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Old 11-13-2015, 12:17 AM
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Re: Caught On Fire

I had a VW Passat, known as the Dasher back in the 80s and earlier in the USA have the wiper motors seize and start a dashboard fire while in a rainstorm and in a freeway. I'll never buy a VW again. I probably lean towards a Tahoe if gas is still at acceptable levels in 3-5 years.

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Old 11-13-2015, 12:27 AM
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LOL, I was so worried about the TIPM and Visor recalls I traded in my 2012 and got a 2015. Problem solved. No way was I going to let some guy pull out my TIPM and start cutting wires. Just knowing that was going to happen was harping on my OCD something fierce.

Completely agree. I had no sun roof problems so no fix. It was looked at though to be sure. I'm not convinced panorama roofs are worth the hassle. I rarely use sun roofs as they seem to get sunlight right in that gap between sunglasses and your eyes.

Making a vehicle with too many gadgets was a major downfall for Cadillac in the 80s. More stuff to get broken.

I briefly entertained the thought to trade in for a Cherokee but the Limited is so different from the trail rated which gets worse gas mileage. It would have to be a V6, even though ice driven the inline4 turbos from different makers and the actually a decent job. No real great options from Jeep. If Lincoln didn't have that god awful looking grill like a blue whales mouth or the rust issues common in Fords I would give the MK-Zor is it X, a look over.

Jeep look good. The packages sound good if only they didn't have so many issues. The Wranglers do hold their value but have a horrible ride and driver experience especially if you use freeways.

Again leaning at Tahoe if another SUV is needed. Reliable, basic and roomy. Survive the snow, salt and ice well.
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Re: Caught On Fire

My vanity mirror lights don't work. I have looked through the manual to see if there is a setting I must use to have them on, but don't see anything. I had the vehicle in for a repair on the vanity lights, but don't use them much so I don't know how long they haven't been operating.

First question: is there a setting I must use?
Second: is it possible that the service department disconnected them so they don't catch on fire, but didn't actually fix them.

I have been trying to contact the service department, but it is continuously busy.
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:44 PM
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That sucks. Is there an alternative dealer in the area. Lighter vanity mirrors. I bought my WK2 used as some realtor lady. that must have used a bit of hair product and loads of mascara. I needed to have stains cleaned professionally. She must have worn cheap ass rings with steel prongs as my inner drivers door chrome has tons of scraps as does the drivers side windshield, at eye level. Scratching the AR coating had me a bit miffed as I didn't notice it at first and thought that rocks and sand from Winters usually bust up the glass anyway. I still have the same windshield two plus years later.

I would really be concerned about the vanity lights not working and not remembering when they went out. I find it a fairly useless feature, but my wife loves them. The only reason I see to carrying a mirror in the first place would be to signal for rescue, and that doesn't work unless somebody is actively searching for you in the air.

But if that Jeep catches fire, that will certainly be noticed by air.

In all seriousness. Get that checked ASAP. Drive to the dealers service center and make them give you a free rental until it can be serviced properly. Have any ambulance chasers number handy. Where I live it 888 888-8888 or 888 444-4444. Upstate Western NY torts attorneys.

Be safe and not sorry.
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Re: Caught On Fire

So I just was in my dealer for a 2$ heater actuator gear and asked about the fuel pump relay recall... Suddenly, the parts were available after 10 months of waiting, so scheduled to have it done, without the sunvisor recall specifically.. When I returned, and dropped it off, I again said only this pump recall.. When picked it up, both recalls were done! Dang them!

Having reviewed everything, I think it's OK since August to have the sunvisor repair as it was revised - assuming you trust the dealer to do it correctly. My neighbor had his JGC start on fire after the repair (1 week later) last summer. This would have been prior to the revised recall procedure.

So I'm an optimist. I'll live with my "fixed" car. Actually feels good to have it up to date on recalls and fixed otherwise (I've just replaced thermostat, rear brake rotor, and heater actuator gear recently). Jeesh.

Not big things, but add water pump and dash board replace under warranty. This car is adding up the stuff. Somehow I still like it, especially with Blizzaks in snow ; )
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Re: Caught On Fire

Old thread, I know. Is there anywhere I can just disconnect the vanity lights or splice in a fuse?
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Old thread, I know. Is there anywhere I can just disconnect the vanity lights or splice in a fuse?
Don't know how to disconnect just the visor lights without pulling that fuse, but you lose other things as well (garage door opener and ceiling lights). Look in the manual and it will tell you what all is on the fuse with the vanity lights. Adding a separate fuse probably won't help.
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Thanks. My dealer did the new recall against my request a month ago.. So I have my extinguisher in the door panel but I suppose the revised fix works... Still not sure if anyone has lit up since the revised recall.
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Re: Caught On Fire

WOW,that SUCKS!!!,thank god she wasn't on the freeway or something!!! It's frightening we are trusting dealerships to say they fixed something,invoiced Jeep for compensation for Techs time and the owner is left with this MESS.I can't get past that first picture,not to be a worry wart,but what if it took off and was in the garage?Its despicable that this happens AFTER it was recalled and supposedly fixed.That poor woman.Fortunately this good neighbor was able to help.
Looks like the headliner suffered damage,so guess the visor and headliner need repaired now.
That extinguisher powder looks like it's gonna be a bear to get it all cleaned up. Hopefully the Dealership Valet team will be able to take care of that mess.
I wonder what Jeep and the Dealerships position will be on this?
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So now there's a THIRD sunvisor recall.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/rc_R7116.pdf

I wonder if Luigi is considering putting a fuse in the visor of the next generation... Naaaaah.
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Re: Caught On Fire

How could 2011-2012 vehicles still be in "new dealer inventory"?
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How could 2011-2012 vehicles still be in "new dealer inventory"?
Doubtful that any are but that's standard language on every recall notice.
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