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Old 08-14-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
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So this is what I signed up for huh?

I'll preface my story by telling you that I had a Tacoma drove it for 150K, did all my own maintenance it was never in the shop. After that I went into a Subaru Forester, drove it for 115k same story as the Tacoma. I drive for work, field support rep I do about 35K a year.

Ok so I have waited two month for my 2015 JKU, filled my garage with 1,500.00 worth of mods awaiting the arrival of my new baby. So yes probably not the best vehicle for my use, we also camp, fish , hunt and coming from the Forester I wanted something cool.

I pick up my vehicle Tuesday, get home late and had to get up at 5am and drive 300+ miles to Maine. So halfway through my trip in the rain I hear this god awful screeching noise. I said, "that can't be from me". Rolled down the windows so I can stick my head out, yup sure enough it was me coming from the left front tire. Well I drove the rest of the trip 170 straight to the Jeep dealer in Westbrook. When I pulled in the service manager said, wow I heard you coming across the parking lot. So I left it and got a ride from my customer. Turns out the issue was the backing plate became loose and was scraping on the rotor. They fixed it and off I went. I was a little concerned that this would happen to a new vehicle, less than 500 miles on it.

This morning I get up to go to my next call, about 70 miles in the check engine light comes on. Ok now I'm pissed So now I go to a dealer in Ma. They diagnose it to be some short possibly ion the fuel level limit sensor? P0463 code. They tell me they reset it, and to fill the tank to see if it comes on again. Yeeep it did. As much as I know I will love driving this vehicle, I need something that's going to be reliable. Anyway, I'm hoping that this is the end of my troubles and I wish those of you getting new JK's you have a better experience than I have had.

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Old 08-14-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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Sorry your having issues with your brand new Jeep. I agree in that such a new vehicle shouldn't have issue but sorry to say all makes and models do, some large issues some small annoying issues, hope this is the end of yours and you get to fall in love with your new ride as I did.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
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I also had the fuel sending problem, only happened one time. Must be common
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:19 PM   #4
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It's a Jeep thing... you pay $35k+ to get a crappy engine, crappy internal detail, and crappy reliability, all in the name of having a fun car. Yeah, I know I am probably getting flamed for saying this, but it is a reality. The equivalent amount of money in (almost) any other car probably gets you better reliability, MPG, refined amenities, more peace of mind... but oh the cool factor. For as long as there are as many of us who think that way, Chrysler has no real incentive to fix things. As others have pointed out, the Jeep really has no equivalent so Chrysler is free to continue selling a subpar product at a premium price and not worry about loosing sales.

My Jeep came with both sound bar speakers shot. Turn on talk radio and they sound fine. Put on any kind of music and listen to them flap around. No other issues so far, but unless I press the brake REALLY firmly down switching from P to R or D produces a fairly interesting sounding screech, it just does not seem like the brakes fully immobilize the vehicle unless you lean on them real hard. Probably explains the long stopping distance that Jeeps are notorious for.
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I guess I better knock on wood because I've had my 2012 since early Dec. 2011 and I've had very few issues - what I've experienced was rectified very quickly at the dealership. Good luck and I hope it gets better.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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Mine has been fine. Just done 7300miles since Feb.

First new car and plenty expensive so I have been watching and listening very carefully.

Hope yours sorts itself out. 0 miles issues fortunately, shouldnt affect the long term.


I think the engine is great, cant understand the comment above..... .
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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The problems you are experiencing is the exact reason my Jeeps are only considered toys and not depended on for work. I drive about 500 miles per week so I have a Toyota Camry. It may be a lame vehicle but it sure is reliable. Been stranded too many times over the last 20 years by jeep products.

Good luck. I hope you get this sorted out and have many problem free miles.
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Hey stuff happens you can piss and moan about it or you can deal with it and move on. I tell you what my Jeep has opened up a lot of things for me that simply weren't possible before getting my Jeep. And mine is a daily driver I do 30 miles a day back and forth to work love every minute of it.
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Every Jeep has its factory flaws. They are not Hondas. The good news is that once you shake out the flaws they are super. Keep reading this forum as there are many hints and tips here about how to avoid future issues. I am on my fifth Jeep and I would not drive anything else even if I did just find a factory brake bolt half way out this past week. That one I caught before it became a problem.

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isn't P0463 the code you'll get if the gas cap isn't on?
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:56 PM   #11
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Mine is going in Monday because the front wheel is clicking. Sounds like a cv joint to me. 1800 miles, 2014.

Hopefully that's the end of my problems.
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It's a Cheap! That's what my ex wife called them. That's about the only thing she got right.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:12 PM   #13
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^ if I get a bunch of trouble out of mine I'll get rid of it. No question.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:16 PM   #14
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Wow ..... reading some of these posts. Wow, anyway.

Sorry to hear of your plight Rob. Work the solution. I am a long time owner and fan of both Toyotas and Jeeps. They are both great vehicles in their own right the times they are a changin' on all fronts these days.
Most things are not what they once were.
I believe you will get the couple bugs worked out and be fine. No, they do not all have them and No they are not all cheap and crap.
"If" by chance you do not get the things worked out in short order, familiarize yourself with your local Lemon Law Statutes (even Toyotas and Subarus can be afflicted with bad karma)
Best of luck and don't listen to some of the over the top comments/posts it is simply a mechanical device and it can be fixed.
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You jinxed yourself by buying mods before you got the jeep. Don't worry that happens a lot
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:23 PM   #17
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isn't P0463 the code you'll get if the gas cap isn't on?
No, a loose gas cap usually throws a po455(iirc) gross evap leak DTC. The po463 deals directly with the float assy in the tank.

Good luck op, frustrated would be one of many words to describe your situation. What mods did you get?
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Every Jeep has its factory flaws. They are not Hondas.
Hmm. The grass isn't greener.

I owned two Japanese made Honda Accords and both were pieces of trash, reminiscent of the 1950s era opinions of many things made there. They were so bad that I will never own another Honda automobile.

My 2013 Jeeps? Other than manual transmission buzz, neither has had an issue. One is at 27k and the other is at 13k.

Every automaker has lemons.
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Hmm. The grass isn't greener.

I owned two Japanese made Honda Accords and both were pieces of trash, reminiscent of the 1950s era opinions of many things made there. They were so bad that I will never own another Honda automobile.

My 2013 Jeeps? Other than manual transmission buzz, neither has had an issue. One is at 27k and the other is at 13k.

Every automaker has lemons.
But then again i owned my 2005 accord for 10 years and it never saw the inside of a dealership or any shop for anything other then maintenance... not a single thing i can think of ever went wrong with it.. The interwebs is full of problems... not many people come on a forum board to stout how great their car is functioning... but they all flock when a problem persists..
The Honda accord is the #1 used car in the states for a reason... but again every car will have it's problems if they make enough of them and QC isn't met.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:48 PM   #20
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I see a ton of Old Jeeps every day driving around and many are from a date and time that "if" a Toyota, Datsun, or Subaru were even still "alive" they would be a moving pile of rusty dust.
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You can get a good vehicle or a bad vehicle in any brand, period. not are all made perfectly.
I also heard the comment on 35k vehicle and expecting more, really?
I have had several more expensive than that and got less than what I got with this jeep. Every vehicle has it's good and bad, we all keep our fingers crossed when we buy one that we get a good one.
I hope your troubles are over and you have happy Jeeping from here on out.
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I'm just getting ready to eclipse 3,000 miles on my JK and no hiccups yet. I hope the OP gets these issues sorted out quickly. That said, Internet forums are full of people who have had problems because they want to know what the deal is. Not to minimize it, or the hassle of warranty issues, but more people don't have problems than do have problems I would guess. :-)
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:32 PM   #23
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You jinxed yourself by buying mods before you got the jeep. Don't worry that happens a lot
Ha...that's exactly what my wife said......my son said see i told you so, you should have bought another Tacoma.

Anyway....i took a deep breath after today and told myself it is what it is. I'm under warranty, these things will be fixed.
I actually just finished putting my side steps on.

Tomorrow it's the exhaust, I took a chance on this one.
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That will be on tomorrow night. That brings me to another question I had. Does replacing the exhaust void the warranty?
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No, a loose gas cap usually throws a po455(iirc) gross evap leak DTC. The po463 deals directly with the float assy in the tank.

Good luck op, frustrated would be one of many words to describe your situation. What mods did you get?
Side steps, Exhaust,Shade mesh cover for when the hard top is off,interior stuff, seat covers, bunch of decals, lights, antenna, the list goes on........I should do some before and after pictures.
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My wife's Subaru is the biggest piece of crap I've ever owned. All makes have the occasional lemon. Maybe it was just your turn. Sorry dude, good luck!
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Hopefully you can bang out all these issues early and be golden from here on out. At least have it all fall under the warranty period. I'm sitting here with 23k on my 9/11/11 build 2012 that's never been in for any work besides the drivers door lock seized up on me that was replaced under warranty. Besides that all I've done was rear brakes.
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Yeah I get how you feel. I picked mine up fully loaded for 38k Canadian and within two weeks I had a engine code saying misfire cylinder 6 and freaked out. I read on the magical interweb and found everyone saying all the problems with the heads on the new 3.6 engines and to make things worse the dealership wasn't going to get me in for two weeks? Screw that I said and drove down there and thankfully they were able to look at it and turns out it was a faulty spark plug. I was upset, but at least it was able to be fixed and no real damage was done. I hope you do feel a bit better knowing that you are not alone, with have a problem with your jeep off the lot, or knowing all vehicle manufactures have potential problems off the lot. Hope you do end up enjoying your awesome ride!!!
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I've said it a million times and it bears repeating. You read enough threads on WF or any of the other Jeep forums (or any car forum for that matter) and you'll be convinced Jeeps are the biggest piece of you know what to ever roll off an assembly line.

You know why? Nobody rushes to the internet to shout, "Hey, I got another 1000 trouble free miles out my Jeep!" We get those of us interested in modding our Jeeps, fixing the stuff that does go wrong (if anything) and learning about our vehicles. Then we that small percentage of owners who have had an issue coming here for reassurance, information or just to complain about Jeep's being hunks of hunk. That small percentage is over represented here and it makes it seem like Jeeps are falling apart left and right.

All while tens of thousands of happy Jeepers drive their trouble free Jeeps and never log on to tell us about it.

Sorry you've had issues. They will fix them. Stuff happens, move on.
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It's a Jeep thing... you pay $35k+ to get a crappy engine, crappy internal detail, and crappy reliability, all in the name of having a fun car. Yeah, I know I am probably getting flamed for saying this, but it is a reality. The equivalent amount of money in (almost) any other car probably gets you better reliability, MPG, refined amenities, more peace of mind... but oh the cool factor. For as long as there are as many of us who think that way, Chrysler has no real incentive to fix things. As others have pointed out, the Jeep really has no equivalent so Chrysler is free to continue selling a subpar product at a premium price and not worry about loosing sales.

My Jeep came with both sound bar speakers shot. Turn on talk radio and they sound fine. Put on any kind of music and listen to them flap around. No other issues so far, but unless I press the brake REALLY firmly down switching from P to R or D produces a fairly interesting sounding screech, it just does not seem like the brakes fully immobilize the vehicle unless you lean on them real hard. Probably explains the long stopping distance that Jeeps are notorious for.
LOL! You should have bought a Prius if you mention MPG! My 2012 has a superb engine, fantastic transmission, nice radio/navigation unit, unbelievable off road prowess, has never left me stranded, and if you say so it's cool. I never really thought about that much, I just wanted a rig that'll take me way out there and back again. Mission accomplished!


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