I heard a new one today from a five star local jeep dealer. "Our technicians are ordered to have only the customers open & close their own skysliders due to the dealer can't be responsible for them when they won't close". This is the start of them not wanting to fix it, I now just stapled it to the roof for the rainy season hoping a tree falls thru the roof so I can pay my $500 deductible and trade it.
How many dealers have you been to regarding your skyslider? Are you still under any warranty?
I highly recommend that you start a new thread documenting your issues with the skyslider, if you haven't already. If nothing else, it will raise awareness and help potential buyers of skyslider-equipped Libertys to thoroughly weigh the pros and cons.. When I was in the market, I came here and searched for "skyslider." There were only a couple threads about them. Most of them were early years leaking. The one that I found which talked about the assembly being broken, I chalked up as just a neglectful owner complaining after opening/closing the roof on the highway doing 90mph. It just seemed like there was such a low probability because of the lack of complaints.
And yet, I start a thread on my problem, and I have multiple people saying that they are/have gone through the same thing. Be heard people! I might not have gone with a KK/skyslider if I saw someone going through this nightmare.
Jeep has an account here under "JeepCares." They monitor everything. Perhaps if there were multiple threads popping up by different people about their skyslider troubles then more attention would be paid. Also, make sure you call them! Be the squeaky wheel. AND POST YOUR TROUBLES ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. Social media is huge right now, use that to your advantage. Negative reviews/feedback/comments always get more visibility.
I was actually contacted by Jeep after commenting on their wall with my situation. Them making the car payment and extending my warranty stemmed not from my repeated phone calls, but from what I wrote on Facebook!