I've been an avid reader on the Jeep Wrangler USA site and man, they sure sound like they are having a real bad problem with the heads on the new engines. Seems like every day about 3 or 4 more more people say they are getting there heads replace at anywhere between 1000 and 10,000 miles.
I emailed my Jeep dealer service department. They are a very large dealership and told me they have sold tons of Wranglers and have not had one problem with the heads.
Any of you fellow Canadians had this ticking and head problem?
Below is the e-mail response from the Service Manager:
My apologies for taking so long to get back to you but I have been away.
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Jeep, I’m sure you will enjoy it!!
I have checked TSB’s on your vehicle and there is currently nothing there regarding cylinder heads causing bad ticking and then a light coming on. Although I’m sure some customers may have experienced this problem and had it repaired, it is far from a common problem. We are a fairly large dealership and have not performed even one such repair. Should you develop such or problem, or any problem for that matter, please feel to contact us to schedule an appointment. In addition to this, we offer a free road test service on Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 3:00pm. Should there be anything you are unsure of, or a noise you are concerned about or would just like clarification of how to use some of the options on your vehicle, please feel free to drop by.
As a further note, every single time we write a work order on your vehicle, we automatically check it for recalls. This is something the computer does for us without prompting. Should there be any outstanding recalls we are notified immediately. Recalls are very specific to the VIN of your vehicle and can apply to only some vehicles. ie, your friend may have “the same” vehicle and end up with a recall that does not apply to your vehicle.
I hope this puts your mind at ease.