I just heard back from my dealer that I need to replace the clutch, slave cylinder, throw out bearing, some plate, etc. Just wonderful. I have 13,000 miles on it, and shockingly enough they don't want to cover it under 12,000 mile warranty.
The thing is, at 11,703 miles, I complained to the same dealer that I was having issued with the clutch, and it popping out of first gear. The tech told me there was nothing wrong with it, and it happens from time to time.
Sure it does.
So now I am staring at a $1300 bill to replace everything.
As suggested by JerzeyJeep, and Mr. T, I called Chrysler Corporate and opened a claim. I should hear back tomorrow about a resolution. Hopefully, they will offer "goodwill assistance" and cover the clutch. If not, I will be taking the Jeep off the lot, and bringing it to a shop close to me to have the clutch replaced. The shop quoted about $800 to replace everything with factory parts. Hey, I just saved enough to buy a bumper, or food since I don't have a job.
I figure if I do end up having to pay for it, I will upgrade the clutch to a Spec clutch...Jeremy at Spec said I should go for either the 2+ or 3+, being that this is my DD. While I haven't taken the Jeep off road here in Missouri yet, I am told that it is mostly rocks and mud, which is different than the sand and water in Jersey.
Any thoughts as to the 2+ or 3+. Should I be looking at a different manufacturer?
Thanks for any advice.