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Old 06-01-2014, 01:22 PM
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If you don't mind me asking what did you pay?
Not sure which question you are asking. what deductible did I pay to have the 4 cylinder engine rebuilt? $50 or what did I pay for my Lifetime Maximum Care Wrap Service Contract ($100 deductible) for my 2014 Cherokee? $2185

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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

My reason for purchasing the lifetime warranty is that my wife and I are retiring and we are planning that the JGC will be the last new car we will buy. I generally keep cars until they die (my other two cars are a 97 Miata and a 2001 Outback). The Miata is in good shape with only 43,000 miles on it, but it isn't good for traveling. The Outback has 140,000 on it and I'd rather have something newer for trips. Besides, we do like to off-road. We've had 4x4's of one type or another since 1978. The Jeep fills those needs, but my experience with 4x4's is that they can be costly to repair and things break. Further, the electronics in this thing are expensive and sensitive.

I've never bought a vehicle warranty before, but, considering the amount of time that I intend to keep this one and the costly technology involved with it, it seemed like a good idea.
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Sounds like a great plan!
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:24 PM
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

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Not sure which question you are asking. what deductible did I pay to have the 4 cylinder engine rebuilt? $50 or what did I pay for my Lifetime Maximum Care Wrap Service Contract ($100 deductible) for my 2014 Cherokee? $2185
I was asking about Maximum Care...I payed the same amount.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:21 PM
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

Makes me glad Australia has statutory warranties enforced by federal law. If a part breaks or is faulty within the expected service life of that part, the manufacturer has to replace it at their expense irregardless of any manufacturers warranties that may have applied/expired.

Seems a lot cheaper to send an email to the department of fair trading informing them a dealer is in breach of federal law than having to pay $2k for the manufacturer to fix something that should never have broken in the first place. You should see how fast they move when they get a phone call from a government department threatening legal action. Hilarious
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Makes me glad Australia has statutory warranties enforced by federal law. If a part breaks or is faulty within the expected service life of that part, the manufacturer has to replace it at their expense irregardless of any manufacturers warranties that may have applied/expired.

Seems a lot cheaper to send an email to the department of fair trading informing them a dealer is in breach of federal law than having to pay $2k for the manufacturer to fix something that should never have broken in the first place. You should see how fast they move when they get a phone call from a government department threatening legal action. Hilarious
Hmmm, Going by what you said that your country's way is cheaper, just how much more does a Jeep cost in your country compared to here in the USA? No thanks, I'll pay for the $2,000 Service Contract and buy the Jeep at the USA price. You have to figure that Chrysler is not repairing that Jeep in your country for free so has figured that in to the price you pay for a Jeep in your country.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

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Hmmm, Going by what you said that your country's way is cheaper, just how much more does a Jeep cost in your country compared to here in the USA? No thanks, I'll pay for the $2,000 Service Contract and buy the Jeep at the USA price. You have to figure that Chrysler is not repairing that Jeep in your country for free so has figured that in to the price you pay for a Jeep in your country.
Your not wrong in that sense, we definitely pay a premium above what you guys pay.You should see what we pay for apple products, its comical what they charge in Australia compared to US. Even music is more expensive despite the fact that its online, it doesn't cost them anymore than someone downloading in the US.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

Do I need to pay the deductible if my jeep has a powertrain failure within 5 years after I buy this extended service contract?
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

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Do I need to pay the deductible if my jeep has a powertrain failure within 5 years after I buy this extended service contract?
There is no deductible for something that is covered under the original warranty.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

Just figured I'd provide my 2 cents if it might help someone make a decision. I had a 2001 Grand Cherokee that got totaled at 2 years old. I spent a month looking for a vehicle to replace it with and decided on a used 2002 Grand Cherokee that was a documented lemon. I was confident the issues that it was returned for were ok since my 2001 did the same thing and made me want to return it as well for a time. Anyways, I decided to buy a 7year/70K Maxcare with $0 deductible just to make sure I was covered. I got a great deal on the used lemon so i put some of that savings towards the warranty. I'm glad I did. I didn't have to use it alot (not at all for what it was returned for) but for what I did use it on, it saved me alot of money. I had to have the A/C blend doors fixed twice. Minimum charge to take apart the dash is $1000. That right there more than paid for the warranty. On a couple occasions, I had to have the left mirror fixed. It wouldn't retain it's setting. And right before the 70K mark, I had all four axle seals, rear differential, and driveshaft replaced. The service manager and I added up how much I would have paid for all of these repairs I received under warranty and it would have been over $9K. I think I paid $1400 for the warranty at the time. Throw in the free rental cars through 7/70 and it's was a pretty good deal. It was well worth it.

I drove it for another 50K without a problem (although the mirror setting never worked and I just learned to live with it). At around 12 years old and 120K miles, it needed a new radiator, transmission, and transfer case. The cost of the repairs would have been around $6K which was more than the truck was worth so I decided to trade it in on a used 2012 WK2 Laredo X with 7K miles. If I had the lifetime warranty, I'm not sure Chrysler would have fixed all of that under warranty and kept it on the road since I believe the warranty will not cover fixes that are greater than the cost of the vehicle. A lifetime warranty may be worth it since it would cover you past the 7 year mark but probably won't be worth much past 12 years.

So now, I'm in the same boat as most of you, trying to decide whether to buy one for my WK2. I've got a little over 34K on it and am experiencing the engine/transmission shudder issue that has a long thread all to it's own on this forum. I have both the fishbite and washboard/rumble strip symptoms. I just had it in to fix a misfire on cylinder #2 and had a misfire on cylinder #8 fixed a couple months ago. This may have just fixed it. I wasn't able to recreate it like I was before taking it in this last time. If it's fixed, I plan to keep it for the long haul, to let my kids drive it in about 5 years, and will want a warranty on it. If not, then I just may trade it in on something else. I can't stand the shudder which feels like the transmission is slipping.
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

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I just had it in to fix a misfire on cylinder #2 and had a misfire on cylinder #8 fixed a couple months ago. This may have just fixed it. I wasn't able to recreate it like I was before taking it in this last time. If it's fixed, I plan to keep it for the long haul, to let my kids drive it in about 5 years, and will want a warranty on it. If not, then I just may trade it in on something else. I can't stand the shudder which feels like the transmission is slipping.
The reason you are feeling the shudder is because of the misfiring, not the transmission. A misfire will give you that jerky feeling power delivery. I've had fishbite symptoms in two other cars, an old 80's chevy and a newer GM 3800, both went away after running some slightly higher octane gas and running fuel system cleaners through the tank.

I've been convinced for sometime already that the fishbite everyone complains about in their jeeps with the v8 is in fact due to the old cast iron blister called "the hemi", and not due to the transmission that is often blamed. Let's face it, that hemi is past its expiry date, time for a modern redesign like the 3.6
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Re: Lifetime extended warranties, do they make sense?

I've got my fingers crossed. I was only able to drive it about 10 miles since picking it up last night and my wife has it today but I wasn't able to recreate the washboard/rumble strip symptoms. I didn't have it on a freeway either but was able to get up to 60 mph and i didn't feel the fishbite either. So hopefully getting these misfire issues resolved did the trick.
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