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Old 05-19-2012, 04:32 AM   #1021
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my story

First of all I would like to say a HUGE!!! THANK YOU!!! to everyone who has been reporting problems and steps along the way. I recently had my first check engine light come on and I took it to dealer 1 (I dont like dealer 1) because they were close to my location. They flashed the computer and sent me on my way. On my way home (roughly 20 miles) check engine light was back. I changed my oil and went to work and began to read this thread (got about half way) I proceeded to dealer 2 (I like dealer 2). When I got there the tech on duty pulled it apart, within a hour he came to tell me that #2 and #4 both misfired and I needed to get the head replaced. Because of this forum I knew everything about this issue, the dealer was very knowledgeable and told me not to drive it please. Of course I didnt want to drive it, not that I think there is a safty issue but I would rather not let any other potential damage happen. The tech is also a jeep owner and has treated me very well for another problem I had prior to this. Overall the dealer i went to in NJ is the best ive seen other then a lack of loaners.

Here is where the negative part starts, I was told a loaner was out of the question because I did not get a service contract with Chrysler....After alot of conversations with every manager I was told well we can give you a ride to a rental car service. Once I get there I am told I am too young with no credit and no major credit card...21 year old veteran and now I am stranded. Dealer found me a place where I can get a car (friend of dealer) So now I am paying 35$ a day to get to work to a job that one weeks paycheck may pay for my total rental cost...if it takes no longer then 10 days....I am being told 6-10 days as of now but they were not sure of that. Calling Chrysler / Jeep as soon as they open today to try and get them to at the very least help pay for the rental or get the dealer to...more perferably get them to PAY for it since its their fault its broken. I know the did not do it on purpose but for a 40k vehicle and a customer who loves his vehicle and several others offered under there name it would be nice to be taken care of.

I have a 2012 2 door that was assembled late december (cant remember exact date) I did notice the ticking and a rough ideling early on (3500 miles) I had a very minor amount of power lost but not enough to really change anything.

Has anyone else faught for a rental car reembursement or for a loaner? If so how did you go about it? And as I get information on quality of repair I will update.

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Warranty for catastrophic failures that you can't fix yourself, i.e. major engine/transmission problems, electronic issues, etc. Anything outside of that should not go to the dealership--fix it yourself. But if you find a good dealership that takes care of your Jeep as good as you would, then by all means, take it to them for every single issue. However, I've been buying vehicles for 24 years, and I've yet to find that dealership.
And do you think a warranty is going to cover a home installation of a new part like a trans or engine? The whole point of having a warranty is so you're not stuck with a $4000 bill.

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First of all I would like to say a HUGE!!! THANK YOU!!! to everyone who has been reporting problems and steps along the way. I recently had my first check engine light come on and I took it to dealer 1 (I dont like dealer 1) because they were close to my location. They flashed the computer and sent me on my way. On my way home (roughly 20 miles) check engine light was back. I changed my oil and went to work and began to read this thread (got about half way) I proceeded to dealer 2 (I like dealer 2). When I got there the tech on duty pulled it apart, within a hour he came to tell me that #2 and #4 both misfired and I needed to get the head replaced. Because of this forum I knew everything about this issue, the dealer was very knowledgeable and told me not to drive it please. Of course I didnt want to drive it, not that I think there is a safty issue but I would rather not let any other potential damage happen. The tech is also a jeep owner and has treated me very well for another problem I had prior to this. Overall the dealer i went to in NJ is the best ive seen other then a lack of loaners.

Here is where the negative part starts, I was told a loaner was out of the question because I did not get a service contract with Chrysler....After alot of conversations with every manager I was told well we can give you a ride to a rental car service. Once I get there I am told I am too young with no credit and no major credit card...21 year old veteran and now I am stranded. Dealer found me a place where I can get a car (friend of dealer) So now I am paying 35$ a day to get to work to a job that one weeks paycheck may pay for my total rental cost...if it takes no longer then 10 days....I am being told 6-10 days as of now but they were not sure of that. Calling Chrysler / Jeep as soon as they open today to try and get them to at the very least help pay for the rental or get the dealer to...more perferably get them to PAY for it since its their fault its broken. I know the did not do it on purpose but for a 40k vehicle and a customer who loves his vehicle and several others offered under there name it would be nice to be taken care of.

I have a 2012 2 door that was assembled late december (cant remember exact date) I did notice the ticking and a rough ideling early on (3500 miles) I had a very minor amount of power lost but not enough to really change anything.

Has anyone else faught for a rental car reembursement or for a loaner? If so how did you go about it? And as I get information on quality of repair I will update.
Did you buy it at the dealer you are having it serviced at? Many dealers seem to give loaners only to those who make a purchase at their dealership. Definitely get on Chrysler about it and don't give it.

Which dealership in NJ is it? It sounds like they know what they are doing, and I'd like to have a backup plan in case I need it. The no loaner issue would be a pain, but if it means getting it fixed vs not getting it fixed, then it's worth it IMO.

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So I took my Jeep in first thing this morning, and the exact thing I was so worried about happened.

Service Manager said I definitely do have a problem. However, since my Jeep has not thrown a code (non-visual to me), or a CEL (visual to me), Chrysler will not allow them to fix it. He said to me: "there is an issue, and it will get worse; when it misfires, you will feel/notice it," and in my head I'm thinking "did he really just say that?" Then he told me if I wanted to bring it by "every now and then" so they could check to see if a code has been thrown, I'm more than welcome to. But if they were to go any further (dismantle anything to find the exact offending cylinder head/issue), it would be on my dime, not Chrysler's.

The fact that they sent me on my way knowing I have an issue, and that it will get worse, just doesn't sit well with me. Not the dealership's fault, they have instructions/rules they have to go by. But I do have an issue with Chrysler that this is their MO.

That sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that started when I first heard the tick a couple months ago just got worse.
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Just returned from dealer told them I knew of this issue and they said they will check it out. Came back and told me I would indeed need a cylinder head replacement and that because they knew of issue they had the parts in stock. They said because I didn't have a service contract that they couldn't get me a loaner or a rental but after some "polite" encouragement service manager has arranged a rental car for me on Monday when they will start repair.

My only concern is they sent my jeep home with me even after i expressed concern over further damaging engine and they said I would not.
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It sounds like Chrysler is allowing the dealerships to admit to the problem now. In a way that is encouraging but in another way it is bad news because it means that there are really a lot of Jeeps that have the problem and it could turn out that mine is one of them.
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So I took my Jeep in first thing this morning, and the exact thing I was so worried about happened.

Service Manager said I definitely do have a problem. However, since my Jeep has not thrown a code (non-visual to me), or a CEL (visual to me), Chrysler will not allow them to fix it. He said to me: "there is an issue, and it will get worse; when it misfires, you will feel/notice it," and in my head I'm thinking "did he really just say that?" Then he told me if I wanted to bring it by "every now and then" so they could check to see if a code has been thrown, I'm more than welcome to. But if they were to go any further (dismantle anything to find the exact offending cylinder head/issue), it would be on my dime, not Chrysler's.

The fact that they sent me on my way knowing I have an issue, and that it will get worse, just doesn't sit well with me. Not the dealership's fault, they have instructions/rules they have to go by. But I do have an issue with Chrysler that this is their MO.

That sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that started when I first heard the tick a couple months ago just got worse.

You should call chrysler about this..tell them what the dealer said...that they are admitting you have the problem but refuse to do anything about it. I bet if u call them and make a stink, you will be taken care of....especially after what the service manager said. Be sure to give them his name and number and they will deal with it.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #1028
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Just returned from dealer told them I knew of this issue and they said they will check it out. Came back and told me I would indeed need a cylinder head replacement and that because they knew of issue they had the parts in stock. They said because I didn't have a service contract that they couldn't get me a loaner or a rental but after some "polite" encouragement service manager has arranged a rental car for me on Monday when they will start repair.

My only concern is they sent my jeep home with me even after i expressed concern over further damaging engine and they said I would not.

Luckily, no reported cases of other components being damaged from this problem. Drive it like normal. The faster you get it to mis, the faster you will get a head.
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Did you buy it at the dealer you are having it serviced at? Many dealers seem to give loaners only to those who make a purchase at their dealership. Definitely get on Chrysler about it and don't give it.

Which dealership in NJ is it? It sounds like they know what they are doing, and I'd like to have a backup plan in case I need it. The no loaner issue would be a pain, but if it means getting it fixed vs not getting it fixed, then it's worth it IMO.

Good luck to you and thank you for your service.
I did not buy it at that dealer...technically my dealer is actualy chrysler / jeep themselves. I special ordered using a military program and it was sent to a dealer of my choice...problem is the dealer is about 3 hours north of me. But if you are every in the cherry hill NJ area and need a dealer cherry hill triplex chrysler dodge jeep did everything they could for me (other then the rental car which is a chrysler issue) and did not force me to drive it home. Expect techs and service staff.
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I did not buy it at that dealer...technically my dealer is actualy chrysler / jeep themselves. I special ordered using a military program and it was sent to a dealer of my choice...problem is the dealer is about 3 hours north of me. But if you are every in the cherry hill NJ area and need a dealer cherry hill triplex chrysler dodge jeep did everything they could for me (other then the rental car which is a chrysler issue) and did not force me to drive it home. Expect techs and service staff.
Thanks for the info! Don't get over that way much, but never hurts to have the name of a dealer who knows the issue well just in case.
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Hello, Wrangler Forum!


I'm a first-time Jeep owner and this is my first posting as I am new to this forum (my first forum of any kind, too), let me explain...

On 05-07-2012 I traded in my dying 1998 Dodge Durango for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport (it's to small to be the "family" car, but is a perfect secondary vehicle and my personal "toy"). Driver-door placard says the Jeep was built in April 2012, unknown when the engine was assembled. A generous 9 miles on the odometer when I drove it off the dealership lot.


After a couple days of driving, maybe 300-400 miles on the odometer, I began to notice a "ticking" noise from the engine. The noise became increasingly louder over the next several days, and my "gut-meter" finally told me I should go to the dealership soon to inquire about the issue. (As described elsewhere in this thread, you won't think you have the "tick", you'll know you have the "tick". For me, it became quite obivous as an abnormal engine sound.)


On 05-17-2012, 10 days old and 900 miles on the odometer, the "Multifunction Indicator Light" (aka, Check Engine Light) illuminated via flashing with an audible chiming sound. This was immediately followed by the "Electronic Stability Control" (vehicle symbol with squiggly/slippery tire tracks behind it) also illuminating, accompanied by a significant loss of engine power (I'd guess a 50% reduction, but I really don't know). Idle became very rough with a loud knocking sound, no smoke that I could see; between 2k-4k RMP the engine ran/sounded better but with a significant loss of power. I was on a Forest Service road (where else would I be, right?), 70 miles from town, and immediately turned around and started heading toward the dealership. Warning lamps remained illuminated the entire time. The MIL would sometimes go from a steady-state to a blinking-state accompanied with the chiming sound.


While driving back, the loss of engine power resulted in my stalling the engine. It re-started fine, with the MIL and ESC again illuminating right after engine start. Was able to drive it the 70 miles back to the dealership. Again, warning lamps were illuminated the entire time with the MIL at steady-state except when changing gears (reducing RPM then increasing RPM) when the light would blink with the accompanied chiming.


Now 970 miles on the odometer, I pulled into the dealership and waited in the line of vehicles going into the service garage. Stopped and re-started the engine while waiting, both MIL and ESC again illuminated right after engine start. Made it to the garage entrance where the service-rep asked if I had an appointment and further indicated they were extremely busy today. I advised I just bought the Jeep last week, a loud ticking had developed, followed by MIL and ESC warning lamp illumination, significant loss of engine power, and abnormal idle. Service-rep advised they would look at it but it would be a couple hours. I left them the keys and took their shuttle back home.


When I bought the Jeep, I had downloaded Jeep's Android App for their 2012 vehicles. I was now at home without my brand new Jeep and my mind was whirling! So, I figured I'd use the App to call the Jeep Customer Assistance Center and inquire if a replacement vehicle was authorized under the Jeep warranty. The customer-service lady was nice, but after explaining the above issue, and my inquiry for a replacement vehicle, she indicated a supervisor would need to call me back. That annoyed me a little.


A couple hours pass, then the same customer-service lady called me. She indicated she was unable to reach the service-rep at the dealership and therefore was unable to obtain a diagnosis from them. She also indicated the dealership handles replacement vehicles, however being unable to reach the service-rep, she did authorize a rental to last me through the weekend on a reimbursement basis. She did email me a voucher to claim the reimbursement. It seemed she was being as accomodating as she could with my situation and I felt she was doing her best to help.


About 10 minutes after this call, while I was Googling rental car locations, the dealership service-rep called me. He advised the Jeep had a bad/worn/stuck valve, mis-firing cylinder, bad cylinder head, or something similiar to cause these effects. He advised they would keep the Jeep until Monday when they could perform compression tests and other diagnostics. He also advised a rental car was arranged for me to use until the Jeep was returned. So, I made my way to the rental car company and am now driving a Dodge Avenger, whoopie. But Jeep/Chrysler did provide me with a replacement vehicle (and service-rep's statements are in line with what has been posted in this thread), so I feel good that it currently appears Jeep is trying to do the right thing. And now, I patiently await the dealership to call me back...


Back at home, and naturally stewing over my Jeep, I Googled 2012 Wrangler engine issues and eventually found my way to this forum. I've spent many hours carefully reading this thread (jeesh, it is LONG), including other online sources of information, and I've come to the conclusion I have suffered from the same phenomenon that many of you have described here. Albiet, with additional symptoms... multiple warning lamps, significant loss of power, and unmistakable poor engine operation at idle (question: could the vehicle computer be purposefully degrading engine performance/operation due to it's recognition of a fault somewhere in the system? eg; automatic control of engine power when ESC functioning normally).


I appologise for the length of this post, but I wanted to put the information out there to all of you who have helped me to understand what is most likely happening with my Jeep Wrangler. Thanks to you, I now have pertinent knowledge to help in my discussions with the dealership once they are able to get back to me.


I'll post an update when I have follow-up information.


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Old 05-21-2012, 07:28 AM   #1033
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Warranty for catastrophic failures that you can't fix yourself, i.e. major engine/transmission problems, electronic issues, etc. Anything outside of that should not go to the dealership--fix it yourself. But if you find a good dealership that takes care of your Jeep as good as you would, then by all means, take it to them for every single issue. However, I've been buying vehicles for 24 years, and I've yet to find that dealership.

The ticking with a CEL is a catastrophic problem, IMO. Valves are hitting pistons and bending, that's not good. I think that warrants a trip to the dealer. I agree I don't want a dealer touching any vehicle I own either, but I would want a major problem resolved. Why take a bad situation and turn it into a major problem by staying away from the dealer waiting for it to blow up? The dealer could easily say why didn't you bring this in sooner, and play the neglect card.
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Just figured I'd update again. I have a vid of my ticking JKU and im at 9400 miles and still no CEL. I wonder if I'll ever get one.....
same boat. over 5k now and all is normal. hope it stays that way!
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I guess this sorta blows the 'it's only happening to Jeeps born before November 2011' theory right out of the water and also shows that Chrysler STILL does not have a handle on what's causing this. I got that dreaded CEL in January one time and it was acting just like that but the computer didn't store a code and it hasn't happened since and I don't have any kind of ticking that I can tell beyond normal drivetrain and injector noise so knock on wood. Bad, bad mojo with these engines and Chrysler still not having a handle on this is very worrisome.
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I guess this sorta blows the 'it's only happening to Jeeps born before November 2011' theory right out of the water and also shows that Chrysler STILL does not have a handle on what's causing this.
I agree, with the few active Chrysler people that frequent these boards, we'd know if Chrysler had a handle on this. Man this sucks! I have a vehicle that will soon need to be replaced and I want a 2013 Wrangler bad. I won't buy until I'm sure this has been resolved, I don't want any dealer mechanic tearing into a new engine replacing parts when I fully know there is a problem out there that still hasn't been resolved. I'm sure I'm not the only member here thinking along these lines.
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Crud--now extending from Build day 1 in July 2011 to April 2012. I would say they don't have the issue corrected in manufacturing yet. I question the engineering/manufacturing teams competence. I still love my Jeep but I'm glad I don't have to deal with the anxiety of wondering since mine was already replaced.
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Crud--now extending from Build day 1 in July 2011 to April 2012. I would say they don't have the issue corrected in manufacturing yet.
Agreed, if they had it fixed we'd know it by now. Their silence is deafening.
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You should call chrysler about this..tell them what the dealer said...that they are admitting you have the problem but refuse to do anything about it. I bet if u call them and make a stink, you will be taken care of....especially after what the service manager said. Be sure to give them his name and number and they will deal with it.
I contacted Chrysler Customer Care as soon as I got home on Saturday, when everything was still fresh, and explained what happened. I've been assigned a Case Manager, and should be contacted within 24 hours. We will see how that goes.
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^^ Good luck! ^^ I hope you get a quick resolution to your problem now.
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Took my 2012 FIAT Wrangler to the service on the weekend.
1. They were not able to reproduce the chirping sound (youtube: wrangler chirping) and said that the problem can’t be diagnosed based on a video recording. I so do not want to "take advantage" of roadside assistance in the near future, fingers crossed big time.
2. As for the not-so bad yet ticking, the shop manager said that wrong type of oil can cause it. Several posts here say that the ticking started after the first oil change. It makes me wonder if the factory break-in oil is actually preventing the ticking from happening, while every recommended grade oil afterwards brings the crickets out.
3. The shop took warranty claim photos of my Arctic driver seat cover peeling apart at 5,600 miles. I’m average built & 210 lbs, 99% of the time using the Jeep to drive to work in dress pants.
They ran a software update, and the tech left a pendrive in the usb port. So in order to be nice, I will have to drive all the way back to return it.

My first new car car ownership experience is just how I anticipated. Not!
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"FIAT" Wrangler do you think fiat is to blame for the problems?
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I think he was just making a crack at the unreliability (which Fiat was well known for) of his wrangler.
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I am picking my 2012 up on Wednesday with a mid-Feb build date and am going to drive it like I stole it.

It REALLY SUCKS to buy a brand new vehicle and have this happen and I hope I am not on here pissed off about having a bad motor six months from now.

I am willing to roll the dice - hopefully I have better luck with my odds and the JK than I do at the poker table.

The Pentastar motor has been in Chrysler since 2011 and is in almost every vehicle in their lineup so the odds should be our our favor to not get a JK with a bad motor.

However here are a couple of links about the Pentastar plant in Mexico producing bad motors.

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5 have the ticking.....

6700 miles, started ticking after around 3000, took it to dealer, they said chrysler advises to replace lifters, and of course parts are on national back order, build date 1/31/12, so I am at there mercy now, maybe the motor will blow up so they have to replace more, aside from that the jeep is awesome, just sucks that they are having issues.....
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Nov 2011 build with 5000 miles. Ticking has progressively gotten louder and is noticeable even while driving with the windows down, no CEL yet. One oil change by EVIC at ~3500 with 5W-30 DINO. Did a search for known issues and found this thread.

The ticking is isolated to the driver's side and is not the injectors. The ticking is related to engine RPM. I have not yet taken it to the dealer.

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f-ing jeep dealer, now they called me and said the lifters that were on national back order are arrived today, they told me that yesterday, fricken retards!!! and I got to wait a week before they can work on it, we'll see how this debacle turns out.... right now not confident the lifters will solve the issue, but I guess we'll see
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Did you guys do the oil change at dealers? or did they ask you for all the receipts to honor the warranty?
I always have my cars' oil change at my mechanic, I'm wondering if I have to do oil change at the dealer to avoid trouble if I might get the ticking sooner or later.
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f-ing jeep dealer, now they called me and said the lifters that were on national back order are arrived today, they told me that yesterday, fricken retards!!! and I got to wait a week before they can work on it, we'll see how this debacle turns out.... right now not confident the lifters will solve the issue, but I guess we'll see
I hope they plan on changing the head with those bad lifters, or they'll be doing the job twice. You'd think they'd have this figured out by now.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:23 PM   #1050
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Have a 2012 JKU With about 2500 miles on it. Noticing a tick now and its been getting more noticeable the last few days. Taking it in tomorrow @ 11. Service manager hasn't heard anything but he didn't say that means nothing is wrong.

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