I have a late 2011 Wrangler Unlimited that only has 6000 miles on it. Two days ago, I drove through water run-off on the road at 20mph. Even though there was not much depth (no more than 1inch), it caused a good spray. Right after that, the car slowed down and hesitated. After that I could not get the car to get past 30 mph or the revs above 2000. I took the car into the Jeep dealership and they told me that the force of the water spray had kinked the fuel line! I was very surprised. Isn't this what a Jeep is made for? Off-roading, driving in adverse conditions, driving at inclines, etc. The tech told me that he has seen this problem a few times. I could understand a Prius getting into trouble but a Jeep?? To add insult to injury, they charged me $47 to replace the line.
My question is - is this common? Has anyone else had this problem? Is this not considered a manufacturing design defect? When I googled this problem, I was alarmed at one post about a Jeep Unlimited catching fire on the highway due to a broken fuel line. The car was completely burned in 45 seconds!