Jeep Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Jeep

Jeep Problems

The Sky Slider Sunroof May Develop a Wind Noise and/or Loss of "Express" Mode

The sky slider sunroof may develop a wind noise and/or loss of "express" mode. Our technicians tell us that lubrication the front drive cables, replacing the front header bow, and initializing the sunroof module will generally correct these concerns.

Temperature Blend/Recirculation Doors May Fail and Cause AC Problems

Temperature blend and recirculation doors commonly fail, which can cause the AC modes not to change or the temperature to be different on the left and right sides. If replacing blend air doors, a recirculation door, a door link, or a sub-assembly housing, new heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) sub-assemblies are available that improve reliability.

CVT Transmission

Bought a 2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 from www.whybuythrifty.com in coopersburg, pa...
Bought it with 54,544 miles 01/2013, no extended warranty was offered, and now at 70,053 transmission is shot.
Giving people a fair warning on this dealership...

Top it off, I financed it $14,351.25. Still owe $13,833.00
Thrifty Auto Sales
241 South 3rd Street (Route 309)
Coopersburg, PA
18036

610-282-1414

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Jeep Questions

Won't start? Makes click noise and the truck will not start up. (2 answers)

I recently bought 2007 Jeep.The previous owner was involved in an accident and didn't want to spend money for the repair.So we bought it assume that it was only body repair it needed.We replaced bumper,radiator,headlights and front cradle. Had it test drive for about a week or so and then it...

after replacing starter,just clicking noise.tried to turn crank after putting it in nutral. won't move. shouldn't it rotate one way or the other? battery is good. just won't start (1 answer)

My heat shield resting on muffler..can I remove it? (1 answer)

I have tried a few ways to reattach it but it just falls and rests on muffler making a rattling noise. a few people said I don't need it and to just remove it.. Safe?

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Jeep Recalls

Vehicle Does Not Notify When Not In Park With The Door Open

The vehicle may not notify the occupants that the vehicle is not shifted to the park position when a door is opened, resulting in an occupant not knowing that the vehicle is not secured in park, the vehicle possibly rolling away and risking injury. Dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle roll-away free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Caliper Cracks And Reduces Braking Ability

The left front brake caliper could crack because the materials used in manufacturing it were incorrect. Dealers will inspect and replace affected left front brake calipers depending on the casting date listed on them free of charge to resolve the concern.

Vanity Lamp Wiring Issue Can Cause Fire Hazard

The wiring for the sun visor vanity mirror may short and cause a vehicle fire. Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge and will resolve the concern.

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Jeep Reviews

This is my 4 xj. Unfortunately for me my forth is becoming a pain. My third was salvage 99 xj 2WD. Most of you would of oh hell no! It's a salvage. But me I'm up for a challenge. And had to do a lot of body work and the basic oil leaks like the oil filter adapter, oil pan gasket rear main seal and valve gasket. But the majority of my money went on the suspension, brakes, alignment and body wor...
I have 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo and have had it for 11 yrs. Had to put a new fan motor and tail light covers but other than that, no problems. The taillights are crap. I've had to replace the covers 4 times and still have problems with the blinkers. They work when they want. Overall, I love mine and will keep it until the day one of us die.
I bought my 2008 Jeep Patriot in March 2008 brand new. I have has no major issues until 18 months ago; transmission needed to be replaced. Recently I have had major issues with water building up in the back seat floor area on the driver's side; took it to dealer for fixing as well as correct the 4WD light popping in, this is summer still; problem was thought to be fixed, but took it back to dea...

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