Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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The technology certainly exists. However, it's the value that does not. Sure some people get service reminders from "their car" (which is more often than not a simple notification based on the date and/or the estimated number of miles driven) Some cars you can even start or check the fuel remotely. The catch is that the car's owner is paying to connect the car to his wi-fi, cellular, or even On-Star to get the data out.
Chrysler cannot afford to pay for every car to connect to the internet to phone home, just to catch the .00001% of people who might try to get away with an unwarranted warranty repair. It's much easier and cheaper to just do what they have been doing and deny as many warranty claims as they can.
As a technology architect, I can also tell you that if I can edit the computer to "tune" the engine, I can dang sure keep it from "phoning home".
Everything about this stinks like a stupid urban legend started by a bunch of no-nothing 19 year old diesel tuners with the injector pumps turned up so far their dumping raw fuel out the tailpipe, thinking they are making 1000 HP.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)