Originally Posted by OIIIIOersCreepers
i agree. they again called me today and said chrysler authorized them to come up with a "fix". i suggested a battery that didn't leak lol. they said that the heat out here causes the extra expansion. and again i said, how about a battery that doesn't leak! they are gonna take it in on monday and "fix" with a tray from other chrysler model vehicles with something that wont leak down the frame but down a tube (typical), onto the ground. I still love the idea of a BATTERY THAT WONT LEAK. but hey, that might be too hard.
Same issue. Was wheeling in 4wd low for 3 hours at 100 degree in PA. That night, my new shocks and some of my frame had what I thought were scratches, but now i know are acid marks. Chrysler should replace the battery, since mine is still wet around the neg battery post, suggesting its still leaking, and therefore damaged. Im afraid to let Chrysler fix it, as they will do the cheapest thing to shut me up and not restore my 3 month old special edition $48,000 jeep. Im still burned about the whinch ready bumper thats only winch ready after I spend $289 ( in that case all a winch ready, right?!), and how they short changed us Call of Duty MW3 guys making the AEV heat reduction hood a functionless "powerbulge" hood, and removing the water tanks from the AEV back bumper, and relocating the hole for the AEV spare tire carrier, just so they can get another $750 from us to make what should be a stock upgrade part fit. Rrrrrrrrr. Im actually afraid to go into the dealership for fear I might go bananas and start bitch slapping the first guy who says anything except "Heres your new battery, sir".
Anyway. So keep posting your battery complaints. If you havent looked, youd better. How many people actually look for this stuff in a new vehicle. Im sure that a good 10- 20, maybe %40 percent of us 2012 folks with stock batteries will have issues. Maybe jeep will simply take back my battery... keep it, and trade it for my winch ready kit. Yeah right, and Kieth Richards looks healthy.