11-04-2012, 10:20 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
AEV Procal - Warranty Issues
I had to take my 2012 rubi in to the dealer when I had only had it for a couple of weeks because I had a red light intermittently coming on just above the temp gauge and the Jeep didn't want to start at times. It would begin to crank over, stop, start again etc. It never left me stranded but I was pretty unhappy about since it was a new jeep. Also I would lose my audio settings and the radio would be playing something completely different than what I was last listening to when I got into it the next time.
I took it in to the dealer and they found a plug on the end of my clutch assembly that 'had a pin pushed out'. This is all I could get out of the service rep, he didn't seem to know what he was talking about. Also, they replaced a module that is in the steering column and gave me some new keys. Once I got the Jeep back, it didn't have any more problems from what I saw.
At this point I felt pretty safe and began modding. Lifted the Jeep and added 37's, bumpers, rock rails, etc. and started doing some wheeling. I used an AEV Procal to dial in for tire size and set my TPMS threshold to zero. Everything was fine until a couple of weeks ago when it started acting up again. The same red light on the dash was intermittently coming on and it had the same starting issues.
I took the Jeep in and they had it for a few days and called me and told me to come on in and pick it up. I went in, grabbed the keys, and the Jeep would not start at all. They took it back iin, kept it another week, and called me and told me they had to replace some 'restricted' part in the fuse box and to come pick it up.
Like an IDIOT I took my AEV procal with me to get the speedo corrected and reset the threshold for TPMS before I left and the service manager got wind of me using it. Now they are saying that they will be looking at the module that was replaced and if they determine that it has different code on it or caused the failure of the part I'll be responsible for everything. I have told them that the Procal only changes settings that already exist, and besides, I had the same issue before I ever used it.
To add to all of this, my Jeep continues to have the same problem as before. Yesterday morning my key fob even stopped working but started working again later in the day. I am convinced there is a short somewhere in the system as the light seems to most often trigger by me pushing in the clutch pedal although the light will come on at times when hitting a bump while driving down the road.
So...a couple of things.
-Never use your procal at the dealer unless they are super cool
-Has anyone else had this issue and found a resolution?
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