I finally pulled the trigger on a brand new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, 5.7L V8.
Leaving the dealership something wasn't right and turns out the engine had issues and they had to replace a rod because cylinder 3 was misfiring. This was a sales person explaining the issue to me so I asked him to provide paperwork with what exactly was repaired. I haven't picked this paperwork up yet so I don't have the exact details.
Now the Jeep is running great... but I'm a little paranoid. Now I see water leaking from underneath and I wanted to post here to make sure its what I think it is. I think its just the condensation from the A/C, but I want an expert to set my mind at ease.
I am not an expert but since I posted similar question and was told it is AC condensation. I also confirmed that with my dealer. Overall GC is a solid vehicle but I understand your situation, a seed has been planted and now you will be more aware and even hear/see every little sound etc.
Enjoy your Jeep :-)
2012 JGC Overland - Max Steel
Looks like by those 2 pipes "L" shape you have rust already ?
Thats exactly where its dripping from. I thought AC dripping would come from the front, that was why I was concerned.
I didn't even notice the rust color, seems after inspecting the bottom a little more I have rust in a couple places. This doesn't seem right for a brand new Jeep. Even the brake disks have some rust showing.
In the past all my jeeps started rusting around the 5 year mark.
Even my Liberty .
I bought the rust protection on my Liberty and it was painted under warranty 4 times (doors, rocker panels, rear window hinges and cargo area).
The rust is normal. To save money, a lot of manufacturers use a special type of metal that rusts and forms a protective layer vs painting. The main thing to be aware of here is that some people will sand the rust off. This is fine if they then paint over to protect the metal but if nothing is done, the metal will rust again and form its own protective barrier.
A lot of bridges utilize this metal as a layer of rust is just as protective as a layer of paint and doesn't require a crew to repaint the bridge every few years.