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Is this a manufacturer defect? I’ve read that it is. I’m no longer covered by the warranty 3 years/36,000 miles (of course) which is infuriating since at 3 years I only had 9,000 miles. I was told by my mechanic that the work that needs to be done will be $800 for a new radiator, fans and coolant. Is this a fair price? More importantly do I have any other recourse since this has to be a manufacturing defect? I’ve had so many problems with this Jeep that I think I may have gotten a lemon. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Sounds like you went to the dealer, if you are mechanically inclined, do it yoursrlf.
 

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In all likely hood you only need a radiator.
 
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Thanks for the response =))



Definitely didn't go to the dealer, I know better, the warranty is up which as I said is aggravating since I only have 17,000 miles on a 2015. Mechanic, seems fair but getting a 2nd opinion from another trusted mechanic who I usually deal with but he's farther away from me. The new mechanic quoted approximately $175 for the radiator (he said fans too??) and 2 bottles of coolant at around $25 per bottle. Labor $400. If that's a fair estimate, so be it but my main question is do I have any recourse with Chrysler considering I've read many people had to replace the radiator (some with only 1500 miles, WOW, but they were still under warranty) because there was a manufactures defect with some of the 2015's. Crazy, I also have a 1992 Camry (and other older cars in the past) and never had to replace the radiator on any of them. Any information on there being a manufactures defect on the 2015's would be greatly appreciated. Also, I've read that HOAT coolant shouldn't be used, OAT should be but this mechanic said he'd use HOAT. Any definitive answer on that?


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ps- sorry if I copy/paste to all of your responses but obviously I'm a newbie to the Wrangler Forum "hood", lol
 

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Welcome to the forum! Below is a link to a Chrysler Jeep STAR bulletin that shows why HOAT and OAT should NOT be mixed. 2015 should be OAT from factory and I’d imagine at the age and mileage you cite that the cooling system has not been serviced as OAT was touted as “10yr/150,000 mile” interval. If you do decide to use the HOAT, have your mechanic to do 4-5 complete flush cycles inc getting system to op temp and using heater so as to flush nearly all of the OAT out. Believe the bulletin cites less than 5% of one type mixed with the other as a “safe” threshold. Good luck and again, welcome to the forum!

http://starparts.chrysler.com/newsletters/newsletter_Oct_2012.pdf
 

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Welcome to the forum! Below is a link to a Chrysler Jeep STAR bulletin that shows why HOAT and OAT should NOT be mixed. 2015 should be OAT from factory and I’d imagine at the age and mileage you cite that the cooling system has not been serviced as OAT was touted as “10yr/150,000 mile” interval. If you do decide to use the HOAT, have your mechanic to do 4-5 complete flush cycles inc getting system to op temp and using heater so as to flush nearly all of the OAT out. Believe the bulletin cites less than 5% of one type mixed with the other as a “safe” threshold. Good luck and again, welcome to the forum!

http://starparts.chrysler.com/newsletters/newsletter_Oct_2012.pdf


Forgot to add - check closely on “the fan” item - seems FCA changed the fans and controls for those as part of 2015 model - while decent aftermarket fans can be had for earlier models at a reasonable price - and some do go bad or get messed up due to lack of sealing of windings, etc on electric motor housing, when I checked about a year ago, no afternarket fans were available as direct replacement for 2015’s. So only option was FVA/MOPAR and that was around $400 for the fan at that time. Hth...
 

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Thanks for the response =))



Definitely didn't go to the dealer, I know better, the warranty is up which as I said is aggravating since I only have 17,000 miles on a 2015. Mechanic, seems fair but getting a 2nd opinion from another trusted mechanic who I usually deal with but he's farther away from me. The new mechanic quoted approximately $175 for the radiator (he said fans too??) and 2 bottles of coolant at around $25 per bottle. Labor $400. If that's a fair estimate, so be it but my main question is do I have any recourse with Chrysler considering I've read many people had to replace the radiator (some with only 1500 miles, WOW, but they were still under warranty) because there was a manufactures defect with some of the 2015's. Crazy, I also have a 1992 Camry (and other older cars in the past) and never had to replace the radiator on any of them. Any information on there being a manufactures defect on the 2015's would be greatly appreciated. Also, I've read that HOAT coolant shouldn't be used, OAT should be but this mechanic said he'd use HOAT. Any definitive answer on that?


thanks!


ps- sorry if I copy/paste to all of your responses but obviously I'm a newbie to the Wrangler Forum "hood", lol


I paid 600 to have mine replaced, I have a 2015 and at the time I think it had 44k on it.


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you can plead your case by calling jeep directly. @JeepCares might chime in
 

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Is this a manufacturer defect? I’ve read that it is. I’m no longer covered by the warranty 3 years/36,000 miles (of course) which is infuriating since at 3 years I only had 9,000 miles. I was told by my mechanic that the work that needs to be done will be $800 for a new radiator, fans and coolant. Is this a fair price? More importantly do I have any other recourse since this has to be a manufacturing defect? I’ve had so many problems with this Jeep that I think I may have gotten a lemon. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Hi Kimcita716153,
We're sorry to hear about your concern. Should you decide to have this diagnosed by a certified FCA dealer, we would be happy to connect you with a Case Specialist to assist. We're available via PM.
Alex
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