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Jeep Owners: Recalls & TSBs

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  • This URL has some decent answers:
    http://www.jeepaholics.com/support/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37714&SearchTerms=leak,rai- n

    I messed with this buy dumping buckets of water into the vent behind the hood and was able to sort of duplicate the problem. I left the AC on and shut off the Jeep and that seemed to be the problem. But I took it back anyway, now the dealer's body shop has had it a total of 15 days. Maybe it's fixed.
  • Is your Wrangler leaking through the door frame? This is where mine was leaking.

    Have someone sit in the Jeep and hit it with a hose, as if you were driving into the rain. Soak it really well. If the water starts pouring in through the rubber gaskets in the door frames (above your left shoulder if you are in the passenger's seat; right shoulder if you are in the passenger's seat) that's where a lot of the Wrangler's are leaking, based on my research.

    If they cannot fix it, consider retaining an attorney to talk to the dealership about buying it back from you. (They would not listen to me as a consumer, but their ears perked right up when the attorney called them.)
  • pulsox69pulsox69 Posts: 6
    I was surfing the web and found an online attorney that will accept my case for the leaking Jeep Wrangler. Their office states that there are never any charges to the client, just the dealership. Have you heard of this? Is it worth while doing or is there a better way?
  • That's a Lemon Law attorney. Lemon Law, however, is a long drawn out process which may, or may not, get your results you want.

    As a first step, I would try going back to the dealership where you purchased your Jeep to ask them about getting out of that Wrangler and into one that doesn't leak. See what their response is...
  • cydjcydj Posts: 1
    I'm floating away!! My Jeep is wonderful for everything but swiming - unfortunately it thinks it's a pool. I've had it at the dealer 3 times already - I thought my husband had fixed it, but the heavy rains of the past couple of days nixed that thought. I don't want a leaky car! I'm going to check into the lemon law, but I don't know that leaking is a safety issue. :sick: :lemon:
  • ancjeepancjeep Posts: 6
    IF THIS JEEP IS A 4.7L, THEN THE PROBLEM IS A BLOWN HEAD
    GASKET. THE PRESSURE IS BEING BLOWN INTO THE COOLING SYSTEM. I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH NUMEROUS RADIATORS.
    THE DEALER REPLACED 5 BEFORE FINALLY CALLING CHRYSLER TECH.
    ASSISTANCE. THERE WAS A CASTING PROBLEM WITH THE 4.7L HEADS
    THAT CAUSE THE GASKET TO WEAR.
  • rideonrideon Posts: 3
    2005 LIBERTY SPORT 3.7 lt
    DO THE DISC BRAKE PADS HAVE WEAR INDICATORS (SOUND)?
  • NHTSA Action Number : EA06008 NHTSA Recall Campaign Number : N/A
    Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
    JEEP / LIBERTY 2002-2006

    JEEP / LIBERTY 4X4 2006

    Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
    Component :
    SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

    Date Investigation Opened : May 31, 2006
    Date Investigation Closed : Open
    Summary:
    ON JANUARY 6, 2006, THE OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION (ODI) OPENED A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT SEPARATION WHILE DRIVING IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR (MY) 2004 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. ODI SENT A LETTER TO THE MANUFACTURER ON FEBRUARY 7, 2006, REQUESTING INFORMATION ABOUT THESE AND OTHER JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. BASED ON THE INFORMATION REVIEWED IN PE06-004, THE RANGE OF SUBJECT VEHICLES UNDER INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ALL MY 2002-06 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES THAT USE THE SAME OR SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT. ODI IS AWARE OF 495 NON-DUPLICATIVE COMPLAINTS THAT ALLEGE INVOLUNTARY FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT SEPARATION IN THE SUBJECT VEHICLES. ODI IS ALSO AWARE OF ONE NON-INJURY CRASH AND THREE ALLEGED INJURY INCIDENTS (TWO CRASH INCIDENTS AND ONE NON-CRASH INCIDENT) RELATED TO THE ALLEGED DEFECT RESULTING IN MINOR INJURIES. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE COMPLAINT COUNTS REPORTED ABOVE ONLY INCLUDE MY 2002-03 LIBERTY VEHICLES IF IT WAS DETERMINED THE ALLEGED BALL JOINT SEPARATION OCCURRED AFTER PRIOR RECALL REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED (SEE BELOW) OR IF THE VEHICLE WAS NOT SUBJECT TO THE PRIOR RECALL BECAUSE ITS VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) FELL OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF AFFECTED VEHICLES IDENTIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THE MANUFACTURER CONDUCTED A PRIOR SAFETY RECALL (03V-460) TO ADDRESS THE SUBJECT ISSUE IN CERTAIN MY 2002-03 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES. ACCORDING TO DAIMLERCHRYSLER’S DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT TO THE AGENCY (IN ACCORDANCE WITH 49 CFR PART 573) DATED NOVEMBER 4, 2003, “THE CONSTANT TENSION LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF LUBRICATION WHICH CAN LEAD TO CORROSION, ACCELERATED WEAR AND POSSIBLY SEPARATION FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE. A CONSTANT TENSION BALL JOINT WHICH HAS SEPARATED FROM THE KNUCKLE MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL WITH MINIMAL ADVANCED WARNING.” THE MANUFACTURER HAS MADE NUMEROUS CHANGES IN THE DESIGN, MATERIAL COMPOSITION, MANUFACTURE, QUALITY CONTROL, SUPPLY, AND INSTALLATION OF THE SUBJECT BALL JOINTS SINCE THE PRIOR SAFETY RECALL WAS INITIATED IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE WITH RESPECT TO SEALING, LUBRICATION, AND JOINT RETENTION CAPABILITY. THE MANUFACTURER'S INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT SEPARATION IN THE SUBJECT VEHICLES IS ONGOING. ACCORDINGLY, THIS INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS TO FURTHER STUDY THE FREQUENCY AND SCOPE OF THE ALLEGED DEFECT AND THE ADEQUACY OF THE REMEDY PROVIDED BY THE PRIOR SAFETY RECALL.
  • pool92005pool92005 Posts: 4
    go here and complian then they might do something

    www.nhtsa.dot.gov
    Make: JEEP
    Model: LAREDO
    Type: MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE
    Year: 1997
    Complaint Number: 10160614
    Summary:
    MY 1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO HAS HAD A CRACKED EXAUST MANIFOLD FOR SOME TIME NOW. THE DEALERSHIP KNOWS THE PRICE FOR ONE OFF THE TOP OF THEIR HEAD WITHOUT LOOKING IT UP. DUST OR WATER CAN GET IN THERE AND MAKE ENGINE FAILURE, IT CAN ALSO CAUSE THE ENGINE TO GET TO HOT AND CAUSE A FIRE. CARBONMONOXIDE LEAKS INTO THE CABIN WHEN THE WINDOWS ARE UP AND THE HEATER IS ON.
  • xkmailxkmail Posts: 36
    I am geting real pissed about my 2005 Jeep Liberty Seats. THe material is truely not right. Light water stains, inability to clean, the thread loses its color and dies the seat seams.
    I think whomever sold Jeep the seats did not thouroughly test the materials.
    Whomever wants to sign an online petition and that way we can either get Jeep to replace the seats, or refund us a percentage of the pourchase price.
  • Good luck! Jeep (Daimler Chrysler) is HORRIBLE to deal with!!! I have a lawsuit against them as we speak for the lemon I bought 3 months ago! I had tried relentlessly to give them ample oppertunity to help me and they don't want to hear it!!!
  • I lost my husband of 25 yrs. on Sept.23,2005. He was driving a Jeep Liberty 2002 and we had no idea that there were any recalls on it. He just suddenly lost control of the vehicle, it went airborne, rolled over 3 times and struck a retaining wall. Just this week I saw on the news about the recall and the ball joints and master cylinder problems that very well could have and probably did cause the crash. It was never determined. You can bet that alot of people are going to know if it can be shown that it was vehicle malfunction. All tests and autopsy on my husband were clear and free of drugs or alcohol. He was coming home from work at 3:45 when I spoke to him on his cell phone. At 3:55pm he was dead. Blunt force trauma was the cause of death. I have been haunted for 10 months as to why he lost control of that Jeep. I think that I now know. I will keep you posted as to what I am able to find out and what I can do. Thanks

    jojo1938
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931
    Sorry for your loss.

    If you haven't done so already, fill out a report at the NHTSA (www.nhtsa.dot.gov).
  • Dear Steve,
    Thank you for your suggestion. I appreciate it very much. Thanks, jojo1938
  • Steve, I just found some pictures of a Jeep Liberty that the ball joint had broken on. I must say that it was very alarming and for me an even further reason to believe that this is what happened to my husband. They are on the NHTSA site. I won't get anywhere with this. The company that owned the Jeep that my husband drove won't even return my calls and thus I cannot find out if the jeep is in a junk yard somewhere or has been destroyed. I just wish I had known a year ago what I know now. I did put a complaint in but I have no legal reason to do anything more as we did not own the Jeep. The people who did, well lets just say that I prefer to leave them alone. Thanks jojo1938
  • I have a 2006 Liberty, 16'000 miles, that has a hard 1-2 shift about 50% of the time. I've had it back to the dealer 3 times. The computer does'nt pick it up and set a code so the dealer does'nt know what to do and says nothing is wrong with it. Does anybody have the same problem or am I alone.
    Thanks Ed.
  • Hi, write to the NHTSA,also here is a website that might be of help to you. It is www.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov They might be able to get you on the right track. They have helped me find out things that I could not find anywhere else. Good Luck.

    JoJo
  • There is now a Jeep recall to replace the electric fan, which addresses the exact problem you described. Ask at your dealer. they just replaced mine pre-emptively.
  • My experience seems to agree. (Same 4.7 engine, 2000 Grand Cherokee, 96000 miles) After replacing the rad, thermostat, fan, and 3 visits to the dealer to diagnose repeated overheats, I finally have paid for them to check the heads. There were no cracks reported, and it's been reassembled with new head gaskets. So far so good, but I am unimpressed that it could not be diagnosed by my 5-star dealer, and as a result my engine has overheated several times. As a result, I have an annoying tick in the engine that they guess might be piston slap, vavle train, or cam chain tensioner related. They need to sort this out, and need to get better at diagnosing overheat problems. I will show them your e-mail to demonstrate mine isn't the first.
  • There is now a recall for this issue.
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