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Old 07-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Planning to get a new JK but!

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I am about to purchase a 2 door wrangler JK 2014 brand new, but after extensive search on the net found out that the wrangler has issues with the clutch, and it happens after less than 10K miles.

A friend of mine purchased a brand new JK 2013 and had the same issue after just 4000 miles, of course the dealer said it is not an on going issue but who can trust a dealer!?

Can members advise on such issues.

I have never owned a jeep but in love with the car.

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Some minor TSB's out but nothing major I know of.
Jeep had been using the same clutch for a while. Same in the later TJ's iirc?
I own a 07 w/ 55k .. No issues.

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buy the auto. you will not regret it
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This seems like it is matter of over analyzing the situation. I haven't heard of major issues with clutches. If you search anything extensively you are bound to find the few faults/lemons that people have encountered. Typically when things go right and as normal, there is nothing reported. When people have trouble, they are the ones you hear of.

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Old 07-04-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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This seems like it is matter of over analyzing the situation. I haven't heard of major issues with clutches. If you search anything extensively you are bound to find the few faults/lemons that people have encountered. Typically when things go right and as normal, there is nothing reported. When people have trouble, they are the ones you hear of.

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Not only that but those who have had problems repeat that information and as often as not a lot of others pick that up and repeat it as well.. You have to dig to find the source and often as not you'll find that what appears to be a HUGE problem is 2-3 actual incidents reported here (may be more elsewhere of course).
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I have a '14 2 door manual, 8502 miles and good to go so far!
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:38 PM   #9
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Buy it and if you have issues with the throwout bearing, just take it in. 5 year, 60k powertrain warranty would cover it.

Or get the auto. I have always been a die hard manual driver, but after driving my dad's 13 JK with the 5spd auto, then test driving a 14 6spd manual, I knew I wanted the 5spd auto. Its a great transmission and nothing like the old 4spd auto's.
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Friend has a '12 manual. Throw out bearing squeaks a bit once in awhile, but other than that over 50,000 trouble free KM.

I have a '14 auto and would never go back to a manual personally.
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Greetings,

I am about to purchase a 2 door wrangler JK 2014 brand new, but after extensive search on the net found out that the wrangler has issues with the clutch, and it happens after less than 10K miles.

A friend of mine purchased a brand new JK 2013 and had the same issue after just 4000 miles, of course the dealer said it is not an on going issue but who can trust a dealer!?

Can members advise on such issues.

I have never owned a jeep but in love with the car.
I have a 2014 2 door JK 6 sp with a little under 5,000 miles with no clutch issue other than Hill Holder, LOL! What are problems of which you speak???
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I have a 2014 2 door JK 6 sp with a little under 5,000 miles with no clutch issue other than Hill Holder, LOL! What are problems of which you speak???
Hey tartangirl, been a while. I thought you turned off the HSA? I ended up ditching it after two weeks. Too many stalls, was fighting it more than it "assisting"me. Happy Jeepin!
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:11 PM   #13
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I had a 2011 with a 6-speed and never had an issue with the clutch. I traded it in with 35k miles on it for my 2014, also a 6-speed (never owned an automatic). Drive them both and get a Jeep with the transmission that suits you. At the end of the day, you still have a Jeep with a warranty, so how can you go wrong? Happy shopping.
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I had a 2011 with a 6-speed and never had an issue with the clutch. I traded it in with 35k miles on it for my 2014, also a 6-speed (never owned an automatic). Drive them both and get a Jeep with the transmission that suits you. At the end of the day, you still have a Jeep with a warranty, so how can you go wrong? Happy shopping.
Clutch parts are usually considered wear items and would not be covered under warranty.
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Clutch parts are usually considered wear items and would not be covered under warranty.
All clutch parts including assembly and labor are fully covered against defect up to 12k miles under the standard 36k mile bumper to bumper warranty on new JKs.
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Clutch parts are covered under the 3 year/36k mile warranty. I had an issue and Chrysler told me that to my face. Other than that buy what you like and get a max lifetime warranty if you are worried.
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I would check that...clutch parts depending on what it is ...may or may not be covered, as it is considered a wearable part.

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If you have also never owned a manual then go with the auto. Either way consider the auto, unless you are a hardcore manual owner.
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I did a poll awhile back. Manual (6-Speed) JK Owners :: Please Vote :: Problems / No-Problems
About 20% have some sort of issue. Your most likely to have less issues with an auto. 2012 autos are good, pre 12 I'd get a manual because it was a weaker motor and only a 4 speed auto. There really is no down side to the new auto other than they may not be as much fun for you.

I'm super glad I got a stick shift. It's my first and I think it's a lot if fun to drive. About once every 5000 miles or so it will pop out of gear. Then it will go back to normal. It used to be a bit rough with the stick going into second. That actually went away over time. If you go manual I would get the axle upgrade 3.73, especially if you want to go offroad.
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I have never owned a jeep but in love with the car.
Some good advice has been provided. One thing that I'd like to add is that you will quickly discover on here to never refer to your Jeep as a car. A kitten dies when that happens.

We chose the auto on our 2013, not because of any suspected problems with the manual but because the auto trans has gotten just so much better lately. You can still shift with the auto stick if you feel that you must
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Hey tartangirl, been a while. I thought you turned off the HSA? I ended up ditching it after two weeks. Too many stalls, was fighting it more than it "assisting"me. Happy Jeepin!
Hey Monkeeboy howzit going? Good to see you here! I actually like the Hill Assist, mostly anyway. I used to stall regularly too, but feel like I FINALlY got the hang of it, now, I think. Good too see you racking up the miles on your rig and loving life.
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This seems like it is matter of over analyzing the situation. I haven't heard of major issues with clutches. If you search anything extensively you are bound to find the few faults/lemons that people have encountered. Typically when things go right and as normal, there is nothing reported. When people have trouble, they are the ones you hear of.

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Daniel Hit it on the head. I had a 2011 6 speed and put almost 60,000/miles on it without any clutch issues prior to trading it in on my 2013 that has over 20,000 miles on it (also a 6 speed) with NO hint of trouble that could even be considered clutch or transmission related.

Auto vs Manual is a personal decision. There are valid arguments for each and both are good and reliable. It just so happens that my preference is for the manual as it gives me options that the auto does not.

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This seems like it is matter of over analyzing the situation. I haven't heard of major issues with clutches. If you search anything extensively you are bound to find the few faults/lemons that people have encountered. Typically when things go right and as normal, there is nothing reported. When people have trouble, they are the ones you hear of.

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Perfectly said!

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I did a poll awhile back. Manual (6-Speed) JK Owners :: Please Vote :: Problems / No-Problems
About 20% have some sort of issue. Your most likely to have less issues with an auto. 2012 autos are good, pre 12 I'd get a manual because it was a weaker motor and only a 4 speed auto. There really is no down side to the new auto other than they may not be as much fun for you.

I'm super glad I got a stick shift. It's my first and I think it's a lot if fun to drive. About once every 5000 miles or so it will pop out of gear. Then it will go back to normal. It used to be a bit rough with the stick going into second. That actually went away over time. If you go manual I would get the axle upgrade 3.73, especially if you want to go offroad.
I think I voted in that poll. I said I had issues because mine makes noise, especially in 2nd and 3rd. But no failures yet @ 9500 miles.

All that being said, I would say get the auto unless you absolutely have to have a manual. The manual here is clunky. Not saying it fails, just not what I would call a quality feeling part. Things just don't work like they should. Plus the noise issue.

Just my opinion (but also saw it above)
Pre 12 get the stick. The motor needs it.
12 and up get the auto. It simply works.
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I would check that...clutch parts depending on what it is ...may or may not be covered, as it is considered a wearable part.

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It is in writing. It's in your 12k mile first year coverage provided by Chrysler on new jeeps. You can view this information anytime.

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