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post #211 of 516 Old 06-29-2013, 11:43 PM
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Any 2013's with engine problems? I'm trying to figure a time frame if/ when Jeep fixed the problem with the heads.
I have a new 13 JKUR. It has ticked from day of delivery. It has not been driven for several days. I started it up today and it filled my garage up with smoke. It cleared up in about 10 seconds. Seems to run okay with no cel. It only has two hundred and seventy miles on it. Will be calling the dealer on Monday for a service appointment. Will post the results.

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post #212 of 516 Old 06-30-2013, 05:48 AM
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New member, thanks for letting me join in. I have a few questions: is the dead head tick fixed for 2013? I'm trying to grab one off a local lot if I can hammer out a good deal.

Any idea when they will add direct injection to the 3.6L?

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post #213 of 516 Old 06-30-2013, 10:13 AM
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30,000 miles and no issues. Started hearing a ticking sound at certain RPMs and it turns out my shifter knob plastic silver ring was coming loose. The problem I have is the rust, but I've read many threads on that issue.
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post #214 of 516 Old 06-30-2013, 11:50 AM
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Rust where? Driveshaft?

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post #215 of 516 Old 06-30-2013, 03:40 PM
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post #216 of 516 Old 06-30-2013, 09:28 PM
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I have a new 13 JKUR. It has ticked from day of delivery. It has not been driven for several days. I started it up today and it filled my garage up with smoke. It cleared up in about 10 seconds. Seems to run okay with no cel. It only has two hundred and seventy miles on it. Will be calling the dealer on Monday for a service appointment. Will post the results.

Whoa. Thats ridiculous.
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post #217 of 516 Old 06-30-2013, 10:17 PM
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FWIW, I now have a 2013. Picked it up just over a week ago with 8 miles on it, and now have just over 300. Thanks to this thread, I listened for it at the dealership before and after the test drive. No ticking then, and no ticking now. Actually, kinda freaks me out how quiet it is compared to the 3.8L I just came from. My 2013's build date is May 2013.

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post #218 of 516 Old 07-01-2013, 11:06 PM
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Got a 13JKU Sahara with the Pentastar - and it's been a dream (love the power and pickup). No issues anyone has been barking about... It'll get her first dune climbing experience this week, so that should tell the tale...
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post #219 of 516 Old 07-02-2013, 04:35 AM
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I have a new 13 JKUR. It has ticked from day of delivery. It has not been driven for several days. I started it up today and it filled my garage up with smoke. It cleared up in about 10 seconds. Seems to run okay with no cel. It only has two hundred and seventy miles on it. Will be calling the dealer on Monday for a service appointment. Will post the results.
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Whoa. Thats ridiculous.
Depending on the relative humidity and temperature, that could be normal... White humid winter day style smoke or darker oil burning smoke?

In my experience, it's best to avoid bringing a vehicle to get looked at until the problem is so blatant and persistent, no one can miss it, or you'll end up getting a "diagnostic fee" thrown at you because they cant charge things to warranty if they can't find the problem when they take a look at it.

FWIW, 2013 with 25 miles on it and no problems yet
Though the engine on my 09 subaru literally imploded at 1,700 miles... Statistically, I'm done for life with engine failures.
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post #220 of 516 Old 07-04-2013, 02:54 PM
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Well, after the head replacement less than a week ago, my Jeep is now running extremely rough and wanting to stall at idle. Give it gas and it wants to choke. So, I now drive 30 miles to drop it at the dealer and hope they can work on it tomorrow. Who knows what they did and what is wrong now, 17,000 miles. And I'm really wondering if I want to have a Jeep anymore. This is my 4th Jeep, but it may be my last.

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post #221 of 516 Old 07-06-2013, 10:33 PM
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I'm with you brother. I decided to give jeep a try and this is my last, and it may not last through fall.


Chalk me up as another code throwing guy.


With 14,120 miles on the clock, as of yesterday, I was I thinking was safe, but a CEL came on and it coded as P0304. I have noticed the last few months a rougher idle and a dropping or drooping idle after start. Mileage has always been crap, right at 15-16mpg. It has ticked from day one off the lot.

My other issue a few months ago was a chirp under the hood, louder from front of car. Dealer thought it was a serp belt, replaced, no fix. Replaced all pullies, no fix, replaced, dampner, A/C and water pump. Tech determined it was water pump. Bad news for Mopar, if I have to bring it back in once more for chirping, I can lemon law it. Which is my hope now that this head issue is looming. Other issue was two trips to finally get an alignment which would stay on the road, within the first week of ownership.

Oh, and yesterday, it's once again 115, and the AC just stopped blowing for five seconds, twice. WTFO?

Now I get to play the 304 code/bad head problem. Sorry, but in my experience of ten new cars I've never had a car or truck in for repairs 5 times in 10 years let alone 5 times in 18 months. I'm thinking a big yellow lemon painted on the side of the white jeep will look nice.

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post #222 of 516 Old 07-07-2013, 12:10 AM
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I'm with you brother. I decided to give jeep a try and this is my last, and it may not last through fall.


Chalk me up as another code throwing guy.


With 14,120 miles on the clock, as of yesterday, I was I thinking was safe, but a CEL came on and it coded as P0304. I have noticed the last few months a rougher idle and a dropping or drooping idle after start. Mileage has always been crap, right at 15-16mpg. It has ticked from day one off the lot.

My other issue a few months ago was a chirp under the hood, louder from front of car. Dealer thought it was a serp belt, replaced, no fix. Replaced all pullies, no fix, replaced, dampner, A/C and water pump. Tech determined it was water pump. Bad news for Mopar, if I have to bring it back in once more for chirping, I can lemon law it. Which is my hope now that this head issue is looming. Other issue was two trips to finally get an alignment which would stay on the road, within the first week of ownership.

Oh, and yesterday, it's once again 115, and the AC just stopped blowing for five seconds, twice. WTFO?

Now I get to play the 304 code/bad head problem. Sorry, but in my experience of ten new cars I've never had a car or truck in 5 times in 10 years let alone 5 times in 18 months. I'm thinking a big yellow lemon painted on the side of the white jeep will look nice.

March 2012 build, picked up Apr 2012.
My ac will do that same thing if I have it on high. Usually only happens like a minute after starting and when the fan is on high.
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post #223 of 516 Old 07-07-2013, 12:32 AM
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Yep, hi, and usually within a few minutes of starting, so has a dealer checked it out?
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post #224 of 516 Old 07-07-2013, 09:25 AM
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This is ridiculous. I know they have to pump these things out as fast as possible but theres no excuse for major engine problems like this. Is this mostly 2012's that have this problem? I love my Jeep and the JK's but they really need to get this sorted out, and make the Hemi an option. By 2013 you shouldn't be having major mechanical engine issues like this unless you decided to outsource your engine building to china or mexico. Too bad you couldn't get a JKUR with a GM powertrain. I'd order one tomorrow.
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post #225 of 516 Old 07-07-2013, 09:47 AM
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This is ridiculous. I know they have to pump these things out as fast as possible but theres no excuse for major engine problems like this. Is this mostly 2012's that have this problem? I love my Jeep and the JK's but they really need to get this sorted out, and make the Hemi an option. By 2013 you shouldn't be having major mechanical engine issues like this unless you decided to outsource your engine building to china or mexico. Too bad you couldn't get a JKUR with a GM powertrain. I'd order one tomorrow.
There was a batch of affected parts that may or may not manifest problems. Yeah, it sucks that it's a cylinder head, but you know what? Nobody's Jeep is catching fire. Nobody is dying.

Let's not pretend this problem, which so far is impacting about 2% of the people with early 2012s and nobody else, is the end of the world.

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