Yet another Jeep newb thread...
I've done a lot of reading here so I haven't posted this without at least trying to answer my own questions first - please don't beat me. Also, feel free to skip to the end for the TL;DR version.
I just bought a new Jeep 2013 Sport 2 door. I've wanted a Jeep for 10 years and finally actually got one. Loving it but learning a few things the hard way. Mostly regarding the transfer case. Yes, lots of threads here on that!
Number One - The dealership gave me incorrect instructions (multiple times) on how to properly transfer between 2H, 4H, and 4L. Just put it in neutral before shifting to any of those positions is what I was told. I did this nearly a couple dozen times thinking it was just stiff because it was new before taking a more careful look at the manual and learning the proper way to do it on my own.
Number Two - I uh... again didn't read carefully regarding the operation of the vehicle in 4H. I drove it recently on slick pavement (wet, not snow, shame on me) and felt the drive train bind only when parking the park in a garaged area. Researching this I realize the mistake and have no intention of repeating it.
--- TL;DR ---
I did dumb things regarding the transfer case until I learned better on a fairly short-term basis and am experiencing no ill effects. Should I worry and is this something the dealership checks. I got the maintenance.