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Old 07-02-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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New Jeep with major problems

Ok Ive looked on here for a while im new to this forum stuff so please take it easy on me. Ok my problem is i just got my 2012 JK wrangler 2door its an amazing Jeep i love it except for the fact i took it road because its a Jeep its not suppose to be the road just saying. I went through some water im in AZ so it wasnt deep at all maybe the middle of my rims but all my sensors went crazy check engine light came on traction control light, speedometer quit working just everything went to crap. I took it to the dealer and they said its because it got wet which didnt make sense everything started to work again but it happened again this time with no water and they dont have a clue any help would be awesome thanks.


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Old 07-03-2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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The depth of the water may not have as much an issue as your speed. Read you complete manual which is on your dvd. You may have damaged a wheel sensor, but it sounds like it may be an unrelated issue. Take it to the dealer again.

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Old 07-03-2012, 07:18 AM   #3
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I would say that you have either a bad wheel sensor or there is some exposed wiring somewhere that is shorting things out. From the sounds of it, to me sounds more like a short somewhere.
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If you have an alternate vehicle to drive, take it back to the dealer and tell them to keep it until they "get a clue". Document the visits you have already made and the time that it spends in the shop. I find it unfathomable that a dealership can get away with this kind of behavior. Isn't this what they do for a living? It sounds like they just don't want to deal with it. Make them!
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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If you have an alternate vehicle to drive, take it back to the dealer and tell them to keep it until they "get a clue". Document the visits you have already made and the time that it spends in the shop. I find it unfathomable that a dealership can get away with this kind of behavior. Isn't this what they do for a living? It sounds like they just don't want to deal with it. Make them!
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Electrical problems are difficult. I had a car with a burnt wire behind the firewall. It was causing my car to stall repeatedly for me. When my dad or our mechanic friend drove it, it would never stall. They replaced 5 or 6 different parts, would return it to me, and then it would stall again. The wire wasn't found until it was brought to an electrical specialist.

Being that dealers may not have this kind of level of expertise in their shop, it may go unnoticed for a while, especially if they can't reproduce the issue.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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Electrical problems are difficult. I had a car with a burnt wire behind the firewall. It was causing my car to stall repeatedly for me. When my dad or our mechanic friend drove it, it would never stall. They replaced 5 or 6 different parts, would return it to me, and then it would stall again. The wire wasn't found until it was brought to an electrical specialist.

Being that dealers may not have this kind of level of expertise in their shop, it may go unnoticed for a while, especially if they can't reproduce the issue.
You have a valid point but this is exactly what I am ranting about. So far the general consensus is that this is an electrical issue for everyone except the dealer who "doesn't have a clue". Yes, it is difficult to track these things down, but it is their job to find and repair it. To initially tell the op that the problem was caused by getting a wheel sensor wet is ludicrous. Wheels get wet!! This is a brand new vehicle and the dealer has the responsibility to make it right.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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Tom, thanks for the info when i get home ill check the disk but i dont thing the speed was the issue i never went over 15 in 4 high but i will check into it. And thanks everyone else good info im going to check it all out today
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:30 PM   #8
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Just a tip: Pull ever connector you can find under the jeep and fill it full of dielectric grease. That will solve the majority of water related problems.
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If you have to go to a different dealer these guys sound retarded!!!!!!!! Its a friggin brand new vechile Jeep or Not doesnt matter.
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S### like this reminds me why I'm rebuilding a CJ and not a JK. Computers...shucks.

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