Originally Posted by mceb
Honestly all cars are expensive to maintain IMO. I always say same thing every time I leave the Nissan dealer, can't get out of that darn place for less than $1000. I joke that anything they do is $500 minimum. After my extended warrantee was up at 100k my frontier cost me probably 5 or 6k in only a few years. I have a credit card that I only use for my Nissan bills.
I have had MANY cars, and I have never had a car that has required extensive brake work at such a low mileage, or that has required the number of warranty repairs that my Jeep has required. I can't imagine paying out of pocket for all of these electrical components after the warranty is up...
I mean, lets list out my issues in 28k miles:
1. Replace cruise control switch
2. Replace cruise control switch (thats not an error, they've done it twice)
3. Replace EVIC control switch
4. Replace drivers door handle smart key switch
5. Replace rear window release switch
6. Replace rear hatch smart key switch
7. Replace HVAC unit control panel
8. Replace rear window/seal to address leak at top
9. Replace front rotors and pads due to heavy corrosion of rotors, hubs and pads (at my cost)
10. Replace steering rack & pinion assembly (outstanding)
11. Address standing water inside passenger side C pillar causing wet/moldy seatbelt (outstanding)
12. Address intermittent radio volume control lockout (outstanding)
13. Address three separate interior rattles/buzzes (outstanding)
I mean...I have never owned another vehicle that has required this many small repairs in its lifetime...let alone in 1.5 years. What would this continue to cost me out of warranty?!?! It would be huge! if my Jeep had 100k miles like your Nissan, I wouldn't be complaining. But...it doesn't...its almost brand new.
Originally Posted by yadkin
It sounds to me that the OP brake issue may be a case of neglect. Maintenance guide intervals are for normal driving habits. Take you vehicle off road, submerge in water 20" deep, hard braking and drive in salted snow requires additional maintenance.
Maybe the electrical corrosion is related to this as well.
Nobody maintains cars like I do, nobody. My cars are serviced above and beyond the manufacturers requirements, washed 2-3 times per week. My Jeep has never been offroad more than a gravel road, never been submurged in water, very little snow use quite frankly as we have had really no snow since I bought it. I don't live near the beach.
My Jeep has seen suburban commuter duty, mainly by my wife, which is 70% highway, and has been driven on several highway trips. Thats it.
Any insinuation that my issues are caused by neglect is just hysterical, it really is. Being owned by me is any car's absolute dream. I feel ya, I was right there saying what you've said but you really are barking up the wrong tree with me. I mentioned that comment to my wife and she literally laughed out loud. I mean...you can eat off the engine blocks of my cars...I am the absolute joke of the neighborhood for how I care for my cars.
The only reason for brake life to be as low as it was, and for them to be as corroded as they are is poor quality materials...thats straight out of my mechanics mouth. No other vehicle I've ever owned has had these issues...and they've been treated the same way. I don't care how hard you are on brakes...how do they get so corroded in 27k miles that they are FUSED TO THE HUBS?!?!
New problem by the way, the passenger side rear seatbelt is soaked, as if the area behind the panel has standing water in it. Also, the radio volume cannot be controlled intermittently. Buttons and knobs jiust stop functioning. I am having it put into the shop when I get back from vacation next week to address that and other issues.
Originally Posted by scooterha
Do you have an extended warranty? Or are you not even interested in one and just want to get a different vehicle?
No extended warranty as of now, I'll decide as I get closer to the end of the factory warranty.
I'm very disappointed, I LOVE the Jeep. We just got back from a highway trip to the mountains of WV to visit family and I just really, really like this vehicle and I'd like to keep it, but I wouldn't be able to without a warranty at this rate of failure, and even with a warranty its a huge hassle.
We'll see what the next 6 months or so hold, thats about how long until I get to the end of the warranty. There really isn't any other vehicle I want out there...at this point I don't think my wife would let me try another Jeep. I like the vehicle enough I'd be willing to try another one...but she doesn't.