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A squeaking noise from the exhaust may be caused by a worn sealing ring between the exhaust manifold and the exhaust pipe.
The retainers on the horizontal wood door trim tend to break after repeated door slamming. Our technicians tell us that the trim can be secured by using silicone adhesive.
It is recommend to change the engine oil and adjust it to the proper level and run the engine to bleed any trapped air from the valve lash adjusters before testing for excessive bleed down.
Oil leaks may develop from the valve cover gaskets, cam plugs, camshaft seals, front crankshaft seal, and the oil filler bracket.
The alternator belt may develop a chirping or snapping noise over time due to pulley misalignment. There is a revised alternator bracket to address this concern. If there is still an issue after the bracket has been replaced washers can be used to align the alternator pulley.
Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.

Jeep issued a recall on the ignition switch because the switch could short-circuit in the presence of water or impurities.

A rattle noise may be noted from the rear brake pads which is eliminated when applying the brakes lightly. Revised rear brake pads are available to correct this condition.
The ABS light may illuminate due to poor electrical connections at the ABS system and warning lamp relays. Updated wire harness kits are available to make the necessary repairs.
The fuel injection system for the 2.0L turbo engine places fuel directly into the combustion chambers. This is called "direct injection". Due to the high fuel pressure associated with this type of system a noticeable clicking noise can be heard from the fuel injectors.
Care must be taken when opening and closing the manual convertible top. The top is prone to damage from improper use.

The power door lock switch can short-circuit internally causing a battery drain and/or the key operated accessories to function even though the key is off. If the power door lock switch is diagnosed to be the cause, replacement of the switch should fix the concern.

The 300 volt cables from the transmission to the generator control module may become damaged from rubbing on the "pinch weld" at the base of the firewall. Our technicians tell us that the cables must be replaced and proper clearance must be assured after the new cables are installed.
A hesitation on acceleration may be caused by a plugged EGR valve back pressure tube. EGR valve replacement is not generally required.
The retainers on the horizontal wood door trim tend to break after repeated door slamming. Our technicians tell us that the trim can be secured by using silicone adhesive.
The brake pedal may not return to its fully released position causing the brake lights to stay on. If no brake pedal return spring is in stalled there is a spring kit available. If the brake pedal return spring does not correct the problem the actuator piston should be replaced.
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available.
Intermittent transaxle shudder during torque converter clutch apply may be caused by transmission fluid issues. Our technicians tell us that changing the fluid and filter, driving the vehicle 10 miles and changing the transaxle fluid again and correct this issue.
Poor electrical connections at the input or output speed sensors may cause the cruise control to become intermittently inoperative.
Revised transfer and output gears are available to correct a load sensitive high frequency whine from the transaxle.
The shifter may become locked in neutral or reverse. A stronger reverse detent spring is available to correct this condition.
A squeak noise when shifting out of gear may develop where the shift cable attaches to the gear shift lever. Our technicians tell us the shifter assembly must be replaced to correct this condition.
A poor connection at the rear load leveling or air suspension relay can cause the rear of the vehicle to sag intermittently. Our technicians tell us that the connector can be secured at the relay using a tie strap.
A slight creaking coming from the steering column while turning may be caused by the upper half of the steering column shroud. Our technicians tell us that removing some of the material from the upper shroud will eliminate the noise.
Improper fuel pressure or fuel pressure fluctuation may be cause by a faulty fuel pump module.
A high pitched whistling noise from the engine may be caused by the idle air control motor. Our technicians tell us there is a revised IAC motor to correct this condition.
A hesitation on acceleration may be caused by a plugged EGR valve back pressure tube. EGR valve replacement is not generaly required.
A loud snapping noise may be heard from the exhaust after the engine has been shut off. Replacing the exhaust pipe may be necessary to correct this issue.
An intermittent stalling or no start condition may be caused buy a failure with the distributor pickup plate.
An erratic or intermittent rough idle during the first 3 minutes of engine operation my be caused by a faulty idle air control motor.