I bought a new Jeep 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara a few years ago. I live in Fairfield, CT. I went to SCAP Auto, in town.
The car was fine for a couple years until we started noticing the oil consumption was unusually high. We’d get it changed here and there and time went by. I started a job away from home and began using my car more regularly. It was then I took it to get a check up and the engine was nearly EMPTY of oil. Not b/c of lack of care, but because a certain lot of these cars are lemons.
After trying to work with Chrysler who said "go away we don’t care…” I took to the web.
*Apparently this is a HUGE problem for all owners of this type of Jeep / Engine/ Year. Jeep began making the cars in Mexico.*
Some minor digging has divulged this:
Jeeps made in this year timeframe have oil control ring / oil burner issues where they were put in upside down and instead of holding the oil in, it lets it out. They no longer use this Mexican plant to manufacture Jeeps. That's not helping the few of us that got these lemons.
Jeep will do nothing for the hundreds of us experiencing the problem. I was thinking of trying to arrange a class action lawsuit, as I’ve tried working directly with the company to no avail. I’ve already spent thousands "repairing" the engine when I was told it would keep happening and I should replace the engine and another thousands of dollars later I'd be whole. That’s making a pretty expensive Jeep, outrageously expensive.
Shouldn’t a consumer expect their engines to be manufactured in the correct way and the oil control rings NOT be installed upside down?
Jeep is running. I'm adding oil all the time. But basically need a new engine to cease this nonsense, and this is all because the parts were put in upside down, and Chrysler sold it that way, anyhow. And I trusted them and bought it that way, unknowingly.
Many are in my situation. Google it. I ran into a guy with this same issue a couple months ago in Trader Joe's Fairfield Parking lot.
We Are Legion.
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