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1600 miles, and falling apart

Monday I got the car back for the dealer after they had it for a week. They needed to replace the EVIC, install missing door trim, update the remote start, and address a suspension issue.

Tonight, something is very wrong with the drive train. When I coast on a smooth road, it sound like I'm driving over a bunch of little bumps and I can feel in in the floor board. I don't know if it's suspension, transmission, transfer case, or some other rotating part.

I was hoping that buying domestic wouldn't be so bad. It's worse than I imagined. I've owned the car for a little over 4 weeks, one of which it was in the shop. Now I can't drive it again.

This is a toy, not dependable transportation.

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Re: 1600 miles, and falling apart

Is your truck any early build 2012? Sounds like the tcase fluid issue to me

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is your truck any early build 2012? Sounds like the tcase fluid issue to me

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Joel when was the early built date?
Joel my was built in dec 2011 and i have 7300 mile on it now and so far everything seems ok with the t/case.

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Joel when was the early built date?
Joel my was built in dec 2011 and i have 7300 mile on it now and so far everything seems ok with the t/case.
TSB was released 12/15/11
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It's 2013, I think it was built in November '12.

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Thanks SAC as mine was built 12/6/11 so im ok.
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The dealer thinks it the end links on the front sway bar. They already replaced the sway bar because of worn bushings.

The tech didn't know how the bushings wore out in less than 1500 miles. The service manager suggested that maybe they were molded wrong.

It'll take a few days to get the parts, but they said the car is safe to drive.

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Hate to see that many issues come about this early on. I'd imagine they will be doing it all under warranty though

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that sucks man. I hope they get it fixed for you..
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Hope you get this all sorted through bud! Get out there are start having fun with it.

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between the Jeep and Life. Lets see where it leads this time......


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