I bought it used. The car had a year and a half of use before I bought it -- but it's still under basic warranty.
So, the car is new to me and I reported all of its faults to get them squared away before the basic warranty ran out. Ya'll know Jeeps way more than I do -- perhaps this history will be of interest:
Driver mirror vibrated so badly at times, I couldn't make out cars behind me -- cars like cop cars! LOL! The mirror was replaced. Still vibrated. Vibrates to this day. I was told that normal. I let that slide.
The wheel shimmmies on smooth road at EXACTLY 52-55 MPH. Without failure. New street tires. Balanced twice. Still shimmies. I was told that the Mopar steering damper is inherently a poor design. Replaced it. Still shimmies. Then I was told the sterring box was defective. Replaced that. Still shimmies. Finally, I was told that it is normal for Jeeps to shimmy. I let that slide.
There was a noise coming from the throwout bearing. Occurs with the foot off the clutch. Quiets down when the clutch pedal is depressed. Dealer said the throwout bearing and pinion bearings were bad. Replaced them. Noise persists. AFTER that, I was told by a different dealer that the noise is normal in Jeeps and the bearing replacements were not needed. Spoke to two independent mechanics who said it isn't. One thought it was a bearing supporting the tranny output shaft. Opinions varied. I let that slide.
I could go on. I have a bunch of stories about this troubled Jeep. The culmen was the rap the dealer gave me about the seats though. That was one for the highlight film. I'm beining to see why the previous owner got rid of the car after a year and a half. Did I mention water in the trunk?
I'm a patient person though. I will stick with the car.
Well,my '06 TJ 1,419 miles had a case of the shimmies for about a month,finally took it to be serviced on Wednesday and it was the rotor brake that was bad or they "replaced out round rotors".
The steering wheel would shimmy like it was having a seizure,when applying brakes at 40 mph or more.
Scary as hell if you ask me...it was still under warranty so they were very nice in fixing the problem.
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I would mention something about the lemon law to the dealership if that applies in your state.
BMX the lemon law only works with new cars. used has a whole different set of laws. none of them have anything to do with lemon laws... sucks but thats how it works.
I had sold cars 3 years Hyundais and 1 year Chrysler Dodge Jeep and I learned that when you buy a used car most of the time you inherit sombody elses problem. My Wrangler is my first ever Brand New vehicle I've ever bought. I've gone thru over a dozen used cars and the stories I can tell you guys about problems that were there since I bought them.
Anyway, obviously the seat is not right. I find that when I'm in a situation similar to this it comes down to asking the service people "would you drive this car with this problem?" If the seat tilts to the side is this a vehicle that you would get behind the wheel and drive? In the interest of good, nay, mediocre customer service can you turn this wonderful vehicle that I love like a child into something that you, mister service advisor, would be proud to drive down the street, with the doors off, and not fall out of? Please, Pretty Please, with sugar on top, fix the F***ing car.
Good Lord, this forum is awesome. I thought I knew a lot about cars (although apparently Chrysler thinks I'm stupid enough to blow that smoke up my arse) but you good folks are making me humble with the great insight. TODAY is the big day that I go to pick the car up. If the seat is not fixed, I'm going to ask for the Regional Manager and escalate. I'll also take some pics and post them.
good thread resurrection trip. pretty good read. but are there not enough threads on the entire internet that you have to go back 2 years searching for new ones? Now that's funny.
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I bought a 2004 TJ. I live in Sunnyvale, CA. The front seat in the car is tilted. A lot. It's tilted so that if you placed a tennis ball on the seat, it would roll out of the door. Sitting in that Jeep is literally like sitting in a chair where the legs on your right side are longer than those on the left. Great on the back. Not.
So, I reported it to the dealer as a warranty issue.
Listen. I'm dead serious -- I swear it -- here's what the service manager told me:
"I talked to Chrysler about your seat and they said that the seats in the Wrangler are intentionally tilted toward the doors. Jeep made them that way because the car is used off road. If you were to get into a difficult position, they don't want to make it hard for you to get out of the car. The seats are intentionally tilted to help you to get out."
This is my first Jeep and I love the car. Always wanted one going back to CJ days. Can anyone tell me if this statement is factual? My gut reaction and common sense tell me that this a stunning example of a lie that could void the warranty of a lie detector machine, but I seek the wisdon of this forum to confirm it. I could be wrong.
Holy crap, my BS alarm is going off so loud my ears are ringing That is one of the dumbest things I have heard a dealer say
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