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Old 03-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #31
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My biggest problem is figuring out where to put the extra 83 horses you don't have to worry about.

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #32
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I DO have a problem. It isn't here yet.

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:42 PM   #33
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13,700 miles. Only issue was an unfriendly rock to the windshield.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #34
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My big problem is my 2012 will smoke my tj. No regrets here
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #35
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no lemon just cherry

hi, no lemon here 0 problems and a happy owner, oh, its a cherry red,
the only problem is the jeeps cost a fair penny, but this is not a dress
rehersel this is the show...life is good.. this is jeep 5 or 6 for me..
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:07 PM   #36
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Is it just me or do the 12's seem to have a lot of issues?

Maybe I just got damn lucky (knocking on wood) but I have had zero issues with my 09 and she just turned 70,000.
Dont know what you have been reading... but no issues with mine, have had it a little over a month now... LOVE IT... Then turned around and bought my wife a 2012 liberty....
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #37
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Not really sure why I waited so long to buy a Jeep. Wanted one for 15 years. Glad I waited. So far my 2012 has been rock solid; 3500 miles; lots of mud and rocks.

There will always be random, unlucky issues with every make and model. Example, I had a new tranny put in my Infiniti at 15k miles. Has almost 80k now with no further issues.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #38
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My 2012 has had no issues since purchase in 11/11.

Pentastar envy?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:21 PM   #39
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Mine won't quit popping wheelies!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:21 PM   #40
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Only problem I've had with mine so far is it seems to drink gas significantly quicker than the subcompact car I replaced with it. Of course going from a 1.6 liter engine to a 3.6 liter and 120hp to 285hp might have something to do with that.

Well there is just one other thing that seems to happen every time I get in it...I smile like I've swallowed a banana sideways...
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #41
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Not really sure why I waited so long to buy a Jeep. Wanted one for 15 years. Glad I waited.

There will always be random, unlucky issues with every make and model. Example, I had a new tranny put in my Infiniti at 15k miles. Has almost 80k now with no further issues.
Man I got you beat on the waiting! I'm not sure why I waited either, I've wanted one since I was a freshman in high school, that was 1989, so 23 years I waited!! It's kind of funny actually because in that time I've owned 13 other vehicles, 4 used cars and 9 new ones. Somehow this year, and the 2012 JK seemed right.

My buddy bought a new 2012 Hyundai Elantra, a little light came on on his dash and get this, the dealer had to replace his transmission at 400 miles!! Was all free of course, and no further problems, but anything could happen!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #42
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The only problem I've had with mine in the 3 weeks I've owned it happened tonight. My head unit randomly turned off on the way to the store and wouldn't turn back on. No time displayed in the touchscreen like when you manually turn the power off, just a black screen. I tried to turn it back on a couple times while driving and it didn't turn back on till I got back in after spending 15 minutes in the store.

Other than that everything has been awesome
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:50 PM   #43
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Keep it polite and civil folks or infractions WILL be handed out. Thanks.
Where's the fun forum anyway?

OP, it's definitely just you, but thanks for playing
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:01 PM   #44
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Man you '12 guys sure are sensitive.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #45
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Where's the fun forum anyway?

OP, it's definitely just you, but thanks for playing
The fun forum is down the hall on the right cleverguy.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:09 PM   #46
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No problems except for people telling me it looks great.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:16 PM   #47
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Man you '12 guys sure are sensitive.

Yeah, maybe we are a bit sensitive. We've taken a lot of guff about the Pentastar - but no more than every major change in Wranglers has seen.

You do need to realize that this is a JK tech forum, and any member with a problem with their JK is going to come here and ask or comment about it. So, you're getting a very skewed, anecdotal view of the latest model having lots of problems, especially with the whole 'new' drive train. As is said too often, nobody posts that they drove their JK today and nothing happened......

In just about 3 - 4 months, the 2013 order banks will open, and the focus will shift from the 2012 and our shakedown experiences. Then we can all bust chops with the 2013ers and their lemons.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #48
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #49
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At three days and 200 miles I noticed the clutch is making an odd rattling/scraping noise when I put the clutch pedal all the way to the floor. Perhaps a broken spring?

It is heading back to the dealer to get looked at tomorrow.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:25 AM   #50
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2012 Sport no issues ,had it since December..
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #51
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2012 2 door rubi 6 speed. Runs AWESOME. First time I've had such a quick ride in a long, long time. I have been lusting after a Wrangler for a long time but I waited for the new engine and I'm glad I did.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:38 AM   #52
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It's called the Negative Bias effect. People are more likely to offer negative criticism than positive. In fact, I'm willing to bet a bunch of people joined this forum specifically to address the problems they might have had. For every true enthusiast, I wouldn't be surprised if there were two, three, even four people who had a single issue and wanted a place to vent their frustration.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:11 AM   #53
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I love my 11. I wouldn't trade it for a 12. Not because I don't like the new ones, it just the fact that I got a smokin deal on it because the 12's had the new bells and whistles, and they were begging to get the 11's off the lots. . But I agree. It just probably seems like they have problems because people only post when they are having issues. You can do a search and find solutions for the older JK's, but you pretty well have to start a new thread for some of the newer issues on the brand new JK's. One big happy family.

So thank you super 2012 JK's for making my 2011 so affordable. I wouldn't have been able to afford brand new without you. When I hand this one down to my son, I'll be buying a Pentastar for myself!!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:28 AM   #54
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Lane tell us about your "Deal" always good to hear someone saved $.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:34 AM   #55
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At three days and 200 miles I noticed the clutch is making an odd rattling/scraping noise when I put the clutch pedal all the way to the floor. Perhaps a broken spring?

It is heading back to the dealer to get looked at tomorrow.
I have the same noises/

07 though.

Opposite end of the spectrum lol

There has been a few clutch related TSB's
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:55 AM   #57
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Mine is a "Cherry" and i love it
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:18 AM   #58
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Actually even though this thread appears to have been thrown out as bait I was happy to hear so many are having good luck and the Jeep brand keeps on rolling. I love driving a legend. And even if there had been problems I think they would have fixed them because Jeep is in the business of selling vehicles and their popularity has never been better. My '10 is leaps and bounds better than my '89 and I hope they just keep on getting better so 10 years down the road I'll get an even better one.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:27 AM   #59
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12 JKUS, 4 months, 1800 miles, 0 issues and many smiles I'm loving this ride. For the record I traded in my 11 JKUS for this lemmon
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:33 AM   #60
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The only issue with mine seems to be the flux capacitor. Darn thing won't take me back to 1992 when I first fell in love with the idea of a Jeep! But I'm glad that I finally have one all these years later. But when they come out with the Mr. Fusion edition, I'm all over it!

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