I've had my 2012 JKU Arctic for about a week. It has 580 miles on the odometer. CEL came on this morning about a minute after starting her up. Plugged in my scanner and got a misfire in cylinder bank #2 and crankshaft position sensor error. WTF??? at 580 miles?
2012 Wrangler Unlimited Arctic Edition in Winter Chill Pearl
Yup, sometimes sh*t happens. My build date is 12/11. I don't hear any abnormal ticking from the engine. Taking her in tomorrow.
Sounds like you just got unlucky with a bad crank sensor. I had the one in my old 350Z go out around 8500 miles and 11 months into owning it. I was concerned that something like that went out and here is one of the responses I got when I'd posted about it............
Its a part that has a hard to manufacture semiconductor in it. Manufacturing defects will happen so its possible its just that.
At least yours went out in the driveway. Mine died on the freeway and I had to get towed to the dealer.
2012 JKU Sport S in BFG:
Max Tow, LSD, M/T, Connectivity, Infinity, Hard Top, Step Rails
hi, i also have 500 miles on my 2012 jeep, have had no problems
and no ticking on the motor, why not take your jeep in for service i am
sure that ur problems will be correct free and they may give u a loaner
for the day. the good news ur first problem is about out of the way and
u may not get any further problems..enjoy every day with ur jeep.
Not a wrangler guy yet but i have a cherokee 08 and i know for a fact that misfire codes are common because the electrical systems are extremely touchy, i used to get them all the time on my 08 srt8 crank positioning sensor might be popping up because of the misfire and the crank sensed the vibration from all 6 not firing correctly for a brief moment. could also be a bad sensor, those are known to go to. have a starscan at your local dealer clear them and see if they come back.
Mine had a tick at around 700. Turned out to be bad ac compressor. It locked up and burned the serpentine in half. Luckily I was very close to the dealer and they took one off a new one and I was on my way. I bought mine dec 3 and have a little over 10,000 miles on her.
Model Wrangler Rubicon
Color Natural Green Pearl Coat
Packages Tow Package, Power Convenience Group, 6 speed Manual Transmission
Yes. I didn't mean to imply otherwise.
My point was that sometimes, regardless of the quality of the vehicle (or its engine), things go wrong. I sensed a little frustration with the vehicle from the OP's post and wanted to simply (and with a little humor) state that one problem, regardless of how soon it occurs, does not necessarily reflect poor vehicle quality. That point applies if one has a 2010 with a 3.8 (like me) or a 2012 with a 3.6 (like the OP).
The phrase "sh*t happens" states that paragraph much more succinctly (if not as clearly). Hope the OP gets his problem solved quickly.