Another Set of Piss Poor Dealer Service Experiences
In January of 2012 I took our 2008 JK Rubicon 4DR in for an inspection and was called and informed that I had bad upper and lower ball joints on the left side of the front of the Jeep. I was shocked that these were bad at 60,000 miles because our has never left the pavement except for at the Beach on an annual vacation we take the 4door too at OBX. I had to see for my self. Indeed they were bad. Fast forward 2 weeks after the repair and I have burnt up brakes on the same side due to a grease seal leak that went undetected several days while my wife drove the Jeep out of town. When the vehicle was taken back in for the leak both front grease seals were re replaced along with rear grease seals that I never complained about. I had expected my brake problem to also be taken care of but to my suprise they declined to replace or repair my brakes that had 5000 miles on them that were destroyed by the leaking grease in the front. I finally negotiated a deal to purchase replacement brake parts, if the dealer did the labor to replace the pads and rotors on both sides. Still this should have never happened because they mechanic should have been competent enough to replace a set of ball joints without messing up my Jeep.
Fast forward 6 months (after having grease seals repalced on both sides of the front axle) I now have a squealing noise that occurs when you turn the vehicle to the right on a curve while traveling at highway speeds. This noise is probably a wheel bearing or a C-V joint... Dealer cant hear noise or find problem... SO IM A TELLING THEM A LIE!
I also took the vehicle in because I have a turnsignal socket (the one on the grille on the front right) that I have attempted to change a light bulb in already, that is corroded and not functioning properly that I'm being told by the dealer they are doing for me internally as my service contract wont cover the corrosion of the light socket. (THAT IS FLAT OUT BULL *****) the wiring harness is covered, including the connectors, and the sockets, PERIOD! REPLACE IT! In addition my cigarette lighters are not functioning properly they keep blowing fuses and/or after fuse replacement they dont work. The metal of the socket has deteriorated so badly... and they wont replace them because they are saying that I cause the deterioration... (THIS AGAIN IS BULL *****)
Finally, back in June I noticed a significat amount of rust running down from under my center console so I removed the console and I was shocked to find the part that chrylser/jeep calls the SLED TRY rusted like hell and without any kind of rust protective coating on the metal... I painted this up with some goood self etch rust preventive paint but while I was in there I noticed a huge crack/tear in my rubber boot that goes over my manual tranny shifter. I asked for this boot the be replaced under my MAX CARE warranty as the rubber boot is part of the Shifting Linkage and the linkage is covered. They are telling me that some one intentionally tore the boot??? I'm wondering outloud to them on the phone that under the 12/12 they replace my clutch and throwout bearing due to a clutch fluid leak that no one could find (leaky internal throwout bearing problem)... Did they damage the boot then? by dropping the tranny case down?? I wonder?? They tell me that I have to take the car back to the dealer that did that repair to figure that out??
THIS SUCKS!! CHRYSLER SUCKS!! JEEP SUCKS!! CHRYSLER SERVICE CONTRACTS SUCK!! MY CIGARETTE LIGHTERS ARE SPECIFICALLY COVERED IN THE VERBAGE OF THE CONTRACT!! MY WHEEL BEARINGS AND WHEEL JOINTS ARE COVERED AND ONE OF THOSE IS BAD AND NO ONE WANTS TO FIND THE PROBLEM!! AND EXPLAIN TO ME THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CORRODED CIG LIGHTER AND A CORRODED TURN SIGNAL SOCKET?? I AM SICK OF THIS KIND OF BS!!
The dealer told me because I have an ARB BULL BAR front bumper (that I never cut the turn signal lights in for, and I made pre fabricated fog light connectors so I did not have to hack into the wiring for that either) That chrysler did not want to cover my facory turn signal socket that is in my factory grille because the socket appeared wet (after we drove through pounding thunder storms at 80MPH last night)
When OH When OH When OH When is some one from FIAT, going to go around to these dealers and slap them up side the head with a new RULE BOOK on how to operate and how to handle customer issues and When OH When OH When is Fiat going to take care of fixing our problems!