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as with most Jeepers, I try to do 99% of my own work, but with a new rig under warranty, i try to keep them doing the dirty work. that said, i also hate being a pain is the butt.

so, how many times ... specific problems have you had?

1- DAMAGED THREADS ON FREEDOM TOP PANEL
2- WARRANTY REPAIR-(long story) REFLASH ECM FOR "STALL BUG"
3- OVERHEATING -caused by a "small" section of raditor being occulded by mud (simple solution)
3- HOOD BOUNCE(LIFT) - MADE OWN "FIX"
4- WARRANTY / DRIVER'S SEAT RECLINE MALFUNCTION
5- WARRANTY / PASSENGER BOTTOM SEAT FOAM REPLACEMENT - IMPROPERLY CUT OR MOLDED
6- WARRANTY / STEERING DAMPER LEAKING
7- WARRANTY / MASTER WINDOW SWITCH MALFUNCTION
8- RECALL / REPROGRAM ABS COMPUTER
 
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1. Warranty for ECM reflash - safety recall
2. Warranty - Replace electronic sway bar disconnect - stuck disconnected.
3. Routine servicing
 

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Running since late November '07 with no issues to date...
 

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Since March/07:
Three computer flashes
One manual transmission overhaul
Clutch bearing replaced

No more purchases of first year models that are half American, half German or is that Canadian???? Globalization sucks!!!
 

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3 times(2 month period) with I think was the 1st ABS problem that was detected, ABS would kick in going up a slight grade come to a stop(wouldn't stop) Detroit sent a whole ABS control module with the fix installed.......no problems since. Love the JK....
 

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1) Warranty - transmission flash (stall bug electrical flash already installed. Came from the factory that way! Build date in 10/06 long BEFORE the official flash.)
2) Warranty - Recall G25 engine TIPM flash (separate from the earlier stall bug flash)
3) Warranty - Recall ABS flash
4) Warranty - Noise from soft top (bowed up at middle windshield position)
5) Replace A/C radiator (rock impact on a road trip. $700+ OUCH!)

4/5 were the same trip. I took in in for the A/C not working and while it was in had them repair the soft top.

I really have had minimal issues with the JK. I really expected more, having bought an early production vehicle in a new model. I have been pleased that I at least have had so few issues. I know that in any mass produced item that there will be a few 'monday/friday' lemons and I fortunately did not get one of them. So overall I am happy with my jeep and plan to keep it awhile. At least until the diesel model comes out :D
 

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odd that yours ('06) has the stall bug flash already. mine was build date 1-23-07.... one day AFTER the cut off for the reflash. My dealership covered it as a warranty fix, though. DCX declined to recognize that mine was convered under the recall. :shaking:
 

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I have brought mine in twice to have the alignment and steering checked out. I have a dealer installed Teraflex 3" lift with ProComp Extreme Knight chrome wheels with 33" Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ tires. I was having ESP activate inappropriately and they reflashed something to account for the larger tires.

I have had intermittent (but present more than not) steering wheel wobble since my initial test drive. They swear it is aligned properly but the steering wheel doesn't seem centered. I think I am going to try to follow the instructions on JK Forum for centering the steering wheel to see if that helps. If not, I will take it back to the dealer for a third look at the problem.
 

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that or you may try a caster kit on the front LCAs... or adj LCAs....

I had DW on my ZJ before i played with the caster. or an upgrade to a larger steering damper if you dont already have one...
 

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that or you may try a caster kit on the front LCAs... or adj LCAs....

I had DW on my ZJ before i played with the caster. or an upgrade to a larger steering damper if you dont already have one...
Thanks for the input. I am holding off on the steering stabilizer until I exhaust all other possibilities. I will eventually get one, but I don't want it to cover up a potentially more serious problem.
 

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Since March/07:
Three computer flashes
One manual transmission overhaul
Clutch bearing replaced

No more purchases of first year models that are half American, half German or is that Canadian???? Globalization sucks!!!
Update: The clutch bearing is whining again. The steering box is spraying PS fluid on the A/C pulley. This rig is going to win "Queen of the Service Bay". It's pretty, just don't expect much driving time. This repair will give us over 30 days of down time since March '07.
 

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had mine since Nov 06, was the first Rubicon at the Dealership

1. re-allign front door
2. recall fix
3. recall fix

no issues at all, LOVE It
 

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I've brought mine in for the usual oil changes. I've owned my JK since March 17th, 07. Everything was going fine until I brought it in a week ago for my G40 recall notice. I have been driving in for a week now and all of a sudden I get what some may call the "stall bug" today. Not very comforting and I hope the flash they did to my Jeep didn't cause the stall.

Everything was working fine until I got it done. So i'm gonna blame getting my recall looked at or just a freak occurrence (Sp?). Hopefully it doesn't happen again.
 

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Update: The clutch bearing is whining again. The steering box is spraying PS fluid on the A/C pulley. This rig is going to win "Queen of the Service Bay". It's pretty, just don't expect much driving time. This repair will give us over 30 days of down time since March '07.

Mine went to the dealer for repairs the day after thanksgiving and it's still there.
 

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I've had my Rubicon for 13 months now. Took it in 2 times for recall work (stall & ABS). No other problems.....so far.
 

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Alot....first stall problem, second I lost all of my electrical after going thru a puddle third break recall and I have to get it back in the next week to get my front end squeal- have to change the grease thrower?? Oh and I also had a rear main seal leak so I guess I am going on five.....:eek:
 
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