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Old 12-09-2019, 04:20 PM
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Warranty Question

A few months into ownership and just got an email from the dealer saying it’s time for the 3 month maintenance. So far I’ve added wheel spacers and bigger tires (still have stock wheels though). Will these mods void the warranty if i take it in for the 3 month maintenance? I have the extended warranty. I’m assuming no issues but I got hit with a technicality on the warranty for another vehicle so now im a bit paranoid.

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what 3 month maintenance service is due? How big of tires? Lift?

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A “recommended” oil change and tire rotation....after only 3 months. Seems a bit obnoxious after only 3 months (and unnecessary since I do both of those at home) so definitely skipping this one but I’m curious if I should worry about the spacers and tires in the future if I take it in. I put 33 inch Falkens on it with 1.75 inch spacers. No lift.
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It would be pretty tough to void your warranty for 33" tires and 99% of service departments would not even notice the spacers or the tires. I am guessing by 33's you mean either 255/80-17 or 285/70-17 which both look pretty close to stock and the JL rubicon comes with 285/70-17 so hard to deny warranty.
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Good to know. Yup they’re the 285/70-17s
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Service should be less of an issue than warranty work because dealers are allowed to charge for service.

Ultimately it will depend on the dealer, though, if it wants to make an issue about anything.

But I’m with the others: 33” tires normally shouldn’t be a problem.
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Agree with Aldo.. Again it is the dealership, service mgr, Should he be of the mindset he could decline warranty on a failure that could result from the mods; e.g... wheel bearings or ball joints -- spacers.. Should you decide to take the 3 month service don't point out the modifications or ask about them. Should you do your own maintenance keep records and receipts to document.
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Buy the filter from the dealer, change oil yourself.
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I don't have a JL yet, but I've been watching these threads. This smells like a dealer's marketing department fishing for service work. Check the manual- is there really even a 3 month maintenance requirement? I'm guessing there isn't; if so, feel free to ignore it.

That said, eventually you may need to bring it in for warranty or service work, so my answer is just kicking the can down the road. As others have indicated, there's some variability among dealers so your results may vary. Also, 285/70/17s come stock on Rubicons- chances are, they won't notice or care unless you're wanting them to fix an issue legitimately caused by the bigger tires (and there really aren't many of those).
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On a 2019 you purchased new I assume?

If your taking it to the dealer, use your ‘Jeep Wave’ program that gives 2 free oil changes and 2 free tire rotations per year, for the first 2 years.

Not all dealerships will auto-enroll you in it at time of purchase, so you may have to sign up for it yourself. Not every Jeep is eligible, but for all Wrangler models its a free program.

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If they deny anything because of spacers and 33's i would say its time to find a new dealer.
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Three month maintenance, I'd pass. Aside from putting air in the tires, maybe a rotation and a possible oil change, what needs to be maintained on a new vehicle? They're digging for gold.
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When I was asking my Dealership Service Manager if a 2" lift and 35's would cause any warranty issues he said, "Why would it?"

A good service/parts dept. is a wonderful thing. Sales people I can do without.....
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how many miles are on your vehicle?
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When I was asking my Dealership Service Manager if a 2" lift and 35's would cause any warranty issues he said, "Why would it?"

A good service/parts dept. is a wonderful thing. Sales people I can do without.....
Yeah, once upon a time, in a land of fruits and nuts called California...I had a Service Manager like that.

And there I thought all Jeep dealers were like that. Silly me for believing in fantasy...
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Yeah, once upon a time, in a land of fruits and nuts called California...I had a Service Manager like that.

And there I thought all Jeep dealers were like that. Silly me for believing in fantasy...
Yeah... IF I ever get blessed with Grand Kids by my Millennial latte sipping children I'll sit my little guy or gal on my lap and tell them "Once upon a time...." stories of when common sense was common and there was mail delivered to the house and even a thing called a newspaper that was written by people with integrity. Then I'll story tell about the things once taught in school...

Anyway..... Thank God I live in an area where the Jeep service/parts manager is likely to have a Jeep or truck out back with his deer hunting rifle and muddy boots in the back.
Jeeps are supposed to be lifted w/big tires so WhyTF would there be a warranty issue.
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Yeah... IF I ever get blessed with Grand Kids by my Millennial latte sipping children I'll sit my little guy or gal on my lap and tell them "Once upon a time...." stories of when common sense was common and there was mail delivered to the house and even a thing called a newspaper that was written by people with integrity. Then I'll story tell about the things once taught in school...

Anyway..... Thank God I live in an area where the Jeep service/parts manager is likely to have a Jeep or truck out back with his deer hunting rifle and muddy boots in the back.
Jeeps are supposed to be lifted w/big tires so WhyTF would there be a warranty issue.
More to the point: WhyTF does FCA parade Jeeps with 37” and 40” tires and Mopar 4-inch lifts every Moab Easter, if it is not going to force dealers to honor the mods?

Yeah. My Service Manager in California owned a CJ he had rebuilt himself, and the dealer organized quarterly jamborees to allow Jeep owners and new customers become familiarized with their Jeeps in the wild under semi-controlled conditions. What a concept! The dealership staff volunteered for these events, and was usually followed by a trail cleaning/maintenance day afterwards for the staff.

Here’s one of such dealer organized outings. It was fun meeting fellow Jeepers through the dealership —and much less sketchy than through some owner’s clubs!




If my local dealer were to organize anything, it would be a shopping spree to the mall, followed by a sit-in at the latté shop.
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Exactly. "IF" FCA ever gets the wrong cat by the tail in a warranty denial there is going to be some interesting headlines and settlement.

In the day and age we live in... it's only a matter of time before a big league Philadelphia Attorney gets a wild hair for a Jeep and it'll be on like donkey kong.
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Thanks all! Gotta love an over eager salesman.

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