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post #1 of 17 Old 12-19-2005, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Something wrong with Jeep's record of my vehicle - wrong build sheet

Hey, I sent Jeep my VIN to get a build sheet on my XJ, and the sent me the wrong build sheet. I emailed them back about it, with the VIN directly off my jeep, and they maintain they sent me the right sheet.
The build sheet sent to me:
Thank you for your email to DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation regarding
your 1987 Jeep Cherokee.

According to our records, your vehicle was equipped from the factory
with the following:

*A6 - Vinyl High Back Bucket Seats
-Y1 - No description found
ADA - Light Group
AGJ - Indy 500 Special Edition Group
APA - Monotone Paint
AWJ - Visibility Group
BCQ - 750 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
CAC - Low Back Bucket Seats
CGW - Next Generation Front Air Bags**
CGY - Drvr Inflatable Knee-Bolster Air Bag
CKA - Carpets - Floor and Cargo Area
CSA - Spare Tire Cover
CUF - Full Length Floor Console
DGQ - 5-Spd Automatic 545RFE Transmission
ERB - 3.XL Mid V6 Engine
GAC - Tinted Glass Windows
GEC - Front Left Side Sliding Window
GFA - Rear Window Defroster
GTZ - Manual Remote Mirrors
HAA - Air Conditioning
HCC - Heater
JAY - Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JGB - Digital Clock
JHA - Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHB - Rear Window Wiper/Washer
LBB - Courtesy Lamps
LDA - Underhood Lamp
LMA - Halogen Headlamps
MD8 - Delete Front License Plate Bracket
NAA - Federal Emissions
NFA - 20 Gallon Fuel Tank
PE4 - No description found
QE4 - No description found
RAF - AM/FM Cassette Radio
SBA - Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCE - 2-Spoke Soft Feel Steering Wheel
SUA - Tilt Steering Column
TBB - Full Size Spare Tire
TBL - Inside Mounted Spare Tire
WJN - 15" Aluminum Wheels

The corporate owner information database will be updated to reflect the
name/address change contained in your email. This will allow the
post-office to deliver DaimlerChrysler mail to your correct address.
Also, if your vehicle is involved in a future factory recall campaign,
you will be notified promptly by U.S. mail.

If I can be of any further assistance please let me know.

Again, thank you for your email.

Sincerely,

Susanna
Senior Staff Representative
DaimlerChrysler Customer Assistance Center

My Jeep has the 4.0L, and not the 3.xL V6 in the build sheet. Also, my Jeep does not have Airbags of any kind, or the 2 spoke soft feel steering wheel. My front license bracket is also still there, and the windows were not tinted when i purchased the vehicle. Can anyone help me with why Daimler-Chrysler may have sent me the wrong build sheet? Or is it possible my XJ was wrecked and had some parts replaced?

Also, what is the Indy 500 Special Edition Package?

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post #2 of 17 Old 12-19-2005, 04:29 PM
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A lot of the codes get reused. The code description has probably changed since the rig was built in '86.

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post #3 of 17 Old 12-19-2005, 04:33 PM
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something is whacked, bro.

call up the 1-800 customer care line and speak to someone personally.

somone has their wrong info.....check your vin id yourself, to see if it identifies the car as an xj, where it was built, etc...it's in the vin sequence. perhaps it's off a same model year chrysler, they used 3.0 v-6 mitsubishi motors in all front wheel drive product lines. next generation front airbags started like in 98 or so....as far as the indy 500, that sounds like the old dodge daytona series, the G-body, not the XJ....

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There are several spots on your vehicle where their should be a VIN located at if I remember right from LEO classes. Theres the one on the windshield and then theres one or two others that are in hard to get spots. This is done to be able to identify a vehicle should the dash vin go missing or be filed down. Also it is possible that your vin on your car has been copied and used again on ur XJ. There is such a thing as vin theft, kinda like ID theft. Dont know its been done till u do a little digging or go to register the car. Is it possible your engine got swapped out? I mean yeah its weird that theres no match up with your Xj but theres lots of reasons why it might have happened.

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well, i checked all of the VINs on my Jeep, and they all match up...
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-19-2005, 06:06 PM
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I've heard that this is not uncommon from a few other Jeep guys.

Now as to why the build sheets are wrong is beyond me....

I've been "told" that it is due to the fact that the codes get re-used every 10 or so years. The database updates all files on record, thus updating your buildsheet with incorrect information.
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post #7 of 17 Old 12-19-2005, 06:08 PM
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My XJ buid sheet came back kind of funky too, there were several options on it that werent actually there, tinted windows, fullsize matching spare w/ cover, and so on. Im of the opinion that they just arent reliable. Mines a 99 btw, so youd think itd be accurate
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dude your jeep is almost 20 years old, before computers were an everyday item. as far as the 3.x if you do the math for ci-lit the 4.0 actualy comes out to 3.9 so yes its 3.x. mine was off to, but i didnt sweat it. some codes just changed and some stayed the same. most of the info there is probably correct other than some options.
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the jeep too old for the build sheet to be accurate.

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My 93' had a messed up build sheet also, it was saying I had a 3/4 XJ, and that I had the Corporate 8.25 rear, which I don't.

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I found a build sheet for mine taped to the inside of the driver's door when I changed my speakers. It was a little weathered and faded, but still legible.

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That's where I found mine.

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post #13 of 17 Old 12-21-2005, 12:38 AM
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According to my build sheet I have the Rubicon package.

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I saw a build sheet on a Liberty CRD that said it had the high energy electronic ignition.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-21-2005, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by lrsmithwhaley
According to my build sheet I have the Rubicon package.
Yeah, XJ's had a rubicon group way before the wrangler had their rubicon, too bad they got all the fun toys with theirs.

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