Re: Issues with my WK2 ED

Not only that, but this site has a much larger/stronger WK2 community than JF. Like orders of magnitude larger.
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Re: Issues with my WK2 ED

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Picked up a '14 WK2 ED 3 weeks ago from Woodhouse Jeep in Omaha, NE (got a great deal there - a reason why they are one of the largest dealers in the US). Loved it the moment I had it (it replaced a WK CRD with GDE Ecotune and some other improvements). Driving home at 80 into a fierce headwind and got 21.4 mpg (was in a hurry to get back to run to the carpet store before they closed).

Was great until a week later when during a rain storm after going through a puddle on the highway the Service DEF System warning light came on. Brought it to the dealer the next day and had a rental car for a week before it was ready. They also discovered the CV join leak (bad clamps - seems a known issue with all WK2s in a certain timeframe).

Right after getting it and driving home the Service Electronic Throttle came on repeatedly and I would get no throttle (flashing thunderbolt) - lift off then it goes away and everything back to normal. It comes on every now and then.

When driving at night and the headlights are on there's a burning smell sometimes (my wife said she saw smoke as well). I confirmed the smell (smells like burnt paper).

The mister on the windshield does not spray but the rear does (does it have a separate resevoir?).

I've never had a vehicle with so many issues right after purchase. Bought this for family trips and towing racecar in a trailer. Was very knowledgeable of the WK CRDs (I made the WK CRD FAQ for others). A bit worried about other potential problems.

I'm glad there's a diesel subforum here as over at JF it's full of anti diesel trolls and mod biased against diesels - so great to see a thriving pro diesel WK2 community here!
Guessing the dealer never filled the DEF in the first place. Burning smell is all of the things burning off during the initial break in. Get some highway miles and let if warm up, and the burning smell will go away. My guess is the wiper tubing became disconnected at the spray head. Mine did this on the drivers side. I just slid the hose back on, and it was very snug. Guessing it was not pushed all the way on at the factory. Have not had a problem yet. The service light was probably from the low DEF. Also, make sure you only dive using your right foot. If you hit the breaks and accelerator at the same time, people have been reporting problems that resolved when they quit driving using both feet.
Hope this helps. You will wind up loving this jeep. Minor issues, but all repairable. You might want to have them check for flash updates, as these can fix most problems.
Congrats on the new ride.
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Guessing the dealer never filled the DEF in the first place. Burning smell is all of the things burning off during the initial break in. Get some highway miles and let if warm up, and the burning smell will go away. My guess is the wiper tubing became disconnected at the spray head. Mine did this on the drivers side. I just slid the hose back on, and it was very snug. Guessing it was not pushed all the way on at the factory. Have not had a problem yet. The service light was probably from the low DEF. Also, make sure you only dive using your right foot. If you hit the breaks and accelerator at the same time, people have been reporting problems that resolved when they quit driving using both feet.
Hope this helps. You will wind up loving this jeep. Minor issues, but all repairable. You might want to have them check for flash updates, as these can fix most problems.
Congrats on the new ride.
The nozzle was broken on the DEF injector so that was the reason for the warning light. The dealer is going to compensate me for the low DEF fluid (as they forgot to fill it).

I do drive with both feet being a racer but it happened to my wife once. I'd be worried that this would be an issue anytime anyone hit both pedals at the same time (as it happens to everyone from time to time).
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