dealership is going to charge him $2,000 for this repair. He's between a rock and a hard place and the only way out.. is to get out and that's what he did. A jeep wrangler he's had since 2015 all coming to an end. Just because jeep continues to have their parts built in China instead of somewhere closer to home.
I havent got 70k yet, was just informed yesterday that its not my rear main seal as we initially thought, but the oil cooling housing. Of course the dealership said they currently have it on backorder. 2500 shipment stuck out in the ocean somewhere and the 4 they have are already bought.According to carcomplaints.com & carproblemzoo.com and many online searches or forums relating to the failure of the Oil Filter Assembly (OFA), Jeep has discontinued the manufacturing of the Oil Filter Assembly (OFA) and may be opting for a redesign. What does this mean? It means that at some point within your Dodge or Jeep's history, the current 3.2L/3.6L OFA is going to fail and you're going to be left with oil spewing out the back of your engine, down onto your transmission and onto your exhaust system.
Some have said that this "could" catch fire as an end result. But let's clear the air. According to our Diesel expect, the only way oil can catch fire is if it under extreme pressure & heat. as this would not be the case under the jeep while driving etc. The worse that can happen is the exhaust will smoke.
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This part as well as other oil filter adapter/assembly parts are being discontinued, it's our belief that jeep may be redesigning this cooler assembly.
According to another post on the forum, this person is claiming that the oil is bypassing the oil filter entirely. our issues is not related to the oil filter but the oil cooler. So our oil is passing through the filter, but is not passing through the oil cooler. But without removing the intake manifold, The dealership can not verify what or how the oil is leaking other than seeing other jeeps with this same issue. According to jeep, this is not a dangerous or hazardous enough issue to warrant a recall.
You will need to take precautions to routinely degrease and wash this oil back flow off these components and maintain your oil level because there's no replacement on the market. Jeep themselves has known of this issue since 2014 and has not issued any recalls.
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Oil Filter Assembly (OFA)
So if you start seeing an oil leak like this on the engine/transmission, One might think it's the rear main seal. Have your jeep diagnosed as to verify if it's your OFA and not the rear main seal. As of one week ago, Our 2017 jeep Wrangler with 72K miles was diagnosed with a failing OFA without any ETA on when the replacement part will arrive. This failing part effects ALL Dodge & Jeep Models with either the 3.2L or the 3.6L Pentastar Engines.
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Oil leak that looks like a rear main seal failure
I've been doing some cross-referencing of this part on several retailer's parts sites. None of these sites are listing this oil filter assembly or list the assembly as being on back order. The only sites that list this part as being available is eBay & Amazon. We're hoping to hold on any panic buying in order to have the dealership install this part as they will offer a lifetime warranty. Otherwise you can take your chances with using aftermarket parts or buying from sites like Amazon or eBay.
I've also contacted Jeepcares in another forum as well as on twitter and within their Jeepcares web site to see what can be done about this issue. if you're jeep is going through this same issue, then you need to either post you failure date on carcompleints.com or other sites and let others know this is unacceptable. We need this part redesigned and soon.
If your Dodge, Jeep or any other vehicle with the 3.2L or 3.6L engine has this leaking Oil filter assembly, send a contact to @JeepCares here:
Sure makes me glade I own a wrangler 2011 with that puny 3.8L engine At least it does not have this problemAnybody think that the problem is caused simply because the tech doing the oil change over torqued the filter? At the same service appointment a tire rotation was performed and the lug nuts were over torqued also. The damage for both was in excess of $1000. This is happening on the Town & Country and Grand Caravan with the 3.6 engine. What did FCA change on the 3.6 in the Pacifica? Assuming the problem ended in the 3.6 Pacifica.
I don’t want to rant, but I bought my 2014 Town & Country with the Lifetime Maximum Warranty. The van had all the features I wanted and an $8000 discount. Past performance is an indication of future results.
Having owned two other Chrysler minivans I knew that additional warranty coverage was a necessary option.
We owned a 2013 JK with the 3.6 for 7.5 years. We had lifetime free oil changes done by the dealer every 3,000 miles and never had any problems with it like has been discussed in this thread. We're glad we had the 3.6 with 285 hp engine vs earlier models.Sure makes me glade I own a wrangler 2011 with that puny 3.8L engine At least it does not have this problem
A rarity indeed. I use the dealer for oil changes and about 6 months ago the new oil guy cranked down on the filter so fast it made the popping sound before I could tell him hand tight only is needed. Been driving since then with an oil cooler leak again, this isn't the first time having it happen, won't be the last. The kid no longer works there.. Aside from oil smell and a bit of smoking it's not bad waiting a bit. Dealer fixed mine yesterday.We owned a 2013 JK with the 3.6 for 7.5 years. We had lifetime free oil changes done by the dealer every 3,000 miles and never had any problems with it like has been discussed in this thread. We're glad we had the 3.6 with 285 hp engine vs earlier models.
This just happened to me, how did you get them to cover the cost and repairs. $895.00 for it to be fixed. POURED oil out of jeep once it was lift onto flatbed tow truck. It leaked all the way home then they came out said have it towed and remaining oil poured out on tow truck.We've been lucky as our oil leak is simply flowing out the back of the engine down the trans and onto the ground on the jeep's crossmembers, skid plate etc. Just went outside and sprayed Gunk degrease on the belly. I keep checking the oil level and the dipstick looks fine though I added some the other day. I just hope this doesn't continue for month/s. My problem is that I submitted a claim to Valvoline for incorrectly tightening the oil filter cap and they abruptly denied my claim.
So is Jeep covering this issue out
of warranty? Why should I have to spend $200 (the deductable on my extended Jeep warranty) if this is a known problem and keep appears to recognize it?
This has not occurred yet on my 2015 3.6 JG with
50 k miles.