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Jeep WK reliability

Well this week had a power steering pump go south, along with leaking power steering line, and had those replaced, now today the code lit for oil pressure sending unit. It is simply ridiculous how many trips (around 25) to the dealer service dept. and parts have been needed to be replaced since I bought it new, whereas every other vehicle I have owned over the past 35 years has rarely if at all been back to the dealer for repairs. I learned my lesson and am done with Jeep forever, and will never buy any Chrysler product again. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. JD Power and Assoc just released 2012 Vehicle reliability report and guess what, the bottom 4 of all manufaturers are Ram, Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler.
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How many miles you have on it? Did you ever drain and refresh the system before its ultimate failure. I have been wondering how long my components will last.... Power steering, ac, alternator. My power steering pump isn't the prettiest anymore.
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Funny how there is no service interval for the power steering fluid. Maybe that's why the reliability is so bad, Chrysler doesn't bother with proper maintenance. The fluid is clear normally and when I changed mine at 80k it was brownish.
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What are you leaning towards next? You get rid of it I'm interested in your throttlebody :-)
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Re: Jeep reliability

Do you have a link as to where you got your information from because the only thing I found was the 2013 reliability report which is NOT for 2013 cars its for 2010 cars that have 3 years on them, which would have been the old body style on everything except the ram... They have come a long way!

Sorry you have had a difficult run, unfourtunatly everything you have stated is common, the P/S line leaking, which likely caused low fluid level that caused the pump failure. Good luck with your future vehicles!
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Re: Jeep reliability

While I still love my Jeep, the relationshp has been strained with the replacement of the media centre, headlight assembly and something faulty in the cruise control, all within the first 8 months of ownership. Thank goodness for the warranty, but concerned about what happens when warranty period finishes! As for after market items (front and rear parking sensors, and 'tow pack') that were fitted as part of sale by dealer, the issues continue...compounded by the fact that the sale was in NSW (dealer wouldn't sell to Vic dealer), and sensor issue noticed once I'd driven back to Melb. I'm now in WA, having towed my van from Melb, and service centre over here tells me I have to sort out cost for additional work on sensors (including a faulty sensor) with the original dealer as sensors were fitted after-market and not covered by Jeep warranty. Perhaps this is standard behaviour for dealerships, but it's really yanking my chain, particularly as I have had JGC rewired ($1300) as Syd dealer's auto elec didn't wire the reversing camera correctly (JGCs came out from US without reversing cameras, so Jeep paid dealers to fit these) and so Perth service centre had to remove all trims to trace wiring to see if they could find what was causing the fault in the media centre (before realising media centre was faulty). Comedy of errors perhaps, but I'm well out of pocket and patience! WWW
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Re: Jeep reliability

I bought my 2005 WK Limited with the Hemi back in 2010 with 56k miles, since then I have done regular maintenance on it and the only things I have had to fix was recently a power steering pump($65) and about a year ago I had to replace a sensor in the transmission and while I was at it did a filter change and fluid change while I was in there($200). My jeep has been by far the most reliable vehicle ive owned out of the 5 prevous vehicles(Chevy, Nissan, Mazda and Ford). It all depends on how well the previous owner took care of and what regular maintenance was done to the vehicle. Good luck on your future vehicles, I'm a die hard Jeep fan now!
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Re: Jeep reliability

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While I still love my Jeep, the relationshp has been strained ......
My sentiments exactly. Fourth Grand Cherokee and I have no idea what comes next. In addition to the list below, I need to replace the heater blower motor/fan unit as it is failing.

My replaced components:
Instrument Gauge Cluster – twice
Junction block / relays (driver’s side under steering column)
Multi-function turn signal stalk
Clockspring in steering wheel
Radio
Head Unit - fourth time
Amplifier
Driver’s door speaker
multiple software re-flashes
Driver’s door master window/lock switch
Driver’s door window regulator (and module re-flash)
Driver’s door lock assembly
Tailgate latch assembly (and repaired grounded wire in harness)
Tailgate interior light assembly
Park Assist Sensor
Engine -
radiator cap
serpentine belt – twice
erpentine belt tensioner
EGR valve
EGR valve head-to-valve gasket
MAP sensor
O2 sensors (1 replaced at 22.7K miles; all 4 replaced at 53.7K; all 4 replaced at 61.4K miles; 2 replaced at 69.7K miles)
exhaust manifold gasket (driver’s side)
exhaust manifold, studs, nuts, and gaskets (driver’s side)
exhaust manifold, studs, nuts, and gaskets (passenger’s side)
exhaust Y-pipe and both catalytic converters, bolts & nuts
cylinder heads (both driver’s side & passenger’s side), head gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, valves, springs, and keepers
fuel injectors (all cylinders)
multiple PCM re-flashes
PCV valve
Transfer case rear seal
Rear differential seal
Rear drive shaft
Shock absorbers (4) and 1 replacement @ RHS front after 6K miles
Heater / AC auto control instrument panel module
FOBIK’s (Jeep recall)
ESIM sensor (fuel tank evaporative emissions)
Passenger’s side outside rearview mirror
Rear brake rotors and pads
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Wow i havent had any of those issues with my 2008.
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Wow i havent had any of those issues with my 2008.
Yeah. I wouldn't call this particular vehicle build a poster child for Jeep efficacy. Must be the North Jefferson Ave. POS Edition.

Ridiculous part: I have received 5 owner surveys from Jeep asking me how I like my new Jeep and the dealer's treatment. Always respond with the same 3 inputs: build quality/durability stinks, dealer treats me super, and call me to confirm you get this feedback (phone number & e-mail provided). Must go into a black hole because there is never any response.

"Your call is important to us. Please hold while another customer representative....." and "This call may be recorded for quality assurance purposes....." Right.

Think I'll check tire pressure, empty the oil catch can, and try to get the glove box out to look at the blower motor and speed control electronic module. (Factory Shop Manual was not changed after the box pivot attachment was revised, so directions are no longer accurate. Doesn't just lift out anymore like earlier models.)
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I bought my 2005 WK Limited with the Hemi back in 2010 with 56k miles, since then I have done regular maintenance on it and the only things I have had to fix was recently a power steering pump($65) and about a year ago I had to replace a sensor in the transmission and while I was at it did a filter change and fluid change while I was in there($200). My jeep has been by far the most reliable vehicle ive owned out of the 5 prevous vehicles(Chevy, Nissan, Mazda and Ford). It all depends on how well the previous owner took care of and what regular maintenance was done to the vehicle. Good luck on your future vehicles, I'm a die hard Jeep fan now!
Here is the report for 2012 vehicles, Chrysler products all rank dead last out of all car manufacturers. The drunks and stoners building Jeeps got fired from the Jefferson plant, and were susequently rehired by Chrysler, thanks to unions and lawyers. LOL, only in America. Lexus Back on Top of 2012 J.D. Power Dependability Study, Chrysler Last - WOT on Motor Trend
I bought my Overland new, am a stickler for maintenance and vehicle care, and frankly do not have enough time to list all the problems here.
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Check out the consumer reports video on the bottom as well Japanese brands tops in Consumer Reports' 2012 Car Reliability Survey, Ford continues fall
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