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Old 09-19-2014, 07:38 AM
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Re: High mileage WK2

I'm at 109,000 on mine. 3.6 engine.
Nothing major so far other than maintenance items and a few things below.

AC door actuator
Front Struts
Rear door lock actuator
Driver's seat is has a few small cracks in side bolster of seat.
Had to replace an AC vent assembly due to it not holding position during higher air flow.

All and all, I'd say very minor things.

As far as the plastic wheel well arches fading, try going over them with a heat gun.

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I'm at 109,000 on mine. 3.6 engine.
Nothing major so far other than maintenance items and a few things below.
WOW! Great information. I am a high mileage driver (just over 30K per year) and I am hoping for a long "best friend" relationship with the Jeep. I did buy the lifetime MaxCare Warranty to cover my arse.

Thanks for the info on mileage and maintenance items needed.
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I can't answer your issues question because I haven't experienced any at 41K miles after 25 months, but I did purchase the Mopar MaxCare Lifetime Service Contract because of my high mileage expectation and need to keep the vehicle for 5-7 years. Given all the tech combined with time/mileage, I felt more comfortable with having the extended service contract. (It's not a warranty... 0

I purchased the extended MaxCare with my SRT at 60k miles and shortly there after I heard squeeks in the rear. I brought it in to the dealer and was told we don't have to look at it the shocks and brackets need to be replaced. They said it's happening on 2012 and 2013 WK2s That is under warranty, which is good news




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I can't answer your issues question because I haven't experienced any at 41K miles after 25 months, but I did purchase the Mopar MaxCare Lifetime Service Contract because of my high mileage expectation and need to keep the vehicle for 5-7 years. Given all the tech combined with time/mileage, I felt more comfortable with having the extended service contract. (It's not a warranty... 0
Jim, can you expand on what you mean by "NOT a warranty?" I'm considering purchasing one and am a bit confused by your comment.
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Jim, can you expand on what you mean by "NOT a warranty?" I'm considering purchasing one and am a bit confused by your comment.
It's called a vehicle protection package... It's basically an extended warranty but they use the term protection

I have 60k on my 2011 and did not have the protection plan so I just now purchased the 5yr/75,000 max coverage plan from chrystlerfactoryplans.com for $2655...punch in the gut ;( this should cover me until 2019 or 135,000 miles
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Jim, can you expand on what you mean by "NOT a warranty?" I'm considering purchasing one and am a bit confused by your comment.
It's an extended service contract legally which is different than a warranty. While folks seem to use the terms interchangeably, they are really not the same thing. A warranty is something that provide coverage from the manufacturer for defects in materials and workmanship for a period of time from the original purchase. They are saying to you that the product you purchased is made well but if it proves otherwise, they will fix at no charge to you until the warranty expires. It comes with the vehicle in this context when you buy new. You don't pay extra for it as it's a feature of the vehicle offered from the factory.

The Mopar extended service contract, if purchased, takes over once the OEM warranty term expires (outside of a few benefits that can be used early, such as the rental/loaner feature), covers either specified portions of the vehicle or, with the MaxCare contract, everything except things specifically excluded, usually with a deductible per instance as determined at original purchase (can be zero, but you pay for that dearly) and for a given number of miles or years post original in-service date. That last part can be "lifetime" but that doesn't mean "forever"...it means for the life of the vehicle as determined by it's present value and the cost to repair. When that line crosses...the "lifetime" is over. An extended service contract is a pre-paid offer to do repairs for a fixed amount over a specified period of time for items covered by the language of the contact.

An attorney could detail the specific differences between a warranty and an extended service contract...but I'm not one. I'm just anal...
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Re: High mileage WK2

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It's an extended service contract legally which is different than a warranty. While folks seem to use the terms interchangeably, they are really not the same thing. A warranty is something that provide coverage from the manufacturer for defects in materials and workmanship for a period of time from the original purchase. They are saying to you that the product you purchased is made well but if it proves otherwise, they will fix at no charge to you until the warranty expires. It comes with the vehicle in this context when you buy new. You don't pay extra for it as it's a feature of the vehicle offered from the factory.

The Mopar extended service contract, if purchased, takes over once the OEM warranty term expires (outside of a few benefits that can be used early, such as the rental/loaner feature), covers either specified portions of the vehicle or, with the MaxCare contract, everything except things specifically excluded, usually with a deductible per instance as determined at original purchase (can be zero, but you pay for that dearly) and for a given number of miles or years post original in-service date. That last part can be "lifetime" but that doesn't mean "forever"...it means for the life of the vehicle as determined by it's present value and the cost to repair. When that line crosses...the "lifetime" is over. An extended service contract is a pre-paid offer to do repairs for a fixed amount over a specified period of time for items covered by the language of the contact.

An attorney could detail the specific differences between a warranty and an extended service contract...but I'm not one. I'm just anal...
Jim, thanks for the clarification.
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