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Old 09-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Freedom top screw flaw - warranty?

I have the three piece hard top on my '12 Wrangler. I have no leaks or other problems, but the driver's side screw won't thread correctly. I can see that the problem is how the nut is mounted. It's slightly tilted. But can't think of any fix other than replacing that piece of hardtop. As-is, it's extremely hard to line-up the screw and to tighten it. I'm a female, but even my buff husband has to use 2 hands to tighten it. Could this issue be remedied under warranty? What could they do other than replace top? I don't see that happening, especially if I don't have any leaks bc of it.... I appreciate any advice!

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Old 09-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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I have the three piece hard top on my '12 Wrangler. I have no leaks or other problems, but the driver's side screw won't thread correctly. I can see that the problem is how the nut is mounted. It's slightly tilted. But can't think of any fix other than replacing that piece of hardtop. As-is, it's extremely hard to line-up the screw and to tighten it. I'm a female, but even my buff husband has to use 2 hands to tighten it. Could this issue be remedied under warranty? What could they do other than replace top? I don't see that happening, especially if I don't have any leaks bc of it.... I appreciate any advice!
Definitely a warranty issue - however, I don't use the screws unless I'm running it Bikini top style (front panels only). That's the only time they are really needed (according to my dealer, and my own experience). I believe Jeep charges $700 per panel for replacement if you buy them outright

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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Oh, ok! If I don't even need them screwed in with the whole top on, then I'll just keep them out I guess. If no leaks or wind noise with them out, then that's fine by me.
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