2008 Liberty Sport Sky slider...BE CAREFUL!!!
Ok, so I was want to give everyone the heads up...My husband bought me a 2008 Jeep Liberty Sport in May of 2008 as a wedding gift since he was deploying to Iraq and he wanted to make sure I was ok in any type of weather ( we lived in NJ). Long story short, i have massive issues with the skyslider! It started with the noise when I would drive. I asked about it when I got my oil changed (at the dealership)and was told that it was normal. By the end of July beginning of August the velcro that holds the roof lining and the skyslider together; melted in the sun. I went to the dealership and asked them about it. They said it was not under warranty and that I would have to pay $250 to replace it. I decided not to get it replaced since I figured it would just melt again in the sun....it didnt make sense to me. Ive had to take in the Jeep twice to the dealership for the transmission...that part was covered luckily. In March 2010 my husband was re-stationed to Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas and we drove. Well in July of this year I was driving to the airport to pick up my niece and the skyslider apparently jumped the track. I didn't realize it until I was driving and picking up speed when the skyslider actually caved in and nearly hit my head. I must have hit 40 mph before it started flopping like crazy! I almost had a heart attack because it caught me so off guard. I just got off the phone with customer service (Jeep) today and they told me they cant help me because I have too many miles on the car. I could have been hit in the head with skyslider or caused an accident and yet thats not their problem. How is it not their problem that it just jumped the track like that?! They gave me the address for corporate and told me to write them a letter because I was the first isuue they had heard of. I told them to read this forum and to "inform" themselves. The gentleman apologized over and over but stated that there was nothing he could do. Granted I do have a lot of miles on the car but what military family doesn't?! I feel like I'm being punished for something I can't control! I wanted to make sure I told everyone because I don't want someone to get hurt. I hope that's not what it takes in order for them to make a Recall. If you are having issues with your roof and you are still under the 3yr/36,000 mile warranty, PLEASE do yourself a favor and call! It will cost me $2,000 to replace the skyslider and my car is already beginning to build mold. I am soo disgusted and disappointed with Jeep. I will be sending them a certified letter tomorrow BUT does anyone have any other ideas or advice? Any little bit helps. Thank you very much for your time and I apologize this was so long.