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Old 05-20-2012, 04:25 AM   #241
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Steering Stabilizer at 15000 miles. That was scary! Cruising down the highway at about 70 on a bend, hit a bump and I thought I was dead! Had to actually stop on road to stop wheels/steering from shaking terribly.

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:15 AM   #242
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Let's see. at 1,400 miles my key fob died and would not remotely unlock/lock the doors. Was such a pain to key the doors and then key the ignition to turn off the alarm. Covered repair. 2012 Call of Duty.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #243
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passenger sway bar link was completely loose by 3k miles. My brother who works at Jeep took a video for the QC manager.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:27 PM   #244
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New Engine at 34000. Miles and lock in steering wheel.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #245
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Also new battery at 30000 miles.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #246
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Seriously people, take a good hard look at this list. Do you realize now how much a POS a JK is?
Hmmm....uses too much gas, parts broken when hitting rocks, worn out carpet - yeah really "big" issues there. If a Toyota or some other "off road wannabe" had only similar issues, they would be considered king of the hill - but they aren't. That is why Jeep, and only Jeep, is truly King of the Hill.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #247
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JeepJones is OK. He's obviously an old fart who is heavily set in his ways. He'll come around though.
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Guys like that are funny. It will be this way until a couple newer version of the Wranglers are out and he buys a used JK. Then the JK will be better than the newer xyz version.

I wonder if he only flys on prop planes because those new fangled jets aren't any good.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #248
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I don't know if I like this thread. Being OCD about my new Jeep, reading all this is BAD for my mental state...LOL.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #249
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Ball joints/TRE's 37 K

Craptastic. I never replaced my balljoints or TRE's on my 01 @ 150 K
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #250
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Seriously people, take a good hard look at this list. Do you realize now how much a POS a JK is?
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #251
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I don't know if I like this thread. Being OCD about my new Jeep, reading all this is BAD for my mental state...LOL.
Try not to worry about it. Vehicles are complicated mechanical/electrical/chemical machines designed and built by humans. They all will break down at some point. Focus the OCD on proper preventative maintenance, saving some money for a future repair and the fun you are having with yours.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #252
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Something breaking is an excuse to upgrade.

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:50 PM   #253
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Try not to worry about it. Vehicles are complicated mechanical/electrical/chemical machines designed and built by humans. They all will break down at some point. Focus the OCD on proper preventative maintenance, saving some money for a future repair and the fun you are having with yours.
We have had the 2002 TJ for over 10 years now and we have only replaced sway bars and a muffler (muffler by choice because he wanted stainless steel). Oh and the soft top, which was by choice also. Other than that...nothing has done wrong with it. Of course we are OCD about taking care of our Jeeps. the 2002 has little over 33000 miles on it...lol. And it has two sets of tires (summer ones and winter ones). It gets washed once a month, waxed three times a year, oil changed twice a year (can't wait for 3000 miles...that would take forever).

I have a feeling my Jeep will be the same way. I am actually more OCD about my Jeep then he is about his...so...with hope, if I do my part this Jeep will last me until I am atleast 50!
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:16 AM   #254
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Axle Shaft at about 33k. I may have pushed it a little bit
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #255
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2012 JK Sport, front left axle seal started gushing at 1200 miles, dealer immediately asked if I had been off-roading or mudding, duh, it's a Jeep and your ads show it off-roading !!!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:46 AM   #256
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90,000KMH Battery died and needed front pads.

But to all those saying that the JK is crap, that's not true. The TJ would have had it's problems when it first started out. I've owned both a TJ and a JK and although I've had fun in the TJ, I still think the JK exceeds it by miles. I can start listing the problems that I had with the TJ if you want....
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:01 AM   #257
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lets see 2007 bought last sept with 15k on her
at 19k i broke the track bar mount and had to replace steering stabilizer (my fault)
22k rear pads went also had to adjust my ebrake easy fix
22,500 k got death wobble fixed that myself also easy fix still get a slight shimmy at or around 40-45 but push through it it goes away
and she is sitting waiting on me to get back state side now will never get rid of her either to much fun in a jeep
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:06 AM   #258
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11k miles now. But at around 7k, I had a connector for my passes enter side airbag break. Nothing major and was fixed real quick.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #259
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Love my Jeeper creeper, but its had a coupld of burps:
1000 miles: driver side front axle seal leak- replaced
2000 miles: driver side front axle seal leak- entire axle assembly replaced due to manufacturing defect

6000 miles: passenger side front window stops coming up: power window regulator on door replaced.

So far so good for now....at 6200 miles.
Other than that, I love my Jeep and will keep her until the wheels fall off!
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:34 AM   #260
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With those axle seals leaking those wheels might fall off sooner than you expected. :-)
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #261
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With those axle seals leaking those wheels might fall off sooner than you expected. :-)

At least I'll have heated seats when I'm waiting for the tow truck...
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #262
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My 2011 jku has had no problems at all,all you guys that think your jeeps are peices of sh*t why dont you go get your self a rav 4 and go get stuck in the parking lot of the badlands in attica before you even get on the trail.Jeep is one of the last companys left that make true off road vehicles(in my opinon)Ive owned 4 jeeps and 2 hummers.Hummer is now dead but jeep is still alive and making some good stuff maybe there stuff is not perfect all the time,i think also jeep knows they need to improve to compete with the other big three domestic company,s not all jeeps are perfect at all times,but then again most people now adays expect everything perfect all the time.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #263
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My 2011 jku has had no problems at all,all you guys that think your jeeps are peices of sh*t why dont you go get your self a rav 4 and go get stuck in the parking lot of the badlands in attica before you even get on the trail.Jeep is one of the last companys left that make true off road vehicles(in my opinon)Ive owned 4 jeeps and 2 hummers.Hummer is now dead but jeep is still alive and making some good stuff maybe there stuff is not perfect all the time,i think also jeep knows they need to improve to compete with the other big three domestic company,s not all jeeps are perfect at all times,but then again most people now adays expect everything perfect all the time.
I don't think anyone thinks their Jeep is a POS here. They are just sharing information as to when something broke down on their Jeeps. Sharing information helps all of us avoid issues by learning about mistakes or issues that could arise. Tho reading this thread gives me heart attacks and makes my OCD that much worse...lol.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:29 PM   #264
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I don't think anyone thinks their Jeep is a POS here. They are just sharing information as to when something broke down on their Jeeps. Sharing information helps all of us avoid issues by learning about mistakes or issues that could arise. Tho reading this thread gives me heart attacks and makes my OCD that much worse...lol.
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By no means am I say my Jeep is a POS, I'm simply stating the VERY MINOR issues I have so far had. Not big problems at all, all well within normal manufacturing limits. EVERY car has problems, the only difference is really in the severity of such issues. Jeeps are often used more rigorously than most vehicles and are therefore subject to more wear and tear. I have gone offroading with my Jeep more than I had with my old Fords (which were extremely well built as well) in the limited time I have owned it. Jeeps are awesome, but they aren't bulletproof or immune to wear and tear- no vehicle is.
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My 2011 jku has had no problems at all,all you guys that think your jeeps are peices of sh*t why dont you go get your self a rav 4 and go get stuck in the parking lot of the badlands in attica before you even get on the trail.Jeep is one of the last companys left that make true off road vehicles(in my opinon)Ive owned 4 jeeps and 2 hummers.Hummer is now dead but jeep is still alive and making some good stuff maybe there stuff is not perfect all the time,i think also jeep knows they need to improve to compete with the other big three domestic company,s not all jeeps are perfect at all times,but then again most people now adays expect everything perfect all the time.
RAV-4?!?!?!? Hey now, no need to throw cuss words!

I agree with most of your statements regarding people's expectations of new vehicles. Nothing is perfect.

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