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Old 03-31-2015, 07:38 PM
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Rust inside of GC

At some point water got into my new Jeep before I got it from the Dealer, I have heard so many time that it's Jeep Problem, Motors don't work electrical is crap and the thing stinks, then we find out that the thing was built during the Great Detroit flood of 2014 so if your Jeep GC was built around Aug,2014 and sent to storage chances are that it was under water too, Storm was so bad they shut down the Jefferson North Plant due to flooding, I can now see why the lift gate seal failed.
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Re: Rust inside of GC

This is the first I heard of this. I was an August 22 build date. Are you having any other issues?



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This is the first I heard of this. I was an August 22 build date. Are you having any other issues?



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First to go was the seat motor, you can see the rust in the picture then the seat tracks mounting bolts rusted as did the track, Wires seem to sizzle and falling down from under the dash. Brake pedal arm has rust on it and rust stains coming through the carpet, rust under all seats springs together with stains the under dash bolster kept falling down in front of the brake, We got rust on the roof rack bolts. We also had what looked like blisters in the paint, With less than 700 miles on it the dealer wanted to blame Jeep and jeep wanted to blame the dealer so to stop the ping pong I gave it Back to the Dealer and we will go in another direction, I still want the Jeep just not this Jeep.
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Re: Rust inside of GC

I am away until Friday. I won't rest until I get back to look it over. What kills me is I traded in a 2014 JGC due to 18 trips back to the dealer for just about everything you could imagine. I love the JGC so I took a bath and bought the 2015...with an August build date. I haven't had one issue so far, I will be sick if I see rust. I even bought the lifetime warranty after my 2014 experience. Good luck with your Jeep and thanks for the heads up.


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Re: Rust inside of GC

IIRC the plant itself didn't flood; it was shut down because workers and parts couldn't get to the plant (I'm sure there are folks here who were closer to the actual events).

I was at JNAP on August 15th, and the rains were already long over.. so an Aug22 build would have been long after the flooding.. tstuart6, what is your build date?
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My build date was the 10th then the vehicle was sent to storage then it went back to Jefferson North before being shipped we know this because the paper work was behind the front seat in the pocket.
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