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I took my jeep in of course due to the MIL and I need yet another particulate filter replacement. $3500 each, luckily I just pay the $100 deductible. The problem now is that this part is in such demand that its on infinite back order. The dealer has already had my jeep for a week with no idea when the part will be available and I can't drive it because it could shut the vehicle down. Is anyone else experiencing this? I have a crappy Compass loaner but this is getting ridiculous. I'm paying for a GC Overland with Uconnect and Sirius.

I believe the software that they had to update may now be making the DEF system fail, any thoughts???
 

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If your Jeep is, or was initially, within the 8/80 emissions warranty, you shouldn’t even have been paying a $100 deductible.
You’re either getting screwed by incompetence or greed.
 

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If your Jeep is, or was initially, within the 8/80 emissions warranty, you shouldn’t even have been paying a $100 deductible.
You’re either getting screwed by incompetence or greed.
I agree this should be covered by emissions warranty. When problems continue with emissions crap that they never got even close to right before selling to us, people(including myself) are going to delete, delete, delete and move on.
 

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I took my jeep in of course due to the MIL and I need yet another particulate filter replacement. $3500 each, luckily I just pay the $100 deductible. The problem now is that this part is in such demand that its on infinite back order. The dealer has already had my jeep for a week with no idea when the part will be available and I can't drive it because it could shut the vehicle down. Is anyone else experiencing this? I have a crappy Compass loaner but this is getting ridiculous. I'm paying for a GC Overland with Uconnect and Sirius.

I believe the software that they had to update may now be making the DEF system fail, any thoughts???
Hi rubble11,

We're sorry to hear about the delay you're experiencing. Feel free to send us a direct message with your VIN. I'd be glad to look into a way to expedite this part.

Jasmine
Jeep Social Care Specialist
 

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Thanks for replies. I have 68K on this Jeep and its either my second or third DPF. They don't charge the $100 deduct for this item. I get them mixed up as my Jeep has been to the shop 23 times in the 2 yrs I've had it which includes oil changes. I called the dealer today and still no ship date for this part. Based upon my discussion with them and internet searches it appears that some sort of settlement will becoming in the next couple of months and Chrysler has decided to stop making the DPF, (no proof, my opinion), as its a $3500 part. I just cancelled my SiriusXM and Uconnect accounts as I believe I've already driven it for the last time. Looking at consumer reports it appears Chrysler is the worst at reliability so I'm not too excited about the gas models either.
 

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You're good. The Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency have offered to settle a case against Fiat Chrysler for the EcoDiesel vehicles. No worries concerning parts.
 

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[it appears Chrysler is the worst at reliability so I'm not too excited about the gas models either.[/QUOTE]


My unfulfilled ED order morphed into a Toyota Land Cruiser
 

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Nice vehicle! Probably about the same fuel economy as the Ecodiesel too. :rolleyes:


Fuel economy never was my justification for the ED. But, with the price differential between regular and diesel where I am, the additional fuel cost will be negligible. When I factor in the other cost aspects of the diesel, mpg of the Land Cruiser becomes a total none issue for me.
 

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Fuel economy never was my justification for the ED. But, with the price differential between regular and diesel where I am, the additional fuel cost will be negligible. When I factor in the other cost aspects of the diesel, mpg of the Land Cruiser becomes a total none issue for me.
Clarke, I was just being sarcastic. You can't even compare a LC to a WK2. Without a doubt you own a far superior vehicle.
 

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Clarke, I was just being sarcastic. You can't even compare a LC to a WK2. Without a doubt you own a far superior vehicle.


I saw your emoji. Understood.

In no way do I consider the Land Cruiser, or any Toyota, to be superior. It was simply that this was my second failed attempt to buy a diesel GC. First in 2008, factory order canceled with no explanation. My deposit for a ‘17 was held for 18 month, the vin was built in Nov ’16, but circumstances we’re all aware of prevailed.

I’m old and have been waiting and waiting to buy my “last travel trailer” before I’m too feeble to connect a WD hitch. Time to move on. Capability, reliability, and accessibility of service documentation/tools drove my decision.
 

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I saw your emoji. Understood.

In no way do I consider the Land Cruiser, or any Toyota, to be superior. It was simply that this was my second failed attempt to buy a diesel GC. First in 2008, factory order canceled with no explanation. My deposit for a ‘17 was held for 18 month, the vin was built in Nov ’16, but circumstances we’re all aware of prevailed.

I’m old and have been waiting and waiting to buy my “last travel trailer” before I’m too feeble to connect a WD hitch. Time to move on. Capability, reliability, and accessibility of service documentation/tools drove my decision.
Wait a minute. My "superior" comment was not sarcasm. Trust me when I say the LC is much more vehicle and will likely serve you well. There's a reason they cost what they do. I'm not bashing the Jeep, just being realistic.
 

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Wait a minute. My "superior" comment was not sarcasm. Trust me when I say the LC is much more vehicle and will likely serve you well. There's a reason they cost what they do. I'm not bashing the Jeep, just being realistic.


We’re on the same page with this. I wonder how much of the LC additional cost is for frivolous content that I would never have ordered on the GC. The LC may be more rugged or robust but it is more of a traditional truck design. Just too bad it’s not a diesel.
 

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We’re on the same page with this. I wonder how much of the LC additional cost is for frivolous content that I would never have ordered on the GC. The LC may be more rugged or robust but it is more of a traditional truck design. Just too bad it’s not a diesel.
I've considered the LC over the past three years and if diesel was available I would jump on it. I did trade my WK2 for a Ram Ecodiesel. I do like the truck design and you are surely getting it with the LC. Best of luck.
 

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I've considered the LC over the past three years and if diesel was available I would jump on it. I did trade my WK2 for a Ram Ecodiesel. I do like the truck design and you are surely getting it with the LC. Best of luck.


Thanks and to you too. I really hope FCA has resolved whatever the issues are with this engine. Upcoming competition for the RAM 1500 diesel will be a good thing.
 

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Thanks and to you too. I really hope FCA has resolved whatever the issues are with this engine. Upcoming competition for the RAM 1500 diesel will be a good thing.
It is my understanding there will be no design changes to the Ecodiesel engine until the 2019 model year. Hopefully the new design will eliminate the bottom end failures. I doubt the emissions system will improve much due to the EPA requirements.
 

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It is my understanding there will be no design changes to the Ecodiesel engine until the 2019 model year. Hopefully the new design will eliminate the bottom end failures. I doubt the emissions system will improve much due to the EPA requirements.


Since there won’t be any 2018s and the rumor is they’ll drop the Eco moniker, the 2019 should be a “new” engine from a marketing prospective. If the current issues aren’t or can’t be cured however, FCA will not sustain the high warranty costs and negative customer satisfaction.

Not sure if the RAM integration has had the level of DPF or SCR issues the GCs experience but these were sure areas with room for performance and reliability improvements.

Maybe Sergio’s idea for a merger with GM isn’t so bad. Lots of diesel expertise over on the dark side.?
 
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