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post #1 of 10 Old 09-09-2014, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Question What has gone wrong during warranty period?

I'm picking up my 2015 Hydo Blue Sport S tonight. What have you guys encountered for problems during your initial warranty period that you had to bring it back for? I just want to be prepared if there is any fairly common things to look out for.
(And....wondering how long to wait before blowing the power train warranty by lifting & putting 35's on)
Thanks for your input.
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-09-2014, 06:44 AM
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only thing I had on my '08 was a rear axle seal and the horn went out under initial warranty
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Throw out bearing after 10k miles on my '14

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-10-2014, 11:48 AM
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Rear locker had issues disengaging on my 2009 jkur before the first oil change.

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-10-2014, 11:50 AM
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Does a lift and 35's void the warranty? The dealership told me 35's and no more than a 4" lift was acceptable.

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This topic has been covered in many threads here and on other forums. Bottom line, NO, lifts and other mods do not void your warranty. However, the manufacturer doesn't have to cover either the modification itself, or, and here's the rub, damage to components caused by a modification. So, if a wiring harness or on board computer fails due to an aftermarket electronic component or bad installation, "this Bud's for you" so to speak. Conversely, Jeep CAN NOT "cancel" your warranty if you install a lift kit or larger tires or other mods. All this is spelled out in Federal law.

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My HVAC controls and a resistor went out right after the 36k part of my 3yr/36k was up...that cost me like 300 some odd bucks, which the other day it blew hot air for about 45 secs while the wife was driving....random electrical problems with the 730n radio locking up...happens every now and then have to either pull the battery cable to reset it or give it like 20 mins. When it happens it even stays locked up and ON when the key is of and doors are open, so far for up to 6mins and 20 seconds. Went to put a CD in once and the face locked in the down position for about 10mins. The lights in the window switches, the little green ones that turn on at night when you have the headlights on, those come and go as they please. Oh and my belt/tensioner scream that I had looked at while it was fully under warranty but chrysler didnt want to fix because they didnt know what was wrong with it and ive been waiting for like 8 months for the engineers to get back to me.....they now say replacing the t-stat and doing a coolant flush may fix....and of course they wont pay for it even though its well documented that it had the issue well before warranty was up....they want 360 bucks to do that.....not gonna happen!

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-16-2014, 02:32 PM
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So far... axle seal, washer motor & wheel speed sensor.

All minor stuff, but pretty alarming to have 3 things crap out by 5k miles. No evidence of the gloop in the radiator, thats a scary one.
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The only thing replaced on my '11 under warrenty was the SmartBar @56k km's. It was partially their fault (they pressure washed the engine bay, and the bar) and I cooked the SmartBar on the test drive. Even if it wasn't warrenty I would have just walked away anyhow haha. Other than that all has been good.

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The thermostat housing cracked and needed replaced at 1000 miles. An engine oil pressure sensor needed replaced at 3000 miles, and thats it so far. Both covered under warranty

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