that sucks man. I wish I had some solid advise for you but it sounds like they need to either figure it out by giving you a loaner for a week and have them drive it around or give you a new Jeep.
like to know what year your JK is?About four months ago I leased a wrangler unlimited Sahara edition. I fell in love with it. I've taken it off-road a couple of times, nothing too hardcore. I went and spent way too much on new wheels and tires. I planned to buy it out when the time was right and then start really upgrading it. Last Friday as I was driving somewhere with my 6 month pregnant wife, the jeep died on us in the middle of a fairly busy road. it lost power, the steering wheel locked up and the breaks did too. After an agonizing time getting it towed, we finally got it to the dealership. I was pretty devastated, how could my wrangler do this to me.
The service dept said a fuse had blown in the engine, but they didn't know why. I was very concerned because if I was on the freeway or in the middle of nowhere it could have been a very dangerous situation. My service advisor suggested I call Chrysler, so I did. I expressed my concern and how a new car shouldn't be having this type of problem. They gave me a case number and suggested I drive it over the weekend and see how it feels, so I did. Yesterday morning my wife and I were on our way to go hiking and it happened again, on an even busier street. I had it towed again to the dealership, and they didn't really know what to say.
I'll be calling Chrysler tomorrow again and I'm hoping they'll be understanding. I definitely won't feel safe driving that car anymore. Does anyone have any advice, or had a similar situation? I'm pretty bummed out because I really love the wrangler but feel let down.
I like your bad idea, but I'm a bit mechanically challenged so I don't think I could pull it off. I will try and find out which fuse is blowing and if it was the same one both times. thanks for the suggestion.This should not need to be said, I would know what fuse is blowing and I would keep a spare. (Just to get home or dealer) Now here is a bad idea..... Put a bigger fuse in it. A wire or computer will let the smoke out. Then put the small fuse back in. Let the dealer tow it from your house. They will have something to fix at this point. Just a bad idea.
That's what I want to do. I wish it was that simple.Why can't you just put the stock tires and wheels back on and walk away from it? regardless of what caused the issue, as weird as it is. I wouldn't trust it either. You said it's a lease. Let the dealer deal with it, they own it.
+1.Why can't you just put the stock tires and wheels back on and walk away from it?
Um, pretty sure you can't just "walk away" from a lease with no ill effects.+1.
If there is any benefit to leasing this has got to be one of them.
True...especially considering most leases are structured to have your payments artificially low which leaves you upside down on the financing for most of the life of the lease, usually just about breaking even at the end with no equity. There's no such thing as walking away from negative equity.Um, pretty sure you can't just "walk away" from a lease with no ill effects.