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05-26-2013 12:26 AM
socal-jk Mexico made chryslers have mexican made Pentastars. Jeeps have US built pentastars. Look at a map as to why it makes sense. Which one is better? Meh. Its nuts and bolts both are the same. I am glad it keeps jobs here though.
05-25-2013 11:29 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
the 2012 and later 5 speed autos are built in germany by daimler-benz (mercedes). It's a great tranny.
nag580?
05-25-2013 08:33 PM
tomthbomb The 2012 and later 5 speed autos are built in Germany by Daimler-Benz (Mercedes). It's a great tranny.
05-25-2013 11:55 AM
GoBig19
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Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 View Post

The touareg has always had VW engines. The only V8 was the 4.2L and that was a Volkswagen group engine. But the routan looks very similar with a new front clip
X2...I have a 2006 Touareg with the Audi 4.2L...absolutely great Engine!
05-25-2013 11:36 AM
jkjeeper06
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Originally Posted by JTPhoto JK View Post
The VW mini van is a rebadged Town and Country with a Pentastar. Lol the older Toureg had the Chrysler 5.2l v8 also.
The touareg has always had VW engines. The only V8 was the 4.2L and that was a Volkswagen group engine. But the routan looks very similar with a new front clip
05-25-2013 10:13 AM
JTPhoto JK The VW mini van is a rebadged Town and Country with a Pentastar. Lol the older Toureg had the Chrysler 5.2l v8 also.
05-25-2013 09:52 AM
tab22092
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You do realize that many foreign auto makers have manufacturing plants in the USA and employ American workers, right? Honda's plant, for instance, is in Marysville, OH. As for it's parts, like most all American makes, they could be manufactured anywhere.
Yes i do, and i am grateful for these companies as well. However you have to keep in mind that a jeep is a true american icon. The combination of the two and just having everything add up is what did it for me.
05-25-2013 08:17 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by tropical36 View Post
You do realize that many foreign auto makers have manufacturing plants in the USA and employ American workers, right? Honda's plant, for instance, is in Marysville, OH. As for it's parts, like most all American makes, they could be manufactured anywhere.
I just looked at my 09 Honda Accord window sticker and 65% US and Canada and 20% Japan.
05-25-2013 08:00 AM
tropical36
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Originally Posted by tab22092 View Post
Just called jeep customer service, and the lovely service woman told me based on my vin my jeep was built in the good ol U.S of A Made me very happy to know my jeep was built by americans. Not that im against anyone im just very proud of my country and believe we should worry about putting our own people to work before anyone else. It was also a pleasant surprise to be able to understand the operator! And she was easily one of the nicest people i have ever spoken too regarding a customer service call. I love my jeep even more now. An American icon putting American people to work!
You do realize that many foreign auto makers have manufacturing plants in the USA and employ American workers, right? Honda's plant, for instance, is in Marysville, OH. As for it's parts, like most all American makes, they could be manufactured anywhere.
05-25-2013 07:10 AM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post

I should have clarified that 2013 auto trans is made in the US.
I bet you have a 6 speed.
Yupp that clears it up lol
05-24-2013 10:57 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by twarner776 View Post
Not that wikipedia is 100% correct but there are defiantly 2 engine plants. Now if your saying that Jeep only uses engines out of Trenton you make be correct, however there are several threads on multiple sites stating the 3.6 for Jeep is made in both locations.

From Wiki
"The Pentastar engines are made in Trenton, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. The Saltillo plant is set to begin production in the 2012 model year (with parts machined in Toledo, Ohio)."
I never disputed whether there was more than one plant for the 3.6L.
But the 3.6L used in the JKs is built in the US and that's a fact Jack. LOL
05-24-2013 10:45 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by tab22092 View Post
I have a 2013 and my trans is german... Lol dangit well at least they make some high quality stuff lol i do have some german heritage, i guess its appropriate lol
I should have clarified that 2013 auto trans is made in the US.
I bet you have a 6 speed.
05-24-2013 10:33 PM
twarner776
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Originally Posted by SilverSport View Post
The JK engines come out of Trenton, Michigan.
Not that wikipedia is 100% correct but there are defiantly 2 engine plants. Now if your saying that Jeep only uses engines out of Trenton you make be correct, however there are several threads on multiple sites stating the 3.6 for Jeep is made in both locations.

From Wiki
"The Pentastar engines are made in Trenton, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. The Saltillo plant is set to begin production in the 2012 model year (with parts machined in Toledo, Ohio)."
05-24-2013 09:37 PM
tab22092 I have a 2013 and my trans is german... Lol dangit well at least they make some high quality stuff lol i do have some german heritage, i guess its appropriate lol
05-24-2013 08:56 PM
jadmt no german tranny for me lol. 2013's got US made ones.
05-24-2013 08:22 PM
live_slow
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Originally Posted by Jeeps_and_Boats View Post
And the manual trans from Germany. Somewhere I saw a stat with the percentage of foreign sourced parts. It was pretty high.
Jeep Wranglers rank very high on the list of:

US Labor! (UAW Local 12 Jeep Unit!)
US sourced parts
US assembly

And even though Fiat is the parent now, if you factor in where the profits go, the corporation stays high on the list.

Check this link and their methodology, and you may agree it's much better than the glitzy lists in pop consumer magazines that always somehow manage to rank their advertiser's foreign cars way up on the list.

Kogod Made in America Auto Index | Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, DC
05-24-2013 07:00 PM
tab22092 Or i could have it backwards, i have a very bad short term memory lol i literally got off the phone with them less than 30 minutes ago -__-
05-24-2013 06:58 PM
tab22092 Oh and btw their is an investigation going on regarding the transfer cases going from the neutral position into gear on their own. There may or may not be a recall. The recall will be vin specific though so everyone should be calling jeep to keep their contact info up to date in case one of our rigs hits the lotto lol
05-24-2013 06:54 PM
Jeeps_and_Boats Yep... tab22092 found it...
05-24-2013 06:53 PM
Jeeps_and_Boats And the manual trans from Germany. Somewhere I saw a stat with the percentage of foreign sourced parts. It was pretty high.
05-24-2013 06:52 PM
tab22092 'Merica & Deutschland lol the parts that count that is lol

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05-24-2013 06:47 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by twarner776 View Post
There are definitely 2 engine plants. One in Michigan, and one in Mexico
The JK engines come out of Trenton, Michigan.
05-24-2013 06:30 PM
twarner776
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Originally Posted by MUEngineer View Post

All Wranglers Sold in North America are built with pride at Supplier Park, Toledo, Ohio.

All 3.6 Pentastar engines in the JK are built in Michigan.
There are definitely 2 engine plants. One in Michigan, and one in Mexico
05-24-2013 06:25 PM
tab22092 Just called jeep customer service, and the lovely service woman told me based on my vin my jeep was built in the good ol U.S of A Made me very happy to know my jeep was built by americans. Not that im against anyone im just very proud of my country and believe we should worry about putting our own people to work before anyone else. It was also a pleasant surprise to be able to understand the operator! And she was easily one of the nicest people i have ever spoken too regarding a customer service call. I love my jeep even more now. An American icon putting American people to work!
05-24-2013 06:19 PM
MUEngineer
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Originally Posted by tab22092 View Post
Hey everyone, im just wondering if anyone else has been interested in knowing where their jeep came from. I know their are two plants one in mexico and the other in Michigan correct? Is their a way to tell via the vin or some other means? Mine is a 2013 2 door. Would love to know where mine was built
All Wranglers Sold in North America are built with pride at Supplier Park, Toledo, Ohio.

All 3.6 Pentastar engines in the JK are built in Michigan.
05-24-2013 06:18 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by twarner776 View Post
I thought all jk's were built in Toledo. Now engines that's another story. There are two plants for those I think.
I think you are correct
05-24-2013 06:18 PM
twarner776 I thought all jk's were built in Toledo. Now engines that's another story. There are two plants for those I think.
05-24-2013 06:00 PM
kjeeper10 Loosing oil = Mexico for me
05-24-2013 06:00 PM
Nek This may take a bit of research. I had just got my JKUR and the dealership told me it was built in Toledo OH.
05-24-2013 05:55 PM
tab22092
Where was your jk built

Hey everyone, im just wondering if anyone else has been interested in knowing where their jeep came from. I know their are two plants one in mexico and the other in Michigan correct? Is their a way to tell via the vin or some other means? Mine is a 2013 2 door. Would love to know where mine was built

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