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Copefree 07-31-2013 12:17 AM

My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
So I walked out to a completely flat tire on Saturday over the weekend. I was out of town at my sister's wedding.

'14 Overland with 4,000 miles.

No biggie. So I break out the full size spare tire and the factory jack. Half-way through the jacking the damn jack buckles in half and breaks. I was on the slightest incline imaginable, not enough in my opinion for it to buckle over. We're talking very minor.

Unbelievable. You'd think a $50k vehicle would come with a competent jack that can lift 5,000lbs.

Luckily my dad was there and we used the jack from his VW Touareg TDI (genius design on that one, BTW) to take care of things.

Anyway, if I take the broken jack to to dealer will they replace it with a new one? Is that a warranty item?

ChrisOC 07-31-2013 01:29 AM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
I think I have read about this happening before. I would figure that it is under warranty.

mceb 07-31-2013 05:34 AM

Yikes. I'm gonna buy a small jack to replace the cheap one.

jacko15 07-31-2013 09:16 AM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
AAA membership! Maybe I'm lazy (maybe, hell yes I am). I haven't jacked up a car in 30 yrs.

StaticFX 07-31-2013 09:51 AM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jacko15 (Post 867542)
AAA membership! Maybe I'm lazy (maybe, hell yes I am). I haven't jacked up a car in 30 yrs.

lol yep.. lazy!


and FYI.. many insurance companies have roadside assistance included in their policies... no AAA needed :)

studio1930 07-31-2013 10:03 AM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
Road side service, maybe. But sometimes you just can't wait for hours for a tow truck to arrive when you could just slap on the full size spare and be on your way. Of course that is not easy to do when your jack breaks! Yikes.

The Evil Twin 07-31-2013 10:38 AM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
Do you have a photo of the jack? I'm just curious as to which way it bent and why.

lstowell 07-31-2013 12:18 PM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by studio1930 (Post 867568)
Road side service, maybe. But sometimes you just can't wait for hours for a tow truck to arrive when you could just slap on the full size spare and be on your way. Of course that is not easy to do when your jack breaks! Yikes.

On a new vehicle, it might not be warranty, but I'd sure as heck give the dealer a rough time about the jack.

When the jack buckled, did the vehicle move forward, back, or pretty much straight down? One man's mild incline could be another man's [or jack's] cliff. Brakes on?

Haven't really looked at the thing to see if I'd trust it much. I have AAA but suspect some of my driving is in places they'd have trouble getting to or cell phone coverage would be spotty at best. Use a high lift Craftsman hydraulic at home, but a bit bulky to keep available when driving.

GCLimited 07-31-2013 12:52 PM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
I wonder if this 3 ton bottle jack from Wally World would fit by the spare tire...

Powerbuilt 3 Ton Unijack Truck Lift Jack: Automotive : Walmart.com

mceb 07-31-2013 12:56 PM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
There might be room enough above the spare (in place of original jack) or in those 2 storage wells next to spare.

lstowell 07-31-2013 12:58 PM

Re: My jack buckled ('14 Overland) - warranty?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GCLimited (Post 867650)
I wonder if this 3 ton bottle jack from Wally World would fit by the spare tire...

Powerbuilt 3 Ton Unijack Truck Lift Jack: Automotive : Walmart.com

Thanks, that looks like it might be a good idea.

FYI, Amazon is a tad cheaper than Walmart, Sears is same price.

I usually put a block of heavy plastic wrapped in leather at the top to avoid scuffing paint.

robpp 07-31-2013 01:22 PM

Invest in small set of wheel chocks or make some. Most likely rolled some as you were heading up.

When j use floor jack it niches/rolls at it lifts but stationary jack requires stationary vehicle.


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